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Garden Ground Orchids like Epipactis breed in our Lab

At Phytesia, we breed Garden Ground Orchids, 63 different varieties of them. We have been working for 10 years reproducing the rarest Hardy Orchids.

Garden Ground Orchids in our Lab

Range Easy Garden
Color Yellow-orange, Red-purple
Flowering June, July, August
Height 70-100 cm
Exposure Sun, Semi-shade
Hardiness Hardy (-20°C)
Presentation 1 liter container, flowering size plant, 2-3 shoots

The Epipactis Orchids

These terrestrial orchids of essentially European or Asian origin are also some of the hardy orchids that are the most tolerant and the easiest to grow in a garden. When installed, these species can quickly form colonies of several hundreds of plants over a relatively restricted surface.

They will embellish your gardens, with their delicate flower scapes strewn with pretty little flowers (1 cm). You can buy it from our website or on Amazon UK.

Certain varieties (Epipactis palustris) are particularly fond of wet to sodden areas and can be grown at the edges of ponds or bodies of water.
Garden Ground Orchids

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Pineapple Plants Collection – Find them all at Garden Orchid

We can browse our collection of Pineapple Plants on Garden Orchids. All offers from Bakker, YouGarden, Van Meuwen and Amazon’s Phytesia page.

The Pineapple Plants Collection’s Top 6 plants

Not only is growing pineapples ridiculously easy. Growing pineapple plants is possible just about anywhere in the world!

(That’s because the pineapple plant is one of the few tropical fruits that are really well suited to growing in pots, and that means you can grow pineapples indoors.)

I grow lots of pineapples in my garden. If you plant them in the right spot they need virtually no care whatsoever.

Growing Pineapple Plants Is Easy

Growing pineapples is easy if you get the basics right.

But first of all, here are a few pictures of pineapple plants for those who don’t know what they look like:

Young pineapple plants growing. A mature pineapple plant ready to flower. Growing a pineapple fruit.

The plant on the left is very young, the picture in the middle shows a mature pineapple plant from the top, and the one on the right shows a fruiting plant. (The fruit stem emerges from the middle of the plant, and you get one pineapple per plant.)

How To Grow Pineapple Plants

If you’d like to learn how to grow a pineapple that will yield a sweet-tasting fruit, then you’ve come to the right place. This page is chock full of everything you need to know. But first let me put in a plug for my wife’s photography web site where you can peruse her artwork, and even download a print to put on your wall. Just click on the banner below, or if no banner appears, click here. And if you’d like to support my site, just come back to this page and click on the Amazon link below to make all of your future purchases. Thank you! Now, let’s talk about pineapples!!!

Pineapple is one of the world’s most unique and exotic tropical fruits, yet it is possible to grow it in a temperate zone under controlled conditions; with the most difficult part of the process just getting it rooted. Although you may not be able to grow as large a plant as is grown on a plantation in Hawaii, the following information should enable you to grow a healthy, attractive pineapple for your home. And it makes a fun family project for the kids!

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Gloxinia Plants on Garden Orchids UK – Compare them all

You can find a wide range of Gloxinia Plants on Garden Orchids UK. You can compare offers from Phytesia, Bakker, YouGarden and Van Meuwen. Our orchids are also on Amazon.

Gloxinia Plants best offers

Gloxinia flower care is not too difficult. Place gloxinias in a bright area, out of direct sunlight. A location near a sunny window just outside the reach of the sun’s rays is ideal. Growing gloxinia houseplants thrive in average room temperatures of between 60-75 F. (16-24 C.).

Water gloxinias often enough to keep the soil moist. The leaves develop brown spots if they get wet, so apply the water directly to the soil under the leaves. If allowed to dry out, gloxinias go dormant.

Gloxinia Light Requirements

Gloxinia require very bright, indirect light in order to bloom and do not like intense, direct sunlight. On plant stands I use two fluorescent tubes and place plants 10 to 12 inches from the lights for 14 – 16 hrs. per day. Growing under lights keeps plants from getting “scraggly” or leggy from uneven light conditions and ensures that they receive enough light to bloom freely.

Garden Orchids from Phytesia

Gloxinia Plants & Red Garden Orchid ❀ Cypripedium ventricosum 'red' ✿ Easy Garden
Since 2003, Phytesia provides a wide range of hardy orchids for the garden.

We selected dozens of varieties, providing a wide range of colors, sizes or flowering periods. Moreover, our range is expanding every month and we regularly offer new varieties.

Our offer includes hardy varieties resistant to the strongest winters (-20 ° C to -30 ° C) (Cypripedium, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Bletilla …) and semi-hardy varieties supporting light frosts (-10 ° C) ( Calanthe, Pleione …) particularly suited for growing in pots or the Mediterranean climate.

