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Ladyslipper Orchid Season is Now!
January 4, 2008
News PicturePaphiopedilum orchids (also known as ladyslipper orchids or sometimes cypripedium orchids) bloom mainly during the winter months.

The "Insigne" variety shown above is a speckled, woodsy, brown, green and white variety which is blooming profusely in the Peterkort Roses greenhouse during the month of January.

These little orchids will last for three weeks, even in oasis, and give a wonderfully unusual look.

Ladyslipper orchids as cut flowers are difficult to find, because the plants are difficult to divide. They are not particularly hard to grow, but thousands of new plants are not being made through tissue culture because they are resistent to this technique.

In our greenhouse in Hillsboro, we have hundreds of plants which have been growing for us for decades. Some of our plants are over sixty years old and were bequeathed to our Dad by his Aunt Gertrude, a true plant lady and one of the Teufel relatives.

Please call Peterkort Roses at (503) 628-1005 if you are are interested in buying these orchids now while they are in season during the month of January. We are a wholesale only grower. If you are a florist in another part of the U.S., we would be happy to ship some of these flowers to you. They withstand shipping very well.

Thank you for reading our January 2008 Peterkort Roses newsletter - check out our product list on the "What We Grow" tab to the left to find out more about our US grown flowers!

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