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Cypripedium fasciolatum

SKU: cyfas+
A rare attractive orchid with largest palest yellow/cream flowers in early summer.
Family: Orchidaceae
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flowering Season: Spring
Origin: Asia
Preferred Conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Preferred Aspect: Partial Shade
Additional Feature: Foliage effect
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Product Details
Leaves on this Orchid are finely covered with hairs, soft green, around 15 cms long and maybe 5 cms wide, the whole joined to an erect stem which reaches just to around 25 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 which in this case are a creamy-yellow in colour. The larger part is made up of a single flower part called a lower lip and this species has a palest yellow or creamy colour to it, as in the upper petals. 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.