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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!


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ALBATROSS, 1891Rarest & Web-Only

With propeller-like petals and a frilled cup dipped in orange, this late Victorian treasure outshines its sibling ‘Seagull’ and was proudly described by the immortal Rev. Engleheart as “one of my finest and most brilliantly colored” creations. 3 W-YYO, late-mid, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-972
3/$15
5/$24
10/$45
Limit 10, please.

ALBUS PLENUS ODORATUS, 1601Web-Only

Snowy white, richly fragrant, and hardy to zone 3, double pheasant’s-eyes appear on almost every daffodil list from Clusius’s in 1601 to catalogs of the early 1900s. Although they can be erratic bloomers, in long, cool springs and well-watered soils they’re heavenly. N. poeticus ‘Plenus’, 4 W-W, 16-18”, zones 3a-6b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-01
5/$12
10/$23
25/$54
50/$102
100/$192

ANNE FRANK, 1959Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Named for the girl whose indomitable spirit lives on in her immortal diary, this exceptionally rare double combines stainless white outer petals with a heart of deep, vibrant red-orange. It’s a dazzling daffodil – and a visual metaphor for Anne herself. 4 W-O, late-mid, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-952
3/$24.50
5/$39
10/$73.50
Limit 10, please.

ARGENT, 1902Rarest & Web-Only

“The very best of all double daffodils”? Yes, according to the great E.A. Bowles who, in 1914, raved about its “particularly graceful outline” and the “charming mingling of its silver and gold.” With long white petals thrusting out of a flurry of short, bright, yellow ones, ‘Argent’ is bursting with spring’s exuberance. From a cross of ‘Ornatus’ and super-strong ‘Van Sion’. 4 W-Y, 14-16”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-999
3/$14
5/$22
10/$42
25/$99
50/$187

BROUGHSHANE, 1938Rarest & Web-Only

Named for the tiny Irish hometown of its creator Guy Wilson – the 20th century’s grand master of white daffodils – beefy ‘Broughshane’ features creamy white petals and a deeply ruffled trumpet of white with hints of amber, all set off by handsome, blue-green, almost leek-like foliage. 1 W-W, 18-20”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-75
3/$16
5/$25.50
10/$48
25/$113
50/$213

CROESUS, 1912Rarest & Web-Only

With ruffled disks of orange-gold set against smooth, elegantly rounded petals of cream, this classic beauty is named for the fabulously wealthy King Croesus of Lydia who minted the world’s first coins. Plant it and you’ll be rich in beauty for years to come! 2 Y-YYO, 17-19”, zones 4a-7b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-89
5/$15
10/$28.50
25/$67.50
50/$128
100/$240

DICK WELLBAND, 1921Rarest & Web-Only

The rich color and flair of ‘Dick Wellband’ caused a sensation when it was first introduced – in a lavish display in front of yards and yards of draped black velvet – at the 1921 New York International Flower Show. Today it’s still as striking, growing strong across the country and especially well-loved in the South. 2 W-O, 16-20”, zones 5b-8a(10bWC), from Texas. Chart and care.

DA-12
3/$12.50
5/$20
10/$37.50
25/$88.50
50/$167

FEU DE JOIE, 1927Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Introduced at the height of the Roaring Twenties, this free-spirited flower combines a dozen long, wavy outer petals with a crinkled center of orange and gold. Pronounced fə də JWAH, it was bred by the master of doubles, William Copeland, and named for a celebratory rifle salute known as the “fire of joy.” 4 W-O, 18-20”, early-mid season, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-970
3/$23
5/$36.50
10/$69
25/$163
Limit 25, please.

GOLDEN SPUR, 1885Rarest & Web-Only

“If I could have but one,” wrote A.M. Kirby in 1907 in America’s first book about daffodils, “I would choose this.” It’s a favorite of ours, too, a glorious Victorian trumpet full of wildflower vigor and grace. It’s extra early, blooming as the crocus fade, and multiplies with gusto. 1 Y-Y, 14-15”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-17
5/$11.50
10/$22
Almost gone! Limit 10.

