Our Spring-Planted Crown Jewels

Throughout our site, these treasures are highlighted with a green or purple bar and the word RAREST. Most you can’t get anywhere else in North America, and the rest you’d be very hard-pressed to find. That makes them extra-endangered — and extra-exciting in the garden.

Capitals indicate bulbs that are NEW or returned to our catalog after a hiatus.

Andries’ Orange, 1936 — flower arranger’s delight
atropurpurea, 1789 — wild original, dark and velvety
Clair de Lune, 1946 — elegant and wildflowery
Glorie van Heemstede, 1947 — a buttery yellow flower
Golden Heart, 1955 — warm sunburst of beauty
Gypsy Girl, 1947 — lavender-pink with a confetti of rubies
Jane Cowl, 1928 — undulating bronze
Jersey’s Beauty, 1923 — the 20th century’s most celebrated
Klankstad Kerkrade, 1954 — spiky poofs of primrose
Lavender Chiffon, 1957 — cool, man, cool!
Lavengro, 1953 — soft, dreamy lavender
Lutt Wichen, 1941 — gardenia-flowered “ground-cover” dahlia
Madame Stappers, 1947 — chocolate foliage, radiant flowers
Mrs. I. De ver Warner, 1920 — saved by Kentucky farm family
Nepos, 1958 — baby-fresh masterpiece
Old Gold, 1947 — flickering like a bonfire
Preference, 1955 — peachy-pink with dark stems
Prince Noir, 1954 — ruffled, dark burgundy cactus
Prinzessin Irene von Preussen, 1912 — rare white, serene and charming
Rosemary Webb, 1956 — abundant, peony-like blooms
Tommy Keith, 1892 — ruby and ivory
White Aster, 1879 — world’s oldest garden dahlia
Wisconsin Red, 1910? — pass-along ruby-red
York and Lancaster, 1915? — mysterious history
Allegro, 1965 — rose-ruby with smoky undertones
Bibi, 1954 — vibrant pink and rose batik
Bluebird, 1968 — petite All-American
Caribbean, 1957 — lavender skies and sandy beaches
Charisma, 1969 — like a tropical fruit smoothie
Contentment, 1957 — misty, lavender-pink
Dauntless, 1940 — Lauren Bacall in pink
Green Lace, 1961 — daintily ruffled and cute as a button
Kakaga, 1962 — Yoda’s favorite?
King Solomon, 1966 — sumptuous burgundy trimmed with silver
Lilac & Chartreuse, 1960 — unique coloring
Lucky Star, 1966 — a truly fragrant glad!
Mexicana, 1967 — spring green and complex
Snow Princess, 1939 — our oldest traditional glad
Starface, 1960 — rapturously beautiful
Sunbonnet Sue, 1967 — warm apricot-buff with a sprinkling of freckles
Sunset Sky, 1965 — small, ruffled, and early-blooming
True Love, 1969 — “exquisitely ruffled, ethereal pink”
Circe, 1937 — cool lemon yellow classic by Stout
Gold Dust, 1905 — from the dawn of daylily breeding
lemon lily, 1570 — fragrant daylily, true stock!
Mikado, 1929 — graceful mango and mahogany
Ophir, 1924 — trumpet-shaped, American-bred pioneer
Orangeman, 1902 — mango-colored stars, extra old
Port, 1941 — small-flowered & glowing
Sovereign, 1906 — very early and very old
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