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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

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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/$38
Limit 1, please.

BLUE DANUBE, 1948Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! It’s not really blue, of course, but this intriguing dahlia is bluer than virtually any other. It’s a distinct, pearly, not-quite-lilac shade that has an almost unearthly glow about it in the soft light of early evening — perfect for enjoying as you relax at the end of a long hard day. Aka ‘Bonny Blue’, re-introduced from the UK National Collection, 3-4”, 4-5’, from Oregon. Chart and care.

SD-42
1/$11
3/$31.50
5/$49.50
10/$93.50
Limit 10, please.

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.

SD-16
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
10/$80.50
Limit 10, please.

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 Benedict XV 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.

SD-14
1/$10.50
3/$30
Almost gone! Limit 3.

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.

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

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.

SD-84
1/$7
3/$20
5/$31.50
10/$59.50
Limit 10, please.

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

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.

SD-59
1/$11
3/$31.50
5/$49.50
Limit 5, please.

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.

SD-52
1/$11
Almost gone! Limit 1.

WILLO VIOLET, 1937Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! With unusually small pompon blossoms about the size of those giant gumballs you may have loved as a kid, this grape-purple, Australian-bred classic is “perfectly formed” and “still the best” according to Gareth Rowlands in The Gardeners Guide to Growing Dahlias. 3-4’, from Oregon. Chart and care.

SD-22
1/$11.50
3/$33
5/$51.50
Limit 5, please.

ANDRIES’ ORANGE, 1936Rarest & Web-Only

Simple yet extraordinary, this charming dahlia became an instant staff favorite when it first bloomed here – and bloomed and bloomed and bloomed. A clear, companionable orange with 3-4 inch, semi-cactus flowers on wiry stems, it’s a flower arranger’s delight. Its full Flemish name, ‘Andries Oranje As’, honors a Jazz Age liqueur from the small Belgian town of As. 3-5’, reintroduced from the UK National Collection and grown for us now in 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-44 1/$11 3/$31.50 5/$49.50 10/$93.50 25/$220 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

BLOODSTONE, 1939Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Named for an ancient gemstone famed for its medicinal and magic powers (learn more), this knockout blooms more profusely than any dahlia we’ve ever grown, with small, elegant flowers of dark, luminous red set against deep green leaves. Photos can only hint at its excellence – prepare to be wowed! 3”, 4-6’, heat-tolerant, from Michigan. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-41 1/$9.50 3/$27 5/$42.50 10/$80.50 25/$190 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. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-25 1/$9.50 3/$27 5/$42.50 10/$80.50 25/$190 SOLD OUT

GOLDEN HEART, 1955Rarest & Web-Only

This sunburst of beauty is a warm red-orange brightened by what seem to be rays of golden light streaming from its center. It’s dazzling anytime but we like it best as it carries the torch of summer deep into the cool, waning days of fall. Aka ‘Mary Poppins’, semi-cactus, 6-10”, 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-74 1/$10 3/$28.50 5/$45 10/$85 25/$200 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. 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. 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

KAISER WILHELM, 1881Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! This rare souvenir from a lost age is the most antique-looking of all of our dahlias. With neatly curled petals of custard yellow brushed with burgundy, and a green button-eye like an old-fashioned rose, it’s a true Victorian “fancy” dahlia – and one of a mere handful of dahlias that survive from the 10,000 grown in the 19th century. We’re proud to have returned it to American gardens, and we hope you’ll help us preserve it! Learn more. 3”, 4-5’, from Oregon. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-21 1/$14 3/$40 5/$63 10/$119 25/$280 SOLD OUT

KLANKSTAD KERKRADE, 1954Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! No matter how small your garden is, this compact dahlia with its bouquet-sized poofs of soft, primrose yellow will make you glad you planted it. We love its weird name, too. Klankstad means “Sound City” and Kerkrade is the Dutch town that in 1951 launched what has become the world’s greatest band festival. 3-4”, 3-5’, semi-cactus, from Michigan. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-68 1/$9.50 3/$27 5/$42.50 10/$80.50 25/$190 SOLD OUT

LUTT WICHEN, 1941Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! 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. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-71 1/$10 3/$28.50 5/$45 10/$85 25/$200 SOLD OUT

PRINCE NOIR, 1954Rarest & Web-Only

Tall, dark, and handsome, this ‘Black Prince’ offers up armful after armful of ruffled, semi-cactus blooms of deep, dark burgundy that are just the right size for bouquets. (Try it with ‘Andries Orange’, if you dare.) We grow lots of great dahlias here, but this one seems to be on everybody’s list of favorites. Reintroduced by us in 2004 from the UK National Collection. 4-5”, 5-6’, heat-tolerant, now grown for us in New Hampshire. 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-37 1/$10 3/$28.50 5/$45 10/$85 25/$200 SOLD OUT

UNION JACK, 1882Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! This candy-cane striped dahlia is one of the world’s oldest, according to the late Gerry Weland of the ADS who compiled a database of 50,000 dahlias dating back to the early 1800s. Also known as ‘Star of Denmark’, it’s bright and cheery, with pinwheel-like flowers of red and white. One caveat, though: its stems, like those of its wild ancestors, are lax. 3”, 2-3’, heat-tolerant, from Michigan. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-30 1/$9.50 3/$27 5/$42.50 10/$80.50 25/$190 SOLD OUT

WHITE FAWN, 1942Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Like white hydrangeas by a lakeside porch, ‘White Fawn’ is cool and refreshing. If Vita Sackville-West didn’t grow it in her celebrated White Garden at Sissinghurst, she should have! Formal decorative, 3-4”, 3-4’, from Oregon. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SD-11 1/$12 3/$34 5/$54 10/$102 25/$240 SOLD OUT

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