Hello Cutting Edge Gardeners!

We are very excited to launch an superlative selection of more than 200 rare bulbs and 42 exquisite Cypripedium lady's slipper orchids for the fall.

Many of these distinctive plants have rarely, if ever, been offered in Canada before. So though we have historic tulips that date back to the 1600's they are new to us in Canada and can be considered "hot new plants"! ;-)

Have a look below and enjoy! You can place your orders now for pick up in Sept and Oct. Full details are below.

Perennially Yours,

Gary and the Phoenicians

200+ Rare Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Beauty!

More Info & Pre-Order

 


Phoenix Perennials has been designated as a Canada 150 Garden Experience as one of the top garden experiences in the country on the occasion of Canada's 150th birthday.

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Rare Spring Bulbs
Choose from over 200 Different Rare Bulbs to Make Your Garden Extraordinary

Bulbs represent an extraordinary opportunity to layer in extra colour, dynamism, and drama into your perennial borders and containers. They come in a diverse range of colours, shapes, and sizes and there is a bulb for nearly every garden situation. Bulbs are also very easy to care for. Just dig a hole and drop them in. You're done! Now prepare for years of beauty and colour.

We are very excited to offer over 200 different rare bulbs this fall up from 135 last year. There are many new treasures to be discovered!

Visit the Rare Bulb Pre-Order on our Phoenix Perennials Mail Order Site to see our full selection of over 200 rare bulbs. Both mail order and local customers should place their orders through our mail order system. Local customers should select the pick up option when checking out. Quantities are limited. Please order early to secure your favourites.

Our selection of rare bulbs will ship or be ready for pick-up in early October, depending on when they arrive from Europe. Some bulbs may arrive later in a second shipment. For local customers, we will email you when it's time to pick up.

For mail order customers we will also email you in advance of shipping. We recommend you place separate orders for plants, bulbs, and Cyps as each is ready at different times and we wish to ship when these products are at their freshest. If you place multiple separate orders, put a note to us when you check out about these orders and we will see if we can ship your items together though the default will be to ship separately. If you combine plants, bulbs, and Cypripedium in the same order we will assume you want everything shipped together and will wait until your order is complete, unless there are reasons why we might want to ship ASAP.

Changes from last year:

  • We have made changes that should ensure we receive 90% of our bulbs this year so the majority of your order should be complete. These bulbs are rare for many reasons but mostly because they are slower to bulk up than bulbs that are more commonly available. For this reason, supplies at harvest time can be less than expected and we are usually shorted on some varieties. Please be understanding if we contact you in the fall that some of the bulbs you ordered are not available.
  • We will no longer be processing payment in advance. Payment will be processed just before pick-up or shipping.
  • We have made adjustments to our shipping calculations and packing methods that should decrease shipping costs this year on bulbs.

Ordering: Visit the Rare Bulb Pre-Order on our Phoenix Perennials Mail Order Site for full details. Mail order and local customers should both place your orders through our mail order system. When checking out, local customers should select the pick-up option. Mail order customers should select their preferred shipping method. The minimum order value to place a pre-order for mail order or pick-up is $40. Extra bulbs will be available for sale at Phoenix once pre-orders have been filled. Have fun!

 


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Cypripedium Lady's Slipper Orchids
42 Different Hardy Orchids for Canadian Gardens

We are excited to offer our largest selection ever of hardy lady's slipper orchids for Canadian gardens. These majority of our offerings are Cypripedium hybrids which possess hybrid vigour -- they have inherited the best traits of both parents -- and are much easier to grow than species orchids, have beautiful flowers in amazing colours, and clump up very quickly into amazing displays in the part shade garden. They come into bloom from late April through June offering an exquisite show in the garden.

This year we have added a selection of some of the best and most interesting Cypripedium species. Once you've gotten some practice growing the hybrids these plants are a wonderful way to continue your love affair with lady's slipper orchids. They should be relatively easy to grow provided good conditions.

