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The Gardens at Post Hill

At The Gardens at Post Hill we propagate and display temperate terrestrial orchids, related woodland plants, and other horticulturally distinctive plants. We are constantly expanding the information on the website and hope that you will visit often.

Our Spring Lists are now closed as of April 1st since plants are breaking dormancy. Thank you to everyone who purchased our orchids this Spring! Our Fall Lists will be posted in June.

Access the Lists using the menu along the left side of this page. All plants are shipped as bare root rhizomes or pseudobulbs.



Please browse the images below of some of our orchids blooming during the 2018 season. The first several are Pleione since they bloom first. Further down, Cypripediums appear.


Some of our orchids, Spring 2018

Breaking dormancy

Some early Cypripedium breaking dormancy on March 25th


Pleione Calleva

Pleione Calleva



Pleione Capuchin

Pleione Capuchin



Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' x chunii

Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' x chunii



Pleione formosana forma album

Pleione formosana forma album



Pleione formosana album x chunii

Pleione formosana forma album x chunii. This specimen has a double flower on one stem.



Pleione Glacier Peak Yellow Blush

Pleione Glacier Peak 'Yellow Blush' is a hybrid of Pln formosana 'Blush of Dawn' and Pln grandiflora 'Yellow Lip.' We received a number of pseudobulbs of this new cross and have selected out a couple of specimens with nice yellow lips to produce vegetative clones.


Pleione Hekla x yunnanense

Pleione Hekla x yunnanense is another new, unregistered hybrid for our German supplier, blooming in late March


Pleione Kilauea x albiflora

Pleione Kilauea x albiflora. A new, unregistered hybrid we obtained from our supplier in Germany, blooming in late March, 2018.



Pleione Kilauea x albiflora group dish

Pln Kilauea x albiflora group in dish


Pleione Kilauea x albiflora white lip Pleione Kilauea x albiflora yellow lip

Pleione Kilauea x albiflora, a plant with white-lipped flowers and a plant with yellow-lipped flowers. We will save clones of each to propagate.



Pleione pleionoides x chunii

Pleione pleionoides x chunii is another new, unregistered hybrid for our German supplier, blooming in late March


Pleione Snow Monkey Yellow Lip

Pleione Snow Monkey'Yellow Lip' is a hybrid of Pln yunannensis and Pln grandiflora 'Yellow Lip.' We received a number of pseudobulbs of this new cross and have selected out a couple of specimens with nice yellow lips to produce vegetative clones.


Pleione Tibesti clone 1 Pleione Tibesti clone 2

These Pln Tibesti are offspring from a fresh cross. Thus, there is variability in the flowers from one plant to another. We will propagate specific clones for future years.


Pleione Tolima clone 1 Pleione Tolima clone 2

These Pln Tolima are offspring from a fresh cross. Thus, there is variability in the flowers from one plant to another. We will propagate specific clones for future years.


Cypripedium Sabine

This Cyp Sabine is the first Cypripedium flower that bloomed for us this year.



Cypripedium Eurasia

Cyp Eurasia, what a great hybrid! We have ten plants all the flowers on all of them look identical.



Cypripedium plectrochilum close Cypripedium plectrochilum

This is Cypripedium plectrochilum. It is one of the tiniest Cypripediums with large plants being about 4 inches in height. It also has a tiny flower. We have obtained Cyp plectrochilum several times over the years but they have always arrived in poor shape and did not survive. Last Fall we obtained several plants that originated from Anthura in the Netherlands, from HardyOrchid Wholesaler in Germany. They arrived in excellent condition and all look great this Spring, with three blooming. Not exactly a showy garden plant but very cool to a Cyp junkie. The plants are in a mixture of coarse volcanic sand and turface and are at the edge of a raised bed outlined with boulders to make them easier to see.



Cypripedium GPH Quiet Waters

Cyp GPH Quiet Waters is the second Cyp cordigerum hybrid we have registered, followed Cyp GPH Petite Delight a couple of years ago. We made several cordigerum crosses and expected all would have tiny flowers like cordigerum, but this one, Cyp cordigerum x tibeticum, has yielded some rather large flowers, nearly the size of tibeticum's flowers.



Cypripedium xcolumbianum

Cyp columbianum, a natural hybrid of Cyp parviflorum var pubescens and Cyp montanum, is difficult to make happy in the garden due to its montanum heritage. Columbianum does have a handsome small flower.



Cypripedium Kathleen Anne Green

Cyp Kathleen Anne Green, a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and Cyp henryi, one of the early registered Cypripedium hybrids, by Carson Whitlow in 1992, has an attractive kentuckiense-like flower intermediate in size between the flowers of its two parents.



Cypripedium Francis

Cyp Francis, a hybrid of Cyp kentuckiense and Cyp macranthos var speciosum, has attractive flowers, larger than those of its speciosum parents, in pastel purples.