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CYPRIPEDIUM: All of our Cypripedium are top quality, blooming-size plants often with multiple eyes sourced from the best growers in Europe. October is the absolute best time to buy and plant Cypripedium as they will have only been out of soil for a few short weeks. The largest rhizomes are selected to fill fall orders. The remaining unsold rhizomes are potted up for spring sales. October is the only time of year we ship Cypripedium lady's slipper orchids. They are also available at this time for pick-up. They arrive bare root and super fresh. Planting them directly into the garden in fall is the best way to establish them even for local customers who have the option of purchasing them potted and in growth in the spring. Mulch with a pile of leaves after fall planting.

For local customers we will send you an email when it's time to pick up. You must come in within the week to pick up and plant right away. We cannot hold these bare root plants for longer than that or offer refunds for plants not picked up within a week. For mail order customers we will send you an email to advise you that we are about to ship.

Extra instructions for mail order customers: if you combine plants, bulbs and Cypripedium in the same order (which are all available at different times), we will wait until your order is complete to ship. If you would like your plants, bulbs, and Cyps to be shipped as soon as they are ready so you can get planting, please place separate orders for each.

Frosch Cypripedium

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 but 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.