Our customers know a good thing when they grow it, and they vote with their dollars every year. Here are their favorites from fall 2015 and spring 2016, based on both numbers sold and dollar value.


Favorites for FALL Planting
Cloth of Gold, 1587 – bees flock to this “Turkey crocus”
tommies, 1847 – lavender self-sower
Avalanche, 1906 – rescued from a British cliffside
Butter and Eggs, 1777 – the classic cottage-garden double
Carlton, 1927 – foolproof from ND to FL
Erlicheer, 1934 – clusters of cheer for outside or in
jonquil, Early Louisiana, 1612 – aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle
Louise de Coligny, 1940 – sweet-scented apricot beauty
Thalia, 1916 – dove-like classic
Hollyhock, 1936 – deep rose pug-faced rosettes
Marie, 1860 – deepest indigo-purple
Roman Blue, 1562 – wildflowery, and it multiplies!
Black Beauty, 1957 – “indestructible” Hall of Famer
Madonna lily, 1600 BC – most historic lily of all
regal lily, 1905 – fragrant and easy
tiger lily, 1804 – Grandma’s favorite
Edulis Superba, 1824 – one of the oldest and most fragrant
Apricot Beauty, 1953 – “delectable anywhere”
Bleu Aimable, 1916 – soft, silvery lilac
clusiana, 1607 – original WHITE & red
Dom Pedro, 1906 – “undoubtedly the most attractive” brown tulip
Florentine tulip, 1597 – violet-scented
Keizerskroon, 1750 – “magnificent for any purpose”
White Triumphator, 1942 – elegant favorite of Ryan Gainey
blue Spanish bluebell, 1601 – fool-proof classic
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 – true stock!
Dutchman’s breeches, 1731 – Mrs. Trickett’s wild charmer
red spider lily, 1821 – heirloom triploid, extra tough
S. Arnott snowdrop, 1922 – the best snowdrop of all?
trillium, 1799 – “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 – earliest blooms
Favorites for SPRING Planting
Bishop of Llandaff, 1927 – dark ferny foliage
Cafe au Lait, 1967 – It’s not just for brides!
Clair de Lune, 1946 – elegant and wildflowery
David Howard, 1960 – dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Prince Noir, 1954 – ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Rosemary Webb, 1956 – abundant, peony-like blooms
Thomas Edison, 1929 – luxurious true purple
August Pioneer, 1939 – 8 weeks of bloom
Crimson Pirate, 1951 – graceful, star-like blossoms
lemon lily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!
Abyssinian glad, 1888 – fragrant!
Atom, 1946 – pint-sized red and silver
Bibi, 1954 – vibrant “pink cheetahs”
Boone, 1920s? – small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Fidelio, 1959 – vibrant rosy purple
King Solomon, 1966 – sumptuous burgundy trimmed with silver
Germanica, 1500 – from Rome to Van Gogh
Loreley, 1909 – perfectly imperfect charmer
Monsignor, 1907 – violet and deep claret, by Vilmorin-Andrieux
pallida Dalmatica, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 – swooningly fragrant
pink rain lily, 1825 – try it in pots
You might also like to check out our Rarest bulbs, Web-Only bulbs, New This Year bulbs, and Back Soon or Lost Forever bulbs.
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