Hillside Nursery

Growers of Lady-Slipper Orchids and select Woodland Wildflowers.
Cypripedium kentuckiense

Cypripedium kentuckiense


The largest flowered of all the Cyps, with pale yellow blooms on tall stems. The last to bloom for us, starting here in late May into June, lasting for one-and-a-half to three weeks, depending on weather conditions. One of the easiest to grow, over time. C. kentuckiense will form large clumps and persist for years. A native of Kentucky and ranging south to Louisiana, it can be grown successfully as far north as Zone 3. It is the most tolerant of high summer soil temperatures. In the wild it is found growing in rich neutral moist-but-well-drained soil.

Zones 4-8. 15-28 in. Light shade, moist rich well-drained soil, with approximately neutral pH.

We are offering 2 sizes:

  • Blooming-sizedplants have at least one large blooming stem and well-developed root system.
  • Near-Blooming plants have a well-developed root system and are at least 1-2 years away from blooming.



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