This is a genus of ground orchids from China and other east Asian countries. It is varieties of the species Bletilla striata that are usually grown. They have pseudobulbs, from which they produce a few strappy leaves, and then a stem with a few flowers, shaped rather like those of Pleione. They would grow in partial shade, as they come from temperate forests.
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Bletilla striata

Hardy orchid with spikes of lilac or rose flowers before the leaves emerge.