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Cypripedium montanum x tibeticum

SKU: cymoti+
A rare attractive orchid with wine red flowers in early summer.
Family: Orchidaceae
Flower Colour: Red
Flowering Season: Spring
Preferred Conditions: Moist, well drained soil
Preferred Aspect: Partial Shade
Additional Feature: Foliage effect
Price: £0.00
Product Details
A new hybrid with us and sure to attract a lot of attention! 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 50 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 rich deep wine-red. The larger part is made up of a single flower part called a lower lip and in this is the main attraction here. It appears to be made up mainly of a deep wine red colour with variable shading. 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.