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Cypripedium Philipp

SKU: cyphi+
A rarely offered attractive orchid with large pale purplish/pink and white flowers in early summer.
Family: Orchidaceae
Flower Colour: Purple
Flowering Season: Spring
Preferred Conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Preferred Aspect: Partial Shade
Additional Feature: Foliage effect
Price: £0.00
Cypripedium Philipp
Cypripedium Philipp
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Product Details
Leaves on this Orchid are finely covered with hairs, soft green, around 15 cms long and maybe a 5 cms wide, the whole joined to an erect stem which reaches up to around 30 cms high or so. This rises from a rhizome which grows slowly beneath the soil surface and the plant will eventually make a clump in time. The flower consists of 3 upper petals and a single larger lower petal or lip. In this case all are the same pale purplish/pink and white in colour although the upper petals may be a little darker. These plants prefer a loose open soil and in the garden the soil can be opened up using shredded bark, perlite or even coarse grit. A position in moist but well drained soil suits best with moderate fertility, and preferably sited in morning sun but shaded for the rest of the day. If this is not available then a spot in dappled shade all day will suffice. C. kentuckyense X C. macranthos.