B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Cypripedium montanum is cold hardy
USDA Zone:5 -20° to -10°F (-29° to -23.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
PURPLE-MAHOGANY - WHITE pouches 10cm. wide, Spring - Summer
(sprinkle very sparingly on surface of moist humusy sandy compost)
|Cypripedium montanum seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Cypripedium montanum:
|Mountain Lady's Slipper Orchid,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|4||: Orchid Seed List|
|87||: Natives of Central U.S.A.|
|88||: Natives of U.S.North West|
|97||: Canadian Natives Western and British Colombia|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Cypripedium montanum seeds will usually germinate in 30-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Cypripedium montanum seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)
Very difficult outside the laboratory.