All bulbs for spring 2016 are SOLD OUT. (Thank you!) Order for NEXT spring starting June 1.

WHY GROW THESE DIVERSE TREASURES? Whether you seek fragrance, tropical exuberance, or something easy and different, you can find it here among our Aztec tuberoses, pixie rain lilies, star-like crocosmia, robust crinums, and one spectacular canna. Explore and enjoy!

TIPS, RAVES, & MORE — For planting and care advice, click the “Care” link in our bulb descriptions. For tips and raves, the stories behind the bulbs, links and books, history, news, and more, see our Spring-Planted Diverse Newsletter Archives.


For an easy summer-time adventure, try this fabulous collection of our spring-planted treasures – and save! We’ll send you at least $35 worth of diverse, time-tested summer-bloomers for just $30. They’ll all be labeled, great for your hardiness zone, and may include dahlias, glads, daylilies, iris, tuberoses, and other treasures. It’s fun, it’s easy, and it’s a deal!

Order by USDA hardiness zone. Don’t know your zone? Click here and enter your zip code to find out. Limit one sampler per address, please.

COS-04 1/$30 SOLD OUT
COS-05 1/$30 SOLD OUT
COS-06 1/$30 SOLD OUT
COS-07 1/$30 SOLD OUT

Enjoy the same gorgeous, easy heirlooms that Scott planted on TV with Martha – and save 10%! (Missed the show? Watch it here.) We’ll send you 5 small-flowered ‘Atom’ gladiolus, 3 fragrant ‘Mexican Single’ tuberoses, and 1 fabulous dahlia (our choice) for bouquets. You, Martha, saving money, and a summer full of heirloom beauty – it’s a good thing! For zones 4a-8b(10aWC).

For more ‘Atom’, tuberoses, and all different dahlias, order additional samplers.

COS-40 1/$20 2/$38.50 3/$54.50 4/$70.50 5/$86 SOLD OUT
Crinum ELLEN BOSANQUET CRINUM, 1930        
One of the most famous crinums of all, ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ (say BOEZ-n-kwet) was bred by Florida’s Louis Bosanquet and named for his beloved wife. Its “luminous raspberry” flowers (Organic Gardening, 1950) have a vanilla-like fragrance and bloom from June to fall above mounds of glossy, wavy leaves. A vigorous multiplier, it can take total neglect but blooms best with regular watering and, in the South, a touch of shade. 2-3’, zones 7b-10b(11bWC), from Louisiana. Chart & care.
SP-08 1/$18.50 2/$35.50 3/$50.50 5/$79.50 10/$148 SOLD OUT
Crinum x herbertii, MILK-AND-WINE LILY CRINUM, 1819? 1919?        
For 60 years or more, this classic milk-and-wine lily has been multiplying without care at the family homeplace of our 70-something Louisiana grower. It’s one of the myriad forms of C. x herbertii, a cross first made in 1819 by Dean Herbert, the godfather of crinums. Its clusters of 10-20 candy-striped flowers on 3-foot stalks open wide, filling the air with fragrance, and then mature into gracefully dangling bells. Give it plenty of sun and in a few years you’ll have a huge clump blooming off and on all summer long. Big bulbs, 3-4” across, zones 7b-10b(11bWC), from Louisiana. Chart & care.
SP-41 1/$14 2/$27 3/$38.50 5/$60.50 10/$112 SOLD OUT

As easy to grow as gladiolus, crocosmia are longer-blooming, never need staking, and their small, star-like flowers blend well into the garden and bouquets. No wonder so many gardeners today are as excited about them as gardeners were a century ago.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: We’ll say it again – crocosmias are as easy to grow as glads. Give them well-drained soil and a sunny to lightly shaded site. They’re hardy perennials in zones 7 and warmer, or you can dig and store them like glads. Beware though: all crocosmia can become invasive in warm climates, and the original antique montbretia is especially vigorous – so please handle with care. Learn more

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, ANTIQUE MONTBRETIA, 1879        
If ‘Lucifer’ has whetted your appetite for crocosmias, give this antique original a try. When we couldn’t find true stock offered anywhere, we turned to our friends at the 1857 Manship House Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, where it’s been flourishing for generations. With cottage-garden informality and spectacular vigor, it’s a pass-along classic. Zones 7a-9b(11aWC) or store in winter like glads, from Louisiana. Chart & care.
SP-55 3/$9.50 5/$15 10/$28 25/$64 50/$119 SOLD OUT
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, GEORGE DAVISON CROCOSMIA, 1902        
This landmark yellow was introduced by head-gardener George Davison, the first Englishman to breed crocosmias. With loads of star-like, honey-gold flowers on heavily branched stems, it’s “highly recommended” by David Fenwick, former holder of the British National Collection – and us! 36”, mid-summer, zones 7a-9a(10aWC) or store like glads, from Holland. Chart & care.
SP-42 5/$5.25 10/$10 25/$22.50 50/$42 100/$78 SOLD OUT

Although most of our true lilies are FALL-shipped only (see them here), some are harvested so late that they have to be held in high-tech cold storage for us all winter long, and we ship them in the spring ONLY.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS: Most lilies like their heads in the sun but their feet in the shade to keep their roots cool. Learn more.

L. auratum platyphyllum, GOLD BAND LILY, 1862        Web-Only
This voluptuous Japanese wildflower was the “Queen of Lilies” in late Victorian gardens and stars in John Singer Sargent’s famous painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. Its broad, open, luxuriously fragrant flowers are white with gold stripes and often cinnamon sprinkles. It prefers a cool spot with bright but filtered sun and requires acid soil to return well. Oriental, 3-4’, mid-late summer blooming, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
SP-58 3/$15 5/$24 10/$44.50 25/$102 50/$188 SOLD OUT
Lilium GUINEA GOLD, 1940        Web-Only
This exquisite lily produces dozens of small, martagon-like flowers of gold blushed with pink and dotted with maroon. It was bred by the great Frank Skinner who introduced over 300 roses, lilacs, lilies, and more from his home in zone-2 Manitoba. Happiest in light shade, it never needs staking and is much more vigorous than its parents, L. martagon and L. hansonii. 4-5 feet, zones 3a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
SP-60 1/$12.50 3/$34 5/$54 10/$100 25/$225 SOLD OUT
L. martagon ‘Album’, MARTAGON, WHITE, 1601        Web-Only
The small, graceful blossoms of this luminous wildflower seem made by fairies. Like its lavender-pink cousin, it requires a cool site, filtered sun, humus-rich soil, and patience as it settles in — but it’s worth it. 3-5 feet, very early summer, zones 3a-7a(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
SP-59 1/$12.50 3/$34 5/$54 10/$100 25/$225 SOLD OUT
L. speciosum album, SPECIOSUM ALBUM, 1830        
Sorry! Crop failure! ‘Casa Blanca’ may be fine, but we like this wild ancestor even better. Richly fragrant, its flowers are more graceful, less huge, with showier jade-green nectaries. It’s one of the many color forms of the “Japan lily” which sold for “extravagant prices” when first imported and became one of the most popular flowers of the Victorian era. Late-summer, 4-5’, 5a-7b(9bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
SP-56 3/$12.50 5/$20 10/$37 25/$84.50 50/$156 SOLD OUT
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