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Cypripediums and Hardy Orchids

 

This includes a diverse group of ground orchids from around the world.  Some of these groups are relatively easy to grow like the Bletilla and Pleiones and some are more challenging like the Cypripediums. The cultural requirements for most of these orchids are similar.  They require well drained but moist soil when in active growth and excellent (almost dry) drainage in the winter when dormant.  Light shade or partial sun works well.  Bletilla are more tolerant of soil conditions and require more sun than other species. Below is our 2014 listing.

 

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Fall and Winter specials. Fall is the best time to move and plant hardy orchids and with that in mind we are trying to shift some of our shipping from Spring to Fall. It is important to note that Hardy orchids prefer to be dry or frozen in the ground while dormant. None tolerate being wet for long periods while dormant. We plant in the fall and settle the soil with water and don't water again until late winter or early spring whe they just start to emerge. Orders must be shipped by March1st.

 

 

Five Bletilla  striata variegated (albostriata)This hardy ground orchid has long, arching ribbed leaves with a white edge and soft rose to magenta erect inflorescence of up to 10 flowers. Easy to grow in well drained sunny spot. $29.00 for 5 (a $60.00 value).

Five Bletilla of your choice 15% off (does not include those designated Fall only)

Any Five Cypripediums and receive $10.00 off per plant(please include at least one substitution) Look at the Hardy Orchid page for other specials for Fall shipping only. This does not include Cypripediums designated "Fall only" or specials.

Any Ten Cypripediums and receive $10.00 off per plant plus one free Cypripedium callifornicum or one free Cypripedium pubescens.

Any Fifteen Cypripediums and receive $15.00 off per plant. This does not include Cypripediums designated "Fall only" or specials.

Five Pleione Tolima for $39.00 (an $80.00 value). Mauve pink to very rose-purple flowers and the lip is most often marked with red and yellow. Usually two flowers per stem and often fragrant. One of the best.

 

 

Cypripedium fasiolatum Lady SlipperAmerorchis rotundifolia.. Round-leaved Orchis $29.00ea
Native. Ht. 10-25cm. Z3. Lovely single rounded leaves. Produces flower spikes with white flowers with red-purple spots on the lip. Forms a colony over time. Plant in semishade with good moisture, usually grows on sphagnum or forest duff. Only a few plants available for Fall.

 

 

Bletilla

This is a wonderful group of easy to grow hardy ground Orchids. These are best planted 5cm deep in light shade to full sun in a well drained humus-rich soil.  In colder areas (Zone 5-6) they need to be planted 10-15cm deep and in yet colder areas they
can easily be grown in pots indoors or in an alpine house.

Bletilla striata .................................... 11cm pot $6.00ea
Ht. 20-40cm.  Z5-6.  This hardy ground orchid has long, arching ribbed leaves and soft rose to magenta erect inflorescence of up to 10 flowers. 

Bettilla Big BobBletilla striata Big Bob .................  $12.00ea
Ht. 50-90cm.  Z5. A large, tall growing, vigorous selection of the species.

 

 

 

Bletilla striata ` Soryu’..................................... $29.00ea
An awesome mauve-blue flowered Bletilla with darker mauve blue lip.  Soryu means Blue Dragon.

Bletilla striata var japonica alba........................ 10cm pot $6.00ea
Ht. 20-40cm.  Z5-6.  Similar to species but with white flowers; some with pale lilac margin on the lip.

Bletilla  striata variegated (albostriata)..............$12.00ea
Ht. 20-40cm.  Z5-6.  Same as species except leaves are striped with white.

Bletilla ochracea ............................................. $15.99ea
Ht. 25cm. Z5-6.  A rare species with yellow petals and sepals with deeper yellow, red marked lip.  Somewhat variable, blooms June-July.
 
Bletilla `Brigantes’(striata X ochracea)............. $15.99ea
Z 5-6.   A variable cross with mid rose-purple petals and sepals. Purple lip with yellow markings.

Bletilla `Penway Dragon’ (formosana x szetschuaunica)......$15.99ea
Z5-6. Flowers are variable in this cross but typically have purple-pink petals and sepals, white lip with purple pink margin and spot. This has turned out to be one of the more stunning and vigorous selections. Plant in full sun to part shade.

Bletilla `Penway Paris’ (striata X szetschuanica)........$15.99ea
Z 5-6.  Rose purple petals, sepals and lip with white keels on lip.  Variable.

Bletilla `Penway Princess’ (formosana X yunnanensis)
......................................................................... $15.99ea
Z 5-6.  Light rose pink sepals and petals, darker on the reverse. Lip spotted red and yellow with purple red margin.

Bettilla PenwayBletilla `Sunset’ (szetschuanica X ochracea)........ $15.99ea Fall only
Z 5-6.  Light yellow petals and sepals, sometimes with pink on reverse.  Lip yellow with light purple front margin.  Tip of column also light purple. Small plants.

 

 

 

Bletilla YokahamaBletilla `Yokohama’ (striata x formosana)....... $12.99ea
Z 5-6.  Pale lilac petals and sepals, throat yellow with lilac markings. Makes a nice clump in only a few years.
  Threefor                                                     $29.00






Bletilla Yokahama

Bletilla Yokahama Kate ...........................  $12.00ea
Ht. 50-100cm.  Z5. A vigorous selection with light pink flowers with yellow markings on the lips and a darker pink trim.


 

 

 

Calanthe

This is a large group of hardy  and semi-hardy ground orchids from Asia.Most can be grown in the Garden but  the frost tender species should be brought indoors. They prefer a lightly shaded woodland setting with humus rich soil.  Most spread quite rapidly, and are extremely showy and rare in North America.  Great companion plants for Ferns, Hostas, and Bleeding Hearts. These like to be fed a lot with a weak solution of liquid fertilizer while in active growth.

Calanthe alismaefolia............................................. $33.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z9. A gorgeous Asian species with white flowers. The lip is elongated and split.  The  narrow elongated side lobes  have a blotch of golden yellow at the top and a hood formed by the remaining petals and sepals.  The overall effect is like a small yellow faced man with skinny arms and baggy plants wearing a hat. Probably not frost hardy

Calanthe aristulifera............................................... $33.00ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z7.  From Kyushu Island in Japan comes this beauty with spikes of large soft pink flowers.

Calanthe bicolor..................................................... $20.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z7.  Similar to C.discolor in habit.  Flower has golden yellow, deeply cleft lip, occasionally marked with deep red.  Upper petals are orange brown. Fragrant flowers in early summer.

Calanthe discolor................................................... $15.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z6.  One of the hardiest specieas from Japan with spikes of bicolored flowers, usually purple-brown on top and white below. Easy in humus rich soil in shade to part sun.

Calanthe masuca.................................................... $33.00ea
Ht. 30-50cm.  Z9  From Kyushu and Ryuku islands in Japan comes this elegant pink flowered species with long pink spurs. Blooms in July–October. Probably not frost hardy

Calanthe nipponica................................................ $25.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z5. This is a rarely offered  species from the mountains of Japan.   Yellowish green flowers with a brighter yellow lip.

Calanthe okinawensis............................................. $33.00ea
Ht. 30-50cm.  Z9.  A lovely species from Okinawa Japan with   stunning pink-purple flowers.  In some plants the lip color is darker than the sepals Very showy species. Probably not frost hardy.

Calanthe reflexa..................................................... $16.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z7.  Lavender petals and purple-violet (rarely white), intricately cleft lip in late summer or  early fall.  Semi-evergreen.

Calanthe striata sieboldii........................................ $17.50ea
Ht. 30-45cm.  Z7.  Bright golden yellow flowers often streaked brownish red.  Blooms in early spring.

Calanthe tricarinata  Monkey Orchid..................... $22.00ea
Ht. 60cm.  Z7.  A striking species with bright green tepals and a much divided purplish brown lip with white markings.  This species is harder to get than most of the others.

 


Cypripediums - Lady Slippers

The most beautiful of all the Hardy Ground Orchids are the Lady Slippers, however, they are not the easiest plants to grow. Frequently, people need several attempts before mastering their cultivation.  In cultivation, many have success growing them in pure perlite or in pots with a mix of equal parts of peat, sand and perlite.  In nature, they often grow in bogs, but they tend not to like soggy conditions.  Until recently it was not known how to germinate the seed of these beauties, but a few people (labs) have worked out how to in sterile medium (including us now). We will be offering laboratory raised seedlings that are out of culture for one or two seasons.  These should bloom in two to four years.  We will also have a small selection of mature single eyed divisions of garden grown plants (mature plants).  We have also recently begun to sell large plants with two growth points ( double eyed Divisions).

Cypripedium acaule Pink Lady slipperCypripedium acaule......... ...........Special $39.95ea
We are offering a few mature single eyed divisions this year.  Unlike most other Cypripediums, it is essential the pH remain low, around pH 4-5 for this plant to thrive. We suggest planting in an acidic medium and fertilising regularly with a weak liquid acidifying fertiliser.  For us, this seems to be the trick. We now have fantastic plants. Sepals and petals greenish-brown. Lip pouch, large, incised in the middle, rose pink with darker venation.

Cypripedium Aki  Lady slipperCypripedium Aki  (macranthos X pubescens).... ............................................................$59.95ea
Ht. Z.4. Large inflated lip of a stupendous plum color and twisted sepals.  We offer near bloom sized seedlings that should bloom with another years growth.

 

Cypripedium Aki  (macranthos X pubescens)...................... $79.95ea
Double eyed bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Aki Light lady SlipperCypripedium Aki Light  (macranthos X pubescens) .............................................................$69.95ea
Ht. Z.4. Large inflated lip of a light pink color striped with cream and dark plum coloring. We offer near bloom sized seedlings that should bloom with another years growth.

Cypripedium Aki light (macranthos X pubescens)...............................................$99.95ea
Double eyed bloom sized seedlings.

 

 

Cypripedium x alaskanum ..................................order for fall 2014 $90.00ea
Ht.10-20cm.; Z2. Flowers have a small pitcher shaped white pouch spotted with red–purple. A natural hybrid between C. guttatum and C. yatabeanum. Near bloom sized seedlings of this naturally small plant. Can spread rapidly. Fall only.

Cypripedium andrewsii Lady slipperCypripedium x andrewsii..................$59.99ea
(C.candidum x C. parviflorum)
Ht.Z4. A rarely offered natural hybrid with a white pouch rimmed with purplish red, often with some venation on the pouch. Sepals are long and twisted. Both sepals and petals are dark purple. These are bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium x andrewsii........................ $89.99ea
( C.candidum x C. parviflorum ) Double eyed bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Annegret Lady SlipperCypripedium Annegret (parviflorum x shanxiense)......... ................................................................$59.00ea
Ht.25-30cm. Z4.  A perfect combination, the coloration of shanxiense and the growability of parviflorum. The lip is almost a bronzy red and the sepals and tepals are a darker bronze-burgundy.

Cypripedium Annegret(parviflorum x shanxiense)
Larger Double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

Cypripedium Annegret(parviflorum x shanxiense)
Larger Triple eyed plant............................... $109.00ea

Cypripedium Barbel Schmidt Lady Slipper Cypripedium Barbel Schmidt (macranthos x montanum)..................... $59.00ea
Ht.40cm.  Z4.  One to three deep reddish flowers per stem. Sepals and tepals are red infused with a touch of orange. We offer seedlings that are at or near bloom size.

Cypripedium Barbel Schmidt
Larger Double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

Cypripedium Barbel Schmidt
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $109.00ea

 

Cypripedium Boots
           Lady Slipper Cypripedium Birgit Pastel (cordigerum x macranthos album)...... $59.00ea
Ht.40cm.  Z4. The lovely pale form of this hybrid is a beauty. Near bloom sized plants that need another year to bloom.

 

 

Cypripedium Boots
           Lady Slipper Cypripedium Boots (flavum x montanum)...... $59.00ea
Ht.40cm.  Z4. From montanum this hybrid gets a multi-flowered habit, twisted sepals, wavy tepals and awesome colouring. From its' calceolus parent, it gets wider tepals, deeper coloration of sepals and tepals , larger lip and an easier habit.

Cypripedium Boots (flavum x montanum) Larger Double eyed plant.............. $89.00ea

 

Cypripedium californicum Lady SlipperCypripedium californicum....................... $49.00ea
Ht.50-100cm. Z5.  Small flowers with yellowish-green sepals and tepals and a white pouch.  Up to 21 small flowers can be produced on a single flower stalk on old mature plants.  We offer nice 5 year old seedlings that are at or near bloom size.

Cypripedium californicum................. $75.00ea
Larger double eyed plants.

Cypripedium californicum........................................................ $99.00ea
Larger triple eyed or larger plants.

Cypripedium calceolus European form............. $60.00ea
Ht. 50cm. Z5. Flowers, sepals and tepals purple brown, lip bright yellow sometimes spotted red within. A very showy yellow ladyslipper that seems to be particularly easy to grow. Mature single eyed division from seed raised plants.

Cypripedium calceolus
           x segawai
           Lady SlipperCypripedium calceolus x segawai................ $59.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  This hybrid has the great coloration of calceolus and a tendency towards multiflowering.

Cypripedium calceolus x segawai.
Larger Double eyed plant............................. $89.00ea

Cypripedium calceolus x segawai.
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $109.00ea

Cypripedium  x columbianum (montanum  x pubescens) $79.00ea
Ht.50cm. Z5. The appearance of this hybrid tends towards the C.montanum parentage with the trait of larger flower size from the C.pubescens parent.  It has a white, or very pale yellow lip with deep brown tepals. Mature single eyed divisions from seed raised plants.  Only a few available.

Cypripedium codigerum
          Lady SlipperCypripedium cordigerum........................$89.00ea
Ht.30-40cm. Z4.  A rarely offered species with large white lip pouch and yellow-green tepals and sepals. Relatively easy to grow in well drained soil. Lovely fragrance.

 



 

Cypripedium candidum X fasiolatum Lady SlipperCypripedium candidum x fasciolatum........ $69.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  A huge creamy white lip pouch and darkly colored sepals and tepals speak volumes for this cross. Also not to be missed is the wonderful twist to the sepals.

Cypripedium candidum x fasciolatum
Larger Double eyed plant............................... $99.00ea

 

Cypripedium debile............................................... $59.00ea
Ht.7-10cm Z4-5. This is one of the smallest Cypripediums with small greenish white flowers streaked with purple. We offer small mature divisions of this woodland Orchid. Rarely offered. A tiny species.

Cypripedium Dietrich (kentuckiense x calceolus).... $69.00ea
Ht. Z4.  Huge flowers of C.kentuckiense and the intense coloring of the European C.Calceolus make this a must have.  Large yellow lip and long twisted burgundy brown-red tepals. Near bloom sized seedlings.

 

Cypripedium fasiolatum Lady SlipperCypripedium Emil ( C.parviflorum X C.calceolus).......................... $59.00ea
Ht. 25-35cm. Z4.  The vigour of parviflorum and mid way between the two parents in coloring and flower size make this an ideal choice for the garden. Bloom sized seedlings. 

Cypripedium Emil
Larger double eyed plant........................... $89.00ea

 

 

 

Cypripedium fasiolatum Lady SlipperCypripedium fasciolatum........................... $69.00ea
Ht. 35-50cm. Z5-6.  This species has a huge white or creamy white flower pouch that has a fine burgundy trim.  Tepals are a creamy-lime color with a touch of burgundy.  Bloom sized seedlings. 

Cypripedium fasciolatum
Larger double eyed plant........................... $99.00ea

 


Cypripedium fasiolatum x acaule Lady SlipperCypripedium fasciolatum x acaule....... $69.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  This hybrid has the huge flowers from fasciolatum and the open lip shape and pink coloration from acaule. Likes it drier than most while dormant.

Cypripedium fasciolatum x acaule.
Larger double eyed plant........................... $109.00ea


 

Cypripedium fasiolatum x segawai Lady SlipperCypripedium fasciolatum x segawai....... $59.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  The huge flowers from fasciolatum and brilliant yellow colour from segawai give this dream combination of a huge inflated lip and bright yellow coloration. Throw in a few red marking and multiple flowers to make this a beauty.

Cypripedium fasciolatum x segawai.
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

Cypripedium fasciolatum x segawai.
Larger Triple eyed plant............................... $109.00ea

 

Cypripedium flavum Lady slipperCypripedium flavum............................... $49.99ea
Ht. to45cm.  Z7.  Clear yellow flowers, lip very inflated, bright yellow, spotted lightly with purple and brown.  Native to China.  Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium flavum............................. $79.99ea
Larger double eyed plants.

 

Cypripedium formosanum (C.japonicum var.formosanum)....... $45.00ea
Ht. 40-50cm.  Z6-7.   This native of Taiwan has a large pale pink lip pouch: petals and sepals spotted darker pink. Leaves are rounded and pleated like a fan. Blooms early summer.  This species is very easy to cultivate. Mature single eyed division.  Probably the easiest species to cultivate.

Cypripedium franchetii...............................................................$59.95ea
Ht. 40cm.  Z6.  This species is closely allied to C.macranthum. Rose-purple flowers with darker veining. Native to China.  Stems hairy.  Rare in cultivation.   Mature single eyed division. Seems easy to grow.

 

Cypripedium Gabriel Lady SlipperCypripedium Frosch's Mountain King (parviflorum x montanum) ...............................................$69.00ea
Ht.40-50cm. Z4.  One of the first hybrids clones. This is a selection of the hybrid Sebastian. It has great flower size and color and is easier to grow than C.montanum.

Cypripedium Frosch's Mountain King
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

 

Cypripedium Gabriel Lady SlipperCypripedium Gabriela (kentuckiense x fasciolatum) ..............................................................$59.95ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  The huge flowers from fasciolatum and huge flowers from kentuckiense have merged this beauty. Large creamy yellow lip often light marked with red, sepals and tepals a lovely rich reddish-brown.

Cypripedium Gabriela (kentuckiense x fasciolatum)
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

 

Cypripedium Gisela lady slipperCypripedium Gisela (parviflorumX macranthos).. Special $39.00
Ht. 25cm. Z5. This is a robust garden hybrid and it is easy to grow. Flower tepals are a rich burgundy-red with lighter streaks that have a touch of yellow. The
large, inflated pouch is creamy yellow streaked and infused with burgundy-red. They start off yellow in bud, then age to burgundy-red. Bloom sized seedlings. One of the easiest LadySlippers to grow.

 

Cypripedium Gisela Yellow Lady SlippperCypripedium Gisela Yellow (parviflorum X macranthos).......... $39.00ea
Ht. 25cm. Z5.    By careful selection a more yellow form has been developed. These are all yellow with a lesser amount of red on the tepals and pouch. These are nice bloom sized seedlings. A nice vigorous hybrid.

 

Cypripedium Gisela Yellow (parviflorum X macranthos) .........$50.00ea
We have a few larger double eyed plants

Cypripedium guttatum............................................ $59.95ea
Ht.3-5cm.  Z4.  This has a deep cup-shaped lip pouch with the rim folded outwards. The base color is white covered with wine-red blotches. The sepals and tepals are white, overlaid  with more wine red blotches.  Must have a well drained site.

 

Cypripedium Hank Small lady SlipperCypripedium` Hank Small’(parviflorum xhenryi)
....................................................... $59.00ea
Ht.20-30cm. Z2. This dwarf hybrid looks like a superb small version of the European lady slipper. Similar to Emil but smaller. Very easy to grow.

 

Cypripedium` Hank Small’(parviflorum xhenryi).........$89.00ea
Larger divisions with two eyes.

Cypripedium Hans Erni (franchetii x calceolus) $59.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4. This hybrid produces flowers with a white lip with deep cherry veining and deep cherry striping on the upright tepal and hanging sepals.

Cypripedium Hans Erni.(franchetii x calceolus)
Larger double eyed plant............................. $89.00ea

Cypripedium henryi  .......................................$69.95ea
Ht.60cm.  Z7.  This species is from China and is similar to the larger flowered C.calceolus with sepals and petals green to yellowish green. Lip bright yellow often spotted red.

Cypripedium henryi x segawai
           Lady SlipperCypripedium henryi x segawai................ $79.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  This hybrid of two closely related species has bright yellow flowers with wide sepals and tepals. The tendency to multiple flowers per stem and hybrid vigour make this a valuable garden plant.

Cypripedium henryi x segawai.
Larger Double eyed plant............................. $109.00ea

Cypripedium henryi x segawai.
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $139.00ea

Cypripedium Inge Lady SlipperCypripedium 'Inge'(parviflorum x fasciolatum) ...........................$59.95ea
Ht.30-45cm. Z4. Large flower with brown striped sepals and tepals and a large inflated creamy white lip with an attractive red margin. Near bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium 'Inge'(parviflorum x fasciolatum).$79.95ea
Larger double eyed plants.

 

Cypripedium Ingrid Lady Slipper Cypripedium Ingrid .................................. $59.95ea
( C. parviflorum x c. cordigerum )
Ht.40cm.  Z4.  Stunning flowers have a soft primrose yellow pouch rimmed with burgundy red and dark, very twisted sepals. Petals are dark burgundy red also. Near bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Ingrid ................................. $89.99ea
( C. parviflorum x c. cordigerum ) Double eyed bloom sized seedlings.

 

 

Cypripedium ivoryCypripedium Ivory (kentuckiense x cordigerum)..... $59.95ea
Ht.45cm. Z4.  Large flowers with large white lip pouch with sepals and tepals lightly striped and freckled with mahogany brown.  Bloom sized or near bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Ivory (kentuckiense x cordigerum) Double eyed plants              $89.95ea
Larger double eyed plants.


Cypripedium japonicum ..................................  $75.00ea
Ht.30-60cm Z5. This has a lovely pair of leaves that are folded and pleated. Flower have a large pink pouch with greenish sepals and tepals.  Nice large divisions of this woodland Orchid. Rarely Offered.  

 

Cypripedium Jens Lady SlipperCypripedium Jens (fasciolatum x shanxiense) ..............................................................$69.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  The huge flowers from fasciolatum and coloration from shanxiense produces large flowers in a unique orange-red hue.

Cypripedium Jens (fasciolatum x shanxiense)
Larger double eyed plant........................... $109.00ea

 


Cypripedium Kathleen Ann Green (kentuckiense x henryi) $59.00ea
Ht.30-50cm.  Z4.  Stunning flowers have a soft primrose yellow pouch and sepals and tepals spotted and streaked with burgundy red. Bloom sized seedlings.  Only a few available.

Cypripedium Kathleen Ann Green (kentuckiense x henryi)...
Larger double eyed plant, Only a few available........ $99.00ea

 

Cypripedium kentuckiense Lady Slipper Cypripedium kentuckiense..................... $59.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.50cm.  Z4.  A huge stunning flower with large white to creamy yellow lip pouch and darker mahogany red brown tepals and sepals. We offer six year old seedlings that are at or near bloom size.

Cypripedium kentuckiense
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

 

 

Cypripedium kentuckiense Lady Slipper Cypripedium kentucky Pink Blush.. Special.. $39.00ea
Ht.50cm.  Z4.  A huge stunning flower with large white to creamy yellow lip pouch blushed pink and darker tepals and sepals. A complex hybrid with C.kentuckiense at its core. Bloom sized plant.

Cypripedium kentucky Pink Blush
Larger double eyed plant..............................Special$59.00ea

 

Cypripedium kentucky Pink Blush
Larger triple eyed plant..............................Special$79.00ea

 

Cypripedium kentuckiense Lady Slipper Cypripedium kentucky Pink.. Special.. $39.00ea
Ht.50cm.  Z4.  A huge stunning flower with large pink lip pouch and long pink sepals. A complex hybrid with C.kentuckiense at its core. Bloom sized plant.

Cypripedium kentucky Pink Larger double eyed plant..............................Special$59.00ea

 

Cypripedium kentucky Pink
Larger triple eyed plant..............................Special$79.00ea

 

 

Cypripedium kentuckiense x microsaccus Lady Slipper Cypripedium kentuckiense x microsaccus.... $79.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.50cm.  Z4. An excellent hybrid between kentuckiense x micrososaccus. Cypripedium microsaccus ia a natural hybrid of (calceolus x shanxiense)! A huge stunning flower with large red infused lip and reddish sepals and tepals. Bloom sized seedlings. Awesome.

Cypripedium kentuckiense x microsaccus
Larger double eyed plant......................... $109.00ea

 

Cypripedium Kristi Lyn

Cypripedium Kristi Lyn ( C.pubescens x C.henryi) ..................... $79.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large pure yellow pouch with striking brown striped sepals and tepals.  Tepals are nicely twisted. These are  near bloom sized  seedlings that should bloom in 1-2 years.

Cypripedium Kristi Lyn ( C.pubescens x C.henryi) .......................$139.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large pure yellow pouch with striking brown striped sepals and tepals.  Tepals are nicely twisted. These are  near bloom sized  double eyed rhizomes.

 

 

Cypripedium Tilman lady slipperCypripedium Lady Dorine (C.fasciolatum x C.formosanum)..........................$69.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z4.  Wow, what a cool cross! Large inflated ribbed white lip with pink spots around the lip and inside the pouch. A few pink spots on the sepals add to the overall affect. Plants increase well when happy.Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium Lady Dorine $99.00ea Larger, double eyed plants.

Cypripedium Lady Dorine.....................$119.00ea Larger, triple eyed plants.

