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We’re constantly searching for great old bulbs to add to our catalog. (Email us your suggestions!) Here’s what we’re offering for the first time – or after a hiatus – in 2023.


August Pioneer
August Pioneer, 1939
Sapphire Beauty iris
Sapphire Beauty iris, 1953
Royal Beauty
Royal Beauty, 1947
Woronow’s snowdrop
Woronow’s snowdrop, 1935
Swerti
Swerti, 1612
Dawn
Dawn, 1907
Aerolite
Aerolite, 1923
Grace Batson
Grace Batson, 1927
Mrs. Horace Darwin
Mrs. Horace Darwin, 1888
Sweet Harmony
Sweet Harmony, 1956

New (or Back) for FALL Planting

CROCUS

Albus crocus, 1847 – the “Starry Night” tommie
Hubert Edelsten crocus, 1924 – purple petals with striking white bands
Prins Claus crocus, 1967 – Eye-catching and early
Weldenii Fairy crocus, 1952 – early light purple & white naturalizer

DAFFODIL

Aerolite daffodil, 1923 – Rare antique combining bright yellow with primrose
Albatross daffodil, 1891 – propeller-like petals
Camellia daffodil, 1930 – chiffon yellow petals piled high
Croesus daffodil, 1912 – gold and silver coins
Dawn daffodil, 1907 – Petite and charming with several blossoms to a stem
Double Fashion daffodil, 1965 – glowing, elegant, and gorgeous
Firebrand daffodil, 1897 – long creamy petals, fiery heart
Flower Drift daffodil, 1966 – free-flowering, frothy and vibrant
Kinglet daffodil, 1959 – sweetly-fragrant, glorious, and Oregon-bred
Lucifer daffodil, 1890 – heavenly wings, devilish cup
Merlin daffodil, 1956 – glowing red-rimmed yellow hearts in pure-white blossoms
Mrs. Backhouse daffodil, 1921 – the first “pink”
Mrs. William Copeland daffodil, 1930 – Mary and Irene’s mother
Orangery daffodil, 1957 – Glorious yellow-orange/white split-cup
Papillon Blanc daffodil, 1960 – Charming & delightful
Parisienne daffodil, 1961 – Stylish, glowing, great cut-flower
Pinza daffodil, 1962 – glowing, vibrant and stunning
Rosy Trumpet daffodil, pre-1952 – starry white perianth around a long apricot trumpet
Saint Keverne daffodil, 1934 – perfectly sculpted block of butter
Sir Watkin daffodil, 1868 – one of the all-time greats
Sulphur Phoenix, Codlins and Cream daffodil, 1820 – Butter and Egg’s cousin
Sweet Harmony daffodil, 1956 – striking both in the garden or bouquets
Sweetness daffodil, 1939 – Wister Award-winner
Twink daffodil, 1925 – a classic southern double
Westward daffodil, 1962 – glistening, award-winning, and Irish-bred
White Marvel daffodil, 1950 – unique and graceful
Will Scarlett daffodil, 1898 – dazzling groundbreaker

DIVERSE FALL

Atkinsii snowdrop, 1869 – elegant “pear-shaped pearl”
Sapphire Beauty iris, 1953 – Elegant, lovely, and low-maintenance!
Southern Belles sampler – easy Southern classics
Woronow’s snowdrop, 1935 – gently swaying bell-shaped flowers delightfully interrupt the bleak spring landscape

HYACINTH

Easter Basket Hyacinths sampler – 5 richly favorite singles

PEONY

Dr. F.G. Brethour peony, 1938 – pure white with champagne glow
Elsa Sass peony, 1930 – Gold Medal winner and wedding favorite
fern-leaf peony, 1765 – thread-like foliage, extra early
Festiva Maxima peony, 1851 – best-loved for over a century
Grace Batson peony, 1927 – huge, luxurious pink
Hermione peony, 1932 – richly fragrant, apple-blossom pink
Madame Ducel peony, 1880 – baby pink and perfectly coiffed
Miss America peony, 1936 – two-time APS Gold Medalist
Philomele peony, 1861 – fragrant and fascinating
Rachel peony, 1925 – stunning and dependable
Sea Shell peony, 1937 – graceful APS Gold Medal winner
Solange peony, 1907 – luscious and pearly

TULIP

Clara Butt tulip, 1889 – once the world’s favorite
Dillenburg tulip, 1916 – wonderfully fragrant
George Grappe tulip, 1939 – lovely and late-blooming
Greuze tulip, 1891 – rich, deep purple
Princess Amalia tulip, 1908 – lovely and late

New (or Back) for SPRING Planting

DAHLIA

Little Robert dahlia, 1964 – pompon-sized and neon-bright

DAYLILY

August Pioneer daylily, 1939 – 8 weeks of bloom
Autumn Minaret daylily, 1951 – up to 7 feet tall!
Baggette daylily, 1945 – cool lemon and old rose
Black Falcon daylily, 1941 – deep and dark
Caballero daylily, 1941 – Zorro’s favorite
Circe daylily, 1937 – cool lemon yellow classic by Stout
Libby Finch daylily, 1949 – black cherry, white star
Luteola daylily, 1900 – my front yard daylily
Mikado daylily, 1929 – graceful mango and mahogany
Neyron Rose daylily, 1950 – raspberry-rose with ivory highlighting
Ophir daylily, 1924 – trumpet-shaped, American-bred pioneer
Port daylily, 1941 – small-flowered & glowing
Potentate daylily, 1943 – with plantlets on its bloom-stalks
Rosalind daylily, 1941 – the first red, wild from China
Royal Beauty daylily, 1947 – even its foliage is beautiful
Theron daylily, 1934 – dark landmark

IRIS

Caprice iris, 1898 – “I smell ripe grapes!”
Coronation iris, 1927 – the perfect yellow iris?
Dauntless iris, 1929 – luxurious Dykes Medal winner
Demi-Deuil iris, 1912 – once called “the black and white iris”
Eleanor Roosevelt iris, 1933 – short, early, and reblooming
Flavescens iris, 1813 – pale, shimmering yellow
Florentina iris, 1500 – luminous pewter
Frank Adams iris, 1937 – parchment, bronze, and oxblood
Germanica iris, 1500 – from Rome to Van Gogh
Honorabile iris, 1840 – perky favorite of the pioneers
Loreley iris, 1909 – perfectly imperfect charmer
Mrs. Horace Darwin iris, 1888 – elegant white
pallida Dalmatica iris, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Quaker Lady iris, 1909 – smoky lavender and fawn
Swerti iris, 1612 – from the gardens of Emperor Rudolf II