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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 2019 Cypripedium and Other Terrestrial Orchids Lists are now OPEN. (click in the Menu on the Left Panel). Our Fall Pleione list will open in August.

Check our our Cypripedium Specials!. The garden beds are filled to overflowing and we have many hybrids on sale, several at all time low prices. Check out Barry Phillips, Dr. Ernst Von Siemens, Gisela Pastel clone, Ingrid, Karl Heinz, Karl Heinz Pastel (the first time we have offered this excellent album form by Michael Weinert at Frosch Exclusive Perennials), Michael, Philipp at an all-time low price, Pixi at an all-time low price, and the always popular Sebastian 'Frosch Mountain King' clone.


Some of our blooming plants, Spring 2019


Pleione San Salvador

Pleione San Salvador is our first flowering orchid of 2019!


Cyp Sabine

Cyp Sabine was registered in 2002 by Frosch and is one of the important classics. It is a cross of fasciolatum, which has large white flowers and is not particularly easy to maintain, and macranthos, which has large purple flowers, and is also not particularly easy to maintain. Sabine combined the two and has flowers larger than either parent and is a very easy hybrid to maintain. You see here 4 plants, blooming now at the beginning of May, 2019, each of which had one or two stems when placed in this raised bed in Fall 2015. Now each of these 4 plants has 5 - 8 stems. The bed is 4 feet from outside edge of the front 6x6 timber to the outside edge of the rear timber. I will transplant these 4 plants to my personal bed this Fall since these were leftovers in a growout bed for plants that were to be sold, and I need the space. Many of the Cyp's in my personal bed started out as leftovers from sale beds that it took me a few years to get around to moving. That means that most of them, like these Sabine, were some of the scrawny specimens since I always pick the best rhizomes for first sale and work down the beds to the smaller ones - it is good to order early!


Pleione Alisan Mt Fuji

The Mt Fuji clone of this hybrid has white tips on all tepals, unlike most clones, which have solid purple tepals. The white tips are reminiscent of the snow cap on Mt. Fuji.


Cyp Lukas

Cyp Lukas is a cross between Cyp pubescens and segawae. The flowers look like pubescens but are much smaller, only slightly larger than segawae.


Pleione San Salvador

A striking red color.


Pleione Mageik Black Nite

Very bright purple.


Cyp Blondi

Cyp Blondi is a cross between Cyp pubescens and macranthos var rebunense.


Cyp fasciolatum x planipetalum

This is an unregistered hybrid from Anthura


Cyp henryi x planipetalum

This is an unregistered hybrid from Anthura.


Some of our orchids, Spring 2018

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 Eurasia

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



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 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.