Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
6-12 in. H X 9-12 in. W
Solitary; pouch-shaped with petals flairing to the sides above pouch; pouch magenta to whitish-pink to rarely white.
Bloom Time Notes:
1-2 elliptical leaves; pubescent (hairy); basal leaves only; prominent veins.
Attracts bumblebees; dependent on native bees for pollination and has low pollination rate.
Dry, acidic woods; typically on slopes or steep hillsides.
Sun or Shade:
Pink Ladyslipper (Cypripedium acaule) grows in shade to partial shade; moist, rich, acidic soil; mulch with compost, partially rotted pine straw is best; may be troubled with slugs and mold.
If transplanting, roots very shallow; breaking roots can stunt or kill the plant; best to work plant free with digging fork or fingers; may be difficult to transplant successfully because it depends on mycorrhizal fungi.
Other Common Names: Moccasin Flower, Slipper Orchid, Lady's Slipper Orchid
Other Scientific Names: Fissipes acaulis