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Old 05-10-2012, 03:02 PM
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last year I decided to start growing Cypripedium in my garden... Not having any experience with this genus, I decided to try some hybrids first, and if after two winters they are still there and growing, I would try some species as well...

First winter is gone, and the plants did pretty well.. now some of them are in bloom, and I need to check whether they survive summer and winter 2012 (summer here in Alsace can be pretty hot and dry!)

Cyp. Sebastian... this one surprised me as it is too small to bloom... so, I decided to cut the flower to let the little plant get stronger

Cypripedium Sebastian by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Sebastian by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cyp. Ursel, a gorgeous strong hybrid with large yellow flowers

Cypripedium Ursel by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cyp. Emil and Hank Small, both are easy hybrids and pretty similar... I selected these two, because my partner and I love Cyp. calceolus, which is more difficult to grow, and with them we would at least have similar flowers (even though smaller!)

Cypripedium Emil by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Hank Small by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Hank Small by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cyp. Gisela and Cyp. Gisela (Pastel strain), another nice a robust hybrid

Cypripedium Gisela &quot;Pastel&quot; by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Gisela &quot;Pastel&quot; by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Gisela by kavanaru, on Flickr

Cypripedium Gisela by kavanaru, on Flickr

still have Cyp. Oliver and Cyp. Ulla Silkens in bud...
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:20 PM
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:23 PM
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I love them all, especially Gisela.
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Absolutely stunning
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They are lovely! Thanks for posting
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Wow, you have a very nice collection of them!! I love Gisela, the color is wonderful. And also the Cyp. calceolus lookalikes, because I really love that species also.

Why are they in buried containers if you leave them outside year round?
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Why are they in buried containers if you leave them outside year round?
the best time to plant them in the garden is in October.. I ordered my plants to arrive at this time, but the guy doing the garden work was not ready until end of November... so, I could not plant them directly in the ground last year, and put them in large containers... my plan is to move them to the ground next October when they dormant again...
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That is a nice collection. I don't think I would have the patience to wait another year to try out some species.
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You have some great Cyps there Ramon!
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This is incredible!!! I wish I could have stuff like this growing in my yard. So neat.
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