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.
Masses of small flowers on 20-30cm stem.
IMPORTANT! Cypripedium sent to countries outside EU (Norway, Switzerland, USA etc) : must have a CITES permit. (additional cost £75.00)