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Cypripedium - Temperate Ladyslipper Orchids

Fall List 2018

Ordering

You may order and pay in two ways, by Check using our order form or by Paypal, using your Credit Card or PayPal account, directly from the website.

Our Fall List is now open. Plants can be reserved on a First-Come, First-Served basis. Shipment will occur in October, the exact dates to be determined by the times the plants go dormant.

It is important to keep in mind that the plants we sell as 'blooming size' have bloomed at least one year. This does not necessarily mean that the plant you receive will bloom next Spring, but more often than not it will. Some species and hybrids may abort their bud the first Spring after being transplanted. This is a response to being moved.

It is also important to keep in mind that the plants we sell will have a variable number of growth buds. The price at which we sell is for one growth bud but often there is more than one bud, the 'extras' are bonuses to the buyer. Sometimes we sell plants with specific numbers of buds but we dont do this often as the plants are grown in beds and it is difficult to determine exactly how many buds a given plant has without disturbing it a great deal.

Many of the hybrids and some of the species we sell are 'new.' For a species this means that it has not been in cultivation extensively so we do not have a good feel for how long a plant may survive in your planting bed. We know it has grown in cultivation for at least 5 years since all of our plants are seed-grown but we dont know with certainty what the breadth of conditions in which they survive might be. We let you know this in our descriptions. These plants are for those who have experience with Cypripediums and are prepared to lose them. We sometimes sell Cyp lichiangense or Cyp arietinum. These often last for a few years but all too soon are lost. All of us who have kept Cyp's have killed very many! While some species and hybrids last for very long periods of time - Cyp reginae, Cyp pubescens, Cyp Gisela and so forth are very difficult to kill and we have specimens that are more than 15 years old, many new hybrids do well, but over a few years tend to decline and are eventually lost. This is the case for many hybrid plants including orchids. Since most of the hybrids we sell have only been in existance for 5-10 years, it is natural to expect that some will not be long-lived. We note in the descriptions some that have done very well for us for many years. If you are looking for good garden plants for your perennial beds in shady sites, keep to these.

Finally, we ship our plants bare root in clear plastic bags. Having a clear plastic bag allows you to become comfortable or not with the quality of the plant when it arrives. If you do not like the look of a rhizome when you receive it we are happy to take it back as we want you to be happy with the plants you receive. This also means that if you order from us, it is with the understanding that we cannot be responsible for issues that become apparent after you plant your rhizome. The rhizomes are in good condition when we dig them or we dont send them on to you. On very rare occasions we find there is a quality or suitability issue. For example, some years ago we received Cyp Sebastian, very nice plants from an outside source. We kept some and sold some. The next Spring, we found that ours had degraded in our beds. This was not due to the quality of the plants but rather their inability to tolerate conditions outside of those in their native habitat at above 5000 feet in the Rocky Mountains (the habitat of one of their parents, Cyp montanum). Since we had sold the plants as hardy in our conditions and they were not, in the Spring we contacted customers who purchased them and told them of our findings, and if the plants had not survived for a customer we refunded their purchase price. Outside of instances in which the plants we sold you were from beds that subsequently failed as in this example, we do not replace fplants.


Plants

In addition to listed plants, we also sometimes have available limited numbers of unlisted plants - please contact us if you are looking for something we do not have. If we do not have it, we will help you find someone who does.

Due to the difficulty and costs of obtaining phytosanitary and CITES certificates, we can only ship within the United States.

Bed of Cyp reginae album

Cypripedium reginae forma album clump in its 8th year with 14 flowers.



Cypripedium Ladyslipper Orchids

Cypripedium ladyslipper orchids are among the most showy of the temperate terrestrial orchids. Please read our cultivation instructions to make sure that you live in an appropriate part of the country to grow these magnificient garden plants. Plants should be situated in a partially shaded area and preferably planted in a soiless medium. Please read our cultivation instructions before you order.

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   Species

Cypripedium formosanum

Cypripedium formosanum
Cat Number CYPS014 Blooming size plant
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Cyp formosanum is a popular species in warmer temperate climates. When we keep them outside in Connecticut a late hard freeze after the plants have broken dormancy can cause severely damage or even kill the plant.In our Seattle WA area garden with its cooler summers, Cyp formosanum is an excellent performer.


Cypripedium henryi

Cypripedium henryi
Cat Number CYPS018 Blooming size plant
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Cyp henryi has small greenish yellow flowers, often several per stem.


Cypripedium kentuckiense

Cypripedium kentuckiense
Cat Number CYPS019 Blooming size plant
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Cyp kentuckiense has the largest flowers of any Cypripedium species. Make sure to grow this species in fine sand with no organics. The perfect sand is Quikrete all purpose sand - the off-white to light brown colored sand. The very white sandbox sands are often extremely alkaline and will kill your plants very quickly.


