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Cypripedium guttatum


Cypripedium guttatum, the spotted lady's slipper, has small flowers of an unusual shape that are white with bold deep pink to purple spots.

Cypripedium guttatum is a circumboreal species that occurs in Canada in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Known as the spotted lady's slipper, it has small flowers of an unusual shape that are white with bold spots and blotches in deep pink and purple-red. For experienced gardeners only: species orchids are more exacting in their growing requirements than hybrids and this one needs cool summer climates and bright, cool shade. Grown from seed. Plants will resemble the image but may not be identical. Blooming size.

Common Name: Spotted Lady's Slipper

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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