Cypripedium x 'ventricosum' (Lady's Slipper Orchid)

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Cypripedium x 'Ventricosum' (Lady's Slipper Orchid) 

Family:  Orchidaceae
Zone: 2 - 9
Natural Range: Hybrid;  Cypripedium calceolus x macranthos
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade
Height:  12" - 18"
Bloom Time:  April to June
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit

Attributes:  Deciduous.  A mix of purplish pink flowers with creamy white markings.  Flower is shaped more like Cyp. calceolus but a bit wider pouch like macranthos.

Notes:  This is an artificial hybrid of what occurs naturally in the wild where the two species overlap in distribution.  One of my favorite and best growing hybrids in the garden.  XL blooming size plants.

Companion plants:  Epimedium, Trillium, Podophyllum, ferns, Diphyllea grayi, Calanthe, Erythronium, Dodecatheon, Glaucidium

Cypripedium x 'ventricosum'  (Lady's Slipper Orchid)


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