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Cypripedium 'Chauncey' (Frosch®)

Chauncey Hardy Ladyslipper Orchid

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Item #: 10040

Zones: 4a to 7b, at least

Dormancy: Winter, Fall

Height: 15" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Hybrid

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)


Cypripedium 'Chauncey' is a rarely-offered 1993 Carson Whitlow cross of the North American native Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum and Taiwanese Cypripedium segawae. Cypripedium 'Chauncey' produces 15" tall stalks of small yellow flowers, each flecked in wine red. Each flower is also backed with three very long, twisted, dark purple sepals. Our offerings are all flowering-sized plants.

Planting your Cypripedium orchid.

Maintenance:

Lady slipper orchids are maintenance free in the garden once they are established in the correct growing conditions.

Growing Conditions:

Cypripedium prefer soils that are very well drained, and rich in compost. In containers, we like to add Permatill (popped slate) or a Pumice like product. Average moisture levels are great, but be certain soils do not remain waterlogged.

Lady slipper orchids are woodland plants, and most species do not have any sun tolerance. We have found that light, high shade is ideal.

Planting is critical, as roots must be spread horizontally just below the soil surface and not stuck deep in the ground as is the case with virtually all other plants. The growth bud should be planted just below the soil surface.

Natural Impacts:

Bees are the primary pollinators for lady slipper orchids, since orchids have a complex pollination mechanism built into the flowers.