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 2012 and spring 2013, based on both numbers sold and dollar value.

Favorites for FALL-Planting
Negro Boy, 1910 — darkest of all
tommies, 1847 — lavender self-sower
Avalanche, 1906 — rescued from a British cliffside
Campernelle, 1601 — true stock, Southern classic
Carlton, 1927 — foolproof from ND to FL
jonquil, Early Louisiana, 1612 — aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle
Red Devon, 1943 — powerful yellow and orange
Rip van Winkle, 1884 — spiked cutie
Rose of May, 1950 — rose-like shape and fragrance
Thalia, 1916 — dove-like classic
Gipsy Queen, 1927 — apricot and melons
Marie, 1860 — deepest indigo-purple
Roman Blue, 1562 — wildflowery, and it multiplies!
Black Beauty, 1957 — dark raspberry
regal lily, 1905 — fragrant and easy
tiger lily, 1804 — Grandma’s favorite
tiger lily, double, 1870 — delightfully odd
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
clusiana, 1607 — original WHITE & red
Couleur Cardinal, 1845 — red blushed with plum
Demeter, 1932 — returns for years, vibrant rosy purple
Estella Rijnveld, 1954 — raspberry-ripple ice cream
Insulinde, 1914 — enjoy its enchanting transformation
Prinses Irene, 1949 — superb for forcing indoors
Schoonoord, 1909 — lush and radiant double
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 — true stock!
purple-headed garlick, 1766 — deer-resistant, “drumstick” allium
red spider lily, 1821 — heirloom triploid, extra tough
snake’s-head fritillary, 1572 — checkered!
Spanish bluebell, 1601 — fool-proof classic

Favorites for SPRING Planting
Bishop of Llandaff, 1927 — dark ferny foliage
Clair de Lune, 1946 — elegant and wildflowery
Kidd’s Climax, 1940 — huge pink dinner-plate
Lavender Chiffon, 1957 — cool, man, cool!
Nonette, 1958 — freckled finch’s egg
Prince Noir, 1954 — ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Sellwood Glory, 1951 — dark burgundy on silver
Thomas Edison, 1929 — luxurious true purple
August Pioneer, 1939 — 8 weeks of bloom
Gold Dust, 1905 — from the dawn of daylily breeding
lemon lily, 1570 — fragrant daylily, true stock!
Abyssinian glad, 1888 — fragrant!
Atom, 1946 — pint-sized red and silver
Boone, 1920s? — small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Frisky, 1963 — ‘Atom’s dazzling little grandchild
Lucky Star, 1966 — a truly fragrant glad!
Starface, 1960 — rapturously beautiful
Flavescens, 1813 — pale, shimmering yellow
pallida Dalmatica, 1597 — grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Queen of May, 1859 — Victorian “pink”
Shah Jehan, 1932 — opulent and magnificent
Ehemanii canna, 1863 — arching sprays of dangling flowers
white rain lily, 1822 — like crocus in August

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