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Cypripedium ‘Inge’

Lady's slipper orchid

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Plant does flower in August

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cypripedium 'Inge'
  • Common name: Lady's slipper orchid
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Peach

Foliage colour:

Green

Cypripediums are known for their huge flower pouch comprising fused flower petals (from which the name, lady’s slipper orchid is derived), and long, often twisting sepals. There are many species within the genus, native to a range of locations including North and Central America, Europe, and Asia.

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Cypripediums make a dramatic, exotic-looking houseplant. They’re easy to grow, as long as they’re provided with plenty of light but not direct sunshine, good multipurpose compost, and lots of water during the flowering season. Many species are hardy and may be grown outside. They do well in pots but resent root disturbance.

If you want to grow cypripediums, make sure you buy a seed-grown plant from an established nursery, and not one taken illegally from the wild.

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‘Inge’ is a hybrid cypripedium orchid, boasting the vigour of Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum and the flower size of Cypripedium fasciolatum. Growing on a tall stalk, the cream-yellow flower pouch contrasts wonderfully with green-striped, purple, twisted sepals. Plants develop into clumps. Cypripedium ‘Inge’ is hardy and suitable for growing outside.

How to grow Cypripedium 'Inge'

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cypripedium 'Inge' and wildlife

Cypripedium 'Inge' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cypripedium 'Inge' poisonous?

Cypripedium 'Inge' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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