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botanical name:
Cypripedium reginae
Cypripedium reginae © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Showy Lady's-slipper Orchid, Queen's Lady's Slipper
synonyms:  Cypripedium 'Reginae'
family:  Orchidaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.70m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 7
description:
Rich green leaves up to about 25cm long, growing from fibrous rooted rhizomes. Hairy stems and leaves. Elegant flowers of white with a pink pouch, in summer.

cultivation:
Needs cool moist to damp conditions and well drained, humus-rich, neutral soil.
Does not normally flower until the plant is 4 or 5 years old.

propagation:
From seed, can be tricky.

other notes:
Native to central and north-eastern North America. Quite rare in the wild.

RHS AGM

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