Welcome to Special Vegetation.

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

Our online store is now open for the fall 2021 shipping season! Orders placed through the web store will ship once the plants enter dormancy, sometime in October.

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. 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 check back often.

Questions? Drop us an email and we'll respond.

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What's in the Store

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Hardy Orchids

Our focus is cold-hardy orchid species, primarily those native to Eastern North America. Our plants are grown from seed and are 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

Keep an eye out for a collection of carnivores, including fly traps, hardy pitchers, and sundews 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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