Showy Lady's-Slipper Orchid
Queen's Lady'S Slipper, Queen Lady's-Slipper, Showy Lady's Slipper
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.
Divide in early or mid spring and replant immediately. Include soil from the rootball as this contains beneficial fungi;.
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
This plant suits being included in urban gardens in containers as well as in flower borders in cottage gardens.