Perhaps more exciting than that undoubtedly is, comes the news that we have seeds from the Broad Leaved Helleborine, Epipactis helleborine. They come from the very plant pictured here.
On the subject of plants for sale, in the Spring we will be increasing our list quite considerably. This has come about by increasing our production in 2014, such is the time it takes to grow our native orchids, even under ideal conditions. Still, that is better than the suggested time it takes for a plant to reach flowering size in the wild. For the Broad Leaved Helleborine it is sometimes quoted as eight years, which is the same for Pyramidal orchids. This is not an unusual length of time for our native plants and even after we have shortened it by careful husbandry, it is still a long time compared to most garden plants, which is partly why they are so expensive.