HENRY IRVING, 1885Rarest & Web-Only

Every spring in the quaint old parterre garden at Keukenhof, Holland’s wonderland of bulbs, this charming antique trumpet launches the show. And who was Henry Irving? Visit www.theirvingsociety.org.uk to learn more about the Victorian actor who still has a fan club 100 years after his death. 1 Y-Y, 15-16”, zones 4a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-90
3/$12.50
5/$20
10/$37.50
Limit 10, please.

INSULINDE, 1921Rarest & Web-Only

‘Insulinde’ somehow manages to be both graceful and exuberant at the same time. Framed by a row or two of creamy white outer petals, its center is a throng of luminous orange petalets spiked with random flares of cream. Bred by the illustrious Mrs. Backhouse (of daffodil and lily fame), it’s named for a wildly popular Victorian novel set in Indonesia. 4 W-O, 21-23”, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-986
3/$12
5/$19
10/$36
Limit 10, please.

JOHN EVELYN, 1920Rarest & Web-Only

From the creator of the great Copeland family trio — ‘Irene’, ‘Mary’, and ‘Mrs. William’ — comes this rare flower with round, creamy white petals and a wonderfully ruffled cup of apricot-gold maturing to lemon. (Read the family’s story here.) Its name honors the great 17th-century diarist and author of books about everything from trees (his famous Sylva) to “sallets.” 2 W-O, early blooming, 18-20”, zones 4a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-975
3/$14
5/$22
10/$42
Limit 10, please.

KEATS, 1968Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! The weirdest daffodil we’ve ever grown, and very rarely offered, this fascinating flower has six narrow, green-tinted “petaloid segments” that thrust out of the middle of its cup looking like tiny fingers or horns or tentacles. Plant it where you can appreciate it up close (and show it off), or pick a few to entertain you indoors. By Alec Gray, 4 W-Y, 18-20”, very late, zones 5a-7b(10aWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-955
3/$19
5/$30
10/$57
Limit 10, please.

LUCIFER, 1890Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! We’re big fans of this vibrant Victorian that was born in Ireland and named for the Archangel himself. Look with your imagination and you’ll see a reflection of heavenly wings in its long white petals, and a hint of what’s to come in its fiery cup. 2 W-YOO, 16-18”, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-73
3/$12
5/$19
10/$36
Limit 10, please.

RUSTOM PASHA, 1930Rarest & Web-Only

Named for a prize-winning “red” stallion raced back then by the Aga Khan, this bright, cheerful flower was one of the first with a truly orange, sun-proof cup. We managed to import a few bulbs of it from Australia in the 1990s and slowly built up stock, but the last time we had enough to offer it was in 2010. In other words, if you want it, you ’d be wise to order now! 2 Y-O, zones 5a-7b(8bWC), early-mid season, 18-20” from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-978
3/$11.50
5/$18
10/$34.50
25/$81.50
Limit 25, please.

SCARLET GEM, 1910Rarest & Web-Only

New! Bright, fragrant, and charming, this old poetaz “thoroughly deserves its wide popularity,” wrote daffodil expert Michael Jefferson-Brown in 1951, and it remained a favorite throughout the century. With primrose petals and a tangerine cup, it was bred by the great P.D. Williams of Cornwall. 8 Y-O, mid-late blooming, 18-20”, zones 5b-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-36
5/$9
10/$17
25/$40.50
50/$76.50
100/$144

SEAGULL, 1893Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! Prettier than any gull we’ve ever seen, this free-flowering Victorian classic has pristine white petals that recall wings, sails, or the sweeping arms of a windmill. Its short canary cup is fleetingly edged with apricot. For best color, protect from full sun. 3 W-Y, 14-18”, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-49
3/$15
5/$24
10/$45
25/$106
Limit 25, please.

STILTON, 1909Rarest & Web-Only

Bred by Devonshire nurseryman E.B. Champernowne, the man who gave the world ‘Red Devon’, this much rarer daffodil survives from the Golden Age of pheasant’s-eyes. We have just 100 bulbs this year from one of Holland’s greatest daffodil collectors, and it could be years before he has any more to share with us, so get it while you can! 9 W-YYR, late blooming, 14-16”, zones 4a-7a(9bWC). Chart and care.

