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Here you’ll find our VERY rarest bulbs along with late finds and others we simply couldn’t squeeze into our print catalog.

Those marked “Web-Only & Rarest” are sometimes in such short supply that they sell out within days — and some years we can’t offer them at all — so if you see one you like, we recommend you order it now!


Spring-Planted:  Dahlias    Daylilies    Gladiolus    Iris

Fall-Planted:  Samplers    Crocus    Daffodils    Hyacinths    Lilies    Peonies    Tulips


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DREAMY DAHLIASWeb-Only & Sampler

Easy to grow and amazingly diverse, dahlias will light up your late summer and fall garden and give you tons of bouquets. We’ll send you 5 of our favorites, all different, labeled, and fabulous. Sample some excitement!

For all different additional dahlias, order more samplers. For zones 3a-7b(10bWC) only. Dahlia care.

COS-23 1/$28.50 2/$54 3/$77.25 SOLD OUT

AMBER QUEEN, 1945Web-Only

A warm, pastel amber touched with peach in the center, this WW II-era pompon was raised by Harry Stredwick, winner of the RHS’s Victoria Medal of Honor, whose family introduced their first dahlias way back in the 1890s. Great for bouquets, it blooms early and profusely. Pompon, 2”, 4’, from Oregon. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-13 SOLD OUT

ARAB QUEEN, 1949Rarest & Web-Only

With swirling petals of apricot, bronze, yellow, pink, and orange, this exuberant, post-war beauty may remind you of a windblown flurry of autumn leaves. And it’s big, up to 9-12 inches across. No wonder the experts at both Garden Gate and Gardening How-To magazines have recommended it so highly. 4-5’, from New Hampshire. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-40 1/$10 3/$28.50 5/$45 10/$85 25/$200 SOLD OUT

ARTHUR HAMBLEY, 1955Rarest & Web-Only

This big, beautiful dinner-plate dahlia has ruffled petals of soft lavender-pink with a glimmering of gold deep in the center. The great garden writer Henry Mitchell wrote that dinner-plates are like elephants, walruses, and hippos – each “marvelous in itself” – and this is a marvelous pink elephant indeed. Aka ‘A. Hampley’, formal decorative, 6-10”, 4-5’, from Holland. Chart and care. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-87 1/$8.50 3/$24 5/$38 10/$72 25/$170 SOLD OUT

BONNE ESPERANCE, 1948Web-Only

Here’s a sweet little classic for pots or the front of a sunny border. Just 12-24 inches tall, ‘Good Hope’ is loaded all summer with 2-3 inch, rosy pink flowers, each a single row of petals around a cheerful yellow button-eye. Nothing could be simpler, or prettier – and the bees will thank you for it, too! From Oregon. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-16 SOLD OUT

CLAIR DE LUNE, 1946Rarest & Web-Only

As elegant and wildflowery as the great ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, this sublimely simple collarette dahlia is named for Debussy’s romantic ode to moonlight. With a single row of soft yellow outer petals, a frilly ruff of white inner petals, and an eye like a harvest moon, it’s strong-growing in the garden and blissful in bouquets. Fern-like green leaves, 3”, 3-4’, heat-tolerant, from New Hampshire. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-25 SOLD OUT

DEUIL DU ROI ALBERT, 1936Web-Only

Still a popular favorite in Europe (and with us), “Dwee doo” is easy to grow and loaded with 4-6 inch flowers of royal purple tipped with white – sometimes more so, sometimes less – for an effect that’s surprisingly elegant. Albert, the beloved “people’s king” of Belgium, died in 1934, hence its decidedly antique name: “Mourning for King Albert.” Re-introduced by us in 2002 from the UK National Collection. 4-6”, 4-5’, heat-tolerant, from Oregon. Chart, care, and learn more. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-26 SOLD OUT

FATIMA, 1961Web-Only

Bigger than a pompon but just as perfectly composed, this vivid, rose-pink dahlia almost seems to glow with an inner light. Its many flowers are held on strong, dark stems and make a dazzling display in garden or vase. The year it was introduced, Pope John Paul II visited the Portuguese village of Fatima where in 1917 the Virgin Mary had miraculously appeared to three shepherd girls. Ball/formal dec, 2-2½”, 4’, from Oregon. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-14 SOLD OUT

GLORIE VAN NOORDWIJK, 1969Web-Only & New

Just over the dunes from the Dutch bulb fields lie the beaches of Noordwijk, “Europe’s floral seaside resort.” This 1960s beauty is a worthy namesake, with its soft, warm shades of sand and sun and its frequently split petal tips which give it a relaxed, almost windblown look. Pronounced NORT-vike, formal decorative, 4-5”, 4’, from New Hampshire. Chart and care.

