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Fall Bulb Festival 2012


Welcome to the Fall Bulb Festival The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society extends a very warm welcome to visitors attending the 2012 Fall Bulb Festival, scheduled for October 5 to 7 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. In our 13th year, we will offer more than 200 varieties of bulbs as well as an exciting array of vendors displaying their wares. As the centerpiece of the festival, our collection of tulips, narcissus, amaryllis, and other specialty bulbs has been carefully selected by our Woman’s Board committee in collaboration with Garden horticultural experts and the best Dutch and U.S. bulb suppliers. We stock the finest and freshest top-size bulbs, which arrive by air from the Netherlands just prior to our sale. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available with advice. Look for demonstrations on outdoor planting tips and indoor forcing techniques. What’s new and wonderful for 2012? A very special selection of peonies are making their debut this year, chosen because they thrive best on fall planting times. Glorious bulb collections duplicated from the Garden’s most admired spring display gardens will be prepackaged. Look for our Connoisseur Corner, featuring exotic and unusual fritillaries, daffodils, and crocuses. Indoor gardening continues to fascinate; look for our many varieties of beautiful amaryllis and paperwhites to cast their magic in the winter months, especially during the holiday season. Our festival is designed for families, with something interesting for all ages and a full spectrum of activities. Vendors will be on site to sell honey, baked goods, fresh produce, handthrown pottery, and much more. Visitors can enjoy a straw bale maze and gourd display. The Woman’s Board is in its first year of “Growing The Future,” a $1 million pledge to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Proceeds for 2012 will support the Garden’s Green Youth Farm and Windy City Harvest community gardening programs. Kudos go to Festival Chair Mary Hill and Vice Chair Heather Scott for their very able leadership. Stephanie Lindemann, manager of plant sales and flower shows, guides our efforts with efficiency and expertise. The Woman’s Board is always grateful to Judy Cashen, director of volunteer services, and her volunteers for their hours of assistance. Special thanks go to Jodi Zombolo, director of visitor events and programs and her staff for their creativity and organizational skills. And last, we are most appreciative of the ever-present interest and support of Sophia Siskel, president and CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Muscari ‘Pink Sunrise’

2012 Bulb Sale Administration Mary Hill Woman’s Board Chair Heather Scott Woman’s Board Vice Chair Beth Jernigan, Joani Lowry, Ann Merritt, and Holly Rothschild Woman’s Board Committee Members Jill Selinger Manager of Continuing Education, Chicago Botanic Garden Stephanie Lindemann Manager of Plant Sales and Flower Shows, Chicago Botanic Garden

Most of all, we thank you, our valued customer, for visiting the Fall Bulb Festival. Catherine C. Kirby, President, Woman’s Board

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Cover: Tulipa ‘Early Pink Surprise’


Bulb Sale Hours

Bulb Sale Preordering

Members Only Friday, October 5, 10 a.m. to noon

Bulb Sale preorder is exclusively available from September 13 to 27, 2012.

General Public Friday, October 5, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Order your bulbs online to ensure that you receive the items you want. Our prices are extremely competitive and our bulbs are fresh from Holland. Select from 15 of our most popular bulbs available for preorder. Get these beautiful and highly sought-after bulbs before they sell out!

The sale will be held in the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Please park in the main parking lots and follow the signs directing you to the bulb sale.

Payment We encourage you to assist us in maximizing our support of the Garden by using cash or checks. However, we gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

In-Depth Planting Information The labels on the bulbs for sale have a QR code (Quick Response code) that is designed to be read by smartphones to link to a web page for more in-depth planting information.