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Perennial orchids category on Phytesia

The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids is essential reading for you to grow beautiful and book The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids exotic hardy orchids in your outdoor garden.

Phytesia helps you entering the gardening world by introducing you to many hardy perennial orchids that can be grown almost anywhere in the UK, whatever the winter hardiness.

Hardy perennial orchids

The book is divided into three groups of species: Upland, Transition, and Wetland hardy perennial orchids and selected species are discussed in detail in each group.
There is a strong focus on a non-technical presentation of the necessary cultural requirements for these species to survive and thrive in almost any garden setting.

The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Hardy Perennial Orchids is filled with helpful hints, tips and enough information to get you started and keep you interested in hardy orchid growing for years to come.

Color illustrations to help you grow hardy orchids

Many beautiful colour photographs are included to tantalize the readers and pique their interest in these exciting plants. Also, many color illustrations are used to demonstrate bed preparation, planting, and other cultural practices.

The author divides the discussion into three groups of species Upland, Transition, and Wetland. Within each group, selected species are discussed in detail with a strong focus on a non-technical presentation of the necessary cultural requirements for these species to survive and thrive in almost any garden setting.

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Compost on Garden Orchids UK

Compost is a mix of peats and wood fibres that will make up for any deficiencies in your garden soil and ensure your plants receive the nutrients that they need. Adding it to your soil is the ideal way to create an optimum growing environment, and there’s a simple way to add it to the mix. Our partners YouGarden have premium grade for sale that’s perfect for your budding plants.

Compost category at YouGarden

Our multi purpose composting is of the very highest grade to enable your garden to reach it’s full potential. We use only the very best ingredients so it’s of the highest quality and allows the greatest amount of air to reach your plants. It’s specially formulated to help your plants and flowers to grow and bloom perfectly.

A well composted garden is simply the best way to get the most from your plants and flowers with the least time and effort on our part. Please don’t assume that the cheap product you can buy from a local DIY store is of high quality. Our products for sale here at YouGarden contains high grade peats and wood fibres to create a perfect growing environment, you’ll be able to tell the difference from the light and fluffy feel. Just add it to your existing beds or pots and rest in the knowledge that your garden is well provided with nutrient rich soil.


Using compost will ensure that your soil holds plenty of moisture for your growing plants, unlike regular soil that is often deficient in water holding materials, so your hard work watering and caring for your plants simply drains away. Add composting to the mix and you’ll know that your plants are offered the very best environment in which they can flourish.

Garden composting can also be a fantastic deterrent to unwanted seeds, plants and weeds. Simply adding it to an already established bed can help your existing plants flourish, while acting as a barrier to any weeds trying to take seed amongst your hard work!

Just use our high quality multi purpose compost available on the YouGarden website and be assured that you’ve given your garden the very best, and that you will reap the rewards this season and for seasons to come! It is so important to provide your beds and garden with an optimum growing environment, and our composting product is the easy way to achieve that perfect balance for your seedlings.

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Serpentine Night, the Californian Epipactis gigantea hardy orchid

The Serpentine Night hardy orchid is a Californian Epipactis gigantea that Phytesia managed to reproduce and breed in its lab.
Serpentine Night

Prolific, fast-growing Serpentine Night Epipactis orchids

The Epipactis genus is well represented around the planet. Epipactis is one of the most prolific orchids, and over the seasons, the plants spread widely with underground rhizomes. Planted under good conditions, these orchids can rapidly grow colonies of several dozen plants.

This orchid thrives in flowerbeds as well as around water, and also does quite well potted. Cool, humid, light soil is optimal.

The Epipactis gigantea ‘Serpentine Night’ cultivar is a Californian variety of Epipactis gigantea

This variety is notable for its dark, red-purple leaves. It’s a large, easy to grow, and hardy garden orchid, blooming from late May through July with nuanced orange-yellow inflorescences.

To help you discover those magnificent garden orchid, Phytesia is currently offering a 10% discount on all epipactis. 

Discover the many flower colors in our full range of Epipactis varieties

 – Epipactis gigantea (giant helleborine or stream orchid) is a terrestrial orchid from the Western United States, also named Californian Epipactis. This species can reach as high as 70cm after a few years.

 – Epipactis palustris (marsh helleborine) originates from Europe. Its hanging, purplish green-brown flowers have purple-striped white labella, borne in bunches on the stem. Epipactis palustris grows best in sunlit humid zones.

 – Epipactis ‘Sabine’ is a hybrid between Epipactis gigantea and Epipactis palustris. This is a really easy orchid to grow. Flowers bloom from a floral shaft between 70 and 100 cm long. The beautiful flowers are a delicious mix of colors from yellow to red, with pink tones.

