Slipper Orchid

Cypripedium spp.

Lady's Slipper

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A colorful Cypripedium flower on a plant in the wild
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Cypripedium is a genus consisting of around 60 species of terrestrial hardy orchid, including many nothospecies created by a natural hybridisation between two species. This genus is known by the name slipper orchids for their complex flower appearance. They can bear 1-12 flowers, with most species producing around 2 or 3 and common colours are pink, white and yellow. Distribution ranges across most of the Northern Hemisphere, including Europe, the USA and Central Asia in both tropical and tundra habitats. Some species in this genus are well adapted to cold conditions, growing underneath snow and flowering upon its melting. This genus also contains many rare species in danger of extinction.

Planning

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Loam

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Orchidaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured