How wet does Cypripedium Reginae need to be?
I have some yellow lady slippers that I planted last spring that were really lovely. (Here's hoping they come back well this spring!) I am thinking of getting some Showy Lady Slippers (probably next Fall) and I am pondering where in my limited gardens they would be best suited. Most sites I've read say that they are found in wet (but not soggy) conditions such as at the edge of streams and bogs (but not actually a bog-plant). I don't have a stream on my property and, with the mosquitoes we get around here, I am not going to set up a bog garden. Does the Showy Lady Slipper need to be wet all the time or is it just that they are drought intolerant? (I.e., how diligent do I need to be in my watering?) Does anyone here have any experience with growing these in their gardens?