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Cypripedium formosanum

Taiwanese Hardy Ladyslipper Orchid

Item #: 4923

Zones: 6b to 9b

Height: 10" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Taiwan

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

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We are very excited to once again offer the Taiwanese ladyslipper orchid, Cypripedium formosanum, which is unfortunately now endangered in the wild.  Cypripedium formosanum naturally occurs in moist, but well-draining alkaline soils, often growing in several hours of full sun in Taiwan's central mountains, between 7000 and 9000' elevation. Cypripedium formosanum is similar in appearance to its closest relative, Cypripedium japonicum, both with spectacular heavily pleated green leaves, which resemble a Japanese hand fan opened horizontally atop 6" tall stems. Held just above the foliage is a scrumptious white flowers with burgundy speckled pouches. As you can imagine, our supply of seed-propagated, flowering-sized plant is limited... only for very serious gardeners and plant collectors. Moist, but well-drained, highly organic soils are needed. As with all rare plants, help us conserve by propagating and sharing.


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