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Cypripedium formosanum
Common Name: Formosa Lady's Slipper Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Cypripedium formosanum
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This exquisite hardy lady's slipper is endemic to high altitude regions of Taiwan and blooms in our area in mid spring. The flowers have a large pale pink pouch with white or pale pink petals and sepals spotted with darker pink or red. The rounded, light green leaves are pleated like a fan and provide much interest after the flowers have faded. This species is very easy to cultivate in an average shade garden and a good first introduction to growing hardy ground orchids.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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