The Cypripediums are Orchids and are the most beautiful of our wild flowers. C. spectabile, or Showy Lady Slipper, grows to the height of two feet and bears a rose-white flower. It can be grown in moist leaf-mould well shaded, and is beautiful naturalized in a damp wood. C. pubescens, Yellow Lady Slipper, and C. candidum, White, require the same treatment. C. acaule, or Moccasin Flower, should be planted where it will be well drained. The plant throws up two broad leaves from the base, and from between them grows a stalk a foot high that bears a purple-rose flower.
Perennials bordering an old Path.