Allium ‘Gladiator’ – Ornamental Onion Allium caeruleum – Blue Globe Onion Anemone blanda ‘White Splendor’ – Anemone Hippeastrum ‘Red Pearl’ – Amaryllis Hyacinthus ‘Delft Blue’ – Hyacinth Hyacinthus ‘Chestnut Flower’ – Double Hyacinth Muscari armeniacum – Grape Hyacinth Narcissus ‘Marieke’ – Trumpet Daffodil Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ – Double Daffodil Narcissus ‘Sorbet’ – Split Corona Daffodil Narcissus ‘Minnow’ – Miniature Daffodil Tulipa ‘Rem’s Favourite’ – Triumph Tulip Tulipa ‘Blue Spectacle’ – Double Late Tulip Tulipa ‘Sensual Touch’ – Fringed Tulip Tulipa ‘Flashback’ – Lily Flowered Tulip The bulb sale and preorder pick-up are located in Burnstein Hall of the Regenstein Center. Preordering is available to everyone. All preorders must be entered by credit card via the website. Preorders may be picked up in the preorder pick-up area during the Fall Bulb Festival. Additional bulbs may be purchased during these times at the Festival. Preorders are processed in the order received. Bulbs are subject to availability, and substitutions are not allowed. To ensure that you receive what you want, we encourage you to preorder your bulbs early. Orders cannot be shipped.

Disclaimer Bulbs are offered for sale at retail only. This is a benefit bulb sale and funds are to be contributed to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Therefore, there are no discounts offered either to professionals or to members of our support groups or auxiliary boards. We make every effort to price the bulbs fairly. All sales are final. Bulbs cannot be exchanged or returned for refunds. All bulbs are of premium quality. They are shipped directly from growers in Holland and the United States. They are hardy and viable for planting in U.S. Department of Agriculture Zone 5, unless noted otherwise. We cannot be held responsible for losses due to extreme weather conditions, improper storage conditions, delayed planting, improper site conditions, or improper climate plantings. We strive to be accurate in both our catalog descriptions and labeling. We suggest you use the catalog as a source of information for determining how these bulbs will perform in your landscape. Although information is based upon the fact that the Chicago area is located in Zone 5, bloom time, height, and color are approximations and can be affected by weather and site conditions. We suggest that you call our Plant Information Hotline at (847) 835-0972 for any “how-to” questions, or for information regarding the growth habits of the bulbs you purchase. The Chicago Botanic Garden is one of the treasures of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

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Table of Contents Allium (Ornamental Onion)...................................... p. 6 Narcissus (Daffodil)................................................ p. 7 Tulipa (Tulip)......................................................... p. 12 Speciality Bulbs................................................... p. 17 Forced Bulbs....................................................... p. 23 Woman’s Board Members................................... p. 25 Index................................................................... p. 25

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New Variety in 2011 Z Fragrant Wildlife Resistant

Simple Tips on How to Grow Bulbs You’ve made the decision to add spring bulbs to your garden. Now, you need to choose the best location for them in your garden. The area should receive full sun for at least six to eight hours a day. This location should also be well drained. If you notice standing water in the area after a rainstorm, it is not an ideal location. Too much moisture can lead to bulb rot. Adding a little bit of compost to the soil will improve your chances for a dazzling display. A layer of compost about an inch thick spread over the top of the soil should be sufficient. Turn the soil over with a shovel to incorporate the compost into the soil. This helps to move the organic matter into the root zone of the bulb and will make your planting easier. Ideally, you should place your bulbs about 6 inches apart. If you’re looking for a lush display, you can plant 4 inches apart. The rule of thumb for planting depth is twice the height of the bulb. Tulips are generally planted 6 inches deep and daffodils are planted about 8 inches deep. Once your planting is complete, lightly water the area to help settle the soil and provide immediate moisture to the bulbs. If you have a problem with pests digging in your garden, you can place deer netting over the planted area. Sod staples will hold the netting in place and its black color makes it almost invisible. A light layer of leaf mulch provides a neater appearance as well as additional protection since most animals are deterred by the smell. Shannon Treonis is a senior horticulturist at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She currently supervises and manages the Bulb Garden.

It is the policy of the Chicago Botanic Garden to purchase bulbs that are certified to be nursery-propagated.

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Tips on Planting Plant your bulbs as soon as the weather turns consistently cool but before the ground has frozen. Soil that is rich in organic matter with a neutral pH will provide the best environment. Since most bulbs prefer to be relatively dry during their dormant period, they may perform best when planted in well-drained soil or in elevated beds. Most bulbs will not thrive in an area with poor drainage. Determine the proper planting depth for each variety according to the chart below. Loosen the soil 2 to 3 inches below the approximate planting depth to allow for optimum root development. Firmly place each bulb in the hole with the pointed end upright. If it is difficult to determine which is the top of the bulb, plant it on its side; it will grow upward and perform normally.

