Our Spring-Planted Crown Jewels

Throughout our site, these treasures are highlighted with a green or purple bar and the word RAREST. Most you can’t get anywhere else in North America, and the rest you’d be very hard-pressed to find. That makes them extra-endangered — and extra-exciting in the garden.

Capitals indicate bulbs that are NEW or returned to our catalog after a hiatus.

Andries’ Orange, 1936 – flower arranger’s delight
Arthur Hambley, 1955 – lavender-pink elephant
Clair de Lune, 1946 – elegant and wildflowery
Dixie’s Winedot, 1942 – from Clio, Michigan, to Stanford University
Fashion Monger, 1955 – stylish raspberry & cream
G.F. Hemerik, 1936 – bee-friendly dwarf
Glorie van Heemstede, 1947 – Zen-like simplicity
Golden Heart, 1955 – warm sunburst of beauty
Gypsy Girl, 1947 – lavender-pink with a confetti of rubies
Jane Cowl, 1928 – undulating bronze
Jersey’s Beauty, 1923 – the 20th century’s most celebrated
Lavender Chiffon, 1957 – cool, man, cool!
Little Robert, 1964 – pompon-sized and neon-bright
Old Gold, 1947 – flickering like a bonfire
Preference, 1955 – peachy-pink with dark stems
Prince Noir, 1954 – ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Requiem, 1952 – anything but somber
Rosemary Webb, 1956 – abundant, peony-like blooms
White Aster, 1879 – world’s oldest garden dahlia
Wisconsin Red, 1910? – pass-along ruby-red
York and Lancaster, 1915? – mysterious history
Bibi, 1954 – vibrant “pink cheetahs”
Dauntless, 1940 – Lauren Bacall in pink
Green Lace, 1961 – daintily ruffled and cute as a button
Starface, 1960 – rapturously beautiful
lemon lily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!
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