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


Favorites for SPRING Planting
Bishop of Llandaff dahlia, 1927 – dark ferny foliage
Cafe au Lait dahlia, 1967 – It’s not just for brides!
Clair de Lune dahlia, 1946 – elegant and wildflowery
David Howard dahlia, 1960 – dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Prince Noir dahlia, 1954 – ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Rosemary Webb dahlia, 1956 – abundant, peony-like blooms
Thomas Edison dahlia, 1929 – luxurious true purple
August Pioneer daylily, 1939 – 8 weeks of bloom
lemon lily daylily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!
Luxury Lace daylily, 1959 – melon-colored Stout Medal winner
Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 – swooningly fragrant
pink rain lily, 1825 – try it in pots
Abyssinian glad gladiolus, 1888 – fragrant!
Atom gladiolus, 1946 – pint-sized red and silver
Bibi gladiolus, 1954 – vibrant “pink cheetahs”
Boone gladiolus, 1920s? – small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Fidelio gladiolus, 1959 – vibrant rosy purple
Crimson King iris, 1893 – Victorian rebloomer in rich claret
Loreley iris, 1909 – perfectly imperfect charmer
pallida Dalmatica iris, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Swerti iris, 1612 – from the gardens of Emperor Rudolf II
Favorites for FALL Planting
Cloth of Gold crocus, 1587 – bees flock to this “Turkey crocus”
tommies crocus, 1847 – lavender self-sower
Avalanche daffodil, 1906 – rescued from a British cliffside
Carlton daffodil, 1927 – foolproof from ND to FL
Erlicheer daffodil, 1934 – clusters of cheer for outside or in
jonquil, Early Louisiana daffodil, 1612 – aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle
Louise de Coligny daffodil, 1940 – sweet-scented apricot beauty
Thalia daffodil, 1916 – dove-like classic
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
trillium, 1799 – “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 – earliest blooms
Hollyhock hyacinth, 1936 – deep rose pug-faced rosettes
Roman Blue hyacinth, 1562 – wildflowery, and it multiplies!
Black Beauty lily, 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
Festiva Maxima peony, 1851 – best-loved for over a century
Apricot Beauty tulip, 1953 – “delectable anywhere”
Bleu Aimable tulip, 1916 – soft, silvery lilac
Dom Pedro tulip, 1906 – “undoubtedly the most attractive” brown tulip
Florentine tulip, 1597 – violet-scented
clusiana tulip, 1607 – original WHITE & red
Keizerskroon tulip, 1750 – “magnificent for any purpose”
White Triumphator tulip, 1942 – elegant favorite of Ryan Gainey
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