Species Orchid, Lesser Yellow Lady's Slipper, Cypripedium

Cypripedium parviflorum

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cypripedium (sip-rih-PEE-dee-um) (Info)
Species: parviflorum (par-VEE-flor-um) (Info)
Synonym:Cypripedium parviflorus
Synonym:Cypripedium parviflora
Synonym:Cypripedium bifidum

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Prospect, Kentucky

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Raleigh, North Carolina

Washington Island, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 29, 2016, Ancolie88 from Innsbruck,
Austria (Zone 6b) wrote:

Cypripedium parviflorum is one of the best growing orchids in my garden in Tyrol Austria. Here it blooms together with Aquilegia canadensis close to my rock garden.

Positive

On Feb 27, 2010, theNobody14161 from Kalamazoo, MI wrote:

Nice native plant growing like a weed in our wetlands. Doesn't like mechanical disturbance or transplanting.

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