Order these spring-planted bulbs NOW for delivery in APRIL.

WHY GROW THESE DIVERSE TREASURES? Whether you seek fragrance, tropical exuberance, or something easy and different, you can find it here among our Aztec tuberoses, pixie rain lilies, star-like crocosmia, robust crinums, and one spectacular canna. Explore and enjoy!

TIPS, RAVES, & MORE — For planting and care advice, click the “Care” link in our bulb descriptions. For tips and raves, the stories behind the bulbs, links and books, history, news, and more, see our Spring-Planted Diverse Newsletter Archives.


On sale now! For an easy summer-time adventure, try this fabulous collection of our spring-planted treasures – and save! We’ll send you at least $35 worth of diverse, time-tested summer-bloomers for just $30. They’ll all be labeled, great for your hardiness zone, and may include dahlias, glads, daylilies, iris, tuberoses, and other treasures. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a deal!

Order by USDA hardiness zone. Don’t know your zone? Click here and enter your zip code to find out. Limit one sampler per address, please.

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MARTHA STEWART SAMPLER        Web-Only & Sampler

On sale now! Enjoy the same gorgeous, easy heirlooms that Scott planted on TV with Martha – and save 10%! (Missed the show? Watch it here.) We’ll send you 5 small-flowered ‘Atom’ gladiolus, 3 fragrant ‘Mexican Single’ tuberoses, and 1 fabulous dahlia (our choice) for bouquets. You, Martha, saving money, and a summer full of heirloom beauty – it’s a good thing! For zones 4a-8b(10aWC).

For more ‘Atom’, tuberoses, and all different dahlias, order additional samplers.

You save 10%!

These classics of the old-fashioned Southern garden are dramatic and often fragrant plants with bulbs that can grow as big as footballs.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: “No crinum has ever died,” says Texas A&M’s Bill Welch of these big, tough, adaptable bulbs. Although they prefer plenty of sun, well-drained soil, and regular moisture, they’ll grow and bloom almost anywhere in zones 7b-10b — or grow them in pots, as we do here in Michigan, overwintering them in the basement, pot and all. Learn more.

Crinum ELLEN BOSANQUET CRINUM, 1930        Web-Only
One of the most famous crinums of all, ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ (say BOEZ-n-kwet) was bred by Florida’s Louis Bosanquet and named for his beloved wife. Its “luminous raspberry” flowers (Organic Gardening, 1950) have a vanilla-like fragrance and bloom from June to fall above mounds of glossy, wavy leaves. A vigorous multiplier, it can take total neglect but blooms best with regular watering and, in the South, a touch of shade. 2-3’, zones 7b-10b(11bWC), from Louisiana. Chart and care.
SP-08 1/$13.88 2/$26.63 3/$37.88 5/$59.63 SOLD OUT
Crinum x herbertii, MILK-AND-WINE LILY CRINUM, 1819? 1919?        
For 60 years or more, this classic milk-and-wine lily has been multiplying without care at the family homeplace of our 70-something Louisiana grower. It’s one of the myriad forms of C. x herbertii, a cross first made in 1819 by Dean Herbert, the godfather of crinums. Its clusters of 10-20 candy-striped flowers on 3-foot stalks open wide, filling the air with fragrance, and then mature into gracefully dangling bells. Give it plenty of sun and in a few years you’ll have a huge clump blooming off and on all summer long. Big bulbs, zones 7b-10b(11bWC), from Louisiana. Chart and care.
SP-41 1/$15.50 SOLD OUT
Crinum x powellii, POWELLII ALBUM CRINUM, 1930        Web-Only
On sale now! The powelliis are the cold-hardiest crinums, and ‘Album’ is widely considered the most beautiful form. “It’s a plant of superlative quality,” says expert Scott Ogden, “with tall scapes bearing large umbels of shapely, snowy blooms” from July into early fall, in sun or light shade. 36”, zones 7a-10b(11aWC), BIG bulbs, 3-4 inches across, from our 70-years-young Louisiana grower. Chart and care.
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As easy to grow as gladiolus, crocosmia are longer-blooming, never need staking, and their small, star-like flowers blend well into the garden and bouquets. No wonder so many gardeners today are as excited about them as gardeners were a century ago.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: We’ll say it again – crocosmias are as easy to grow as glads. Give them well-drained soil and a sunny to lightly shaded site. They’re hardy perennials in zones 7 and warmer, or you can dig and store them like glads. Beware though: all crocosmia can become invasive in warm climates, and the original antique montbretia is especially vigorous – so please handle with care. Learn more

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, ANTIQUE MONTBRETIA, 1879        
If ‘Lucifer’ has whetted your appetite for crocosmias, give this antique original a try. When we couldn’t find true stock offered anywhere, we turned to our friends at the 1857 Manship House Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, where it’s been flourishing for generations. With cottage-garden informality and spectacular vigor, it’s a pass-along classic. Zones 7a-9b(11aWC) or store in winter like glads, from Louisiana. Chart and care.
SP-55 3/$10.50 5/$16.50 SOLD OUT
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, GEORGE DAVISON CROCOSMIA, 1902        
On sale now! This landmark yellow was introduced by head-gardener George Davison, the first Englishman to breed crocosmias. With loads of star-like, honey-gold flowers on heavily branched stems, it’s “highly recommended” by David Fenwick, former holder of the British National Collection – and us! 36”, mid-summer, zones 7a-9a(10aWC) or store like glads, from Holland. Chart and care.
You save 15%!

Although most of our true lilies are FALL-shipped only (see them here), some are harvested so late that they have to be held in high-tech cold storage for us all winter long, and we ship them in the spring ONLY.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Most lilies like their heads in the sun but their feet in the shade to keep their roots cool. Learn more.

L. pumilum, CORAL LILY, 1812        
On sale now! Just 3 feet tall, this bright little pixie has glossy, red-to-orange flowers that are too small to be gaudy. Native to icy Siberia, it thrives in steamy Charleston as well, and although it can be short-lived, it will self-sow happily. Aka Siberian lily, L. tenuifolium, early summer, 2-3 feet, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
You save 20%!
Lilium GUINEA GOLD, 1940        
On sale now! This exquisite lily produces dozens of small, martagon-like flowers of gold blushed with pink and dotted with maroon. It was bred by the great Frank Skinner who introduced over 300 roses, lilacs, lilies, and more from his home in zone-2 Manitoba. Happiest in light shade, it never needs staking and is much more vigorous than its parents, L. martagon and L. hansonii. 4-5 feet, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.
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L. henryi, HENRY’S LILY, 1889        
On sale now! We’re big fans of this willowy Chinese wildflower that was brought back by Irish plant collector Augustine Henry from remote limestone gorges in Hupeh. Enhanced by green nectaries and chestnut brown “whiskers,” its golden-orange petals swoop back like the wings of a falcon. Blooms happily even in light shade and alkaline soils. Mid-summer, 4-6’, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart, care, and learn more.
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