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Lady's  Slipper  Orchids  available  for  mail  order

      The Largest selection of cypripediums            offered in the us

Our Fall 2013/Spring 2014 offerings are now available!

Cypripediums Sold Here

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 Select Cypripedium Hybrids and Species



"Garden Orchids"



Bletilla ochracia Yellow


Raising Rarities offers a fine selection of Cypripedium hybrids and species and hardy terrestrial orchids.        

Below are some of our select Cypripedium and Bletilla hybrid offerings this 2013-14 season:



candidumXfasciolatum  kentuckienseXmicrosaccos Memoriam Gerd Kohls                   Siggi                            calceolisXsegawii   


speciosmXhoti atsumorianum                             Pixi                                       Lady Dorine                                        Annegret              

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Our Newest Line of Hybrids and Species Available



C. kentuckiense             C. formosanu           C. shanxiense        C. reginae Alba         C. macranthos        

   C.lichiangense         C. franchetii           C. cordigerum            C.reginae             C.fasciolatum


"Garden Orchids"


       C. Kentucky          C. Kentucky Maxi     C. Kentucky Pink  C. Kentucky Blush Pink C. Reginae White

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


   C. Achim                                                      C. John Hagar                

Achim' pleases with its elegant flower shape and mainly pastel colours.

The beautiful flower of John Hagar is a cross between C. hotei-atsumorianum x C.macranthos          


C. Michael                                                C. Bernd

This is a beautiful example of how Cyps. can look 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. 

Hybrid Cypripediums can look like this in your garden.


'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.

Blitilla ochracea var. Pink form

Bletilla Yokohama "Kate"

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.

Bletilla Brigantes

Bletilla Green Dragon

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.

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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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