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
Vanguard, 1934 — platinum and amethyst
Avalanche, 1906 — rescued from a British cliffside
Butter and Eggs, 1777 — the classic cottage-garden double
Carlton, 1927 — foolproof from ND to FL
Double Campernelle, 1601 — perfect “roses”
jonquil, Early Louisiana, 1612 — aka Sweeties, Simplex, Cologne Bottle
Louise de Coligny, 1940 — sweet-scented apricot beauty
Thalia, 1916 — dove-like classic
General Kohler, 1878 — double blue-purple
Gypsy Queen, 1927 — apricot and melons
Roman Blue, 1562 — wildflowery, and it multiplies!
Black Beauty, 1957 — “indestructible” Hall of Famer
martagon, white, 1601 — made for fairies, luminous
regal lily, 1905 — fragrant and easy
tiger lily, 1804 — Grandma’s favorite
Edulis Superba, 1824 — one of the oldest and most fragrant
Festiva Maxima, 1851 — best-loved for over a century
Bleu Aimable, 1916 — soft, silvery lilac
clusiana, 1607 — original WHITE & red
Greuze, 1891 — rich, deep purple
Peach Blossom, 1890 — frothy Victorian double
Prinses Irene, 1949 — superb for forcing indoors
Willem van Oranje, 1933 — Renoir coppery-peach
Zomerschoon, 1620 — true relic of Tulipomania
Byzantine gladiolus, 1629 — true stock!
red spider lily, 1821 — heirloom triploid, extra tough
Siberian squill, 1796 — amazingly blue
trillium, 1799 — “the epitome of woodland natives”
winter aconite, 1578 — earliest blooms
Favorites for SPRING Planting
Clair de Lune, 1946 — elegant and wildflowery
David Howard, 1960 — dark leaves and non-stop bloom
Kelvin Floodlight, 1959 — it’s more than just big
Kidd’s Climax, 1940 — huge pink dinner-plate
Prince Noir, 1954 — ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Thomas Edison, 1929 — luxurious true purple
Autumn Minaret, 1951 — up to 7 feet tall!
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
Boone, 1920s? — small-flowered, apricot, perennial
Green Lace, 1961 — daintily ruffled and cute as a button
Spic and Span, 1946 — top ribbon-winner
Caprice, 1898 — “I smell ripe grapes!”
pallida Dalmatica, 1597 — grape-scented, the quintessential iris
Susan Bliss, 1922 — “appealing creamy pink tone”
Swerti, 1612 — from the gardens of Emperor Rudolf II
Mexican Single tuberose, 1530 — swooningly fragrant
milk-and-wine lily crinum, 1819? 1919? — candy-striped, fragrant, and TOUGH
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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