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Our customers know a good thing when they grow it, and they vote with their dollars every year. Here are their favorites based on both numbers sold and dollar value.


Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933
Black Beauty
Black Beauty, 1957
Abyssinian glad
Abyssinian glad, 1888
August Pioneer
August Pioneer, 1939
Melonee
Melonee, 1959

Favorites for SPRING Planting

DAHLIA

Bishop of Llandaff dahlia, 1927 – dark ferny foliage
Café au Lait dahlia, 1967 – It’s not just for brides!
Clair de Lune dahlia, 1946 – elegant and wildflowery
David Howard dahlia, 1960 – dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Thomas Edison dahlia, 1929 – luxurious true purple

DAYLILY

August Pioneer daylily, 1939 – 8 weeks of bloom
Melonee daylily, 1959 – luscious summer dessert

DIVERSE SPRING

Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 – swooningly fragrant
pink rain lily, 1825 – try it in pots

GLADIOLUS

Abyssinian gladiolus, 1888 – fragrant!

IRIS

Crimson King iris, 1893 – Victorian rebloomer in rich claret
Eleanor Roosevelt iris, 1933 – short, early, and reblooming
Loreley iris, 1909 – perfectly imperfect charmer
pallida Dalmatica iris, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris

Favorites for FALL Planting

CROCUS

Cloth of Gold crocus, 1587 – bees flock to this “Turkey crocus”
tommies crocus, 1847 – lavender self-sower

DAFFODIL

Avalanche daffodil, 1906 – rescued from a British cliffside
Butter and Eggs daffodil, 1777 – the classic cottage-garden double
Carlton daffodil, 1927 – foolproof from ND to FL
Erlicheer daffodil, 1934 – clusters of cheer for outside or in
Louise de Coligny daffodil, 1940 – sweet-scented apricot beauty
Thalia daffodil, 1916 – dove-like classic

DIVERSE FALL

blue Spanish bluebell, 1601 – fool-proof classic
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 – true stock!
Dutchman’s breeches, 1731 – Mrs. Trickett’s wild charmer
red spider lily, 1821 – heirloom triploid, extra tough
S. Arnott snowdrop, 1922 – the best snowdrop of all?
trillium, 1799 – “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 – earliest blooms

LILY

Black Beauty lily, 1957 – “indestructible” Hall of Famer
Madonna lily, 1600 BC – most historic lily of all
regal lily, 1905 – fragrant and easy

PEONY

Auten’s Pride peony, 1933 – soft pink with lavender undertones
Duchesse de Nemours peony, 1856 – “creamy chalices” to perfect white clouds
Edulis Superba peony, 1824 – one of the oldest and most fragrant
James R. Mann peony, 1920 – striped buds, lotus-like flowers

TULIP

Apricot Beauty tulip, 1953 – “delectable anywhere”
Bleu Aimable tulip, 1916 – soft, silvery lilac
Florentine tulip, 1597 – violet-scented
Keizerskroon tulip, 1750 – “magnificent for any purpose”
White Triumphator tulip, 1942 – elegant favorite of Ryan Gainey