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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/$38
2/$72
3/$103
Limit 3, please.

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.

SD-13
1/$11.50
3/$33
5/$51.50
10/$97.50
25/$230

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.

SD-40
1/$10
3/$28.50
5/$45
10/$85
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
25/$190

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.

SD-25
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
Limit 5, 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 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.

SD-14
1/$10.50
3/$30
5/$47
10/$89
25/$210

GLORIE VAN NOORDWIJK, 1969Web-Only

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

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.

SD-27
1/$18.50
3/$52.50
5/$83
Limit 5, please.

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.

SD-03
1/$17
3/$48.50
Limit 3, please.

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
25/$140

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.

SD-71
1/$10
3/$28.50
5/$45
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
3/$31.50
5/$49.50
10/$93.50
25/$220

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.

SD-37
1/$10
3/$28.50
5/$45
10/$85
25/$200

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