Today I took some photos of my Cyps outside. It was before the thunderstorm which we have here at the moment. This year the hybrids are doing still well but the C. reginaes are just a shadow of themselfs. Therefore I blame the hot and dry summer last year. A no name hybrid in my rockery which grows very well. Another no name hybrid which is growing very well and the clump gets bigger year by year: Cypripedium x ventricosum: And I'm honest I missed the right moment to take a photo of my Cyp. calceolus so I use the photo of last year. Last but no least my Pleione limprichtii which I grow in my rockery almost in full sun for now more than 10 years.