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Cypripedium formosanum


Cypripedium formosanum is the easiest of all lady's slippers to grow forming impressive colonies quite quickly.

Cypripedium formosanum is an exquisite hardy lady’s slipper endemic to high altitude regions of Taiwan. It blooms in coastal BC in late April into May. The flowers have a large pale pink pouch with white or pale pink petals and sepals spotted with darker pink or red. The rounded, light green leaves are pleated like a fan and provide much interest after the flowers have faded. This species is very easy to cultivate in an average shade garden where it will form impressive colonies in short order.

Common Name: Formosa Lady's Slipper

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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