CYPRIPEDIUM HARDY LADY'S SLIPPER & DACTYLORHIZA ORCHIDS
All of our Cypripedium and Dactylorhiza are top quality, blooming-size plants sourced from the best growers in Europe and provided to you bare root. October is the best time to establish Cypripedium by direct planting into the ground and the only time we ship them. Though all plants will have at least one blooming eye, many of our plants have multiple eyes. The largest rhizomes are selected to fill advance orders. The remaining unsold rhizomes are potted up for spring sales on site at Phoenix.
Local Customers: Choose "pick-up" when you check out. We will send you an email when it's time to come in. Please add our email address email@example.com to your address book to help our email get past your spam filters. Please place separate orders for bulbs and Cypripedium as this makes administering your orders easier. Please don't place orders for potted plants. These should all be ready now. Just come to the nursery with your list and shop.
Mail Order Customers: Please do not place orders mixing potted plants with bulbs/bareroot/Cypripedium. These categories are ready at different times or have different packing requirements and will ship separately to arrive to you as fresh as possible for immediate planting and best establishment before winter. Potted plants begin shipping after our August hiatus and will ship as soon as possible in early to mid September. Bulbs ship in late September to mid October. Bareroot Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, peonies, and poppies plus amaryllis (Hippeastrum) ship in early to mid October. If you place an order mixing potted plants and bulbs/bareroot/Cypripedium, we will most likely need to arrange multiple shipments and recalculate your shipping costs. You can place an order combining any bulbs/bareroot/Cypripedium but be aware that, if your order includes some of the later shipping items, your shipment might be held up by a week or two until we can ship it complete. When placing your orders, remember that Canada Post base costs result in the first item incurring most of the shipping costs. Each additional package only costs a tiny bit more. Therefore, small orders will have relatively high shipping costs whereas large orders will have comparatively smaller shipping costs. If you plan to place a small order, consider combining your order with a few friends to share the shipping costs.
Our Frosch Cypripedium, denoted by this brand name after the name of each orchid hybrid, are grown by our friend Michael Weinert in Germany. He uses organic methods and grows his plants outside year-round at a natural growing speed. The plants are robust and healthy with extensive root systems. They are also tough and strong having experienced frost and varying weather conditions. While all of our Cypripedium will give great performance to Canadian gardeners and all can be planted in the fall in your garden, we particularly recommend Frosch Cypripedium for gardeners in colder regions of Canada as we expect these plants to establish more quickly and strongly when planted in your cool October soils.