3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Showy Lady's-Slipper Orchid Overview
Cypripedium reginae is a hardy deciduous orchid species in the Orchidaceae family. It has bright green, slightly hairy leaves which have prominent veins. In late spring and summer it produces white flowers with pink-streaked lips. Prefers moist fertile humus-rich soil. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
How to propagate Showy Lady's-Slipper Orchid
Divide in early or mid spring and replant immediately. Include soil from the rootball as this contains beneficial fungi;.
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Other uses of Showy Lady's-Slipper Orchid
This plant suits being included in urban gardens in containers as well as in flower borders in cottage gardens.