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Our Cypripedium reginae...
Cypripedium Reginae commonly known as the
Showy Lady's Slipper is one of the largest members of the genus. This rare terrestrial orchid is also aptly named the Queen's Lady's Slipper. As the plant matures, it typically forms multiple stems of 2 to 3 feet each with 1 to 3 flowers per stem. Leaves are lime green, monocot and hairy. White sepal and petals. Flower is white with a painted fuschia (deep pink) slipper. Staminode is yellow and white with red spotting. Blooms 7-14 days from mid-June to early July. Showy Indeed! It's a beauty and one of our favorites. It will be yours too!!
USDA Growing Zones
Recommended optimal USDA zones are 3 to 6. Plants may be grown in zone 2 with extra winter mulching protection and zone 7 if the ground is kept cool and moist with adequate shading. Unsure of your USDA growing zone? Here's the USDA map. It will take you off site...but be sure to return!
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map]
Soil/Media/Growing Requirements Requires a neutral pH soil/media. They require 2 to 3 hours direct early morning or 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 Reginae and we have grown thousands!
Our Plants .... Are 100% laboratory propagated from seed by Vermont Ladyslipper
Cypripedium reginae as a species has a multi-eyebud growth habit by nature. Therefore, many of our plants are often multi-eyebud plants for which we do not charge extra. We, however, cannot guarantee multi-eyebud plants as we instead grade them by rhizome size and quality and not by number of eyebuds.
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