Cypripedium parviflorum is a beautiful native hardy lady’s slipper orchid with a golden yellow pouch and twisted purple to burgundy petals.
Cypripedium parviflorum is a beautiful native hardy lady’s slipper orchid with a golden yellow pouch and twisted purple to burgundy petals. Every Canadian who has seen this species growing wild remembers the time and place they saw it. The flowers are faintly scented (fruity to vanilla). A very choice plant for the partial shade of a woodland garden in a well-drained humus-rich soil. Once considered to be the circumboreal C. calceolus (which occurs in Europe and Asia), now our North American plants are considered to be their own closely related species, C. parviflorum.
Common Name: Yellow Lady's Slipper
Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Zone Hardiness: 1-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Rich woods and meadows. Mesic deciduous and coniferous forest, openings, thickets, prairies, meadows and fens at elevations of 0 - 2900m.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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