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Cypripedium Hank Small gx (Lady’s Slipper Orchid)

Hank Small Lady's Slipper Orchid

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Cypripedium Hank Small gx, Hank Small Lady's Slipper Orchid, Frosh Garden Orchids, Yellow Flowers, Hardy Orchids

Cypripedium Hank Small (Lady’s Slipper Orchid) is a deciduous, hardy orchid noted for its prominent yellow pouch surrounded by rich burgundy, long and twisted tepals. Blooming in late spring, the ravishing blossoms are borne on upright stems, usually bearing up to two flowers, above the foliage of ovate to elliptic, bright green leaves. Easy to grow, Cypripedium Hank Small is perfect for the shaded garden or patio containers.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12-18 in. tall and wide (30-45 cm).
  • Thrives in part shade (ideally with some morning sun) in moist, fertile, humus-rich, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. Site in a sheltered location. Provide an annual winter mulch of leaf mold.
  • Excellent choice for borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, underplanting shrubs and roses, and containers.
  • Propagate by division in early or mid-spring and replant immediately. Some soil from the root ball, which contains beneficial fungi, should be planted with each division.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs and gray molds.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Plant Type Orchids, Perennials
Plant Family Orchidaceae
Genus Cypripedium
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Cypripedium tibeticum (Tibetan Lady’s Slipper Orchid)
Cypripedium x ventricosum (Lady’s Slipper Orchid)
Cypripedium guttatum (Spotted Lady’s Slipper Orchid)

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Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)
Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) ‘Black Negligee’ (Baneberry)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted Lady Fern)
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’ (Barrenwort)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 7
Plant Type Orchids, Perennials
Plant Family Orchidaceae
Genus Cypripedium
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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