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Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens
Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens
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Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens

Yellow Lady’s-slipper Orchid

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.172.300

A native North American orchid, this is one of the easier species to grow in garden conditions. Plants form a low clump of light green leaves, bearing pouched, canary-yellow flowers in late spring, held on upright stems. One of our most charming native plants, and seldom seen in gardens. Plants prefer a slightly acidic soil, and are happiest in bright woodland conditions. Dislikes being moved, so plant where it will remain undisturbed. May be divided every 4 to 5 years, in early fall. Plants often go dormant after blooming, so mark the spot well to prevent disturbing.

Further details for
Cypripedium calceolus var. pubescens

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Wild Flower
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.