Cypripedium macranthos

Cypripedium macranthos forma hotei-atsumorianum
Cat Number CYPS22HA Blooming size plant
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Cyp macranthos must have a very free-draining medium that does not retain water during the winter. Compare hotei-atsumorianum to Cyp macranthos 'John Haggar' and Cyp Eurasia, below.


Cypripedium macranthos

Cypripedium macranthos var rebunense
Cat Number CYPS22R Blooming size plant
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Cyp macranthos rebunense originates from the Japanese island of Rebun. It is a holy plant in Japan and the population is protected by the Japanese army.


Cypripedium macranthos 'John Haggar'

Cypripedium macranthos 'John Haggar' Frosch®

Cat Number CYPS022JH Blooming size plant
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Cyp macranthos 'John Haggar' is a cross between typical Cyp macranthos and the larger-flowered macranthos var hotei-atsumorianum. It has a very nice flower and has done well for us for the past few years.


Cypripedium pubescens

Cypripedium var pubescens
Cat Number CYPS025PUB Blooming size plant
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Cyp pubescens is a highly adaptable species. Along with Cyp reginae it is the species we recommend for beginners.


Cypripedium reginae

Cypripedium reginae
Cat Number CYPS027 Blooming size plant
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The 'Showy Ladyslipper' is the largest Cypripedium, growing to 36 inches in height once it becomes well-established. It tolerates more light than most Cyp's and can recieve up to 4 hours each day.


Cypripedium reginae forma album

Cypripedium reginae forma album
Cat Number CYPS27A Blooming size plant
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The 'Showy Ladyslipper' is the largest Cypripedium, growing to 36 inches in height once it becomes well-established. It tolerates more light than most Cyp's and can recieve up to 4 hours each day.


Cypripedium tibeticum

Cypripedium tibeticum
Cat Number CYPS081 Blooming size plant
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Cyp tibeticum is a more difficult species to keep in culture. It comes from the northern slopes of the Himalayans and likes dry cold winters. It our U.S. climate it needs protection from mid-Winter thaws that can quickly cause the rhizome to rot. Compare to Cyp Eurasia below.


   Hybrids

Please be aware that Cypripedium hybrids, like other hybrid plants that are not vegetatively produced, will vary in appearance of the plant and flower from specimen to specimen to reflect all of the possible gradations between one parent and another. Our photos are of actual plants in our garden. Yours may look similar or somewhat different.

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Some of our blooming size hybrids are imported from the famous Frosch® Exclusive Perennials in Germany. These are large, blooming-size rhizomes.




Cypripedium Ann Elizabeth

Cypripedium Ann Elisabeth

Cat Number CYPH401 Blooming Size Plant
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Ann Elisabeth is a hybrid of Cyp tibeticum and franchetti.


Cypripedium Anna

Cypripedium Anna Frosch®

Cat Number CYPH020 Blooming Size Plant
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Anna is a hybrid of Cyp parviflorum and Cyp macranthos var hotei-atsumorianum. It is an excellent beginner's Cyp.


Cypripedium Bernd

Cypripedium Bernd

Cat Number CYPH034 Blooming Size Plant
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This hybrid has segawai as a parent. It is new to us but may not tolerate very cold winters.


Cypripedium Bernd

Cypripedium Bernd Pastel

Cat Number CPH34A Blooming Size Plant
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This hybrid has segawai as a parent. It is new to us but may not tolerate very cold winters.


Cypripedium Christian

Cypripedium Christian Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH
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Christian is a hybrid of Cyp shanxiense and macranthos var hotei-atsumorianum registered by Michael Weinert in 2018.


Cypripedium Chauncey

Cypripedium Chauncey Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH046
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Chauncey is a hardy hybrid.


Cypripedium Cleo Pinkepank

Cypripedium Cleo Pinkepank
Cat Number CYPH014
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Cleo Pinkepank is a hybrid of kentuckiense and macranthos hotei-atsumorianum.


Cypripedium cordigerum x hotei

Cypripedium cordigerum x hotei

Cat Number CYPH218
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Very colorful (from hotei), small (from cordigerum) flowers, a nonregistered hybrid from Anthura. One of my favorites while blooming in 2017 and 2018.


Cypripedium Emil

Cypripedium Emil
Cat Number CYPH061>
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Emil is very colorful hybrid of Cyp parviflorum and calceolus.


Cypripedium Eurasia

Cypripedium Eurasia Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH313
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We were blown away by the flowers of this hybrid of Cyp macranthos and tibeticum. I have added three plants to my personal permanent collection and kept several others to be located in a new permanent collection area.


