Cypripedium formosanum (Lady's Slipper Orchid)

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Cypripedium formosanum  (Lady's Slipper Orchid)

Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Taiwan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade, shade

Attributes:  Deciduous, 12” - 18" tall.  Blooms in spring. White petals, white with red-pink markings on the pouch, flat fan - like pleated foliage, reminiscent of an Elizabethan collar.

Notes:  Well established clumps can have more than 100 individual stems, each with a bloom.  This species is closely related to Cyp. japonicum.  In the wild Cyp. formosanum grows in cool temperate mountains of Taiwan.  An easy grower that settles in quickly and fast to multiply.

Companion plants:  Epimedium, Trillium, Podophyllum, ferns, Diphyllea grayi
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Cypripedium formosanum (Lady's Slipper Orchid)

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Cypripedium formosanum (Lady's Slipper Orchid)