Commonly called slipper orchids splendid plants to grow in the garden, usually flowering in late spring or early summer.
Plant in a cool, shady place in the garden in compost comprising of equal parts of peat, leaf mould and loam mixed with gritty sand.
May take a year to establish but well worth waiting for.
The result of a cross between a very vigorous North American species C. kentuckiense and the Asian species C. macranthos. Lovely deep pink flowers slightly variable. Height 45cm. Flowering time April-May.
IMPORTANT! Cypripedium sent to countries outside EU (Norway, Switzerland, USA etc) : must have a CITES permit. (Additional cost £75.00 + £1.50 per genera)