Water at least once after planting and at least once a week in spring if the garden does not receive a half-inch of rainfall per week during the growing season. Avoid planting bulbs in the path of daily dousing from an irrigation system. Dormant bulbs are susceptible to fungal diseases when subjected to constant dampness. In spring, remove flowers when they have faded, leaving foliage to photosynthesize, a process necessary if flowers are to bloom again the following year. Never cut, tie, braid, or bend foliage; instead, remove it when it begins to yellow and fall over. Bulbs are best left in the ground to regenerate for the following year.

Carefully cover the bulbs with soil to prevent breaking off any sprout growth. Do not put fertilizer in the hole with the bulb, as it may burn the tender new roots as they develop. Top-dress with a bulb fertilizer upon planting and each autumn thereafter for best continuing spring bloom. A cover of mulch 2 to 3 inches thick helps to retain ground moisture, reduce weeds, and protect the bulbs from heaving when temperatures spike.

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A. ‘Pinball Wizard’ Ornamental Onion 12-24’ This shorter, very showy selection has substantial, 6-8” globeshaped clusters of silvery, lilac-purple florets. Dried flower heads provide textural interest. A. ‘Silver Spring’ Ornamental Onion 26” These dazzling 4” clusters of silvery, lilac-white florets with garnet-purple centers, have a remarkably appealing licorice fragrance. A beautiful selection from Israel. A. ‘Summer Drummer’ Ornamental Onion 6’ Perched on purple stems, these 8” balls of purple-and-white florets create a dramatic display and make an effective focal point in the garden.

Allium

Ornamental Onion

Ornamental onions are elegant and spectacular. Their blooms range from a huge 12” to a tiny 1”, in colors that vary from purple to pink to white to yellow. Best of all, Allium are wildlife resistant. Plant the small ones in rock gardens or as border plants. Plant the larger ones in perennial gardens where other plants will hide the yellowing foliage. They make wonderful cut flowers. Allium ‘Gladiator’ Ornamental Onion 3-4’ A very tall stem supports the tightly formed, softball-sized, bluish to lilac-purple flower head. A great sculptural effect in the garden. Blooms in June. A. ‘Globemaster’ Ornamental Onion 2-3’ This is the biggest of them all! It has a 10” globe of silvery pinkish-purple florets that last up to a month in June. A. ‘Hair’ Ornamental Onion 12-18” An odd-looking Allium. It produces hanging green leaves from aerial bulbils, resembling a head full of hair! May June. A. ‘Mount Everest’ Ornamental Onion 3-4 Beautiful 6” pure-white snowball-like flowers in June. It is long lasting and vigorous.

A. atropurpureum Ornamental Onion 1-2’ Very dark purple, star-shaped florets create the tennis ballsized flower head. The color is so rich it often appears purple black. Combines well with other light-colored Allium. Blooms in May-June. A. caeruleum Blue Globe Onion 1½’ Delicate, true-blue, 1” round flower head is borne on 1-1½’ stem in May-June. Easily grown; divides readily and naturalizes well. Great in perennial beds and makes a wonderful cut flower. Plant 4” deep. A. jesdianum ‘Early Emperor’ Ornamental Onion Arriving two weeks earlier than most, these 6” clusters of violet-purple florets, tipped with silver-white, are sure to please. A. moly ‘Jeannine’ Lily Leek 1’ This selection has two 3” clusters of long-lasting brightyellow starlike flowers on 1’ stems in June. It has been grown in Southern Europe for centuries to bring good luck and prosperity. This variety will perform well in partial shade. Very effective when planted among ground covers. Eventually develops into a broad clump about 1’ tall. A. pulchellum Keeled Garlic 2’’ These 1” pendulous, purple-violet flowers are borne on purple stems in July-August. They work especially well with silver-foliaged plants. Grows into attractive clumps. Plant 5” deep.

Bloom periods may vary based upon weather and individual site conditions.

