Hello Fellow Gardeners!

Ornamental onions are one of my favourite garden plants. I'm here to try to convince you to love them too and to view them as indispensable in your garden.

Below you'll find a detailed article on ornamental onions and how to use them in the garden. Right now you can order 34 different species and cultivars as part of our Rare Bulb Pre-Order for fall.

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The genus Allium is best known for its edible members: onions, garlic, scallions, shallots, and leeks. Together they represent one of the most common and ubiquitous foods and food flavourings in most of the world's culinary cultures. These delicious bulbs make magic in the kitchen but many gardeners are still unaware that there is a huge diversity of ornamental onions that can make magic in the garden.

When we talk about perennial garden design we often mention contrasts: contrasts in flower colour, contrasts in height, and contrast in foliage including leaf size, colour, texture, and shape. Isn't it interesting though that while we talk about all these different attributes of leaves, we frequently only focus on colour when it comes to flowers. To take a garden to the next level, designers and gardeners "in the know" also contrast flower shapes and sizes to create dynamic and thrilling plantings.

If we consider flower shapes many different plants offer us tubular or bell-shaped flowers, daisy-type flowers, orchid-shaped flowers, lily-like flowers, iris-like flowers. And when it comes to inflorescence shapes, many different plants offer us vertical spikes and racemes, flat-topped or rounded umbels, catkins, spadices and much more. But few plants other than ornamental onions can offer the sphere.

When you consider that the ornamental onions generally bloom from May through July you realize that these Allium represent an incredible opportunity for adding great floral shape contrast into your garden. One of my favourite combinations in my garden is Allium 'Globemaster', the broad-leaved red hot poker (Kniphofia northiae), and bearded irises (Iris germanica) which all bloom at the same time but the possibilities are endless.

Ornamental onions, for the most part, come from bulbs that you plant in the fall. They are winter dormant but begin to emerge with lush green foliage in late winter and early spring. Most begin to bloom in mid spring to early summer, depending on the species or cultivar. The most common colours are purples, magentas, and lavenders but blues, yellow, and whites are also available.

At flowering time the foliage of many ornamental onions begins to go dormant. You can trim it off or plant your Allium so that other perennials mask the foliage. Some species and cultivars maintain their foliage during flowering such as 'Ostara', 'Ivory Queen', and A. karataviense. As ornamental onions finish blooming each floret in their sphere begins to swell with seeds creating an attractive scene of green spheres in the garden. These will slowly turn to straw colour in the fall and will often remain upright and attractive all winter long.

The most famed members of the ornamental onions are the ones that produce huge spheres, some of which can be as big as a person's head! In Canada A. giganteum and 'Globemaster' are the most common large-flowered plants. There are also many more options from the world of Allium that will suit woodland gardens, rock gardens, and the front of the border all with different variations on the theme of a sphere. The smaller-blooming Allium are best planted in clumps of 5 or more bulbs to create a good display. The larger-blooming cultivars are also outstanding planted in 3s, 5s or 7s in the garden but they can also be planted as singles scattered throughout the border. You can carve out a space for your Allium in the border or, frequently, you can insert their bulbs between existing perennials, especially summer-blooming perennials, where they can rise up and bloom in spring and early summer and then bow out to summer bloomers for the rest of the season. Allium of all sizes are also great planted under groundcovers where they can rise up in spring and early summer and then be protected from your digging when they are dormant.

Ornamental onions can be grown by the majority of Canadians from coast to coast. They are mostly considered hardy to zone 4 (with some officially hardy to zone 3) though gardeners in zone 3 and even zone 2 have successfully overwintered Allium with mulching and good snow cover in protected microclimates. They are also disease resistant, bug resistant, and deer resistant!

This fall I hope you will choose to plant ornamental onions in your garden. They are easy to grow, provide a unique and long-lasting effect, and will elevate your garden design to the next level.

We are excited to offer 34 different rare and unusual ornamental onions this fall through our Rare Bulb Pre-Order. Many of these species and cultivars are hardly, if ever, available in Canada and we are pleased to make them available to Canadian gardeners for mail order or pick-up in late September to mid October. Have a look!:

Allium 'Ambassador' - Ornamental Onion - Tulipa 'Little Beauty' is a four-colour stunner. She has deep pink petals with an interior of black, royal blue, and white. Botanical tulips are miniature to small species tulips, cultivars of species, or dwarf named cultivars not far removed from their wild ancestors. They are strongly perennial and will naturalize when happy unlike the large Dutch hybrids which are often treated as annuals or which fail after a couple years. Allium 'Beau Regard' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Beau Regard' is a gargantuan ornamental onion with lavender-purple spheres up to 8-10 inches across on stems 3-4 feet tall! Want to make a statement? You've found what you need. Notably the lush foliage remains fresh even after the flowers have finished. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.
Allium 'Cameleon' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Cameleon' has charming, playful flower heads that emerge dusky pink and fade to white with pink veining on stems 12-18 inches tall. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Allium 'Gladiator' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Gladiator' has large, fragrant lavender-purple spheres the size of soft balls on 3-4 foot stems. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.
Allium 'Lucy Ball' - Ornamental Onion - 'Lucy Ball' grows to 3-4 feet tall with giant, fragrant, rosy-purple flower heads to 6 inches across - almost as big as Allium giganteum but with a denseness of florets similar to 'Globemaster'. A rarely encountered cultivar, 'Lucy Ball' will flower in early summer. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium 'Mercurius' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Mercurius' forms tall, 2-3 foot stems topped with flowers in a rich, saturated shade of raspberry wine. The flowers are gathered densely in a half globe, offering dynamic and striking architectural appeal. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions with spring and early summer flowers, attractive summer seed heads that dry to give winter interest. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in groups, with multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more for the strongest impact.
Allium 'Metallic Shine' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Metallic Shine' makes spectacular, metallic purple blooms 10-12 inches wide composed of hundreds of loose, star shaped flowers. It makes a stunning architectural focal point in the early summer garden. 'Metallic Shine' is a Dutch hybrid of garden favourite Allium cristophii, an ornamental onion from Turkey and Afghanistan, performing exceptionally as a cut or dried flower. Allium 'Miami' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Miami' forms tall, 2-3 foot stems topped with half orbs of rich purple, star shaped flowers. The flowers are loosely arranged in 3-4 inch heads, offering dynamic and striking structural appeal. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions with spring and early summer flowers, attractive summer seed heads that dry to give winter interest. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in groups, with multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more for the strongest impact.
Allium 'Mont Blanc' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Mont Blanc' has large, fragrant, white spheres the size of baseballs on 3-4 foot stems. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium 'Ostara' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Ostara' is a new hybrid between A. karataviense and A. atropurpureum with dramatic, broad, mid-green leaves that remain green through flowering giving rise to large, deep reddish purple spheres on 16 inch stems. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Foliage remains green and beautiful during flowering.
Allium 'Pinball Wizard' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Pinball Wizard' hails from the same cross as the classic 'Globemaster' (A. macleanii x A. christophii). It produces 6-8 inch wide lavender purple spheres on shorter stems to two feet tall. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium 'Round and Purple' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Round and Purple' offers some of the largest flower heads in the world of ornamental onions reaching 6 inches or more across. They are a lovely lavender colour on strong stems to about 3 feet. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.
Allium 'Spider' - Ornamental Onion - 'Spider' produces perhaps the largest flower heads in the genus reaching up to a foot across! This hybrid Allium has the awesome firework effect of A. schubertii and the deeper, richer, red-purple flower colour of A. atropurpureum. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium 'White Cloud' - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'White Cloud' has unusual, fuzzy looking spheres of white flowers opening from buds tinged pink. Rising three feet above the garden, flowers appear in July when other Alliums are fading. Both the elongated sepals, which look like garlic scapes, and dried seed heads are attractive. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Plant in groups of 3, 5, 7 or more for the greatest impact.
Allium altissimum 'Goliath' - Ornamental Onion - Allium alitissimum 'Goliath' is the tallest of all ornamental onions topping off at 5-6 feet with large, spherical heads of warm purple flowers. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions with spring and early summer flowers, attractive summer seed heads that dry to give winter interest. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium amethystinum 'Red Mohican' - Ornamental Onion - 'Red Mohican' is a special selection of one of the drumstick species of ornamental onion, Allium amethystinum, from the eastern Mediterranean. This cultivar has glowing purple-red inflorescences of tightly-packed fragrant florets on stems to about 3-4 feet tall.
Allium beesianum - Ornamental Onion - Allium beesianum has nodding umbels of blue, bell shaped flowers that bloom above grass-like foliage from August to October. Native to the slopes and meadows of Sichuan and Yunnan in China, it is rare, unique and can be slow to bulk up. It appreciates fertile soil, part sun, and moisture while in summer growth. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum - Ornamental Onion - Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum is a unique and rare species with flower heads like fireworks of rosy-purple florets. Retains its colour when dried. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.
Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum 'Album' - Ornamental Onion - This white 'Album' form of the rare keeled garlic, Allium carinatum ssp. pulchellum, produces pure white fireworks of small florets. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium cernuum 'White Master' - Ornamental Onion - Allium cernuum 'White Master' is a taller, white form of the B.C. native with exquisite flowers on shyly nodding heads. Flowers need to be near enough to study, near a path edge or in an open spot in your rockery. The foliage persists after flowering and bulbs will naturalize well. Pollinators love them. Benefits from afternoon shade when grown in hot summer climates. An unusual little gem. Few plants can offer the unique forms o ornamental onions.
Allium cristophii - Ornamental Onion - Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. Allium cristophii comes to us from Turkey and Afghanistan and looks like a firework of tiny lavender pink flowers exploding in the sun border. The sphere of tiny flowers can be up to 15 inches in diametre! Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs. Allium cyaneum - Ornamental Onion - Allium cyaneum is a wonderful small species from China. It forms violet blue, open or pendant shaped flowers with long stamens above fine foliage in June and July. Unusual, hardy and easy to grow, it spreads by short rhizomes to form a clump. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.
Allium flavum - Ornamental Onion - Allium flavum has open flower heads like exploding bright yellow fireworks. It is lightly scented and grows in the Mediterranean basin from France and Morocco east to the Black and Caspian Seas. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium hirtifolium var. album - Ornamental Onion - Allium hirtifolium var. album is a tall species rarely available in horticulture. It forms elegant, long stemmed blooms 4" wide, with dense, star shaped flowers in early June. Native to Iran, Iraq and Turkey, "mooseer" is the name given in Farsi for the bulbs when gathered in the wild, dried and used in cooking. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.
Allium jesdianum 'Purple King' - Ornamental Onion - Allium jesdianum 'Purple King' has glowing purple, open, four inch wide spheres of small, star-like florets. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium karataviense - Ornamental Onion - Allium karataviense is a superlative ornamental onion for the front of the border with huge, broad, bluish-green leaves with purple undersides topped with large 3-6 in. spheres of white and purple-red florets. Leaves do not go dormant but remain lush during flowering. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. The foliage remains pretty during flowering and beyond.
Allium karataviense 'Ivory Queen' - Ornamental Onion - Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. 'Ivory Queen' is a cultivar of Allium karataviense with two to three broad, bluish-green leaves topped with large spheres of pure white florets. Foliage stays lush during the flowering. Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs. Allium nevskianum - Ornamental Onion - Allium nevskianum is a rare species with lush, pink flowers in April and May, and gorgeous, blue paired leaves. It makes an excellent, well behaved groundcover, with larger flowers and longer leaves than other members of this group. Well suited to our coastal climate, it prefers consistent moisture while in growth and tolerates summer drought. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions.
Allium nigrum - Ornamental Onion - Allium nigrum is a unique ornamental onion that produces large half spheres of white flowers with greenish black centres on tall stems in early summer. A Middle Eastern native growing in Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon and Israel. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium obliquum - Ornamental Onion - Allium obliquum is unique in offering a tall-stemmed species with sulphur yellow spheres. The foliage and stems are blue. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.
Allium schoenoprasum f. albiflorum - Ornamental Onion - Allium schoenoprasum f. albiflorum is the white form of garden chives. It produces masses of pure white, star shaped flowers gathered in luxuriantly blooming umbels, suspended over clumps of hollow, cylindrical, grass-like leaves. This allium makes a choice addition to the herb garden as well as a strongly ornamental and effective companion to plants troubled by many types of pests. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Allium schubertii - Ornamental Onion - Ornamental onions offer intriguing spherical or egg-shaped inflorescences comprised of hundreds of tiny flowers. A. schubertii has volleyball-sized, loose, rosey purple, star-shaped flowers held on stalks of unequal length which looks like a giant firework exploding. When the fruits ripen, the inflorescence detaches from the stem and rolls through the fields like a tumbelweed thus dispersing the seeds. From Israel and adjacent regions. Available in spring as potted plants and in fall as dry bulbs.
Allium scorodoprasum - Ornamental Onion - Allium 'Passion' is a cool ornamental onion with open heads of magenta-red florets on tall stems. Bulbils form at the base of the florets and are great for bulking up your clumps or sharing. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves. Allium stipitatum 'White Giant' - Ornamental Onion - Allium stipitatum 'White Giant' is the tallest of the white ornamental onions with huge 6-8 inch wide, pure white spheres held on stems 3-4 feet tall. The foliage is attractive and remains during flowering. Few plants can offer the unique flower forms of ornamental onions. Every garden should have Alliums. Plant in multiples of 3, 5, 7 or more. Don't fret when foliage starts to die back just before flowering. It's normal. Just trim the leaves.

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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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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
10am-5pm


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