Most of our hybrid Cypripedium are "officially" hardy to zone 4 while some are hardy to zone 3 and even zone 2! Even the zone 4 plants may be hardy in protected spots in zone 3 with mulch and good snow cover. Indeed, we have customers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who are growing these Cypripedium outdoors with great success.

We are currently offering 42 different lady's slipper orchids for shipping to our mail order customers and for pick-up at Phoenix by our local customers in mid October 2017. All are top quality, blooming size, many with multiple eyes, and should flower in the spring. Here they are:

Cypripedium 'Aki' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Aki' has large flowers with gorgeous stripes and spots in shades of pink, deep fuchsia, cream, and pale yellow. Cypripedium 'Anna' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Anna' has intense colours with deep pink and white in the pouch with lovely detailing and darker reddish pink twisted tepals.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Barry Phillips' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Barry Phillips' has glowing, warm yellow inflated pouches and petals and one to two blooms per stem. Cypripedium 'Chauncey' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Chauncey' has intense yellow pouches with red spotting surrounded by long, twisted, rich burgundy tepals.
Cypripedium 'Cleo Pinkepank' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Cleo Pinkepank' is a lady's slipper orchid with large, reddish pink slippers with yellowish striped sepals. NEW! Cypripedium 'Dr. Ernst von Siemens' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - 'Dr. Ernst von Siemens' has intense flower colouration of deep red-purple resembling Cypripedium tibeticum.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Eurasia' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Eurasia' has large, pink lady's slippers with white striped sepals. Cypripedium 'Francis' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Francis' has delicate pink petals surrounding an ivory white pouch.
Cypripedium 'Frosch's Mountain King' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Frosch's Mountain King' is a superior selected lady's slipper clone with pure white pouches and rich burgundy petals. NEW! Cypripedium 'Frosch's Noble Geisha' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Frosch's Noble Geisha' is a selected form of Gisela Pastel with ivory white slippers and tan coloured petals with dark pink stripes and speckles.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Frosch's Queen of the Mist' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Frosch's Queen of the Mist' is a very special clone with pure white pouches and lime green petals. Cypripedium 'Gisella' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Gisela' is one of the best beginner lady's slippers famous for its vigour and gorgeous flowers.
Cypripedium 'Hank Small' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Hank Small' has shiny yellow pouches and rich burgundy petals. Much easier to grow than the species it resembles. Cypripedium 'Hans Erni' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Hans Erni' is a robust and sturdy hybrid lady's slipper orchid valued for its pronounced magenta veining and speckles.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Ingrid' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Ingrid' is an elegant hybrid with a cream to creamy yellow pouch and bold, twisted, deep red speckled petals. NEW! Cypripedium 'Ivory' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Ivory' has a large ivory-white pouch backed by yellow petals striped and speckled in burgundy.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Ivory' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - 'Karl Heinz' is a vigorous Cypripedium hybrid with cream coloured pouches and maroon petals with a nice twist. Cypripedium 'Kristi Lyn' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Kristi Lyn' has bright, cheerful, yellow pouches with burgundy petals.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Lady Dorine' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Lady Dorine' has a large, inflated pouch with lightly marked ribs and a pale yellow flush to the white petals. Cypripedium 'Lucy Pinkepank' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Lucy Pinkepank' has large, rich fuchsia, pink and white flowers and great vigour.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Michael Pastel' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Michael Pastel' has a white, spherical pouch with faint hints of green striping and pale to lime green petals. Cypripedium 'Monto' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Monto' is a robust and sturdy hybrid lady's slipper orchid with huge flowers, a round pouch, and boldly veined tepals.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Otto' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Otto' has warm yellow pouches and highly twisted and rippled burgundy petals. Cypripedium 'Paul' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Paul' has creamy white or creamy yellow slippers onto which is etched beautifully contrasting brick red stripes and speckles with twisted, red tepals.
Cypripedium 'Philipp' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium Cypripedium 'Pluto' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Pluto' has very large creamy white and subtly striped pouches with boldly striped petals.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Rascal' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Rascal' has warm yellow pouches and highly twisted and rippled deep burgundy petals. Cypripedium 'Sabine Pastel' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Sabine Pastel' has huge lady's slipper flowers the size of a chicken's egg with pure white slippers and pale yellow sepals.
NEW! Cypripedium 'Tanja Pinkepank' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Tanja Pinkepank' has medium-sized flowers in an unusual glowing salmon pink colour. Cypripedium 'Tilman' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Tilman' has remarkably large flowers comprised of creamy white lady's slippers and magenta-striped sepals.
Cypripedium 'Ursel' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Ursel' has warm yellow flowers with red speckles and stripes often with multiple lady's slippers per stem! NEW! Cypripedium 'Ventricosum Goldschuh' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Ventricosum Goldschuh' has a creamy white, inflated pouch and pale yellow petals with a slight ripple.
Cypripedium 'Ventricosum' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Ventricosum' is a luscious hybrid with large, glowing magenta flowers. Cypripedium 'Victoria' - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium 'Victoria' has large, golden yellow slippers with burgundy striped sepals.
NEW! Cypripedium cordigerum x hotei - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium cordigerum x hotei has rich, deep pink pouches and petals with white detailing. NEW! Cypripedium henryi - Hardy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium henryi has small greenish yellow, fragrant slippers with wide petals and 2-4 flowers per stem.
NEW! Cypripedium kentuckiense - Hardy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium kentuckiense has the largest flowers of the lady’s slipper orchids with a large cream-coloured pouch and maroon petals. Cypripedium kentuckiense x rebunense - Hybrid Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium kentuckiense x rebunense is a unique and rare hybrid with rich pink tepals surrounding a pastel yellow pouch speckled with pink spots.
NEW! Cypripedium macranthos - Hardy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium macranthos has large, dramatic flowers in shades of deep magenta pink with huge, rounded pouches. Cypripedium reginae - Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium reginae is an eastern North American native with pink-flushed pouches and pure white sepals.
NEW! Cypripedium reginae 'Alba' - Showy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium reginae 'Alba' is a rare and exquisite form of this winter-hardy orchid with pure ivory-white flowers. NEW! Cypripedium tibeticum - Hardy Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium tibeticum is an exquisite species with large, deep magenta flowers highlighted with white striping.

