Cypripedium x 'Ventricosum Pastel' (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 pink or white flowers with creamy white markings.  Flower is shaped more like Cyp. calceolus but a bit wider like macranthos. 
Notes:  This is an artificial hybrid of what occurs naturally in the wild where the to species overlap in distribution.  One of my favorite and best growing hybrids in the garden.  Blooming size plants. 

 

Large flowering size plants

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