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Lady's  Slipper  Orchids 

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 WE OFFER The Largest selection

of cypripedium SPECIES AND HYBRIDS in the uS

WITH OVER 50 VARIETIES to choose from

Cypripediums Sold Here

Our Fall 2014/Spring 2015 offerings are now available!

Raising Rarities offers a fine selection of Cypripedium hybrids and species        

Below are some of our select Cypripedium for this 2014-15 season:

       NEW HYBRIDS

 

        C.   Renate Pastel                        C.  Hans  Erni                             C. Chauncry                                             C. Anna                            

        C. Sunny                                         C. Ivory                                 C.  Maria                                C. Monto

Please Visit Our Order Form Page and See

Our Newest Line of Hybrids and Species Available

SPECIES

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C. kentuckiense             C. formosanu              C. shanxiense                 C. hotei                C. macranthos     

   

   C. franchetii      C. pubescens         C. cordigerum          C.reginae          C.fasciolatum

"Garden Orchids"

                                         

      C. Kentucky Maxi       C. Kentucky Pink   C. Kentucky Blush Pink

Cypripedium Maria group

  

                                        C. Philipp                               C. Philipp cluster

Above is C. Philipp an outstanding hybrid cross between C. macranthos X C. kentuckiense. Please watch this short video below and see Philipp in the garden on a crisp spring day.

    

.            C.  candidum X C. fasciolatum                                     C.Maria      


This is a beautiful example of how Cyps. can look in your garden. 

'Pluto' has very large blooms on compact shoots and is a real eye catcher best suited at the front of an orchid bed.

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Hybrid Cypripediums can look like this in your garden.

     
  Cypripediums Gisela and Sabine


                  C. Victoria is a cross between C. pubescens and C. fasciolatum                   Compare the size of the flowers to the azalia behind C. Victoria

 

C. Michael Pastel

         C. Aki

C. Ulla Silkens

C. Dietrich

Cypripedium Ventricosum Pastel is selected for its pale pastel hues. 



 

'Raising Rarities' is most interested in offering the hardy orchid enthusiast the Cypripedium species, known commonly as hardy 'Lady's-Slipper Orchids'. We are also interested in all native hardy orchids and understanding how they grow and propagate. We want all entering this site to know how to grow them.
Any plant is rare for two main reasons, a slow growth rate and special growth requirements.
Other reasons include plant collection and unmanaged land development with respect to the
diversity of its ecology, both of which we are opposed to.  

For these reasons we are pleased to offer plants that are grown from seed in-vitro, or artificially in sterilized flasks and formula. We also offer plants that are rescued from the wild with permission from state authorities on land that is destined for roadwork or development.


We hope that you enjoy the beauty of the Cypripediums we offer on this site.

In the following pages we hope that you can further enjoy our beautiful gardens where we display these and other rare beauties of nature and the orchid species.

Follow this link: Cypripediums sold here.

We now accept major credit cards and electronic checking through PayPal.com or credit     cards can also be phoned in.



  C. parviflorum is the smaller yellow native       This is a fine example of a mature  Cypripedium and usually has darker petals.            plant of C.   kentuckiense.


                                              
                                  

         

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