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. We ship some items, including soil mixes and other hard goods throughout the year.

Our featured orchid species includes Cypripedium parviflorum var. pubescens, the large yellow lady's-slipper, which is available in several sizes, Calopogon tuberosus, the grass pink orchid, and Pogonia ophioglossoides, the snake-mouth orchid. For fall shipping, we will also have limited stock of several other lady's-slippers, including Cypripedium reginae (SHOWY LADY'S-SLIPPER), Cypripedium parviflorum var. makasin (SMALL YELLOW LADY'S SLIPPER), and Cypripedium candidum (WHITE LADY'S-SLIPPER). We offer healthy, well-established plants that will perform equally well in natural areas or the home garden. And don't miss our choice selection of carnivorous plants, hardy woodlanders, and other hard-to-find natives.

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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