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Cypripedium hirsutum - yellow lady's slipper or moccasin flower

Lady's slipper

Cypripedium species

Plants of Home and Garden, Herbs, Orchids

Can be started from seed sown onto soil surface, though typically a symbiotic, soil-based fungus is required for successful sprouting; if germination occurs, this can take a year or more. Growing from seed is unpredictable, very difficult and often very frustrating. Grow on in rich, moist and fairly acidic, well-drained soil; shade

Carefully divide reasonably-sized clumps every 3-4 years, in early spring, and do not set crowns any lower than their original depth. Do NOT dig specimens from the wild: these plants are quite endangered; purchase cultivated forms from reputable dealers, only. Terrestrial orchid hardy to zone 3


Moccasin flower - Cypripedium acaule


Lady's slipper orchid (Paphiopedilum species)

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