Cypripedium candidum is a native of an area across the northern part of the USA and into southern Canada. It is also known as the Small White Ladies Slipper as it rarely grows above 30 cm in height. In the wild it grows in wet prairie and fenland areas but always where the soil is very alakaline. It has also been found alongside roads in the areas where the limestone base of the road has drifted to the side. Its distribution is reducing because it does not set much seed and some of the original habitats have now been lost because of drainage programmes.
Plants will be sent out potted from October to March.