DA-947
3/$12.50
5/$20
10/$37.50
25/$88.50
50/$167

TWINK, 1925Rarest & Web-Only

This Jazz Age classic has long, rippling petals of primrose-to-cream flaring jauntily out of a ruffled center of orange and gold. Hardy north through zone 5, it’s especially well-loved in the South because, unlike many other doubles, it opens reliably even there. 4 Y-O, mid-season, 18-20”, zones 5a-8b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-52
3/$17
5/$27
10/$51
25/$120
Limit 25, please.

N. x medioluteus, TWIN SISTERS, 1597Web-Only

“Generally knowne everywhere,” wrote the great herbalist John Gerard in 1597 about this fragrant wildflower he called Primrose Peerless. Today its many folk names which include Loving Couples, Cemetery Ladies, and April Beauty attest to its wide-spread popularity and endurance.With two blooms per stem, white with tiny citron cups, it’s also wonderfully late-blooming. Formerly N. biflorus, 13 W-Y, 12-14”, zones 6a-8b(10bWC), from Texas. Chart and care.

DA-44
3/$12
5/$19
10/$36
25/$85
50/$160

WILL SCARLETT, 1898Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! The brilliant color of this groundbreaking daffodil so dazzled the world when it was first introduced that three bulbs sold for £100 – the equivalent today of over $12,000. Its petals are notoriously unruly, but as William Arnold wrote in 1921, “though a somewhat loosely put together flower, [it] is nevertheless very handsome.” Bred by the illustrious Rev. Engleheart, it’s well named for the youngest of Robin Hood’s Merry Men who is often depicted wearing red silk. 2 W-O, 21-23”, late-mid season, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care.

DA-965
3/$18
5/$28.50
10/$54
Limit 10, please.

CHINITA, 1922Rarest & Web-Only

With a unique look and fabulous scent, ‘Chinita’ is the love child of a pheasant’s eye and a tazetta such as Avalanche. Its flat, ribbed, golden eye is circled with orange, but what really sets it apart are its pale amber-to-cream petals. From the moment it first bloomed for us, we wanted to share it with you! 8Y-YYR, 21-23”, zones 6a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. Our grower is increasing his stock and we hope to offer it again soon. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

DA-981 3/$15 5/$24 10/$45 25/$106 50/$200 SOLD OUT

CONSPICUUS, 1869Rarest & Web-Only

Delicate looking but strong-growing, this graceful flower – long known as ‘Barrii Conspicuus’ – was one of the landmark achievements of the Victorian daffodil renaissance. A clump in bloom, with its fluttering petals and crinkled, orange-rimmed cup, may well remind you of a host of antique butterflies. Learn more. 3 Y-YYO, 14-16”, zones 4a-7b(10bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

DA-03 3/$11 5/$17.50 10/$33 25/$78 50/$147 SOLD OUT

EARLY PEARL, 1899Rarest & Web-Only

Nameless but thriving, ‘Early Pearl’ was rediscovered in old gardens of the Southeast’s “Spanish Moss Belt.” Early to bloom and best where summers are hot, it has starry white petals, tiny citron cups that mature to white, and a fresher scent than most tazettas. Experts believe it dates to the late 1800s. 8 W-Y, 14-16”, zones 8a-9b(11bWC), big, fat California bulbs. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

DA-66 3/$9.50 5/$15 10/$28.50 25/$67.50 50/$127 SOLD OUT

GLORY OF LISSE, 1901Rarest & Web-Only

This fragrant beauty survives from the dawn of the 20th century when the wildflower grace of pheasant’s-eye narcissus made them especially popular. With snow-white petals and an eye of old gold trimmed with red, it’s named for 800-year-old Lisse, home of the world famous Keukenhof bulb gardens. 9 W-YYR, 18-20”, zones 4a-7a(9bWC), from Holland. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

DA-971 3/$10 5/$16 10/$30 25/$71 50/$133 SOLD OUT

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