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Cypripedium 'Paul'
Common Name: Hybrid Lady's Slipper Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Cypripedium  'Paul'
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'Paul' is a hybrid between the North American C. parviflorum var. parviflorum and the Chinese C. franchetii. This cross gives plants with two possible colour variations: lips will be creamy white or creamy yellow onto which is etched beautifully contrasting brick red stripes and speckles. 'Paul' will reach 35 cm (13 inches) in height and is suitable for the front of the orchid bed. Flowering season is the second half of May. Grown from seed. Plants will resemble the image but may not be identical. Lady's slipper hybrids are much more vigorous and easy to grow than species. Blooming size.

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ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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