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Cypripedium tibeticum

Tibetan Hardy Ladyslipper Orchid

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Item #: 168

Zones: 4a to 7b, at least

Dormancy: Winter, Fall

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

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

Cypripedium tibeticum is a tiny hardy ladyslipper orchid species native to southern China (southern Gansu, western Sichuan, western Yunnan, Xizang, as well as Bhutan and Sikkim) at 8,000' - 14,000' elevation. In the garden, Cypripedium tibeticum makes a small 8" tall clump, topped in spring with a flower that includes a purple to violet pouch with similarly colored arching sepals. Our seed-grown nursery propagated plants are all flowering size. These should only be attempted by advanced gardeners.