Specializing in the genus Cypripedium


Cypripedium x favillianum

  • Fall Shipment will be mid September through October 2007

Cypripedium x favillianum
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Cypripedium x favillianum
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Cypripedium x favillianum
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Lab propagated x andrewsii and x favillianum
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Cypripedium x favillianum
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parviflorum var. pubescens and x favillianum
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Our Lab Propagated C. x favillianum Click Photo to Enlarge
Our Cypripedium x favillianum...           Large White Var. Pubescens Like Flowers!

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Cypripedium x favillianum is the natural hybrid between c. candidum and c. parviflorum var. pubescens.

The plant has white to very pale cream colored flowers. The lip size on average is very similar to that of C. pubescens and roughly 2 to 3 times that of C. x andrewsii. Like andrewsii, pouch/lip sometimes has pale rose/purple veining. The pouch rim can also have purple/rose spotting. Greenish-yellow sepals and petals are often flushed with maroon lines or streaks. The flowers usually have a pleasant peony or rose like fragrance.

Favillianum tends to have broad horizontal leaves like that of pubescens. Whereas, andrewsii often has more lance like upright leaves closer in similarity to that of candidum. This natural hybrid blooms in late Spring for approximately 2 weeks and is rather easy to grow in moist alkaline soils.

Mystery Solved ?
Historical records & lore indicate that a rare white form of pubescens has been seen over the years, yet has always been elusive and somewhat mythical in nature.

After growing this particular hybrid, we are now convinced that x favillianum was most likely the original source for the "elusive alba pubescens" reports as this plant looks very similar to C. pubescens except for the obviously white lip.

USDA Growing Zones
Recommended optimal USDA zones are 3 to 6 Since this natural hybrid requires more direct sunlight than any other Cypripedium, we cannot recommend growing this too far South and exposing the plant to extreme intense Southern sun.
Unsure of your USDA growing zone? Here's the USDA map. It will take you off site...but be sure to return! USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map]

Soil/Media/Growing Requirements Prefers neutral to alkaline(7.0 - 8.0 pH) soil/medias. This natural hybrid grows in lime saturated soils and really likes lime! Requires 3 hours of direct morning or afternoon sun and light shade during the hottest parts of the day. Our Recommended Planting and Cultivation Instructions will accompany your order. They detail what we have found to work well for us with the Cypripedium x favillianum and we have grown many!

Our Plants .... Are 100% laboratory propagated from seed by Vermont Ladyslipper


Cypripedium x favillianum Pricing

SizeDescriptionPrice each
U.S. Funds
Large Large Mature Cypripedium x favillianum that are 5-6 year plants (1 year in flask and 4-5 years grown under cultivation) that have bloomed for us! Retail only. $109.00SOLD OUT

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