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Cypripedium Lady's Slippers for Canadian Gardens
Celebrating our 12th Anniversary Season!
Hello Fellow Gardeners!
We are very excited to launch our offerings of hardy lady's slipper orchids for fall 2016! This year we are offering our largest selection ever with 31 different cultivars. These vigorous and satisfying plants are much easier to grow than the species and will reward you with years of exquisite beauty.
Have a look below at the photos and information. If you are thinking of ordering, please do so early. We only have limited numbers of each cultivar and last year a number of them sold out quite quickly. Enjoy!
Gary and the Phoenicians
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Cypripedium Lady's Slippers Pre-Order
31 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 Cypripedium hybrids 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 bloom in late April and May offering an exquisite show in the garden.
Most 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 Cypripedium outdoors with great success.
We are currently offering 31 different lady's slipper hybrids for shipping to our mail order customers and for pick-up at Phoenix by our local customers in mid October 2016. All are top quality, blooming size, many with multiple eyes, and should flower in the spring. Here they are:
We will be providing them to you bare root. 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 them 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.
Please note: Because we must pay our suppliers in advance, we will process payment of Cypripedium orders at the time of ordering. Should a cultivar not be available at the time of shipping/pick-up we will give you the choice of substituting a different cultivar, receiving a refund, or having a credit applied to your account for a future order.
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. Have fun!
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One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials
No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
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