General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 15 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: Glandular hairs on the leaves and stems can cause a rash, similar to that caused by poison ivy, upon contact.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Require approximately 6 to 8 years to reach flowering size.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: Provincial Flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Common names
  • Moccasin Flower
  • Stemless Lady's Slipper
  • Nerve Root
  • Whippoorwill Moccasin
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Cypripedium acaule
  • Synonym: Cypripedium acaule f. biflorum
  • Synonym: Cypripedium acaule f. albiflora

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