Orchid, Cypripedium Gisela

Cypripedium

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cypripedium (sip-rih-PEE-dee-um) (Info)
Grex name:Gisela
Additional cultivar information:(Cyp. parviflorum x Cyp. macranthos)
Hybridized by Frosch
Registered or introduced: 1992

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Herbaceous

This plant is fire-retardant

This plant is resistant to deer

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

East Haddam, Connecticut

Morris, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 30, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Fron Tony Avent's excellent article on growing ladyslippers ( http://www.plantdelights.com/Article/Cypripedium-Lady-Slippe... ) :

"This 1992 Werner Frosch hybrid is a cross of the Chinese Cypripedium macranthos x the American Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum. This robust grower makes a patch of 15" tall stems, each topped in mid-May with a creamy yellow pouch with burgundy streaks, backed by three large sepals of dark burgundy with a flush of yellow. (Hardiness Zone 4-7, probably colder)"

Positive

On Aug 13, 2011, dave12122 from East Haddam, CT wrote:

I recommend this Ladyslipper to beginners. It grows well in many different conditions, and although the blossoms are somewhat reminiscent of a bloodshot eye, they are attractive in their own way. I have mine in a well drained pumice/coir/loam mixture, in half sun. Comes up in late April and is a vigorous grower. Price is dropping due to tissue culture.

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