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botanical name:
Cypripedium 'Gisela'
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common name:  Slipper Orchid
family:  Orchidaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 5 to 7
description:
Robust growing hybrid terrestrial Orchid. Grows from a fibrous rooted rhizome. In spring produces elegant reddish purple flowers with a whitish inflated lower pouch.

cultivation:
Needs cool moist to damp conditions and well drained, humus-rich, neutral soil.

This cultivar is relatively easy to grow.

propagation:
By division of the rhizomes

other notes:
A hybrid of C. macranthum x C. parviflorum, bred by Werner Frosch, Germany, 1991
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