Our Cypripedium guttatum...
Cypripedium guttatum is commonly known as the Alaskan Lady's Slipper. A very pretty cypripedium for its naturally diminutive size. Stands only approximately 4 to 13 inches in height. Two leaves with typically one inflorescence. The slipper flower is white with pink splotches/spots (To me, reminiscent of a pink and white holstein cow in its patterning/color splashes). White sepals and pink and white splotched petals.
The plant blooms for approximately 2 weeks in late Spring to early Summer. A native to Alaska but also found in North Eastern Asia. Naturally found in montane grasslands & banks in northern climates.
A very narrow cool climate endemic species that must be kept cool and shady. For this reason, you must be located in a USDA growing zone of 4 or lower to have any expectation of long term success with this plant. Hence we will not sell this species to anyone located in zone higher than USDA 4.
USDA Growing Zones
Recommended optimal USDA zones are 2 to 4. A very narrow cool climate endemic species that must be kept cool and shady. Even areas of VERMONT are marginal in satisfying the cool growing requirements of this species! See above note
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 Likes a slightly acid (pH 5.0 to 6.5) cool and high humus soil/media. They require cool indirect sunlight or dappled shade the entire 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 guttatum !
Our Plants .... Are 100% laboratory propagated from seed by Vermont Ladyslipper
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