Cypripedium Kentucky Blush

£30.00

Kentucky Blush has lovely pale creamy pink flowers that have a deeper pink flush.

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Description

Cypripedium Kentucky Blush has lovely pale creamy pink flowers which are flushed with a darker pink. One of its parents is kentuckiense which ensures it is a strong grower.

Growing Instructions

Plant Cypripedium Kentucky Blush in well drained soils that do not dry out in the summer months. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and plant the rhizomes so that the tips are 5cms below the soil surface. Plant them in a cool shady part of the garden in a compost comprising of equal parts of peat, leaf mould and loam mixed with gritty sand. deep and 5-8cms apart. In heavy soils such as clay also add grit or humus matter to help with drainage. In sandy soils add organic matter to help with fertility and to retain water. They naturalise and bulk up each year provided they are kept well fed. After a number of years they need to be divided. Dig them up when the flowers have died back and re-plant farther apart.

Commonly called slipper orchids they are splendid plants to grow in the garden. Plant in a shady part of the garden. May take a year to establish but well worth waiting for.

Ideal foods are well rotted manures, grass clippings, tomato feed and bone meal.

Tips:

Supplied in pots these plants are from European seed and are very vigorous.

Commonly called slipper orchids they are splendid plants to grow in the garden. Plant in a shady part of the garden.

Growing Information

Flowering Height: 30-35cms (12-14″)

Flowering Period: May-June

Aspect: Shady parts of the garden

Soil type: Free draining soils, with leaf mould and loam added.

New season top quality bulbs dispatched from September on-wards

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