Very elegant medium-sized flowers on this unregistered hybrid that originated with Anthura in the Netherlands. One of my favorite first time bloomers for us in 2018. I have added three plants to my personal permanent collection.


Cypripedium Francis

Cypripedium Francis

Cat Number CYPH307
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Francis is a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and speciosum. Very nice flowers on a hybrid that has been commercially available for two decades.


Cypripedium Gabriella

Cypripedium Gabriela

Cat Number CYPH306
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Gabriela is a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and fasciolatum. We have had specimens in the past and were not impressed enough to keep some for ourselves. The plants in this group had really nice, huge flowers. I have kept some for my collection.


Cypripedium Gisela

Cypripedium Gisela

Cat Number CYPH076
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Gisela is one of the oldest and the easiest Cyp hybrid. We have many of them scattered around in our garden.

Cypripedium Gisela 'Frosch's Noble Geisha'

Cypripedium Gisela 'Frosch's Noble Geisha' Frosch®


Cat Number CYPH076FNG
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Gisela is a hybrid of Cyp macranthos and parviflorum var parviflorum.Frosch Noble Geisha is a clone of an exceptional album form of Gisela introduced by Michael Weinert of Frosch's Exclusive Perennials.


Cypripedium GPH Fair Garden Princess

Cypripedium GPH Fair Garden Princess

Cat Number CYPH409
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GPH Fair Garden Princess is a hybrid of Cyp cordigerum and henryi. We made this cross trying to fix the cordigerum look with greater hardiness in cold climates. GPH Fair Garden Princess has small flowers like cordigerum with cordigerum- like coloration.


Cypripedium GPH Quiet Waters

Cypripedium GPH Quiet Waters

Cat Number CYPH410
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Cyp GPH Quiet Waters is a hybrid of Cyp cordigerum and tibeticum. It has flowers nearly as large as those of its tibeticum parent.

Cypripedium Hans Erni

Cypripedium Hans Erni Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH411
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Cyp Hans Erni, a hybrid of Cyp franchetti and calceolus, has become one of our favorites over the past several years. We have established a small colony in our own garden.


Cypripedium Henric

Cypripedium Henric Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH315
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Cyp Henric is a hybrid of Cyp macranthos hotei-atsumorianum and tibeticum.


Cypripedium henryi x planipetalum

Cypripedium henryi x planipetalum

Cat Number CYPH314


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A nonregistered hybrid from Anthura.


Cypripedium Ivory

Cypripedium Inge Cat Number CYPH412
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Inge is a hybrid of Cyp parviflorum and fasciolatum. Inge is a hardy, long time favorite Cyp.


Cypripedium Ingrid

Cypripedium Ingrid Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH413
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Ingrid is a hybrid of Cyp parviflorum and cordigerum, and is a hardy, long time favorite Cyp.


Cypripedium Ivory

Cypripedium Ivory
Cat Number CYPH033
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Ivory is a hybrid of Cyp cordigerum and kentuckiense, and is a hardy, long time favorite Cyp.


Cypripedium Jimmy

Cypripedium Jimmy

Cat Number CYPH414 Blooming Size Plant
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Jimmy is a hybrid of Cyp fasciolatum and Cyp macranthos var rebunense.


Cypripedium John Massey

Cypripedium John Massey Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH317
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John Massey is a hybrid of Cyp montanum and kentuckiense. With montanum as a parent it may not do well with extremely hot summers.


Cypripedium Kathleen Anne Green

Cypripedium Kathleen Anne Green
Cat Number CYPH303
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Kathleen Anne Green is a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and henryi. The flowers are very kentuckiense-like in appearance. Another hybrid that has been around commercially over the past decade that we have somehow overlooked until 2018. We kept three for our personal permanent collection.


Cypripedium Kristi Lyn

Cypripedium Kristi Lyn

Cat Number CYPH305
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Kristi Lyn is a hybrid of Cyp pubescens and henryi.


Cypripedium Lucy Pinkepank

Cypripedium Lucy Pinkepank

Cat Number CYPH134 Blooming Size Plant
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A hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and tibeticum.


Cypripedium Lukas

Cypripedium Lukas

Cat Number CYP144
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Lukas is new for us this year.


Cypripedium Mem Shawna Austin

Cypripedium Memoria Shawna Austin

Cat Number CYPH041
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Memoria Shawna Austin is a of Cyp macranthos hotei-atsumorianum and calceolus. It grows into a robust plant with large, very brightly colored flowers. We have had several specimens for many years.


Cypripedium Michael

Cypripedium Michael

Cat Number CYPH157
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Michael is a very hardy hybrid.


Cypripedium Michael clone

Cypripedium Michael clone
Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH316
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Michael is a very hardy hybrid. These plants were cloned by Michael Weinert from plants with superior garden performance and coloration.


Cypripedium Michael Pastel

Cypripedium Michael Pastel Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH157P
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Michael is a very hardy.


Cypripedium Michael Monto

Cypripedium MontoFrosch®
Cat Number CYPH159
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Monto, a hybrid of Cyp macranthos hotei-atsumorianum and fasciolatum. Monto has huge flowers and is a very hardy.


Cypripedium Otto

Cypripedium Otto

Cat Number CYPH308 Blooming Size Plant
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Otto is a hybrid of Cyp calceolus and pubescens.


Cypripedium Philipp 'Dsrk'

Cypripedium Philipp 'Dark'

Cat Number CYPH005D Blooming Size Plant
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Philipp is a hybrid of Cyp macranthos and kentuckiense. Among the largest flowers in Cypripedium. As a kentuckiense hybrid we add about 50% sand to our medium. This form is by Anthura and has been available for a few years. We sold all of the specimens we ordered each year until those we received in Fall 2017. The flowers were spectacular this Spring. We have kept several back but have a limited number for sale.


Cypripedium Pluto

Cypripedium Pluto

Cat Number CYPH309 Blooming Size Plant
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Pluto is a hybrid of Cyp fasciolatum and franchetti.


Cypripedium Rascal

Cypripedium Rascal

Cat Number CYPH403 Blooming Size Plant
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Rascal is a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and parviflorum. Flowers have yellow pouches and long, twisted lateral sepals of light to dark brown.


Cypripedium Renate

Cypripedium RenateFrosch®

Cat Number CYPH Blooming Size Plant
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Renate is a hybrid of Cyp macranthos and franchetti. The flowers vary from dark purple to the lightest album.


Cypripedium Sabine

Cypripedium Sabine Frosch®

Cat Number CYPH181 Blooming Size Plant
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Sabine is a hybrid of two large-flowered species, Cyp. faciolatum and Cyp macranthos. Cyp. Sabine has been very hardy for us and we have several specimens that have been in our collection of many years.


Cypripedium Sabine Pastel

Cypripedium Sabine Pastel Frosch®

Cat Number CYPH181P Blooming Size Plant
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Sabine Pastel is a white form of the hybrid between two large-flowered species, Cyp. faciolatum and Cyp macranthos.Cyp. Sabine has been very hardy for us. We have specimens in our personal collection that we have had for a decade.


Cyp Schoko has a flower similar to parviflorum but with brown coloration rather than yellow. It is a favorite of ours and we have had several specimens in our collection for nearly a decade.


Cypripedium Hans Erni

Cypripedium Sebastian 'Frosch's Mountain King' Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH188FMK
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Sebastian's parent Cyp montanum is quite heat intolerant. Michael Weinert has cloned a particularly heat-tolerant specimen and calls it 'Frosch Mountain King." We have had excellent success with this clone here in Connecticut in our 90 degree Summer temperatures for the past several years.


Cypripedium speciosum x tibeticum

Cypripedium speciosum x tibeticum
Cat Number CYPH416
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Cyp speciosum x tibeticum is an unregistered hybrid produced by Anthura in The Netherlands.


Cypripedium Tilman

Cypripedium Tilman
Cat Number CYPH199
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Tilman, a hybrid of Cyp tibeticum and fasciolatum, has very nice, large flowers. Flower color varies from plant to plant.


Cypripedium Ursel

Cypripedium Ursel
Cat Number CYPH204
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Ursel has beautiful yellow flowers.


Cypripedium ventricosum 'Frosch's Queen of the Mist'

Cypripedium ventricosum 'Frosch's Queen of the Mist" Frosch®
Cat Number CYPH10QM
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xVentricosum is the natural hybrid of Cyp calceolus and macranthos. It is a very hardy hybrid. Frosch's Queen of the Mist was cloned by Michael Weinert from an exceptional specimen of the album form of xventricosum for its excellent coloration and garden performance.


Cypripedium ventricosum Goldschuh

Cypripedium ventricosum Goldschuh
Cat Number CYPH10G
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xVentricosum is the natural hybrid of Cyp calceolus and macranthos. It is a very hardy hybrid. Goldschuh is selected for its golden coloration.


Cypripedium Victoria

Cypripedium Victoria
Cat Number CYPH098
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Victoria is a hybrid of Cyp pubescens and fasciolatum with larger pastel yellow flowers. One of my favorite yellow hybrids.


Cypripedium Wim

Cypripedium Wim
Cat Number CYPH417
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Wim is a hybrid of Cyp tibeticum and henryi. Wim has a unique color pattern that adds pop to the Cypripedium bed.