Raising Rarities is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by
Plant Delights Nursery

Shop Plant Delight’s Selection of  Cypripediums

Raising Rarities offers a fine selection of Cypripedium hybrids and species     

Below are some of our select Cypripedium for this season:


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   C. Michael              C. Eurasia           C. Barry Philipps          C. Ursel           C. Michael White

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C. Ulli                       C. Pixi           C. Jimmy Orange          C.Sunny             C. Paul

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C. kentuckiense   C. pubescens   C. formosanum           C. gutatum          C. parviflorum
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C. reginae Alba      C. franchetii         C. tibeticum C. hotei-atsumorianum C shanxiense



Cypripedium Maria group


  1. Philipp                               C. Philipp cluster
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Above is C. Philipp an outstanding hybrid cross between C. macranthos X C. kentuckiense.

Please watch this short video below and see Philipp in the garden on a crisp spring day.

.            C.  candidum X C. fasciolatum                                     C.Maria 

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This is a beautiful example of how Cyps. can look in your garden. 


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

Hybrid Cypripediums can look like this in your garden.

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 Cypripediums Gisela and Sabine

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  1. Victoria is a cross between C. pubescens and C. fasciolatum                   Compare the size of the flowers to the azalia behind C. Victoria

C. Micheal Pastel                       C .Aki

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C. Ulla Silkens                           C. Dietrich

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Cypripedium Ventricosum Pastel is selected for its pale pastel hues. 


‘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. 
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.

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.

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.