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Cypripedium reginae alba

SKU: cyreal+
A very showy species from the USA with large white flowers throughout.
Family: Orchidaceae
Flower Colour: White
Flowering Season: Spring
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 6 cms wide, the whole joined to an erect stem which reaches up to around 60 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 are crisp white. The larger part is made up of a single flower part called a lower lip and in this species it is clean white or nearly so. 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.