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Author Topic: Cypripediums 2017  (Read 1653 times)

Steve Garvie

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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 10:57:50 PM »
Cypripedium acaule de-flasked seedlings are sometimes available from Albiflora and other sources. They need to be grown in a free-draining very acidic mix (coarse silica sand/grit, chopped sphagnum moss and very acidic Scots Pine duff). The pH of the medium needs to remain below 4.5, this is achieved using reverse osmosis-treated water/rainwater with 15mls/L of cider vinegar added. The seedlings are grown in a polystyrene vaccine box with drainage holes 2cm above the inner base -which effectively creates a small acidic reservoir.
This is the first year of flowering (only one seedling so far). I suspect that getting them this far has been the easy part.



Cypripedium candidum


Cypripedium parviflorum


Cypripedium Boots
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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 10:25:32 PM »
Cypripedium sichuanense



Cypripedium hotei-atsumorianum



Cypripedium tibeticum -two different examples of the typical form.




Cypripedium tibeticum -a form with pale patches on the lip.

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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 01:48:12 AM »
Amazing photos, Steve! I am constantly in awe of the images you are able to capture. Thought of you, the other day, when I noticed Cypripedium acaule (alba form) preparing to bloom at a friend's woodland cabin.
Southwestern Nova Scotia,
Zone 6B or above , depending on the year.

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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2017, 02:39:30 PM »
Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens forma planipetalum in flower yesterday.  About 10-11cm tall.  Wishing Steve were here to photograph it.

Weather is remaining cool, 11c today with intermittent showers.  Hard to believe but the mid-season magnolias are still providing a show, the Camellias are still looking good -in June!

john
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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2017, 02:46:01 PM »
Two out of three clumps of Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens have decided to bloom this year. Nice to see a bit of petal colour variation between the two plants.
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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2017, 11:46:02 PM »
A friend's Cypripedium reginae seems to be enjoying the weather here.  How it managed to get through last year's record drought is a mystery. Lost count at 50 flowers, long overdue for division.

john - +14c, drizzle & fog
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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2017, 11:18:28 AM »
I bought a Cypripedium reginae from a local garden centre last year, split it into 2 plants immediately and have been somewhat surprised to find that not only have I not killed them (yet) but one has flowered this year (in very dry East Anglia). Whether I will ever get the opportunity to lose count of flowers remains to be seen...
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Re: Cypripediums 2017
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2017, 10:05:48 PM »
Some images from earlier this month

Cypripedium farreri -The second image is of the senescent flower on the same plant







Cypripedium lichiangense





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