Short plants with wonderful deeply coloured purple-red veering to black-purple lips.
The tepals are pale jade or cream, but are so heavily overlaid with nettings of purple or purple-red, that they appear to be purple. The depth of the colouring is variable, but there are just no bad colour forms and the combination of large flowers on short plants is excellent.
Standard treatment for the genus suits them, well-drained soil with plenty of porous drainage material, some humus and light shade. This is fully cold hardy, even in a harsh continental climate.
NOT available for U.S.A., Norway, Switzerland, Japan etc.
Cypripedium are no longer shipped outside of the UK and EU.