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MARIETTE, 1942        
The graceful, vase-like shape of lily-flowered tulips like ‘Mariette’ evokes that of the earliest tulips to reach the West from Turkey in the 1500s. This multiple award-winner is a radiant rose-pink, deeper in the center of the petals and shading to silvery pink at the edges. Lily-flowered, late, 20-24”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
TU-920
5/$9.50
10/$18
25/$41
50/$76
100/$141
MIRELLA, 1953        Rarest
Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, this mid-century classic has “buff rose” petals enlivened by silvery pink petal edges and “a broad flame of raspberry” (Killingback, Tulips). After decades of popularity, it’s getting harder and harder to find – so we’ve added it to our ark. Triumph, 22-24”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
TU-946
5/$9.50
10/$18
25/$41
50/$76
100/$141
MON TRESOR BONTLOF, 1875        Rarest & Web-Only
New! Variegated plants are quite the rage today, but here’s one we’re pretty sure none of your neighbors are growing. Bontlof is Dutch for variegated, and the deep green leaves of ‘My Treasure’ are richly bontlof with a ribbon-like edging of yellow that harmonizes exquisitely with its glowing yellow flowers. And it’s fragrant! Who could ask for anything more? Single Early, 10-12”, zones 4b-7aS/7bWC, from the Hortus. Chart & care.
TU-991
1/$8.50
3/$23.50
5/$36.50
10/$68
Limit 10, please.
OLD TIMES, 1905        Rarest
This uniquely colored, brown-inflected tulip has “a real ‘old-timey’ look to its garnet and primrose flowers,” as J. Horace McFarland wrote in 1938. Its shape is wonderfully old-fashioned, too, with lancet-pointed petals that curl back gracefully as they open in the sun. One of the so-called Cottage tulips, it was re-discovered by the Rev. Joseph Jacobs “in an old garden in Hanmer in 1905.” Cottage/Single Late, 14-16”, zones 4a-7b(8aWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. See our other brown tulips. Chart & care.
TU-936
1/$7
3/$19
5/$30
10/$56
25/$126
ORANGE KING, 1903        Rarest & Web-Only
The great Gertrude Jekyll planted this very rare, sunset-colored tulip in her iconic early 20th-century perennial borders. A multiple award-winner, it remained popular well into the 1940s when the de Jager catalog praised it as “a beautiful orange-scarlet tinged old rose, sweet-scented, a grand tulip.” The fabulous ‘Orange Favorite’ is its ruffled sport. Cottage/Single Late, 18-20”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. Chart & care.
TU-917
1/$3.16
3/$9.50
5/$15
10/$28
25/$64
Limit 25, please.
PEACH BLOSSOM, 1890        
We sell tons of this old tulip every year, even though doubles have been woefully out of fashion for decades now – a testament to its great beauty. It’s a frothy extravaganza of white and pink (not peach), like a lacy, Victorian valentine. If you’ve never grown double tulips, this is the one to start with – and what are you waiting for? Double Early, 10-12”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. See our other unusually fragrant tulips. Chart & care.
TU-19
5/$9
10/$17
25/$39
50/$72
100/$133
PHILIPPE DE COMINES, 1891        
“Dark polished mahogany,” is how Peter Henderson described this tall, late tulip in 1929, but it always reminds us of dark sweet cherries. Despite its dramatic looks, ‘Philippe’ had vanished from American gardens until we reintroduced it in 1998. The great ‘Black Parrot’ is its ruffled sport (mutation). Single Late/Darwin, 20-24”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
TU-30
5/$10.50
10/$20
25/$45
50/$84
100/$156
PRINCE ALBERT, 1863        Rarest & Web-Only
Tall and shimmering, this exceedingly rare Dutch Breeder has petals of the softest lavender brightening at the edges to silver and pearl. Once part of the enormous collection of Vincent van der Vinne whose family had been growing tulips since the 1730s, it’s named for the beloved husband of Queen Victoria. Dutch Breeder/Single Late, 22-24”, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from the Hortus Bulborum. Chart & care.
TU-916
1/$8.50
3/$23.50
5/$36.50
10/$68
Limit 10, please.
PRINCE OF AUSTRIA, 1860        Rarest & Web-Only
This is the tulip that launched Old House Gardens way back in 1993. When the last US catalog dropped it, I knew I had to do something. It was just too wonderful to let go extinct. It’s one of history’s most fragrant tulips (violets? orange blossoms?), with a scent that will draw you across the garden on a sunny day. It’s also so vigorous that it’s been returning for well over a decade here with no special care. Scarlet maturing to almost-orange, Single Early, 12”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), grown exclusively for us in Holland. Chart & care.
TU-20
3/$34
5/$54
Limit 5, please.
PRINCESS ELIZABETH, 1898        Rarest & Web-Only
In 1995 this elegant beauty was featured in a Garden Design article about a tiny new source devoted to heirloom bulbs, and suddenly we weren’t so tiny anymore. Well-described in the 1931 Scheepers catalog as “rose-pink with topaz lights and hints of fuchsia shadowing,” it was lost to us in 2002 when the last Dutch farmer quit growing it, but thanks to the Hortus we’re once again able to offer it to you. Single Late/Darwin, 18-22”, zones 4a-7b(8aWC). Chart & care.
TU-38
1/$7.50
3/$20.50
5/$32.50
10/$60
Limit 10, please.
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