Old House Gardens
From America’s Expert Source for Heirloom Flower Bulbs

Order NOW for delivery at planting time in October.

WHY GROW ’EM? They’re diverse – and easy! Some thrive in light shade, some live for centuries, some are small enough to fit anywhere, and most increase happily with NO care.

WHAT’S HERE? Scroll down or click: alliums, anemones, bluebells, Byzantine glad, crown imperial, cyclamen, dog-tooth violet, Dutchman’s breeches, freesia, fritillaries, glory-of-the-snow, grape hyacinth, oxblood lily, Siberian squill, silver bells, snowdrops, snowflake, spider and surprise lilies, trillium, winter aconite.

TIPS, RAVES, AND MORE – To learn more, check out our Tips for Success, Chart to Compare, Newsletter Archives, Forcing Bulbs, and Bulbs as Cut Flowers.

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INTRO TO HEIRLOOMS, FALL        Sampler
It’s an easy, money-saving introduction to the joys of antique bulbs. We’ll send at least $35 worth of diverse, time-tested, fall-planted bulbs for just $30 (plus shipping). They’ll all be labled, great for your area, and may include daffodils, lilies, hyacinths, tulips, peonies, crocus, and others. It’s fun, easy, and a deal!

Please order by USDA hardiness zone. (Don’t know yours? Find it here.) Limit 1 sampler per address, please.

COF45Add to basket:1/$30for zones 4-5
COF67Add to basket:1/$30for zones 6-7
COF8SAdd to basket:1/$30for zone 8 South & SW
COFWCAdd to basket:1/$30for zones 8-10 West Coast
WOODLAND SPRITES        Sampler
These wild little charmers will multiply happily in light shade and soil that’s not too dry in zones 5a-7b(8bWC). You’ll get 5 Grecian windflowers, 5 winter aconites, 5 snake’s-head fritillaries, 5 silver bells, and 5 Siberian squill.

For 10, 15, or more of each, order additional samplers.

COF40Add to basket:1/$222/$42.503/$604/$77.505/$94.50
SOUTHERN BELLES        Web-Only & Sampler
Tough enough to laugh at high heat, poor soils, and even hurricanes, these beauties have graced gardens throughout the South (and warm West) for generations. We’ll send you 1 red spider lily, 1 oxblood lily, 3 ‘Excelsior’ Spanish bluebells, 3 ‘Gravetye Giant’ snowflakes, and 3 Southern grape hyacinths. For zones 7a-8b(9bWC) only.

   For more of each variety, order additional samplers.

COF47Add to basket:1/$282/$543/$76.504/$98.505/$121
Allium senescens subsp. montanum, GERMAN GARLIC, 1800
Butterflies and bees love these fuzzy little lavender pompons blooming in mid-summer over tufts of neat green foliage. Although alliums in general have become popular only recently, in 1866 Boston’s E.S. Rand included German garlic in his Bulbs, and in 1900 Liberty Hyde Bailey listed it as one of just six “in general cultivation.” Drought-tolerant, 12-18”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farms. Chart to compare.
DI43Add to basket:3/$9.505/$1510/$2825/$6450/$119
Allium sphaerocephalum, PURPLE-HEADED GARLICK, 1766
In America’s first bulb catalog in 1820, William Prince listed just one allium: “purple headed-garlick.” Often called “drumsticks” today, this easy, deer-resistant perennial has 1-inch, egg-shaped flowerheads that start green, turn rose, and end up wine-red. Cool! 30-36”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DI46Add to basket:10/$6.5025/$1550/$28100/$52250/$117
Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’, BLUE GRECIAN WINDFLOWER, 1854
Cheap, easy to grow, and “one of the loveliest of flowers,” as Louise Beebe Wilder wrote in 1936, this woodland gem naturalizes happily in bright shade. Typically blue-flowered in the wild, it first appeared in American catalogs in the 1890s and grew in popularity with the rise of shade gardening in the 20th century. Light shade, 4-6”, zones 5a-8a(9WC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DI49Add to basket:10/$7.5025/$17.5050/$32.50100/$60250/$135
Anemone blanda ‘White Splendor ’, WHITE GRECIAN WINDFLOWER, 1854
This white form of the wild, mostly blue original (see above) was introduced in 1950, won an RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993, and, to quote Christopher Lloyd, is both “the strongest growing” and “dazzling.” Blooms and naturalizes best in bright shade, 5-8”, zones 5a-8a(9WC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DI99Add to basket:10/$9.2525/$21.5050/$40100/$74250/$167
Chionodoxa sardensis, TURKISH GLORY-OF-THE-SNOW, 1883
The woodlands of Wave Hill in early spring are carpeted with vast drifts of this sapphire-blue Turkish wildflower. Deeper blue and shorter than common glory-of-the-snow, it blooms at crocus time, naturalizes eagerly, and was awarded an RHS AGM as a plant so good it belongs in every garden. 4-6”, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DI44Add to basket:10/$7.5025/$17.5050/$32.50100/$60250/$135
Cyclamen hederifolium, SOWBREAD CYCLAMEN, 1597
We’re proud to deliver huge bulbs, 3-4 inches across, of this fall-blooming cyclamen that bulb-guru John Bryan calls “the first choice for most gardens.” Known as sowbread in Shakespeare’s time, today it’s usually called ivy-leaved cyclamen for its angular, ivy-like, silver-patterned leaves. Give it light shade and humus-rich soil that’s dry in summer. Aka C. neapolitanum, 4-6”, zones 6a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
DI45Add to basket:3/$15.755/$2510/$4725/$10750/$197
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