We will be providing the Cypripedium to you bare root. Fall is the best time to receive, plant and establish lady's slipper orchids. All you need to do is plant them directly into a well-drained location in part shade or morning sun. A winter mulch of fallen leaves or conifer boughs or needles can be helpful in the first winter. We'll provide you with detailed instructions when you receive your plants.

For mail order customers, October is the only time of year we ship Cypripedium lady's slipper orchids so please take advantage.

For our local customers, though we do offer Cyps in growth in spring on site at Phoenix, buying and planting them in fall ensures our local customers the widest possible selection and potentially greater and quicker success in establishment. They arrive bare root and super fresh. Planting them directly into the garden in fall is the best way to establish them even for local customers. Mulch with a pile of leaves after fall planting.

Ordering: Visit Phoenix Perennials Mail Order for full details. Mail order and local customers should both place your orders through our mail order system. When checking out, local customers should select the pick-up option. Mail order customers should select their preferred shipping method. We recommend you place separate orders for plants, bulbs, and Cyps as each is ready at different times and we wish to ship when these products are at their freshest. If you place multiple separate orders, put a note to us when you check out about these orders and we will see if we can ship your items together though the default will be to ship separately. If you combine plants, bulbs, and Cypripedium in the same order we will assume you want everything shipped together and will wait until your order is complete, unless there are reasons why we might want to ship ASAP. Have fun!

For local and mail order customers we will email you when it is time to pick up or in advance of shipping.

 


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
604-270-4133

www.phoenixperennials.com
Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 24th to October 29th, 2017
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