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Cypripedium acaule

Nerve root

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale green brown pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cypripedium acaule (Nerve root). A terrestrial or prostrate perennial orchid from Canada and eastern U.S.A. Bears linear leaves and decorative multicoloured flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

Canada & E.U.S.A

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.

Propagation

Propagate by division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to grey mould and slugs.

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