 

Cypripedium lichangense x fasciolatum Lady SlipperCypripedium lichangense x fasciolatum..... $119.00ea
Ht.20cm. Z4.  This unlikely hybrid produces the coolest flowers. The flower form has the strong influence of lichangense with strong reddish speckling , the wide sepals that almost hug the lip . The increased flower size and ease of cultivation come from fasciolatum.

Cypripedium lichangense x fasciolatum Larger double eyed plant............................... $159.00ea


 

Cypripedium Lothar Pinkepank(pubescens x kentuckiense) $60.00ea
Ht. 60cm. Z4.  A cross I would expect to be found in nature.  Stunning, huge creamy white flowers with twisted deep dark red-brown tepals. Mature, seed raised bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium Lothar Pinkepank Double eyed plants $109.00ea

Cypripedium macranthos (C.macranthum).......................... $69.95ea
Ht. 35-45cm.  Z5-6.  This is considered by most to be the showiest of all Cyps. Large, usually deep purple flowers are somewhat checkered on the lip.  Mature single eyed division. Must be in well drained soil.

Cypripedium macranthos (C.macranthum)Double eyed plants..... $109.95ea

 

Cypripedium macranthos album (C.macranthum album) $89.95ea
Ht. 35-45cm. Z5-6.  A lovely white flowered form of the species.  Maybe a little easier to grow. Mature single eyed divisions.  Only A few.

 

Cypripedium macranthos hotei-matsumorianum Lady Slipper Cypripedium macranthos var. Hotei-atsumorianum.... ......................................................$89.00ea
Ht.50cm.  Z4. An excellent variety of macranthos from Honshu, Japan that is sometimes listed as a separate species. Fantastic flowers with an extra wide inflated pouch in shades of violet-purple-red. Bloom sized seedlings.More difficult than others.

 

 


Cypripedium MariaCypripedium Maria( parviflorum X speciosum)...$69.00ea
These are nice vigorous seedlings that have been grown on out of the flask for five years and should bloom this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cypripedium MichaelCypripedium Michael ................................$59.95ea
Ht. Z4.  Large flowers usually with a large, wide slightly corrugated lip.  Lovely rich purple red coloration with darker venation.Near bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium Michael
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

 


Cypripedium micranthum lady slipperCypripedium micranthum
..........Fall only.....$59.95ea
Ht.10cm. Z4. A dwarf species with yellow sepals heavily striped with dark reddish brown, pouch deep yellow striped dark brown. Flower stem and outer surface of sepal is densely coated with fine red hairs. Grows in open woodland settings. Very easy to grow. This is a close ally to C. bardolphianum. We have offered this Cypripedium as C.bardolphianum for over a decade but now believe it to be its close cousin, C. micranthum.

 

Cypripedium memoriam Gerd Kohls  (calceolus x henryi) $60.00ea
Ht. 60cm. Z4.  This hybrid combines the bright yellow lip and burgundy-brown tepals of the European C.calceolus with the trait of bearing multiple flowers on each stem from C. henryi.  Mature, seed raised bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium memoriam Gerd Kohls  Double eyed plants $109.00ea

Cypripedium memoriam Shawna Austin  (hotei x calceolus) $69.00ea
Ht. 60cm.  Z4.  This hybrid  between macranthos var. hotei-atsumorianum and calceolus is awesome.  Flowers are variable but generally plum coloured sometimes with  the creamy yellow showing through on the pouch. Mature, seed raised bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium memoriam Shawna Austin   Double eyed $109.00ea

Cypripedium montanum Mountain Lady SlipperCypripedium montanum........................ $79.95ea
Native. Ht.25-65cm. Z4.  Showy flowers have twisted maroon-brown sepals and petals with a large white lip pouch.  Plant in well drained soil in full sun to full shade. Protect from winter moisture. We offer single eyed near bloom sized plants.

 

 

Cypripedium montanum x henryi Lady SlipperCypripedium montanum x henryi................ $59.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  This hybrid tends to have multiple flowers; a trait from both parents. Lovely white pouch and russet brown sepals and tepals. Easier to grow than both parents. Proper name should be GPH Charles but two hybrids are sold under this name.

Cypripedium montanum x henryi
Larger double eyed plant............................... $89.00ea

Cypripedium montanum x henryi
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $109.00ea

Cypripedium montanum x reginae Lady SlipperCypripedium montanum x reginae............... $69.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  This hybrid from widely divergent parents brings the best traits from both. Multiple flowers from C.montanum and pink coloration from C.reginae produces a really choice plant that is easier to grow than C.montanum.

Cypripedium montanum x reginae
Larger double eyed plant............................... $99.00ea

Cypripedium montanum x reginae
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $119.00ea

Cypripedium montanum x fasciolatum................... $69.00ea
Ht.25-65cm. Z4.  Showy flowers of this hybrid have the large pouch of fasciolatum and the multi flower trait of montanum. Plant in well drained soil in full sun to full shade.  Protect from winter moisture.  We offer single eyed, bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium montanum x fasciolatum ................................
............................................... Double eyed plants $109.00ea

Cypripedium MontoCypripedium Monto (hotei-atsumorianum x fasciolatum) $69.95ea
Ht.45cm. Z4. Huge light-reddish-pink pouch with a very dark ring around the mouth and darker striping on the sepals and tepals.  Bloom sized or near bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Monto (hotei-atsumorianum x fasciolatum) $99.95ea
Larger double eyed plants.

 

 

Cypripedium parviflorum var. parviflorum............ $44.95ea
N.A.Native. 20-30cm.  Z2.  This is the smaller floweredyellow North American native ladyslipper. Intense yellow pouch and darker brown sepals and tepals.

Cypripedium pubescens yellow Lady SlipperCypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens (C.calceolus var. pubescen)................. .....Special  $19.95ea
N.A.Native.  30-45cm.  Z5.  This is the larger flowered yellow North American native ladyslipper. Flowers are medium sized to large with yellow sepals and petals often streaked with deep rusty brown, and a yellow lip pouch with magenta spots and streaked within.  Requires shade to bright shade in humus-rich, well drained, sandy soil.  Available as mature single eyed garden division, which should bloom this year or next. 

Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens (C.calceolus var. pubescen)       
................................................................  $69.99ea
Larger divisions with two eyes.

Cypripedium passerinum  ................................ $55.00ea
We are offering 5-6 year old seedlings that will bloom in one or two years. White flowers.

Cypripedium Paul

Cypripedium Paul ( C.parviflorum X C.franchetii)  .......... $79.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large primrose yellow  or creamy white pouch finely lined in red with red trim around the mouth.  Tepals and petals are lined heavier in the rich red.  These are  bloom sized or near bloom sized seedlings.

