Re: Cypripedium buds chewed off

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Abgeschickt von Peter Corkhill am 09 April, 2001 um 18:37:05

Antwort auf: Cypripedium acaule buds chewed off von Robert St Jean am 09 April, 2001 um 14:04:38:

I have experience of a plant of Cypripedium calceolus that was attacked by small mammals just as the flower buds were starting to open. All eight shoots were cut off at ground level in a single night. The plant produced no more growth that season and the injured stumps bled sap making me fear for the survival of the plant. Next season it appeared again and even flowered, it was back to normal in two years, so provided it does not happen every year I think the plants can survive this damage. Also Cypripediums have small secondry buds on the rhyzome which can sometimes produce leaves if the primary buds are damaged. Don't give up!