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We’re constantly searching for great old bulbs to add to our catalog. (Email us your suggestions!) Here’s what we’re offering for the first time – or after a hiatus – in 2018.


New (or Back) for SPRING Planting

DAHLIA

Kelvin Floodlight dahlia, 1959 – it’s more than just big
Radiance dahlia, 1958 – vivid rose-pink and silver

DAYLILY

Black Falcon daylily, 1941 – deep and dark
Crimson Pirate daylily, 1951 – graceful, star-like blossoms
Evelyn Claar daylily, 1949 – ground-breaking pink
Gold Dust daylily, 1905 – from the dawn of daylily breeding
Melonee daylily, 1959 – luscious summer dessert
Mikado daylily, 1929 – graceful mango and mahogany
Royal Beauty daylily, 1947 – even its foliage is beautiful

IRIS

Blue Rhythm iris, 1945 – award-winning Iowa farmboy
Caprice iris, 1898 – “I smell ripe grapes!”
Dauntless iris, 1929 – luxurious Dykes Medal winner
Eleanor Roosevelt iris, 1933 – short, early, and reblooming
Flavescens iris, 1813 – pale, shimmering yellow
Florentina iris, 1500 – luminous pewter
Germanica iris, 1500 – from Rome to Van Gogh
Gracchus iris, 1884 – short, great for perennial borders
Honorabile iris, 1840 – perky favorite of the pioneers
Monsignor iris, 1907 – violet and deep claret, by Vilmorin-Andrieux
Mrs. George Darwin iris, 1895 – elegant, bouquet-sized white
Plumeri iris, 1888 – coppery rose and velvety claret
Queen of May iris, 1859 – Victorian “pink”

New (or Back) for FALL Planting

CROCUS

Blue Pearl crocus, 1950 – from the godfather of snow crocus
Cream Beauty crocus, 1943 – like proper Jersey cream

DAFFODIL

Albatross daffodil, 1891 – propeller-like petals
Camellia daffodil, 1930 – chiffon yellow petals piled high
Chinita daffodil, 1922 – fragrant, pale amber moons
Dick Wellband daffodil, 1921 – deep orange and cream
Little Witch daffodil, 1921 – cute, very cute
Mrs. William Copeland daffodil, 1930 – Mary and Irene’s mother
Ornatus daffodil, 1870 – earlier blooming pheasant's eye
Rustom Pasha daffodil, 1930 – truly orange, sun-proof cup
Stainless daffodil, 1960 – “whiter than white”

DIVERSE FALL

Atkinsii snowdrop, 1869 – elegant “pear-shaped pearl”

HYACINTH

Grace Darling hyacinth, 1910 – Victorian heroine
Menelik hyacinth, 1911 – black and beautiful

PEONY

Chestine Gowdy peony, 1913 – tri-colored
Dr. F.G. Brethour peony, 1938 – pure white with champagne glow
Festiva Maxima peony, 1851 – best-loved for over a century
Grace Batson peony, 1927 – huge, luxurious pink
Madame Ducel peony, 1880 – baby pink and perfectly coiffed
Mons. Martin Cahuzac peony, 1899 – darkest peony ever?
Nick Shaylor peony, 1931 – “the near perfect peony”
Philippe Rivoire peony, 1911 – rose-scented legend
Philomele peony, 1861 – fragrant and fascinating
Polar Star peony, 1932 – lacy petals and sunny center

TULIP

marjolettii tulip, 1894 – wildflowery gem
Orange King tulip, 1903 – “sweet-scented, a grand tulip”