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  1. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    A walk; one hour from the place, I have to go to work some days per week.
  2. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    Do you mean Dactylorhiza or Cypripedium? These Dactylorhiza had been breed from green incarnate. Sometimes a seedling of this specie shows red color in the leaves. But you need some generations for intense red leaves. I do not know a lot about the red leaved tibeticum. In central Europe is at...
  3. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    The “potting mix” is just sandy soil from under the turf in my garden. Dactylorhiza do better in boarders than in containers. My container culture is only a compromise if I have to wash cold treated vitro plants and there is no possibility to plant them directly in beds. In a normal winter...
  4. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    I like the purple leaves too. Unfortunately most lose some color during summer.
  5. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    I don´t think that this is “science”. It doesn’t even get in touch with the “scientific way of processing” nowadays. Growing Cypripedium kentuckiense in a jar till it could flower is more like growing a bonsai than anything else.
  6. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    For growing marsh orchids (and Cypripedium) in sandy soil it is helpful to add some dolomite CaMg(CO3)2. Before the place became my garden; it was used intensively for hay production with the result of acidification. In the early years I added lots of calcium to the soil for a suitable pH. Marsh...
  7. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    Thanks for your welcome. These young plants are for my garden. I will store the jars in a fridge from next week till May. That’s the reason I sorted them the last days and an occasion for the pictures. European calceolus grows in my garden in the natural soil without any shelter. Ulla...
  8. Simon Richartz

    Cypripedium calceolus

    calceolus; watching the snow; waiting for spring.
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