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The Gardens at Post Hill

At The Gardens at Post Hill we propagate and display temperate terrestrial orchids, related woodland plants, and other horticulturally distinctive plants. We are constantly expanding the information on the website and hope that you will visit often.

Our Fall Cypripedium and Other Terrestrial Orchid Lists are now OPEN as of June 24 (click in the Menu on the Left Panel). Pleione will follow later. We usually put up our Pleione list in January but we hope to have a number of varieties available this year that we have grown which will allow us to put them up in late October or so and then add any imported pseudobulbs in January. You may order now, plants will shipped in October, once all plants have become dormant. Many varieties are available in limited number. We reserve plants in the order that orders are received. Below, we have images of some of the plants available blooming in our gardens in May and June. We have several exciting new offerings!

Access the Lists using the menu along the left side of this page. All plants are shipped as bare root rhizomes or pseudobulbs.



Please browse the images below of some of our orchids blooming during the 2018 season. The first several are Pleione since they bloom first. Further down, Cypripediums appear.


Some of our orchids, Spring 2018

Breaking dormancy

Some early Cypripedium breaking dormancy on March 25th


Pleione Calleva

Pleione Calleva



Pleione Capuchin

Pleione Capuchin



Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' x chunii

Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' x chunii



Pleione formosana forma album

Pleione formosana forma album



Pleione formosana album x chunii

Pleione formosana forma album x chunii. This specimen has a double flower on one stem.



Pleione Glacier Peak Yellow Blush

Pleione Glacier Peak 'Yellow Blush' is a hybrid of Pln formosana 'Blush of Dawn' and Pln grandiflora 'Yellow Lip.' We received a number of pseudobulbs of this new cross and have selected out a couple of specimens with nice yellow lips to produce vegetative clones.


Pleione Hekla x yunnanense

Pleione Hekla x yunnanense is another new, unregistered hybrid for our German supplier, blooming in late March


Pleione Kilauea x albiflora

Pleione Kilauea x albiflora. A new, unregistered hybrid we obtained from our supplier in Germany, blooming in late March, 2018.



Pleione Kilauea x albiflora group dish

Pln Kilauea x albiflora group in dish


Pleione Kilauea x albiflora white lip Pleione Kilauea x albiflora yellow lip

Pleione Kilauea x albiflora, a plant with white-lipped flowers and a plant with yellow-lipped flowers. We will save clones of each to propagate.



Pleione pleionoides x chunii

Pleione pleionoides x chunii is another new, unregistered hybrid for our German supplier, blooming in late March


Pleione Snow Monkey Yellow Lip

Pleione Snow Monkey'Yellow Lip' is a hybrid of Pln yunannensis and Pln grandiflora 'Yellow Lip.' We received a number of pseudobulbs of this new cross and have selected out a couple of specimens with nice yellow lips to produce vegetative clones.


Pleione Tibesti clone 1 Pleione Tibesti clone 2

These Pln Tibesti are offspring from a fresh cross. Thus, there is variability in the flowers from one plant to another. We will propagate specific clones for future years.


Pleione Tolima clone 1 Pleione Tolima clone 2

These Pln Tolima are offspring from a fresh cross. Thus, there is variability in the flowers from one plant to another. We will propagate specific clones for future years.


Cypripedium Sabine

This Cyp Sabine is the first Cypripedium flower that bloomed for us this year.



Cypripedium Eurasia

Cyp Eurasia, what a great hybrid! We have ten plants all the flowers on all of them look identical.



Cypripedium plectrochilum close Cypripedium plectrochilum

This is Cypripedium plectrochilum. It is one of the tiniest Cypripediums with large plants being about 4 inches in height. It also has a tiny flower. We have obtained Cyp plectrochilum several times over the years but they have always arrived in poor shape and did not survive. Last Fall we obtained several plants that originated from Anthura in the Netherlands, from HardyOrchid Wholesaler in Germany. They arrived in excellent condition and all look great this Spring, with three blooming. Not exactly a showy garden plant but very cool to a Cyp junkie. The plants are in a mixture of coarse volcanic sand and turface and are at the edge of a raised bed outlined with boulders to make them easier to see.



Cypripedium GPH Quiet Waters

Cyp GPH Quiet Waters is the second Cyp cordigerum hybrid we have registered, followed Cyp GPH Petite Delight a couple of years ago. We made several cordigerum crosses and expected all would have tiny flowers like cordigerum, but this one, Cyp cordigerum x tibeticum, has yielded some rather large flowers, nearly the size of tibeticum's flowers.



Cypripedium xcolumbianum

Cyp columbianum, a natural hybrid of Cyp parviflorum var pubescens and Cyp montanum, is difficult to make happy in the garden due to its montanum heritage. Columbianum does have a handsome small flower.



Cypripedium Kathleen Anne Green

Cyp Kathleen Anne Green, a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and Cyp henryi, one of the early registered Cypripedium hybrids, by Carson Whitlow in 1992, has an attractive kentuckiense-like flower intermediate in size between the flowers of its two parents.



Cypripedium Francis

Cyp Francis, a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and Cyp macranthos var speciosum, has attractive flowers, larger than those of its speciosum parents, in pastel purples.



Cypripedium GPH Memoria Charles Frail Jr

Cyp GPH Memoria Charles Frail Jr, a hybrid of Cyp pubescens and Cyp macranthos var album, has attractive, large flowers, this flower has a sepal tip to sepal tip expanse of 14 cm. We registered this hybrid in 2009 and it the plants get larger and larger each year. We have 6 of them that have been planted in the same spot for 5 years now. Two of the plants have enormous flowers, and the others are very large. The sepals vary in color each year, from rich dark coloration this year to less intense coloration, light purple, in other years.



Cypripedium Rascal

Cyp Rascal a hybrid of Cyp ketuckiense and parviflorum, was first registered by Carson Whitlow in 1990. It is one of my favorite hybrids with its long, twisted sepals. The sepals of this specimen have black sepals which twist tightly.



Cypripedium Hans Erni group

Hans Erni, a hybrid of Cyp franchetti and calceolus, was registered by Werner Frosch in 2004. Hans Erni looks great as a small group of plants.



Cypripedium Birgit album

This is the album form of Cyp Birgit, a hybrid of Cyp macranthos and cordigerum, registered by in 2006.



Dactylorhiza fuchsii Dactylorhiza maculata Dactylorhiza Foliorella

Dactylorhiza are excellent garden orchids popular in many parts of Europe. Over time they form large clumps in the garden. We have begun to collect a few and grow them. Dact fuchsii and maculata are two common species in Europe. Dact Foliorella is a hybrid of Dact foliosa and Dact purpurella.



Cypripedium Philipp Dark

Cyp Philipp 'Dark' is a form developed by Anthura. We received a few in 2016 and 2017 but we sold all those we received in 2016 so our first flowers bloomed in Spring 2018. This is a spectacular hybrid. The flowers of each of the plants we have look essentially identical.



Calanthe tricarinata800.jpg

Calanthe tricarinata is an attractive shady woodland orchid that is about half the height of Calanthe seiboldii. The flowers are very long-lasting, this year more than 2 months and they still look nice as of this photo.