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Cypripedium reginae

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Authors: Walter  

Botanical Description

Stem 40-90cm in height with up to seven ovate to lanceolate white-hairy leaves. Flowers solitary to two or three, the lip broadly ovoid, 3-5cm long, usually white, strongly suffused or banded pink to crimson-pink, sepals and petals white. Eastern North America from Newfoundland to Georgia, in damp woods, swamps and bogs. Perhaps the most showy of all the hardy cypripediums and easily grown in a peat bed or a humusy pocket in the rock garden.

Joint Rock: Joint Rock Awards, Chelsea Flower Show, 22 May 2017

Joint Rock: Joint Rock Awards, Gardening Scotland, 4 June 2011