Of the Asian slipper orchids in our collection, the species belonging to the section Coryopedilum are among the most striking. They don't have the candy and fruit bowl colors of some of the Chinese or Vietnamese slippers, like delenatii or armeniacum. Instead, these species are regal and impressively big. They are also, at least in our warm climate, the easiest to grow. The eleven Coryopedalum species come from Indonesian and Malaysian islands where they grow at low elevations.
A clutch of them are flowering this month: glanduliferum, kolopakingii and sanderianum.
The Fuqua Orchid Center showcases the Atlanta Botanical Garden's large and diverse collection of orchids. Orchids are exhibited year round in the 16,000 sq. ft. display space, consisting of landscaped areas and seasonal displays. Our spring orchid extravaganza, ORCHIDdaze, runs for ten weeks in Feb, March and April.