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From America’s Expert Source for Heirloom Flower Bulbs
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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 2020.


New (or Back) for SPRING Planting

DAHLIA

Lutt Wichen dahlia, 1941 – gardenia-flowered “ground-cover” dahlia

DAYLILY

Black Friar daylily, 1951 – velvety, wine-dark petals
Caballero daylily, 1941 – Zorro’s favorite
Challenger daylily, 1949 – to five feet tall or more
Circe daylily, 1937 – cool lemon yellow classic by Stout
Evelyn Claar daylily, 1949 – ground-breaking pink
Libby Finch daylily, 1949 – black cherry, white star
Melonee daylily, 1959 – luscious summer dessert
Mikado daylily, 1929 – graceful mango and mahogany
Neyron Rose daylily, 1950 – raspberry-rose with ivory highlighting
Princess Irene daylily, 1952 – late, long-blooming, & brilliant
Rosalind daylily, 1941 – the first red, wild from China
lemon lily daylily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!

IRIS

Caprice iris, 1898 – “I smell ripe grapes!”
Colonel Candelot iris, 1907 – the “reddest” of its era
Flavescens iris, 1813 – pale, shimmering yellow
Germanica iris, 1500 – from Rome to Van Gogh
Gracchus iris, 1884 – short, great for perennial borders
Honorabile iris, 1840 – perky favorite of the pioneers
Lavandulacea iris, 1854 – this spring only!
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”
Wyomissing iris, 1909 – one of the very first American-bred iris

New (or Back) for FALL Planting

DAFFODIL

Anne Frank daffodil, 1959 – with a vibrant heart, like Anne herself
Cassandra daffodil, 1897 – rare Victorian pheasant’s-eye
Feu de Joie daffodil, 1927 – free-spirited semi-double
Keats daffodil, 1968 – the weirdest daffodil we’ve ever grown
Lucifer daffodil, 1890 – heavenly wings, devilish cup
Scarlet Gem daffodil, 1910 – fragrant, charming, and Cornwall-bred
Seagull daffodil, 1893 – floats like a butterfly, apricot rim
Will Scarlett daffodil, 1898 – dazzling groundbreaker

DIVERSE FALL

Magnet snowdrop, 1889 – “easily recognized, even from a distance”

HYACINTH

Bismarck hyacinth, 1875 – long-lived perennial
Double Yellow, Ophir hyacinth, 1827? – the world’s only double yellow
Dreadnought hyacinth, 1899 – curly-petalled double, extra rare
Grace Darling hyacinth, 1910 – Victorian heroine
Grand Blanche Imperiale hyacinth, 1798 – blush-white, 18th-century relic
Grand Monarque hyacinth, 1863 – lost and now found
King of the Blues hyacinth, 1863 – distinctively slim and dark
L’Innocence hyacinth, 1863 – pure white, easiest to force
Marie hyacinth, 1860 – deepest indigo-purple
Menelik hyacinth, 1911 – black and beautiful
Mulberry Rose hyacinth, 1946 – raspberry ice cream
Perle Brilliante hyacinth, 1895 – lost and now found
Queen of the Blues hyacinth, 1870 – soft, silvery blue
Roman Dark Blue hyacinth, 1597 – from the UK National Collection

PEONY

Adolphe Rousseau peony, 1890 – dark and satiny
Auten’s Pride peony, 1933 – soft pink with lavender undertones
Festiva Maxima peony, 1851 – best-loved for over a century
Frances Willard peony, 1907 – pearly cream and blush
Gay Paree peony, 1933 – showy enough for the Folies Bergère
Hermione peony, 1932 – richly fragrant, apple-blossom pink
Madame Ducel peony, 1880 – baby pink and perfectly coiffed
Philippe Rivoire peony, 1911 – rose-scented legend
Philomele peony, 1861 – fragrant and fascinating

TULIP

Cottage Boy tulip, 1906 – spirited and painterly
Cottage Maid tulip, 1857 – rose and white sweetheart
Duc van Tol Rose tulip, 1700 – tiny pink and white ballerina
Duc van Tol Violet tulip, 1700 – ancient pixie
Golden Harvest tulip, 1928 – fresh, dewy yellow
Grandma’s Jewel Box sampler – cheery jumble of late-spring tulips
Julia Farnese tulip, 1853 – “supremely elegant” broken tulip
La Harpe tulip, 1863 – named for an early explorer of Texas?
Le Mogol tulip, 1913 – rose blushed with bronze
Pottebakker White tulip, 1840 – pure, bold, & popular
Van der Neer tulip, 1860 – rosy-purple, Civil-War-era favorite
White Hawk, Albion tulip, 1880 – luminous and robust