Cypripediums are more commonly known as the Queen or Showy Lady Slipper orchid. One of the most attractive of the whole genus. Some of the most beautiful of all orchids belong to this group. Commonly called slipper orchids they are splendid plants to grow in the garden. Plant in a shady part of the garden. May take a year to establish but well worth waiting for. Soils should be a mixture of equal parts peat, leaf mould and loam mixed with gritty sand. Full growing instructions provided.
Aspect: Shady areas of the garden
Soil type: Free draining soils that remain moist.