<p> Garden Orchids
Tulips and roses make beautiful garden flowers, but if you are looking to really stand out, you
should consider the Hardy Orchid, Cypripedium, ‘Ulla Silken’, also known as Ulla Lady’s Slipper
orchid. Hardy garden orchids are easy to plant, easy to care for, perennial, and amazingly
beautiful in the garden. Hardy garden orchids are a favorite among gardeners because of their
simple care, their beautiful colors, and their resistance to cold environments. If you are looking
for something to plant in your garden this season that is colorful, unique, rewarding, and easy to
maintain, then the Ulla Lady’s Slipper hardy orchid is for you.
Cypripedium prefers soil that is low in organic matter and has good draining properties. Airing
the soil is recommended, using a mineral substrate (at least 50%) such as sand, Argex,
pouzzolane or ideally lava stone (Vulcan). As organic matter, a little finely crushed pine bark or
some compost based on coconut leaves or fibers could be added.
It is important not only that the rhizomes of the Cypripedium do not desiccate in summer but
also that they are not immersed in winter. The various mineral substrates will ensure good
moisture retention in summer while encouraging good drainage during the winter.
During the winter, the plant persists in rhizome form and does not require any special protection.
The new Cypripedium shoots usually appear during April. Once started, the vegetation grows
very quickly; in 3 to 5 weeks, the foliage has opened out. ulla silkens The flowering extends
from the end of April to June. At the end of the summer, the foliage yellows then fades before
disappearing completely. Cypripedium then go into their winter dormancy.
Over the years and following the successive growth and dormancy cycles, Cypripedium not only
become stronger but also multiplies, thanks to the annual appearance of new shoots.
The Ulla Lady’s Slipper orchid prefers a sheltered location with filtered light in the yard, avoiding
both full sun and profound shade.