SD-95 1/$8.50 3/$24 5/$38 10/$72 25/$170 SOLD OUT

JANE COWL, 1928Rarest & Web-Only

More than any other lost dahlia, people kept asking us for ‘Jane Cowl’ – and when we finally tracked it down, we understood why. It’s a big, gorgeous dahlia, with undulating petals of buff, bronze, and gold, like the tresses of a goddess – or actress Jane Cowl (1883-1950), who was once “the most beautiful woman on the American stage.” It’s expensive, yes, but worth every penny! 6-10”, 5-6’, from New Hampshire. Chart, care, and learn more. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-27 1/$18.50 3/$52.50 5/$83 10/$157 25/$370 SOLD OUT

JERSEY’S BEAUTY, 1923Rarest & Web-Only

Once the world’s most popular dahlia – the one even non-gardeners knew by name – this glorious, true pink, New Jersey native is still amazing. Tall and vigorous, it will give you more of its sublimely simple flowers in late summer and fall than you can find a vase for. We’re proud to have re-introduced it to American gardens, and we urge you to give it a chance to show you why it was once such a big deal. Learn more. 4-6”, 6-7’, formal decorative, from New Hampshire. Chart, care, and learn more. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-03 1/$17 3/$48.50 5/$76.50 10/$145 25/$340 SOLD OUT

KELVIN FLOODLIGHT, 1959Web-Only

This giant dinner-plate is the biggest dahlia we offer – a huge 10 to 12 inches across when well grown – but size is only one of its many impressive qualities. It’s also so easy to grow that it’s often recommended for beginners. It blooms a lot, its stems are strong, and its sunny, light yellow color manages to be bright without being glaring or harsh. Gardeners have been enjoying it for over 50 years now, and it always impresses the neighbors! Formal decorative, 9-12”, 3-5’, heat-tolerant, from Holland. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-81 1/$7 3/$20 5/$31.50 10/$59.50 25/$140 SOLD OUT

KIDD’S CLIMAX, 1940Web-Only

Big, beautiful ‘Kidd’s Climax’ is one of the 20th century’s Top 10 dahlias. It offers colossal blooms of an ineffable, sunrise blend of pink, lavender, and creamy yellow that looks so luscious we bet you’ll want to take a bite. Easy to grow, free-flowering, and sturdy, it’s still winning tons of blue ribbons today at dahlia shows and county fairs across the country. 8-10”, 3-4’, heat-tolerant, from Oregon. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-17 SOLD OUT

LITTLE ROBERT, 1964Rarest & Web-Only

With wiry stems and flowers not much bigger than a pompon dahlia’s, this bright little formal decorative seems custom-made for bouquets, but it’s a joy in the garden, too. Its white petals are brush-stroked at the tips with deep vivid rose, giving it an almost neon-like glow. Formal dec, 2-3”, 3-4’, from Holland. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-84 1/$7 3/$20 5/$31.50 10/$59.50 25/$140 SOLD OUT

LUTT WICHEN, 1941Rarest & Web-Only

This unusual dwarf could almost be called a ground-cover dahlia. Barely 2 feet tall, it spreads out to make a dense, self-supporting plant 3 feet wide or more – which makes it great for pots, too. Abundant gardenia-like flowers glow against deep green foliage. Its name – often misspelled Leutwitchen – seems to honor Germany’s Little Wichen mountain, but if you can tell us more, please do! Waterlily, 3”, 2-3’. Chart and care. Last offered in 2015. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-71 SOLD OUT

MRS. H. BROWN, 1947Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Is this the love-child of the great ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ and luminous ‘Clair de Lune’? Could be! Its abundant flowers are small enough to avoid being garish but brilliant enough — like tiny flames — to add a jolt of excitement to any garden or bouquet. 2-3”, 4-5’, re-introduced by us from the British National Collection, and grown for us now in New Hampshire. Chart and care. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-59 SOLD OUT

MRS. I. DE VER WARNER, 1920Rarest & Web-Only

Preserved by a Kentucky farm family since the 1930s, this remarkable dahlia is hardy enough to survive most winters in the ground in mid-zone 6 and then bloom weeks before any other. A tall, lavender rose beauty, it came to us from 80-something Joyce Dowell who inherited it decades ago from her dahlia-loving grandmother, Fannie Williams. You can read their whole wonderful story here. Then plant this rare relic and when it blooms, remember Joyce and Fannie. 5-6”, 5-6’, from Oregon. Chart, care, and learn more. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-52 SOLD OUT

PRINCESSE LOUISE DE SUEDE, 1947Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Chic, sophisticated ‘Princess Louise of Sweden’ offers 4-inch flowers of a tantalizing color that’s hard to describe: maybe frosted coral? It’s not orange, not pink, not rose, but if you blended all three together and added a bit of mist, you’d be close. For added elegance, its petal tips seem dipped in silver, more on some flowers, less on others. Very cool! 4 inches, 4 feet, from New Hampshire. Chart and care. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-38 1/$12 3/$34 5/$54 10/$102 25/$240 SOLD OUT

ROXY, 1964Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Although only about two feet tall, ‘Roxy’ is so vibrant and unusual that it won’t be overlooked. Its chocolate-tinted foliage provides the perfect contrast for its brilliant flowers, and its dark eye ringed by yellow stamens adds to its smoldering appeal. Bred in Hamburg during the boisterous Sixties, it’s making a big comeback today in England – where the RHS has dubbed it “Perfect for Pollinators.” 2-4”, 1½-2½’, from New Hampshire. Chart and care. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-86 1/$12 3/$34 5/$54 10/$102 25/$240 SOLD OUT

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