plant name???

Asked August 30, 2016, 9:23 AM EDT

Daughter ordered seeds from China. Suppose to be Bumblebees Orchid. What is it?

Benton County Arkansas

1 Response

First of all, I very much doubt this is any kind of orchid. The seeds of most orchids are nearly microscopic in size and often need to be grown under sterile or near sterile conditions in a tissue culture lab or at least a very closely controlled environment.

This actually looks like a type of Iris, but it is hard to tell which one until it blooms, there are several that will grow to this size and form.

As a word of caution, buying plants/seed from anywhere without knowing the botanical name of what you are ordering can be risky in actually getting what you thought you were ordering.