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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 info@phytesia.com.

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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

You can register through the popup or through this form:

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

You can register through the popup or through this form:

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.

More info

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.

Exposure

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:

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20% OFF: Cypripedium promo on Formosanum this weekend

We have a nice Cypripedium promo offer with our Cypripedium Formosanum this weekend (November 4-6 2016) on Phytesia-Orchids. Get the voucher code by registering.

20% OFF: Cypripedium promo on Formosanum this weekend

Cypripedium Promo

Get a 20% discount by registering to this form by Sunday November 6

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 formosanum 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.

More info

Planting  the Cypripedium Formosanum

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.

Exposure

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 Formosanum

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:

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Bletilla Ochracea yellow rare orchid, available again

After several months of shortage, the rare orchid Bletilla ochracea is again available at Phytesia

Bletilla Ochracea

Unlike most hardy orchids that prefer cool and moist places, orchids of the genus Bletilla tolerate full sun.

The ideal planting time is autumn. The bulbs will develop their new shoots from April. A bouquet of long sheets is then introduced.

The ocher yellow flowers appear in summer, they are in number 6 to 10, worn in loose spikes along the flower stem. Having enlivened the garden for about one month, the flowers disappear, but not the foliage. At least not right away; it fades in November. The plant then completely disappears from view and its pseudo-bulb goes dormant until the following spring.

Get a 10% discount by registering to this form by Sunday November 6/h3>

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Choosing Orchid pots when repotting

Choosing orchid pots when repotting is a tricky exercise. Decide what size orchid pots to use when repotting your semi-hardy hardy orchid. Pleione, Calanthes and Spiranthes are semi-hardy (-10°) orchids. This means they have to be protected when Winter reaches below -10°c. When repotting an orchid, you’ll need a pot just an inch or so bigger than the pot the orchid originally came in.

Choosing Orchid Pots

You want to provide a little more space, but not too much – otherwise, the orchid will concentrate its energy on growing roots, and you won’t see flowering for many months. Look for a plastic, clay, glass or ceramic pot suitable for your orchid size.

Orchid pots must have drainage holes

Make sure the new pot has drainage holes. If it doesn’t drain properly, the orchid roots will rot.
Some orchid species have roots that can photosynthesize. If you have a Phalaenopsis, consider getting a clear glass or plastic pot to let the sunlight in.
If you need to choose a pot that’s on the larger side, you might want to add some broken terra cotta chips to the bottom of the pot. This will help the potting material in the middle of the pot, which tends to stay wet, drain more effectively.

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Growing Hardy Orchids: our 3 favorite books

Our favorite book on Growing Hardy Orchids is a best seller from Kew Growing. You will find our Top 3 in this post.

Growing Hardy Orchids (Kew Growing) Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

Authors: Philip Seaton, Margaret Ramsay, Phillip Cribb, Grace Prendergast, John Haggar.

Growing Hardy Orchids

Growing Hardy Orchids introduces an exciting array of orchids from 47 diverse varieties. They can be cultivated in a cool greenhouse or outside, in their rightful place among other temperate garden plants.

This book takes important lessons from the orchids’ natural histories and life cycles. Also, the authors provide practical information.

It covers all aspects of growing hardy orchids:

  • raising plants from seed,
  • vegetative propagation,
  • cultivation in pots and in open ground,
  • coping with pests,
  • diseases and orchid conservation.

By focusing on orchids that are ‘easy to raise’, including hardy hybrids, this great book shows you why you should use orchids in your garden.

About the Authors

Philip Seaton is former editor of the Orchid Review and the author of Growing Windowsill Orchids (Kew Publishing).

Margaret Ramsay is an expert in micropropagation and the reintroduction of endangered orchids into the wild.

Phillip Cribb is a leading orchid specialist and former Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Grace Prendergast is an expert on raising hardy orchids from seed.

John Haggar is a preeminent grower of hardy European orchids.

In the same topic, we like very much those 2 books as well:

The RHS Orchids book

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Follow RHS show-how and know-how for orchids that look great all year round with the minimum time and effort.

Inspirational and practical tips and step-by-steps will show you how to choose, grow and care for orchids in your home or garden, from encouraging them to reflower, to arranging them to dazzling effect.

Plus, find an A -Z photographic orchid gallery with in-depth plant profiles and advice on increasingly popular hardy outdoor varieties. Get results, whether you’re a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.

Phytesia is a proud member of the RHS society.

The Orchid Expert: Name that orchid – and get it to flower again

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The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.

Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away once the flowers have faded.

The Orchid Expert shows you how to get them to bloom again, and so transform them into permanent members of your home. Unique Expert-style diagrams show you how to put a name to that orchid and also reveal the secrets of successful care. Troubles are clearly illustrated and answered, and the weird and wonderful life story of these fascinating plants is explained. With full-page colour photographs of the beautiful and the unusual, The Orchid Expert wipes away the mystery of these magical flowers.

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Cypripedium Hybrids: 2 new garden orchids at Phytesia

Cypripedium hybrids are the result of crossing two wild or botanical species. Those orchids are generally distinguished by increased vigor (hybrid vigor).

These hybrids are more vigorous effect, which results in faster appearance of new stems. It is not uncommon that hybrid varieties  manage to produce 10-20 flower stems in a few years.

Nouvelles Orchidées Phytesia

This year, Phytesia offers 2 new Cypripedium hybrids with a wide variety of blooms.

– Cypripedium ‘Michael’ white: is a multi-floral hybrid between Cypripedium macranthos alba and Cypripedium henry. The result is beautiful greenish white flowers. Each stem carries several flowers, with some inherited Cypripedium henry skills.


– Cypripedium Inge ‘: This hybrid combines the strength of Cypripedium parviflorum with the awesome flower Cypripedium fasciolatum. This results in large beige flowers cream-colored size yellow lined with red / brown with a long flowering period.

What to do when I get my Cypripedium?

We advise to replant immediately our perennial orchid at receipt of order. This will prevent the rhizome from drying in the culture pot.

We remind you that the Cypripedium live naturally in cold or very cold areas and support when they are installed in the ground temperatures down to -30 ° C. In addition, they absolutely need winter cold to bloom the following spring. It is therefore not keep them inside a home during the winter. Install them in the garden in summer or autumn, to enjoy acclimatised plants in the spring.

The Cypripedium are generally present in undergrowth in environments which remain cool during the summer. We recommend installing them away from plain sunlight to avoid exposing them to high temperature during the hot hours. A little morning sun or late afternoon is sufficient.

The soil should be light and fresh (especially in summer). The use of mineral substrate (type thin lava) allows the substrate even stay moist during drought.

A single substrate can be achieved by mixing approximately 1/3 of lava rock or pumice, 1/3 ground for aquatic plants (usually containing some clay and sand) and 1/3 garden soil.

Phytesia team is always here to help

Do not hesitate to contact Pascal, the founder of Phytesia, if you have any question at the email address info@phytesia.com.

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Tulip or Rose, the choice you can make elsewhere

Tulip or rose, a choice you can make with us

Even though nothing is as beautiful as a hardy orchid, you still can get a broad range of tulip or rose varieties at our partners Blooming:

The Tulips


You can see all tulips at this link.

The Roses


You can see all roses at this link.

Tulip or rose, nothing beats a Cypripedium though!

Phytesia & Blooming delivery Information

We use Royal Mail and other carefully selected carriers depending on the size and weight of the parcel. At present we only deliver to the UK. Whatever it is tulip or rose or orchids, delivery charges vary depending on what is ordered. Some outlying parts of the UK may attract a surcharge. You will only be charged once for delivery, irrespective of order size and this will be clearly shown in your shopping basket before checkout. Further details can be found on our ‘Delivery’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ pages.

Plants are delivered in specially designed protective packaging. Information regarding the identification of varieties – where appropriate – will be included on the pack. Specific delivery times are indicated elsewhere on this page and are dependent on season and readiness of tulip or rose plants. We make every attempt to deliver the whole of your order in one consignment although due to seasonality this is not always possible.

You will receive an email when we process your order for despatch which will also include a tracking code to enable you to track the progress of your delivery.

We guarantee the safe arrival of your tulip or rose plants.