Cypripedium Paul ( C.parviflorum X C.franchetii)  .............. $139.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large primrose yellow  or creamy white pouch finely lined in red with red trim around the mouth.  Tepals and petals are lined heavier in the rich red.  These are  bloom sized or near bloom sized double eyed rhizomes.

Cypripedium Phillipp Lady SlipperCypripedium `Philipp' ( macranthos X kentuckiense) $69.00ea
Ht.45cm. Z4.  Combine the huge flower of C.kentuckiense with the coloring of C.macranthos and you have Philipp. Large soft pinky-purple flowers with large white lip delicately suffused with pink.  We offer near bloom sized seedlings that should bloom with another years growth.

Cypripedium ' Philipp'
Larger double eyed plant............................... $99.00ea

Cypripedium `Philipp'
Larger triple eyed plant............................... $119.00ea

 

Cypripedium pixiCypripedium Pixi (calceolus x tibeticum)......... $69.95ea
Ht.45cm. Z4.  A lovely hybrid with flowers the rich dark maroon color of port wine. Bloom sized seedlings.

 

 

Cypripedium pubescens x shanxiense Lady SlipperCypripedium pubescens x shanxiense.......$89.00ea
Ht.40cm. Z4.  Wonderful large lip pouch in a rich orange-red infused over yellow with darker russet-red tepals and sepals.

Cypripedium pubescens x shanxiense.
Larger Double eyed plant........................... $139.00ea

 

 

Cypripedium Rascal

Cypripedium Rascal (C. kentuckiense x C. parviflorum) $69.00ea Ht. Z4.  Huge flowers of C.kentuckiense and the intense coloring of the North American C.parviflorum give this great coloration and good size.  Large yellow lip and long twisted maroon-red tepals. Near bloom sized seedlings.

 

Cypripedium reginae showy lady SlipperCypripedium reginae.................... Special.$39.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht. 90cm. Z4.  The showiest of all North American Cyps.  The flowers have white sepals and petals, a large pink lip pouch and a white staminoid with a yellow blotch and red spotting. These are five year old seedlings that should bloom in a year.

Cypripedium reginae ......................Special $49.00ea
Larger, double eyed bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium reginae ...................... Special.$69.00ea
Larger, triple eyed bloom sized plants.

 

Cypripedium reginae showy lady SlipperCypripedium reginae alba............... Special.$44.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht. 90cm. Z4.  The rarer pure white form of the species. Mature single eyed plants.

Cypripedium reginae alba ......................Special $54.00ea
Larger, double eyed bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium reginae alba............... Special.$79.00ea
Larger, triple eyed bloom sized plants.

 

Cypripedium reginae X C. fasciolatum............. ...........$59.00ea
An interesting cross between C. reginae, a large pink flowering species and a chinese species with huge creamy flowers. These are 6 year old seedlings, one to two years from blooming.

Cypripedium Sabine Lady SlipperCypripedium Sabine ....................... $79.99ea
( C. Fasciolatum x C. macranthos )
Ht. Z4.  Huge flowers have a large white lip with a faintly infused pink venation and heavier venation on the sepals and petals. Bloom sized seedlings.

 

 

Cypripedium Sabine PastelCypripedium Sabine  Pastel (C. fasciolatum x C. macranthos) ........................................................................$69.00ea
Ht. Z4.  Huge flowers have a large white lip  and petals often with a few pink hairs at the base. Near bloom sized seedlings.

 

 

Cypripedium Segawai....................................$65.00ea
Ht.20cm. Z6. This species is rare in cultivation with a vibrant yellow flower often with a touch of red infused into the bottom of the pouch and a few red spots on the pistol.  The flowers on this dwarf species seem to last and last.
 

Cypripedium Tilman lady slipperCypripedium Siggi.(C.Froschii x C.calceolus) .......................................................$59.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z4.  This hybrid between the new species C.froschii and the European calceolus is fantastic. Nice soft pastel-pink lips with deeper reddish veining with a darker lip opening. Sepals and petals are darker burgundy. I want one of these! Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium Siggi.......................$89.00ea
Larger, double eyed plants.

Cypripedium Siggi.......................$109.00ea
Larger, triple eyed plants.

Cypripedium Tilman lady slipperCypripedium speciosum x hotei-atsumorianum .......................................................$59.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z4.  A great cross resulting in a well colored large, fat lipped plant that is vigorous when happy. Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium speciosum x hotei-atsumorianum$89.00ea Larger, double eyed plants.

Cypripedium speciosum x hotei-atsumorianum......................$109.00ea Larger, triple eyed plants.

 

Cypripedium tibeticum lady slipperCypripedium tibeticum...........................$65.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z4.  From the Himalayas and China; is closely related to C.macranthum.  Sepals and petals streaked and dotted maroon; lip, large streaked dark purple. Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium tibeticum .......................$89.00ea
Larger, double eyed bloom sized plants.

 

Cypripedium Tilman lady slipperCypripedium Tilman.(C.fasciolatum x C.tibeticum) .......................................................$59.00ea
Ht. 30cm.  Z4.  This hybrid between two large flowered chinese species is choice. Large rounded lip of pale pink to soft ivory with a hint of rich red staining at the base.   Sepals and petals streaked. Easy to culture plant. Mature single eyed division.

Cypripedium Tilman.......................$89.00ea
Larger, double eyed plants.

Cypripedium Tilman.......................$109.00ea
Larger, triple eyed plants.

 

Cypripedium ulla silkens lady slipperCypripedium Ulla silkens (C. flavum X C. reginae) .................................................. $49.00ea
Ht. 25-35cm. Z3-4. Wow! This produces plants with white sepals and petals and a large white lip pouch with a varying amount of red spotting on the lip. The red lip spotting may only be in the center and around the pouch opening or there may be a red flush over the front half of the lip. Also the sepals might have a faint red spotting. Near to bloom sized plants.

Cypripedium Ulla silkens (C. flavum X C. reginae)...................... $89.00ea
Doubled eyed plants.

Cypripedium Ursel

Cypripedium Ursel (C.fasciolatum X C.henryi) .. $79.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large yellow pouch with darker yellow tepals and petals.  Plants produces multiple flowers per flower stalk with age. These are  near bloom sized  seedlings.

Cypripedium Ursel (C.fasciolatum X C.henryi) . $139.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large yellow pouch with darker yellow tepals and petals.  Plants produces multiple flowers per flower stalk with age. These are  near bloom sized.   Double eyed rhizomes.

Cypripedium Victoria

Cypripedium Victoria ( C.pubescens X C.fasciolatum) $79.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large sulpher-cream colored pouch that fades to white with time and large broad tepals and petals of rich red brown. These are  near bloom sized  seedlings.

Cypripedium Victoria ( C.pubescens X C.fasciolatum) $139.95ea
Ht. Z4. Large sulpher-cream colored pouch that fades to white with time and large broad tepals and petals of rich red brown. These are  near bloom size   double eyed rhizomes.

 

 

Cypripedium X ventricosum Lady SlipperCypripedium  x ventricosum .................... $69.00ea
This is a hybrid between the reddish C. macranthos and the yellow and brown C. calceolus. Colour is fairly variable in this hybrid, however, we have found the flower shape tends towards C. calceolus. Only a few available.

Cypripedium x ventricosum........ ...............$109.00ea
Larger Double eyed plants

 

Cypripedium X ventricosum light (Pastel) Lady SlipperCypripedium  x ventricosum light............... $79.00ea
AKA Cypripedium Ventricosum Pastel .This is a hybrid between the white C. macranthos album and the yellow and brown C. calceolus. The result is a magnificent plant with a large white to creamy white pouch, sepals and tepals often with a small amount of red speckling on the tepals.

Cypripedium x ventricosum light.............. $109.00ea
Larger Double eyed plants

Dactylorhiza

These wonderful hardy ground orchids are currently widely planted throughout Europe.  Initially the flower stalks are short but as they get older the flower stalks get longer and fuller and the flowers get larger.  Mature plants are stunning.    All sprout from a tuber and multiply freely if the conditions are right.  Most prefer humus-rich soil with good drainage. All our plants are grown from seed that is open pollinated so expect some variability.

Dactylorhiza alpestris Alpine Orchid....................... $18.00ea
Ht. 50-70cm.  Z4.  Leaves usually densely spotted with deep violet purple.  Flowers are dark purple with the lip being well-patterned all over with deeper red-purple marks. Blooms late spring to early summer.  

Dactylorhiza fuchsii Common spotted Orchid......... $18.00ea
Ht.35-50cm Z6   Pale pink to mauve flowers spotted or lined with deep red or purple held in dense pyramidal heads.  Leaves nicely spotted. A very easy species to cultivate in average garden soil.

Dactylorhiza maculata Heath spotted Orchid......... $18.00ea
Ht. 60cm.  Z5.  Spikes  of pink  flowers with purple stencilling. Leaves usually spotted. Blooms late spring to early summer.

Dactylorhiza majalis Western Marsh Orchid........... $18.00ea
Ht. 35cm.  Z6 Dark purple to pink-purple flowers in summer usually with spotted leaves.  Blooms late spring to early summer.

Dactylorhiza pardalina Leopard spotted Orchid..... $18.00ea
Ht. 70cm. Z6. Usually well spotted leaves and rich purple-pink flowers with well marked lip. Blooms late spring to early summer.

Dactylorhiza praetermissa  Southern Marsh Orchid. $18.00ea
HT. 20-70cm.  Z6.  Spikes of pale purple flowers with fine darker spots on the lip.  The most gardenworthy of the English species and it will form sizeable colonies if planted in moist peaty compost with added leaf mold. Leaves spotted or not.  Bloom sized plants, most will bloom this year. This is definitely one of the showiest species in the genus.

Dactylorhiza purpurella Northern Marsh Orchid.... $18.00ea
Ht. 40cm. Z4.  This is one of the hardiest of the Dactylorhizas. Leaves usually spotted near the apex, flowers in dense spikes in shades from pale claret to maroon-red.  Most are a deep dark purple with long lasting flowers. Small bloom sized plants that will get much larger with time.

Dactylorhiza sphagnicola....................................... $18.00ea
Ht.35-60cm. Z6.   A lovely orchid from Europe with spikes of pink flowers spotted with dark purple.   Nice bloom sized seedlings.

Epipactis gigantea ...............................................   $30.00ea
Native. Ht.40-100cm. Z5.  Flowers are pale yellow brown to yellow with purple veins.  Single  eyed plants of bloom sized seedlings.

Epipactis helleborine .....................................   $15.00ea
Ht.40-100cm. Z6.  This is one of the few orchids that will self sow. Flowers are usually greenish with a purple blush in spikes of up to 50 flowers. Rarely pure white or dark purple forms show up in seedling colonies. Easy to grow.

Epipactis palustris........................................... $25.00ea
Ht.50cm. Z6.  This attractive orchid bears a loose spike with flowers having a ruffled white lip and white petals with rose pink markings set in front of darker burgundy brown sepals. Easy to grow.  Great clumper.

Epipactis X `Sabine' ........................................$25.00ea
Ht.50-90cm. Z6.  This hybrid  between E.gigantea and E.palustris has showy flowers with yellow-green petals with red-brown flushing and a yellow and white lip.  Great clumper . Easy.

Goodyera oblongifolia Rattlesnake‑plantain Orchid
........................................................... 11cm pot $9.50ea
Native. Fl.Ht. 20-30cm.  Z6.  Evergreen.  Dark green oblong leaves, patterned with variable white markings, in a basal rosette.  Inconspicuous flowers are greenish in a terminal spike. Prefers humus-rich soil in shade to semi-shade.

Goodyera pubescens Rattlesnake‑plantain Orchid.... $9.50ea
Native. Fl.Ht. 20-30cm.  Z3.  Evergreen.  Dark green oblong leaves patterned with variable white markings in a basal rosette. Inconspicuous flowers are whitish in a terminal spike.  Prefers humus-rich soil in shade to semi-shade. 

Pectelis radiata  (Habenaria radiata)................. $10.00ea
Ht.45cm. Z8.   This hardy ground orchid has green lanceolate leaves and pure white, fragrant flowers with jagged white margins.  This is an easy to grow species forming large showy colonies over time.  Plants arise from a very small tuber, smaller than a pea.  Plant in humus rich soil in semi- shade. Can also be grown in a coolhouse or greenhouse (protect from scorching heat).

platanthera dilatataPlatanthera dilatata Fragrant White Rein Orchid $29.95ea
Ht.15-100cm. Z4. Very fragrant white flowers held in terminal clusters.  Easy to grow in semi-shade in peaty soil.

 

 

 

 

Platanthera stricta  Slender Rein Orchid......... $29.95ea
Ht.15-100cm. Z4. Spikes of light green flowers.  Easy to grow in semi-shade in peaty soil.