Serpentine Night, our nice hardy orchid

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End of Year Flash Sales at Phytesia – 30% OFF a Garden Orchid every day

The next 10 days, enjoy a Flash Sales daily discount on a garden orchid at Phytesia if you’re member of the Phytesia Club (get it for free HERE).

Start with our Flash Sales on Bletilla Ochracea

This Tuesday December 20 till Wednesday December 21, get -30% OFF the Bletilla Ochracea using the code you will receive by email.

Bletilla Ochracea Flash Sales

Phytesia is the World leading lab in breeding rare orchids

We respect the biological rhythms of plants. We do not store the plants in cold storage and does not sell plants bred in greenhouses, esthetically nice but fragile.

Our hardy orchids are growing high in their pots, outside or in unheated greenhouse open, in conditions similar to those of a garden. Thus, the plants you will receive will of course be adapted to the European climate and “accustomed” to resist temperatures largely negative … All our varieties are grown and between 2 and 5 years before commercialization. Plants sold on this site are adult plants (flowering in the year).

We will ship a garden orchid at any time during the year

All our plants are delivered in 1l jar (containing the appropriate substrate). Depending on the time of your order, you’ll receive a dormant plant (fall – winter bulbs or underground rhizomes in their pot), or a growing plant (spring: orchid vegetation). We do not deliver the plants during flowering to avoid damaging it.

We control the quality of each of our garden orchids before shipment, and compliance of the package with the command. If a plant seems small, we put it aside.

If, despite our efforts, you were disappointed with a plant you received, please send us an email to [email protected].

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Cyber Monday Orchids on our site

Register to the Phytesia club to get the exclusive voucher codes for Cyber Monday Orchids at Phytesia.

Cyber Monday Orchids: -40% on Reginae, Formosanum and Alba

Cyber Monday Orchids

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Cyber Monday Orchids offer: -40%

The 20% offer is on the 3 following orchids:
Cypripedium Reginae (603161361517)
Cypripedium Formosanum (603161361494)
Pleione Formosana Alba (603161361234)

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Black Friday Orchids on our site

Register to the Phytesia club to get the exclusive voucher codes for Black Friday Orchids at Phytesia.

Black Friday Orchids

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Black Friday Orchids offers from -20% to 30%

The 20% offer is on the 4 following orchids:
– Bletilla purple (603161361579)
– Pleione Tongariro (603161361593)
– Epipactis gigantea (603161361548)
– Cypripedium kentucky (603161361500)

Also, you can get a special offer totalling -30% + Free Shipping by opting for the new Black Friday bundle with 6 incredible plants.

The 6 following plants are part of this bundle:

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20% OFF: promo on Cypripedium Fasciolatum this weekend

We have a nice Cypripedium promo offer with our Cypripedium Fasciolatum this weekend (November 11-13 2016) on Phytesia-Orchids. Get the voucher code by registering.

20% OFF: promo on Cypripedium Fasciolatum this weekend

Cypripedium Fasciolatum

Get a 20% discount by registering to this form by Sunday November 13 at Midnight

Cypripedium promo: all you need to know

  • This garden orchid is part of Phytesia’s Easy Garden series and comes packed in a 1 liter container, flowering size plant, 1-2 shoots.
  • The Cypripedium Fasciolatum will flourish into a Pink-mauve flower from April to May up to 30-50 cm.
  • This Hardy (-20°C) orchid will survive the winter if you leave it in a Semi-shade location of your garden.

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Planting  the Cypripedium Fasciolatum

Cypripedium prefer soil that is low in organic matter and has good draining properties. Airing the soil is recommended, using a mineral substrate (at least 50%) such as sand, Argex, pouzzolane or ideally lava stone (vulca). As organic matter, a little finely crushed pine bark or some compost based on coconut leaves or fibres could be added.

It is important not only that the rhizomes of the Cypripedium do not desiccate in summer but also that they are not immersed in winter. The various mineral substrates will ensure good moisture retention in summer while encouraging good drainage during the winter.


In the garden, we recommend planting Cypripedium in a cool, shaded or semi-shaded place. Sunlight at the hottest hours of the day is to be avoided.

Growth phases of the Cypripedium Fasciolatum

During the winter, the plant persists in rhizome form and does not require any special protection.

The new Cypripedium shoots usually appear during April. Once started, the vegetation grows very quickly; in 3 to 5 weeks, the foliage has opened out. The flowering extends from the end of April to June. At the end of the summer, the foliage yellows then fades before disappearing completely. Cypripedium then go into their winter dormancy.

Over the years and following the successive growth and dormancy cycles, Cypripedium not only become stronger but also multiply, thanks to the annual appearance of new shoots.

More Cypripedium Orchids at Phytesia

If you’re interested in our Cypripedium promo, you will also like the other Cypripedium hardy orchids: