INSULINDE, 1921        Rarest & Web-Only
‘Insulinde’ somehow manages to be both graceful and exuberant at the same time. Framed by a row or two of creamy white outer petals, its center is a throng of luminous orange petalets spiked with random flares of cream. Bred by the illustrious Mrs. Backhouse (of daffodil and lily fame), it’s named for a wildly popular Victorian novel set in Indonesia. 4 W-O, 21-23”, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-986 3/$16 5/$25.50 SOLD OUT
JOHN EVELYN, 1920        Rarest & Web-Only
From the creator of the great Copeland family trio — ‘Irene’, ‘Mary’, and ‘Mrs. William’ — comes this rare flower with round, creamy white petals and a wonderfully ruffled cup of apricot-gold maturing to lemon. (Read the family’s story here.) Its name honors the great 17th-century diarist and author of books about everything from trees (his famous Sylva) to “sallets.” 2 W-O, early blooming, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-975 3/$12 5/$19.13 10/$35.63 SOLD OUT
KING ALFRED, 1899        Rarest & Web-Only
True stock! You may think you’ve grown this landmark daffodil, but since the 1950s most bulbs sold in the US as ‘King Alfred’ have been newer, over-sized impostors that were easier to mass-produce in the mild, moist Dutch climate. The real ‘King’ is actually so rare today that we can’t offer it every year, but we have a small supply this fall from Holland’s greatest daffodil collector — and it’s gold, bold, and everything a world famous icon should be. Y-Y, 21-23", zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-23 3/$17.55 5/$27.90 10/$52.20 SOLD OUT
MRS. KRELAGE, 1912        Rarest & Web-Only
Named for the wife of one of Holland’s greatest bulb-growers – so you know it has to be good – ‘Mrs. Ernst H. Krelage’ was once sold for a whopping $162 per bulb. Lost to American gardeners for years until we reintroduced it in 2011, it’s a sturdy, buxom flower of creamy white and palest lemon. 1 W-W, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-976 3/$20 5/$31.50 SOLD OUT
STILTON, 1909        Rarest & Web-Only
Bred by Devonshire nurseryman E.B. Champernowne, the man who gave the world ‘Red Devon’, this much rarer daffodil survives from the Golden Age of pheasant’s-eyes. We have just 100 bulbs this year from one of Holland’s greatest daffodil collectors, and it could be years before he has any more to share with us, so get it while you can! 9 W-YYR, late blooming, 14-16”, zones 4a-7a(9bWC). Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-947 3/$8.13 5/$13 10/$24.05 SOLD OUT
SULPHUR PHOENIX, CODLINS AND CREAM, 1820        Rarest & Web-Only
With white and pale yellow petals, this is the much rarer, towheaded cousin of ‘Butter and Eggs’ (aka ‘Golden Phoenix’) and ‘Eggs and Bacon’ (aka ‘Orange Phoenix’). “Very chaste and beautiful,” said the Barr and Sons catalog of 1907, “much prized for bouquets.” Its folk name refers to a dessert of coddled (gently stewed or baked) coddlins (green or cooking apples) served with sweet cream. Aka ‘Silver Phoenix’, 4 W-Y, mid-season blooming, 18-20”, zones 5b-8a(10aWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-964 3/$15 5/$24 SOLD OUT
TWINK, 1925        Rarest & Web-Only
This Jazz Age classic has long, rippling petals of primrose-to-cream flaring jauntily out of a ruffled center of orange and gold. Hardy north through zone 5, it’s especially well-loved in the South because, unlike many other doubles, it opens reliably even there. 4 Y-O, mid-season, 18-20”, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-52 3/$17 5/$27 10/$50.50 SOLD OUT
VIREO, 1962        Rarest & Web-Only
“Nature’s first green is gold,” Robert Frost wrote, and it’s the vivid green deep in the cup of this great little jonquil that sets it apart, giving its lemony flowers a distinct, fresh, spring-time feeling. Named for a small olive-green songbird, it was bred by America’s greatest daffodil breeder, Grant Mitsch, who was also an avid birder. Last offered in 2009, 7Y-GYY, 9-12” very late blooming, zones 6a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.
DA-998 5/$8.63 10/$16.13 25/$37.13 SOLD OUT
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