Cypripedium pictures

John T Lonsdale
Mon, 12 May 2008 19:35:12 PDT
"Does anyone else in our group grow Cypripedium?"…

Cypripedium kentuckiense, parviflorum ssp. pubescens and parviflorum ssp.
parviflorum grow very well here.  C. acaule would grow if I could keep the
substrate sufficiently acid (artificially).  The Chinese species, European
species and those from the mid-west and western USA are a disaster - they
hate our hot and humid summers.  Those pictured on my web site survived at
most 2-3 years after flowering. Some of the
pubescens/parviflorum/kentuckiense hybrids with the 'easier' Chinese species
will probably do OK.



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