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Cypripedium flavum 'A Bloom'n Addiction' CHM/AOS
Cypripedium henryi 'A Bloom'n Addiction' CHM/AOS


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​​Seasonal Notes
​   I can't believe it's November. It was a very hot summer this year. At this time of year daytime temperatures are cooler with more frequent rain and cooler nights. My Cypripediums are now dormant.   When this years growths have died back I cut them off just above the ground. Also, check that the soil is properly covering the dormant 'eyes' which will become next years growths. Look at the photo of an exposed Cyp reginae alba in the gallery. Heavy rain from thunderstorms exposed the plant. Nice view of the dormant eyes which will become next years growths. Lightly top dress your plants with additional soil if needed. This is also the time to lift the plants for moving or dividing. Check out the videos or feel free to email us with any questions you may have. If your growing in pots, tidy up the old growths. I place the pots in an old refrigerator. A cold frame, unheated garage etc will also work well. Pots can even be sunken into the ground. Make sure the pots don't become to dry, and if outdoors to wet from melting snow and winter rain as  water can concentrate or pool in the pots. Seed pods have been harvested, that's another topic.... coming soon with photos.  And a special thanks to all who placed orders this fall. 

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VIDEO GALLERY
  1. Display at a German garden show with 46 different hybrids.
  2. How to divide a big clump.
  3. Planting.
  4. Garden example .