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Botanical name: Cypripedium calceolus
Other names: Yellow lady's slipper orchid
Species: C. calceolus - C. calceolus is a deciduous, terrestrial orchid with ovate to elliptic, bright green leaves and, in summer, purple-brown flowers with prominent, yellow lips.
Cypripedium calceolus is: Deciduous
Flower: Brown, Purple, Yellow in Summer
Foliage: Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer
Habit: Erect flower stem
Toxicity: Parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. Handling plant may cause skin irritation.
Specific pests: Slugs
Specific diseases: Grey mould
Propagation: Divide carefully in spring and replant immediately. Replant each division with soil from the rootball, which contains beneficial fungi.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...
Cypripedium calceolus (Yellow lady's slipper orchid) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Containers, Rock, Underplanting, Woodland
Cultivation: Grows best in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in partial shade. Will tolerate full sun if soil is kept moist. Mulch annually with leaf mould. In pots, grow in equal parts loam-based compost, grit and humus-rich compos
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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