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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Hardy Orchid

27 March 2011 17:12:17
Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae

So exciting!

One of my Cypripedium orchids has started to poke its nose up in the glasshouse.

These orchids are hardy if given correct conditions but, for the moment, I am growing them in the cold greenhouse.


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J.D. J.D. 27 March 2011 17:38:06

Very hairy leaf. It must help to keep them warm?


Rachel Rachel 27 March 2011 17:54:00

They are deciduous, Jacinta. So, no!


andyf7 andyf7 27 March 2011 23:48:09

i never grew one i always felt they were a specialist plant. im not!


Rachel Rachel 28 March 2011 00:05:09

It is a bit of a specialist plant, Andy. But we all have aspirations ; )


Lìga Lìga 29 March 2011 10:02:35

So nice:))Hope it will grow good for you,and then i will get very brave and get some for my self too:))


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