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Gardens at Post Hill Store

Bletilla, Calanthe, Dactylorhiza, Spathoglottis - Temperate Terrestrial Orchids

Spring List 2019

Our Spring 2019 List is now open. We will ship plants in March.


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.

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.

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.

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.


Calanthe Orchids

Calanthe native to Japan and mainland Asia and are very popular in cultivation. Calanthe are not hardy in the northern US but do well in warmer parts of the country. Hardiness zones are indicated with each species or hybrid.

Calanthe seiboldii

Calanthe seiboldii (now striata)
Cat Number CAL001 Blooming size plant
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Calanthe seiboldii is an impressive large plant with bright yellow flowers. It is garden hardy to zone 7.


Calanthe tricarinata

Calanthe tricarinata
Cat Number CAL002 Blooming size plant
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Calanthe tricarinata is a much smaller plant than Calanthe seiboldii. It is garden hardy to zone 6.


Dactlyorhiza Orchids

Dactylorhiza are commonly grown in gardens in Europe where most species originate. A couple of species also occur in North America. We hope that these excellent plants become more commonly available in the U.S. and will offer species and hybrids as they become available to us. If you are not familiar with these orchids, and mmost of us in the U.S. are not, view Ian Young's video. Ian is a renowned gardener in Aberdeen, Scotland.


Dactylorhiza Foliorella

Dactylorhiza Foliorella
Cat Number DT001 Blooming size plant
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Dactylorhiza Foliorella is a hybrid of Dact foliosa x purpurella. It does very well in garden soil to which 50% sand has been added.


Dactylorhiza maculata cross

Dactylorhiza maculata cross
Cat Number DT002 Blooming size plant
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Dactylorhiza maculata cross is imported from Europe. It has maculata as pod parent but the pollen parent is not clear. The flowers have the typical maculata marking and the foliage is spotted. It does very well in garden soil to which 50% sand has been added.


Spathoglottis ixioides

Spathoglottis ixioides

Cat Number SPATS001 Blooming Size Bulb
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Spathoglottis grows like Pleione, but smaller bark is recommended. They also like a bit more sun to maximize number of flowers. Like Pleione, bulbs must be overwintered in the cold (refrigerator) but not frozen.