Hardy Cypripedium

Species, Hybrids and Cultivation

Werner Frosch and Phillip Cribb

Werner Frosch and Phillip Cribb

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

156 pages | 300 color plates, 50 maps | 7 1/2 x 11 | © 2012
Cloth $74.00 ISBN: 9781842464649 Published March 2013 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
With a name that references Aphrodite and colors that range from muted to majestic, it is easy to see why the Cypripedium, commonly known as the slipper orchid, is one of the most loved orchids. Now readers can learn what it takes to fully appreciate and care for this genus.

Hardy Cypripedium presents the fifty species and one hundred hybrids of the slipper orchid through more than three hundred photos. It also provides plant descriptions, ecology, distribution, and cultivation methods. Sections on history, morphology, and conservation round out the guide. Professional and amateur growers, as well as fans of orchids of all types, will find a wealth of useful information in this beautiful book.
McAllen International Orchid Society Journal
"This book merits five stars and more! Whether one is an orchid scientist, a hobbyist, or merely a wildflower enthusiast, this is an outstanding treatment of the Cypripedium slipper orchids."
Contents
Foreword
Preface

Introduction
History of the genus
The plant and flower
Life-cycle
Distribution
Ecology
Conservation
Classification
Cypripedium L.
Species accounts
Natural hybrids
Artificial hybrids
Cultivation and pests
In the garden
Pot culture
Raising seedlings
Pests and diseases

Glossary
Selected bibliography
Photographers
Acknowledgements
Index
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