Welcome to SPECIAL VEGETATION.

We're a boutique nursery focused on growing and sharing hardy orchids and other select companion plants.

Our online store is open year-round. Most orders placed during the winter months will ship beginning in March and continuing into May. Orders placed during the late Spring and Summer will ship beginning in September and continuing through early November, depending on species, destination, and weather.

Our featured orchid species includes Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, the large yellow lady's-slipper, which is available in several sizes. For fall shipping, we are excited to offer the showy lady's-slipper, Cypripedium reginae, both the standard white/pink form and the exquisite pure white form. Other orchids that are newly available include flowering size Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin (SMALL YELLOW LADY'S SLIPPER) and flowering size Cypripedium candidum (WHITE LADY'S-SLIPPER). Check-out our rare wetlanders  too: Calopogon tuberosus (GRASS PINK ORCHID) and Pogonia ophioglossoides (ROSE POGONIA ORCHID), hardy pitcher plants, sundews, and more.

We're working hard to expand our inventory. Plants noted as "out of stock" will be listed in the future, so sign-up for our mailing list (below) and check back often.

We welcome comments and inquiries, so drop us an email. We'll respond in short order!

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What's in the Store

Yellow Lady Slipper by Dale Rehder:USFWS

Hardy Orchids

Our focus is cold-hardy orchid species, primarily those native to eastern North America. Our plants are grown from seed, NEVER collected from the wild. Interested in learning more about why we choose this painstaking process? Read more.

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Companion Plants

We offer a choice range of plants to compliment our native orchids. From woodland favorites to selections that you're unlikely to find elsewhere, there's something for everyone here.

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Carnivorous Plants

Looking for plants that bite back? Take a look at our collection of carnivores, including hardy pitcher plants, sundews, and Venus fly traps...because who can resist a nice, flesh-eating plant, right?

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Books, Growing Supplies, and Other Items

Everything else, including monographs and floras and all the supplies to keep your orchids healthy and happy.

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