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Cypripedium pubescens

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    Default Cypripedium pubescens

    Here is a plant I can't resist posting. I got interested in cyps a few months ago and found there is a LOT of information out there on culture, potting media, fertilizer, etc.! Many new hybrids are coming out and they can be grown with just a little effort.

    I bought three cyp seedlings and planted them on April 17. At that time, they were not visible above the soil/mulch line. They looked like a mass of roots and a small green bud. Three weeks and four days later, the first has bloomed. They have a FAST growth rate!

    Give 'em a try! This native species came highly recommended for a beginner like me. I'm thinking about try one or two others in the fall!
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    Wow -- you aren't kidding about fast growth. They are beautiful.

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    nicely done.

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    Yep, very nice indeed.

    Were these expensive? The few times I looked into buying these, the prices were just really up there.

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    Check Roberts Flower Supply. I believe this BS seedling was $33. The three of four vendors of cyps in US don't vary too much on price.

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    Nice one, Garland. Too bad they can't all grow that fast!

    Here are a couple more websites of folks who sell these:

    Spangle Creek Labs
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