Specializing in the genus Cypripedium


European Yellow Lady's Slipper

  • Fall Shipment will be mid September through October

Cypripedium calceolus
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Cypripedium calceolus
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Cypripedium calceolus
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Cypripedium calceolus Our Cypripedium calceolus...


Cypripedium calceolus is commonly known as the European Yellow Lady's Slipper. A European cousin of the North American Yellow Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens), this species boasts the largest geographic distribution of any cypripedium as it ranges throughout Europe and Asia. Sadly, its populations are diminished and extinct in certain areas due to over collection.

The plant has 1 or 2 yellow slipper flowers with sepals and petals often being dark maroon in color. The plant blooms for 2 - 2.5 weeks in mid to late Spring. This species is more challenging to grow than the American Yellow Lady's Slipper and may take a season or two to settle in after transplant.

USDA Growing Zones
Recommended optimal USDA zones are 4 to 6 Adaptable to garden culture in many areas.

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Soil/Media/Growing Requirements Likes a neutral lime rich soil (pH 6.5-7.5) soil/media with regular woodland conditions. They require 2 to 3 hours direct early morning or very late afternoon sun and be in dappled shade/sun the remainder of the day. Our Recommended Planting and Cultivation Instructions will accompany your order. They detail what we have found to work well for us with the Cypripedium Calceolus!

Our Plants .... Are 100% laboratory propagated from seed by Vermont Ladyslipper


Cypripedium calceolus Pricing

SizeDescriptionPrice each
U.S. Funds
Large Large Mature Cypripedium calceolus that are 5-6 year plants (1 year in flask and 5-6 years grown under cultivation) that have bloomed for us! Limited Quantities. Retail only. $69.99SOLD OUT

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