 

Pleiones

Pleiones are a genus of near-hardy orchids originating in the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of china.  Most species and hybrids produce their incredible flowers in spring. They grow in a variety of habitats from moss covered rocks to leaf litter under shrubs, but always in sites with excellent drainage.
 
For most, the rules of cultivation are simple: Do not over water
in early Spring as the new roots emerge and once the plant has developed a root system, feed regularly with a well balanced liquid fertilizer.  Finally, a rest period is required during the winter with a low temperature of 0-4C for a time.

On the west coast many people are growing Pleione outdoors in well drained beds in sheltered conditions, as we do in our own garden.  However, it is rather risky.  The genus has minimal cultivation requirements which make them ideal for growing in the home, in a coldframe or in a cool greenhouse.  If a mature pseudobulb is fed well it will produce two or more new pseudobulbs each year.  The old one shrivels and should be discarded in fall.  Most species will also produce a small bulbil atop the old pseudobulb which can be grown in two or three seasons to bloom size.  Most species are easy to grow indoors or out (with protection) in very free draining humus rich soil (we generally use 40:40:20 peat and perlite and sand mix). Customers from east of the Rockies, we suggest having these shipped before your other plants.  For those of you who make a trip to the Nursery, we have other species and hybrids  that we are still multiplying to the point where we can sell them, so a few will be available.  We will also have a large selection of the following available at the nursery in pots anytime. 

Pleione albiflora `Pinchbeck Diamond'........... $24.50ea
Large flower of mauve pink with yellow keels and red spotting on the lip.   Blooms very early. Some consider this a hybrid now but as always, we are slow with name changes.

Pleione aurita (P.chunii )......................... $22.00ea
This relatively new species was discovered and introduced into cultivation in 1988.   Large pale, rose pink or purple flowers with yellow or orange yellow lip striping.

Pleione formosana............................................. $6.00ea
The most frequently grown pleione. The species and all of the cultivars are very easy to grow, multiply and bloom.  Flower color ranges from white to rose pink with a whitish lip with yellow or reddish markings. Most or all will be pink.

Pleione formosana `Achievement'.................... $10.00ea
Pseudobulbs purplish, flowers pale mauve-pink with a large heavily blotched lip.

Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn'.................... $9.50ea
Pseudobulbs green, flowers are large creamy white flushed with pale pink and lip is marked yellow and brown.

Pleione humils purple lipPleione humilis purple lip............................. $12.50ea
Ht. 10-20cm  Z8.    An early spring flowering species with large white flowers with purple-red markings on the frilled lip.  This species requires a  well drained mossy mix and care must be taken not to overwater.

 

Pleione humilis orange-red lip..................... $12.50ea
Ht. 10-20cm  Z8.    An early spring flowering species with large white flowers with orange-red marking on the frilled lip.  This species requires a well drained mossy mix and care must be taken not to overwater

 

Pleione limprichtii .......................................... Fall only $12.00ea We finally have a much better supply of this, the only truly hardy pleione. Flowers pink to rose magenta, lip spotted with red and lamellae white. This is thought to be the hardiest Pleione, surviving minus20C in dry conditions.

Pleione saxicolaPleione saxicola................................................... $12.50ea
Ht. 10-20cm  Z8.    An autumn flowered species with deep rose coloured flowers.  The lip has three white frills on it that are lightly marked with yellow.     This one needs a  bit of moisture throughout the year and likes a bit of fine bark in the growing mix.

Pleione speciosa (P. pleionoides)..................... $10.00ea
Large rose purple flowers with yellow markings on lip.  We have had several bloom with two flowering stems per pseudobulb and two flowers per stem. 

                                          Pleione Hybrids

Pleione Barcena............................................... $24.00ea
(P. formosana x P. praecox) This hybrid has deep pink flowers with deep yellow and red throat markings.   Blooms in late fall or early winter. Very reliable bloomer.

Pleione Brigadoon............................................ $24.00ea
( P.Confusa X P.pleionoides) This hybrid has mauve to violet flowers with a lip marked with red and yellow or sometimes with a solid red base.

Pleione Fuego (P.bulbocodioides X P. formosana) $12.00ea
Flowers are varying shades of lilac mauve with very frilled lips with dark red spotting inside.

Pleione Orinico(P.Tongariro X P.Eiger)........... $12.00ea
Early, light purple flowers with red spotting on lips.

Pleione Piton (P.formosana X P.yunnanensis).. $16.00ea
An excellent variety with long lasting flowers of pale lavender (almost streaked onto white background) with purplish red or violet markings on the lip.  Very reliable.

Pleione Tolima (P.speciosa X P.formosana)............... $16.00ea
A variable cross with mauve pink to very rose-purple flowers and the lip is most often marked with red and yellow. Usually two flowers per stem and often fragrant. One of the best.

Pleione Tongariro (P.Versailles X P.speciosa)........ Fall only $14.00ea
Long lasting flowers of various shades of imperial purple, the lip marked with red and yellow with yellow lamellae.  Usually two flowers per stem.

Pleione Vesuvius( P.bulbocodioides X P. X confusa)................... $9.50ea
Large flowers of dark pink to mauve, lips are well frilled and speckled and spotted with dark pink or red.  Most clones have yellow throat and many are fragrant.  This is one of the showiest and the easiest one to grow. A reliable doer.

Pleione `Volcanello'......................................... $14.00ea
(P. Soufrière x P.bulbocodioides) Purple-pink  flowers with a red spotted lip and bright yellow keels.  

Pogonia ophioglossoides Rose Pogonia.................. $25.00ea
N.A.Native. Ht.50-75cm. Z4.   From the smallest rootstock imaginable, with one or two tiny  brown roots, comes a single leaf and a large showy rose-pink flower.  Forms a nice colony over time.

Ponerorchis graminifolia (Orchis graminifolia)....... $18.00ea
Ht. 8-15cm. Z6.  This is an easy to grow Japanese ground orchid with a splendid range of colors. Flowers range from pink to purple to white and bicolors.   A perfect one for the rock garden. Plant in well drained soil and supply moisture during the growing season.  We offer 3-4 year old, bloom sized seedlings. Tubers are naturally small, about the size of a pencil eraser.  

Spiranthes cernua Var. odorata` Chadds Ford’....... $22.00ea
N.A. Native. Ht. 50-75cm. Z4.   Rosettes of shiny leaves produce, at summers end, spires of small fragrant sparkling white flowers up to 75cm tall.  

 

 

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