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

Our customers know a good thing when they grow it, and they vote with their dollars every year. Here are their favorites from fall 2013 and spring 2014, based on both numbers sold and dollar value.

Favorites for FALL-Planting
Negro Boy, 1910 — darkest of all
Snowbunting, 1914 — musk-like fragrance
Avalanche, 1906 — rescued from a British cliffside
Carlton, 1927 — foolproof from ND to FL
Erlicheer, 1934 — clusters of cheer for outside or in
Rip van Winkle, 1884 — spiked cutie
Rose of May, 1950 — rose-like shape and fragrance
Thalia, 1916 — dove-like classic
The Tenby Daffodil, 1796 — sweet little teddy bear
City of Haarlem, 1893 — soft baby-chick yellow
Gipsy Queen, 1927 — apricot and melons
Roman Blue, 1562 — wildflowery, and it multiplies!
Black Beauty, 1957 — dark raspberry
Madonna lily, 1600 BC — most historic lily of all
regal lily, 1905 — fragrant and easy
tiger lily, 1804 — Grandma’s favorite
Festiva Maxima, 1851 — best-loved for over a century
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 — like a soft pink waterlily
Black Parrot, 1937 — exuberantly ruffled and frilled
Bleu Aimable, 1916 — soft, silvery lilac
clusiana, 1607 — original WHITE & red
Couleur Cardinal, 1845 — red blushed with plum
Estella Rijnveld, 1954 — raspberry-ripple ice cream
Florentine tulip, 1597 — violet-scented
The Lizard, 1903 — flames of lilac and rose on cream
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 — true stock!
red spider lily, 1821 — heirloom triploid, extra tough
Siberian squill, 1796 — amazingly blue
snake’s-head fritillary, 1572 — checkered!
trillium, 1799 — “the epitome of woodland natives”

Favorites for SPRING Planting
Clair de Lune, 1946 — elegant and wildflowery
Jersey’s Beauty, 1923 — the 20th century’s most celebrated
Kidd’s Climax, 1940 — huge pink dinner-plate
Little Beeswings, 1909 — flame and yellow honeycomb
Prince Noir, 1954 — ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Thomas Edison, 1929 — luxurious true purple
Wisconsin Red, 1910? — pass-along ruby-red
August Pioneer, 1939 — 8 weeks of bloom
Corky, 1959 — sweet little flower with famous friends
lemon lily, 1570 — fragrant daylily, true stock!
Abyssinian glad, 1888 — fragrant!
Atom, 1946 — pint-sized red and silver
Boone, 1920s? — small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Fidelio, 1959 — vibrant rosy purple
Lilac & Chartreuse, 1960 — unique coloring
Blue Rhythm, 1945 — award-winning Iowa farmboy
Flavescens, 1813 — pale, shimmering yellow
Gracchus, 1884 — short, great for perennial borders
pallida Dalmatica, 1597 — grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 — swooningly fragrant
Pearl double tuberose, 1870 — like tiny gardenias
pink rain lily, 1825 — try it in pots

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