Lady Slippers (Cypripedium) are a stunning group of hardy orchids (not tropical orchids). In the shade garden they put on a yearly show that is unmatched - a celebration of spring that often stops one in one's tracks.
There is a wide held belief among gardeners that lady slipper orchids are too difficult to grow and should be left to the experts. There’s no denying that they can be fussy, but with the proper care in planting and site location (as with any perennial you value), Lady Slippers will not only grow, but over time will form large clumps which tend to be very long-lived.
If you’re just starting out, we recommend that you start with a variety that is easier to grow which are the multi-cross hybrids as those have more Hybrid Vigor.
These Lady Slipper orchids are from seed collected from pollinating stock plants. A lot of the experimental crosses do not have registered names, but calling the plants by the parentage can sometimes get confusing especially when it’s a quadruple cross, so names have been given by our wholesaler. We have received some very interesting plants from this process.
Part Number: 4436
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