Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
East facing, north facing, west facing
Position in border:
Front, middle


Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

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.

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.

'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.

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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:
Is not known to attract Birds
Is not known to attract Cats
Is not known to attract Dogs
Is not known to attract Horses
Is not known to attract Livestock
Is not known to attract People
Plants that go well with Cypripedium 'Inge'