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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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CLASSIC DAYLILIESWeb-Only & Sampler

With cottage-garden grace and surprising diversity, antique daylilies are waiting to be rediscovered by modern gardeners. Sample their old-fashioned charms with 3 of our favorites, all different, labeled, and great for your area. (Several possibilities are pictured.) For zones 4a-8b(9aWC).

For more of each variety, order additional samplers. Daylily care.

COS-31
1/$24
2/$45.50
3/$65
4/$81.50
5/$96

BLACK FRIAR, 1951Web-Only & It’s Back!

With its velvety, wine-dark petals, chartreuse throat, and graceful, lily-like form, ‘Black Friar’ is one of the best of the mid-century “black” daylilies. Tall and vigorous, it was bred by the first woman to win the AHS’s top award for hybridizing, “Sun-Proof” Mary Lester of Georgia. 32-38”, mid-to-late, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 4a-8b(10aWC), from Michigan & Missouri. Chart and care.

HM-21
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
Limit 5, please.

CABALLERO, 1941Web-Only & It’s Back!

‘Caballero’s long, curling petals are gold and an intriguing rusty brown (yes, brown!) that may remind you of saddle-leather and sandstone buttes – which is probably just what Stout had in mind when he named it. Caballeros were the noble “gentlemen-cowboys” of popular movies such as The Bold Caballero of 1936 with its dashing hero, Zorro. 36-40”, early-mid season, evergreen, 2 fans, zones 4a-8b(10bWC), from Ann Arbor. Chart and care.

HM-15
1/$7.50
3/$21.50
5/$34
10/$63.50
Limit 10, please.

CHALLENGER, 1949Web-Only & It’s Back!

This dramatically tall, colorful daylily will draw your eye from the farthest reaches of your garden. It gets its height – five feet or more here – from H. altissima, native to the mountains of Nanjing, and with 25-30 buds per stem, its striking red flowers will entertain you from mid-summer into fall. By A.B. Stout, 48-72”, deciduous, 3-4 fans, zones 4a-8b(10bWC), from from Missouri. Chart, care, and learn more.

HM-22
1/$8
3/$23
5/$36
10/$68
25/$160

EVELYN CLAAR, 1949Web-Only & It’s Back!

One of the best of the ground-breaking mid-century pinks, ‘Evelyn’ is a warm, peachy-pink highlighted by a glowing, golden throat. Free-flowering and vigorous, it was bred by University of Chicago botany professor Ezra Kraus – who clearly knew what he was doing. 24-30”, early-mid, deciduous, 3-4 fans, zones 4a-8b(10aWC), from Missouri. Chart and care.

HM-06
1/$7.50
3/$21.50
5/$34
10/$63.50
25/$150

LUTEOLA, 1900Rarest & Web-Only

One of the oldest daylilies of all, and very hard to find today, this lightly fragrant beauty is the only daylily I was growing in my front yard – until we dug it up to share with you. (No problem!) It was bred by R. Wallace and Co., importers of some of the first daylilies from China, and praised in the June 1900 Country Life as “a Day Lily of great beauty, vigorous and handsome.” 28-32”, early-mid, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 5a-8a(10aWC), grown by us here in Ann Arbor. Chart and care.

HM-34
1/$9
3/$25.50
5/$40.50
10/$76.50
25/$180

MELONEE, 1959Web-Only & It’s Back!

With a name that’s pure 1950s, this luscious daylily looks like a cool, refreshing cantaloupe and ice cream smoothie. It was bred by Orville Fay of Illinois whose day job was working as a chemist in a candy factory. Just 30” tall, mid-summer blooming, deciduous, 3-4 fans, zones 5a-8b(10aWC), from Missouri. Chart and care.

HM-20
1/$8.50
3/$24
5/$38
10/$72
25/$170

PRINCESS IRENE, 1952Web-Only & It’s Back!

One of the latest, longest-blooming, and brightest daylilies we grow, ‘Princess Irene’ will draw you from across the garden with its joyful brilliance, from mid-summer well into fall. With its star-like form and almost wriggling petals, it’s the only daylily ever introduced by H. A. Zager of Des Moines – but he sure picked a winner. 28-34”, late-mid to late, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farm. Chart and care.

HM-29
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
10/$80.50
Limit 10, please.

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