Bletia purpurea



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 (5 in flower) ft    Width: 1 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      pink,purple
Fruit Color: fruit color      green,NA
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Retain if present in natural setting. Can be grown in a wildflower garden.
Propagation: Division, seed. Please acquire from orchid growers who are propagating it. This species is Threatened in Florida and is protected in the wild.
Availability: Specialty providers, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Lime rock, organic material (muck)


Native Habitats: Pine rocklands, swampy forests on stumps and logs just above high water levels, in humus.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: