Specializing in the genus Cypripedium



  • Fall Shipment will be thru mid Oct. 15 2014

Cypripedium formosanum
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Cypripedium formosanum
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Cypripedium formosanum
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Cypripedium formosanum Our Cypripedium formosanum...


Cypripedium formosanum is commonly known as the Formosa Lady's Slipper. cypripedium formosanum has two distinct fan shaped/pleated leaves with a smooth single stem. The flower is typically white with pink spotting and very showy. The plant spreads by the production of underground runners and will often form nice colonies when given a loose well drained neutral soil.

Cypripedium formosanum is native only to the high mountain habitat of Taiwan. As such, it is a species that is easily damaged by early frosts in the Spring as it typically emerges quite early.

USDA Growing Zones
Recommended optimal USDA zones are 6 to 7 (Perhaps 8) with protection from early frosts by locating them under large conifers. The Pacific Northwest coastal climate of Northern California to Washington would suit this species nicely. In more northern climates (zone 5 and colder) growing in pot culture with some type of cold frame protection in winter would be recommended.

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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map]

Soil/Media/Growing Requirements Likes a neutral to slightly sub acid (pH 6.0-7.5) soil/media. They require 2 to 3 hours direct early morning or late afternoon sun and be in dappled shade the remainder of the day. In the Deep South, shortening the length of direct sun exposure to 1-2 hours is advisable. Our Recommended Planting and Cultivation Instructions will accompany your order. They detail what we have found to work well for us with the Cypripedium formosanum !

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


Cypripedium formosanum Pricing

SizeDescriptionPrice each
U.S. Funds
Large Large Mature Cypripedium formosanum that are 6-7 year plants (1 year in flask and 6-7 years grown under cultivation) that have bloomed for us! Retail only. $74.99SOLD OUT

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Please note that these rare terrestrial orchids are reserved on a first come, first serve basis, while quantities last. E-mail VTLSC@together.net OR write us with your desired AVAILABLE species, size and quantities(include your name, shipping address, e-mail address and your telephone number with area code) and we will contact you to confirm receipt of your order and provide you with your Order Confirmation and Payment Method Details. Minimum order is two plants of any AVAILABLE species. Thank You. Order, Shipping & Handling, Forms, Terms Of Sale details can be found here: [ORDER/SHIPPING]

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