Our customers know a good thing when they grow it, and they vote with their dollars every year. Here are their favorites from fall 2015 and spring 2016, based on both numbers sold and dollar value.


Favorites for FALL Planting
Snowbunting, 1914 – musk-like fragrance
tommies, 1847 – lavender self-sower
Avalanche, 1906 – rescued from a British cliffside
Butter and Eggs, 1777 – the classic cottage-garden double
Carlton, 1927 – foolproof from ND to FL
jonquil, Early Louisiana, 1612 – aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle
Rip van Winkle, 1884 – spiked cutie
Thalia, 1916 – dove-like classic
Trevithian, 1927 – “breath-taking”
General Kohler, 1878 – double blue-purple
Gypsy Queen, 1927 – apricot and melons
Marie, 1860 – deepest indigo-purple
Black Beauty, 1957 – “indestructible” Hall of Famer
Madonna lily, 1600 BC – most historic lily of all
regal lily, 1905 – fragrant and easy
tiger lily, 1804 – Grandma’s favorite
Festiva Maxima, 1851 – best-loved for over a century
Apricot Beauty, 1953 – “delectable anywhere”
Blue Parrot, 1927 – sophisticated star of JFK’s Rose Garden
clusiana, 1607 – original WHITE & red
Couleur Cardinal, 1845 – red blushed with plum
Peach Blossom, 1890 – frothy Victorian double
Temple of Beauty, 1959 – bold fashionista’s favorite
Willemsoord, 1930 – double, ruffled, carmine-rose and pearl
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 – true stock!
Dutchman’s breeches, 1731 – Mrs. Trickett’s wild charmer
red spider lily, 1821 – heirloom triploid, extra tough
Siberian squill, 1796 – amazingly blue
snake’s-head fritillary, 1572 – checkered!
trillium, 1799 – “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 – earliest blooms
Favorites for SPRING Planting
Bishop of Llandaff, 1927 – dark ferny foliage
Cafe au Lait, 1967 – It’s not just for brides!
Clair de Lune, 1946 – elegant and wildflowery
David Howard, 1960 – dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Prince Noir, 1954 – ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Rosemary Webb, 1956 – abundant, peony-like blooms
Thomas Edison, 1929 – luxurious true purple
August Pioneer, 1939 – 8 weeks of bloom
Crimson Pirate, 1951 – graceful, star-like blossoms
lemon lily, 1570 – fragrant daylily, true stock!
Abyssinian glad, 1888 – fragrant!
Atom, 1946 – pint-sized red and silver
Bibi, 1954 – vibrant pink and rose batik
Boone, 1920s? – small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Fidelio, 1959 – vibrant rosy purple
King Solomon, 1966 – sumptuous burgundy trimmed with silver
Germanica, 1500 – from Rome to Van Gogh
Loreley, 1909 – perfectly imperfect charmer
Monsignor, 1907 – violet and deep claret, by Vilmorin-Andrieux
pallida Dalmatica, 1597 – grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 – swooningly fragrant
pink rain lily, 1825 – try it in pots
You might also like to check out our Rarest bulbs, Web-Only bulbs, New This Year bulbs, and Back Soon or Lost Forever bulbs.
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