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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 2019.


New (or Back) for SPRING Planting

DAHLIA

Amber Queen dahlia, 1945 – amber pompon, great for bouquets
Fascination dahlia, 1964 – brilliant rose with dark foliage
Fatima dahlia, 1961 – rose-pink with an inner light
Kelvin Floodlight dahlia, 1959 – it’s more than just big
Natal dahlia, 1959 – dark red Christmas ornament
New Baby dahlia, 1964 – tangerine deepening to vermillion
Nita dahlia, 1959 – freckled twin of the great ‘Juanita’
Radiance dahlia, 1958 – vivid rose-pink and silver
Rocco dahlia, 1962 – extra dark, extra small flowers

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

DIVERSE SPRING

Star of the East, 1912 – largest-flowered crocosmia of all

GLADIOLUS

Plum Tart gladiolus, 1976 – almost as winter-hardy as ‘Atom’
Trader Horn gladiolus, 1972 – bold and iconic
Wine and Roses gladiolus, 1976 – like Miltonia orchids

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

DAFFODIL

Albatross daffodil, 1891 – propeller-like petals
Argent daffodil, 1902 – bright double with arms akimbo
Camellia daffodil, 1930 – chiffon yellow petals piled high
Chinita daffodil, 1922 – fragrant, pale amber moons
Feu de Joie daffodil, 1927 – free-spirited semi-double
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”

PEONY

Duchesse de Nemours peony, 1851 – “creamy chalices” to perfect white clouds
Edulis Superba peony, 1824 – one of the oldest and most fragrant
Lady Alexandra Duff peony, 1902 – like an apple orchard in bloom
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt peony, 1932 – like a soft pink waterlily
Rubra Plena peony, 1568 – classic Memorial Day “piney”
Victoire de la Marne peony, 1915 – a favorite of European florists
fern-leaf peony, 1765 – thread-like foliage, extra early

TULIP

Silver Standard tulip, 1760 – dazzling red on white