Descriptions: Ladies Slippers have two
leaves and a single dangling slipper shaped blossom
from a single center stalk.
Size: Lady's Slippers grow 6 to 15 inches
Symbolism: Lady's Slipper symbolizes capricious
Grow Details: Lady's Slipper are difficult
to cultivate or grow it requires a fungus to grow.
Soil Type: Well
Soil PH: PH 5.5 to 6.0
Light: Full Shade to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: Lady's Slippers grow 6 to
15 inches tall.
Flower Colors: Pink, Red, White,
Propagation: Lady slippers are very
difficult to successfully propagate or germinate,
they can be propagated by rhizomes.
Blooming Period: Late Spring to Early
Herbal Remedy Properties: In the past,
American Indians boiled the extract obtained from
the Lady's Slipper plantís roots to soothe nerves.
Early European settlers in America discovered
that an extract of ladyís slipper was an excellent
alternative for valerian and it was used as a
form of a sedative.
Native Area: Lady's Slipper is native
to woodlands and forests in North America.
Other: In 1925, Lady's Slipper was declared
Minnesota's state flower.
It is illegal to pick Lady's Slipper flowers
or to uproot or unearth the plants.