11 May 2012

Cypripedium reginae

Finally.  After, probably, five years of tending to it, the sole surviving hardy lady slipper orchid, the Showy Lady Slipper, has finally bloomed.  These are fairly rare orchids native to North America.  This one lives in one of my gardens and survives temperatures that can get as low as -20 degrees F.

This one came from Vermont Ladyslipper Company.

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