Order these fall-planted bulbs NOW for delivery 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, cyclamen, dog-tooth violet, Dutchman’s breeches, freesia, fritillaries, glory-of-the-snow, grape hyacinth, jack-in-the-pulpit, oxblood lily, Siberian squill, silver bells, snowdrops, snowflake, spider and surprise lilies, trillium, winter aconite.

TIPS, RAVES, & MORE — To learn more, check out our Newsletter Archives, Forcing Bulbs, Bulbs as Cut Flowers, and the Chart and Care links in our bulb descriptions.

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.

COF-40
1/$22
2/$42.50
3/$60
4/$77.50
5/$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.

COF-47
1/$28
2/$54
3/$76.50
4/$98.50
5/$121
Allium senescens subsp. montanum, GERMAN GARLIC, 1800        
Bees and butterflies love these lavender pompons blooming over tufts of neat green foliage. Although few alliums were popular until recently, German garlic is listed in E.S. Rand’s 1866 Bulbs and in 1900 Liberty Hyde Bailey called it one of just six “in general cultivation.” Drought-tolerant, 18-22 inches, zones 4a-7b(9bWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farms. Chart & care.
DI-43
3/$12
5/$19
10/$35.50
25/$81
50/$150
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 & care.
DI-46
10/$6.50
25/$15
50/$28
100/$52
250/$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 & care.
DI-49
10/$7.50
25/$17.50
50/$32.50
100/$60
250/$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 the 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 & care.
DI-99
10/$9.25
25/$21.50
50/$40
100/$74
250/$167
Arisaema triphyllum, JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT, 1664        New
Aka Indian turnip, this shade-loving favorite was offered in America’s first bulb catalog, by William Prince of New York in 1820. It flourishes in moist woodlands from Maine to Minnesota and south to the Gulf, with entertaining green-and-brown striped flowers in spring and (when well-established) bright red berries in fall. 12-30”, zones 4a-8b(9bWC), dormant corms, nursery-grown for us in Tennessee. Chart & care.
DI-54
3/$11.50
5/$18.50
10/$34
25/$78
50/$144
Chionodoxa sardensis, TURKISH GLORY-OF-THE-SNOW, 1883        
In early spring the woodland slopes of Wave Hill high above the Hudson are aglow with vast drifts of this sapphire-blue wildflower. Much more deeply-colored and a bit 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 & care.
DI-44
10/$7.50
25/$17.50
50/$32.50
100/$60
250/$135
Cyclamen hederifolium, SOWBREAD CYCLAMEN, 1597        
We’re proud to deliver big 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 back in Shakespeare’s time, today it’s more often called ivy-leaved cyclamen because of its angular, silver-patterned leaves. Give it light shade and humus-rich soil that’s dryish in summer. Aka C. neapolitanum, 4-6”, zones 6a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
DI-45
3/$15.75
5/$25
10/$47
25/$107
50/$197
Dicentra cucullaria, DUTCHMAN’S BREECHES, 1731        
My first-grade teacher Mrs. Trickett introduced me to these curious little woodland wildflowers that have been grown in gardens since colonial days. Decades later I planted a few in a shady spot in my own garden where they’ve multiplied happily. Over finely-cut, soft green leaves, their flowers dangle like old-fashioned Dutch pantaloons, charming all who see them. Formerly Dielytra and Corydalis, 7-10”, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), nursery-grown for us in Tennessee. Chart & care.
DI-50
5/$14.50
10/$27.50
25/$62.50
50/$116
100/$215
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