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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

DAHLIA

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

DAYLILY

lemon lily daylily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!

DIVERSE SPRING

Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 – swooningly fragrant
pink rain lily, 1825 – try it in pots

GLADIOLUS

Abyssinian glad gladiolus, 1888 – fragrant!
Atom gladiolus, 1946 – pint-sized red and silver
Fidelio gladiolus, 1959 – vibrant rosy purple

IRIS

pallida Dalmatica iris, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris

Favorites for FALL Planting

CROCUS

Cloth of Gold crocus, 1587 – bees flock to this “Turkey crocus”
tommies crocus, 1847 – lavender self-sower

DAFFODIL

Avalanche daffodil, 1906 – rescued from a British cliffside
Butter and Eggs daffodil, 1777 – the classic cottage-garden double
Carlton daffodil, 1927 – foolproof from ND to FL
Erlicheer daffodil, 1934 – clusters of cheer for outside or in
Louise de Coligny daffodil, 1940 – sweet-scented apricot beauty
Thalia daffodil, 1916 – dove-like classic
jonquil, Early Louisiana daffodil, 1612 – aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle

DIVERSE FALL

Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 – true stock!
Dutchman’s breeches, 1731 – Mrs. Trickett’s wild charmer
S. Arnott snowdrop, 1922 – the best snowdrop of all?
blue Spanish bluebell, 1601 – fool-proof classic
red spider lily, 1821 – heirloom triploid, extra tough
trillium, 1799 – “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 – earliest blooms

HYACINTH

Hollyhock hyacinth, 1936 – deep rose pug-faced rosettes
Roman Blue hyacinth, 1562 – wildflowery, and it multiplies!

LILY

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

PEONY

Festiva Maxima peony, 1851 – best-loved for over a century

TULIP

clusiana tulip, 1607 – original WHITE & red
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
Keizerskroon tulip, 1750 – “magnificent for any purpose”
White Triumphator tulip, 1942 – elegant favorite of Ryan Gainey