We’re constantly searching for great old bulbs to add to our catalog. (Email us your suggestions!) Here’s what we’re offering for the first time — or after a hiatus — in our fall 2016/spring 2017 catalog.


New (or Back) for FALL 2016 Planting
Doubles Delight – bursting with extra petals
Rare Poets Society – 4 all-but-lost Narcissus poeticus
Victorian Brilliance – 5 Victorian carpet-bedding tulips
Flower Record, 1958 – deep purple spring essential
Bantam, 1950 – bright little AGM-winner
Cantabile, 1932 – the poet that others are judged by
Firebrand, 1897 – like a shooting star
Horace, 1894 – poet of carpe diem
Little Witch, 1921 – cute, very cute
Mrs. William Copeland, 1930 – Mary and Irene’s mother
Stainless, 1960 – “whiter than white”
Stilton, 1909 – from the Golden Age of pheasant’s-eyes
Xit, 1948 – Game of Thones, anyone?
Hollyhock, 1936 – deep rose pug-faced rosettes
White Pearl, 1954 – top 10 perennializer
Pink Perfection, 1950 – burgundy-pink, luxuriously fragrant
Baroness Schroeder, 1889 – “one of the best peonies in the world”
Marechal MacMahon, 1867 – sumptuous raspberry-red
Minuet, 1931 – ‘Mrs. Roosevelt’s beautiful sister
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 – like a soft pink waterlily
Myrtle Gentry, 1925 – deliciously fragrant
Rubra Plena, 1568 – classic Memorial Day “piney”
Archeron – strikingly dark garnet and rust
Bacchus Bontlof, 1890 – wavy, cream-edged leaves
Chrysolora, 1872 – the finest Victorian yellow
Cottage Maid, 1857 – rose and white sweetheart
Duchesse de Parma, 1820 – much more than red and yellow
Duc van Tol Violet, 1700 – ancient pixie
Elias Martin, 1956 – like a pastel spring campfire
La Harpe, 1863 – named for an early explorer of Texas?
Le Mogol, 1913 – rose blushed with bronze
Mon Tresor Bontlof, 1875 – gold-edged, almost hosta-like leaves
Pottebakker White, 1840 – pure, bold, & popular
President Hoover, 1930 – deep orange-red shaded with brown
Proserpine, 1863 – “rich, silky rose”
Rococo, 1942 – “one of the craziest” parrots
Van der Neer, 1860 – rosy-purple, Civil-War-era favorite
Vuurvlam, 1897 – flame-shaped and radiant
New (or Back) for SPRING 2017 Planting
Black Falcon, 1941 – deep and dark
Corky, 1959 – sweet little flower with famous friends
Evelyn Claar, 1949 – ground-breaking pink
Luteola, 1900 – my front yard daylily
Marse Connell, 1952 – one of our favorite reds
Melonee, 1959 – luscious summer dessert
Fashion Monger, 1955 – stylish raspberry & cream
Little Robert, 1964 – pompon-sized and neon-bright
Roxy, 1964 – short, dark-leaved, and vibrant
Peter Pears, 1958 – soft orange with a strawberry splash
Priscilla, 1977 – an heirloom of the future
Blue Rhythm, 1945 – award-winning Iowa farmboy
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933 – short, early, and reblooming
Flavescens, 1813 – pale, shimmering yellow
Gracchus, 1884 – short, great for perennial borders
Honorabile, 1840 – perky favorite of the pioneers
Mrs. Horace Darwin, 1888 – elegant white
Plumeri, 1888 – coppery rose and velvety claret
Prinzess Viktoria Luise, 1910 – tough and luminous
Queen of May, 1859 – Victorian “pink”
Wabash, 1936 – vibrant Dykes Medal-winning iris
Wyomissing, 1909 – one of the very first American-bred iris
You might also like to check out our Customer Favorites, Web-Only bulbs, Rarest bulbs, and Back Soon or Lost Forever bulbs.
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