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Cypripedium debile
T. Izumi @ Japan

Cypripedium debile

Miniature Ladyslipper

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Item #: 9312

Zones: 5a to 7b, at least

Height: 3" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

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


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So, you think you're a good gardener? If you can grow the dwarf Cypripedium debile, welcome to an exclusive club. This Japanese native makes a tiny clump, composed of two 1.5" long glossy green leaves, topped in spring with a pendent stalk holding an equally teeny-tiny white flower, highlighted by light green sepals. In the garden, Cypripedium debile needs an organically rich, slightly moist, but well-drained soil, and please keep other more aggressive plants at bay. These are blooming-sized plants, but you can still fit a half dozen of 'em on a hamburger bun...just don't.