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Cypripedium californicum


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Cypripedium californicum is a very rare and exceedingly intriguing lady's slipper that can grow 3-4 feet high with up 21 flowers per stem!


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Cypripedium californicum is a very rare and exceedingly intriguing lady's slipper species from southern Oregon and northern California. It can grow 3-4 feet high in sizable clumps with pleated leaves and up 21 flowers per stem! The flowers are also unusual with pure white pouches and flattened, greenish yellow to mustard yellow petals often flushed with warm brown. Grows in constantly moist sites. An orchid for expert collectors looking for a challenge. Seed grown. Blooming size.


Common Name: California Lady's Slipper

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Margins of woodland streams, seeps, marshes, and wet slopes, often in open coniferous forests or forest openings and on serpentine soils.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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