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

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 our fall 2014/spring 2015 catalog.

New for FALL 2014 Planting
Ice Follies, 1953 — multiple award winner
Keats, 1968 — the weirdest daffodil we’ve ever grown
Orange Phoenix, Eggs & Bacon, 1731 — cottage-garden classic
Queen Anne’s Double Jonquil, 1611 — prom dresses for honeybees
Sun Disc, 1946 — circular shape and highest honors
W.P. Milner, 1869 — spiraling petals of soft, silvery primrose
Magnet snowdrop, 1889 — “easily recognized, even from a distance”
Guinea Gold, 1940 — golden martagon from zone-2 Manitoba
Hanson’s lily, 1871 — dainty, amber, “lasting forever”
Blue Giant, 1935 — named for the brightest stars
Gigantea, 1859 — preserved in Lithuania
White Pearl, 1954 — not so old, but we like it!
Couronne d’Or, 1873 — gold-crowned, hard to find
Edulis Superba, 1824 — one of the oldest and most fragrant
Elsa Sass, 1930 — Gold Medal winner and wedding favorite
fern-leaf peony, 1765 — thread-like foliage, extra early
Mons. Martin Cahuzac, 1899 — darkest peony ever?
Apricot Beauty, 1953 — “delectable anywhere”
Bessie, 1847 — burgundy and white “Premiere Flame”
Elsie Eloff, 1949 — pale butter yellow
Joost van de Vondel, 1850 — bold and intense
Lord Stanley, 1860 — almost as exciting as the Cup itself!
Temple of Beauty, 1959 — bold fashionista’s favorite
Willem van Oranje, 1933 — Renoir coppery-peach
Willemsoord, 1930 — double, ruffled, carmine-rose and pearl

New for SPRING 2015 Planting
Bonne Esperance, 1948 — dwarf, rosy pink cutie
David Howard, 1960 — dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Gerrie Hoek, 1942 — “most popular dahlia of all time”
Kelvin Floodlight, 1959 — it’s more than just big
Miss Rose Fletcher, 1948 — pastel cactus
Preference, 1955 — peachy-pink with dark stems
Radiance, 1958 — vivid rose-pink and silver
Black Friar, 1951 — velvety, wine-dark petals
Evelyn Claar, 1949 — ground-breaking pink
Mikado, 1929 — graceful mango and mahogany
Sovereign, 1906 — very early and very old
Vespers, 1941 — enjoy it day AND night
Nova Lux, 1965 — bright, soft, just right yellow
Spring Maid, 1961 — soft, almost silvery yellow
Sunset Sky, 1965 — small, ruffled, and early-blooming
Small is Beautiful, — 3 charming iris for the front of the border
Colonel Candelot, 1907 — the “reddest” of its era
Coronation, 1927 — “truly an iris classic”
Francheville, 1927 — by the greatest iris breeder of all time
Monsignor, 1907 — violet and deep claret, by Vilmorin-Andrieux
Mrs. Horace Darwin, 1888 — elegant white
Susan Bliss, 1922 — “appealing creamy pink tone”
Swerti, 1612 — from the gardens of Emperor Rudolf II

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