Some of the most beautiful Orchids but not the easiest. They are not recommended for beginners but they are not impossible, especially the garden hybrids. We guarantee the safe arrival of healthy plants, however after that it is up to you.
They like light or dappled shade and cool humidity. They enjoy moisture at the roots but are NOT, in any way, bog plants.
They appreciate open, well-drained soils, which do not dry out. Total dryness must be avoided, though they like to be a little drier in winter. All are fully hardy here.
Cypripedium resent disturbance and their roots bruise easily, so they must not be handled roughly. They must never dry out when planting, even a minute in direct sunshine can kill them months later.
Extensive cultural instructions are available to customers in our members area, accessible after login to your account.
Available for ordering from Spring and Autumn lists.