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A. sativum var. ophioscorodon ‘Chesnok Red’ Hardneck Garlic In addition to its culinary uses, garlic has many ornamental qualities. Hardneck garlics produce edible central stalks, or scapes, which make one or two loops as they grow. White flower clusters form in early summer and eventually produce seed caps. ‘Chesnok Red’ is a purple-strip variety from the village of Shevlisi in the Republic of Georgia. The cloves of this variety keep their flavor well in cooking and produce an appealing aroma. A great performer – you decide how best to enjoy its many superior qualities. A. s. var. ophioscorodon ‘German Extra Hardy’ Hardneck Garlic This is an especially hardy hardneck cultivar that produces white cloves in dark-red wrappers. A great choice for roasting, this variety has a strong, robust flavor. A. s. var. ophioscorodon ‘Persian Star’ Hardneck Garlic Under the white bulb wrappers, the long, elegantly pointed cloves of this cultivar resemble a star. Collected in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, this garlic has a full flavor with a mild zing. A good, all-around selection. A. schubertii Schubert Onion 2’ In June, the uniquely beautiful spheres created by pale-rose florets sit on several stems varying in length from 18-24”. The striking, airy flowers are ideal for cutting. Although this is a nonhardy variety, it will often overwinter if planted in a well-drained, sheltered location with winter protection. You can also dig and store the bulb for spring planting. A. sphaerocephalon Drumstick Onion 2-3’ The rich burgundy florets of this selection form a tight oval blossom about 1” in diameter. The unusual flowers are very long lasting and emerge in May-June, creating an eye-catching display. One of the most reliable of all Allium. A. unifolium Oneleaf Onion 1-1½’ Domed 2” clusters of pink to lavender-pink bell-shaped flowers appear on 1-1½’ stems atop grasslike foliage in June. This native prefers moist soils.

Narcissus

Daffodil

Nothing can compare to a host of daffodils as a joyful and cheerful harbinger of spring. Due to their unique combination of beauty, versatility, and durability, daffodils are one of the best-loved perennials. All varieties are resistant to disease and unpalatable to most pests (especially deer and squirrels). Daffodils prefer well-drained soil and thrive in full sun to partial shade. They are ideal for naturalizing. Once established, they will bloom radiantly and reliably for many years with very little care. We have researched at great length the diversity of all 13 divisions of daffodils. We have traveled to Holland and Virginia to select those cultivars that perform brilliantly while giving you the most eye appeal. We are proud to present some of the finest varieties from some of the best growers and breeders in the world.

Division I—Trumpet Daffodils One flower per stem with a cup (corona) that is as long as or longer than the petals (perianth segments). Trumpets are best used as bedding plants to create a focal impact. Narcissus ‘Denali’ – Midseason 16” This pristine white daffodil was named for the majestic, glacier-covered Alaskan peak, also known as Mt. McKinley. Plant this elegant beauty en masse or combine it with other, colorful spring bulbs to create a sensational display.

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N. ‘Dutch Master’ – Early to Midseason 18” This historic bulb heralds a tall, yellow bloom with a deepgolden trumpet. Good for forcing or naturalizing. N. ‘Goblet’ – Midseason 16-18” This award-winning bi-color has a partially overlapping, glistening white perianth and a trumpet-shaped, brilliant golden-yellow cup with a ruffled edge. The cup pales to lemon-yellow as it matures. N. ‘Lorikeet’ – Midseason 16-20” Soft yellow petals with a halo at the base make a glowing background for a long, flaring, salmon-pink trumpet. Z N. ‘Marieke’ – Early to Midseason 18-24” This large, showy, upward-facing golden-yellow flower has a green eye. An excellent variety for massing or forcing. Exceptionally floriferous! N. ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ – Very Early 12-14” This lovely yellow flower is just a shade darker at the tip of the cup. This is the earliest trumpet to bloom, often in February, and is easily forced.

Division II—Large-Cupped Daffodils One flower per stem with a cup (corona) that is more than one-third, but less than equal, to the length of the petals (perianth segments). These varieties are good for bedding, cutting, naturalizing, and forcing. N. ‘Avalon’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” Its substance and perfect form make this a sturdy, long-lasting, blue ribbon winner. The yellow petals take on a buff hue with time, and the cup turns pure white as it matures. N. ‘Bantam’ – Midseason 8-13” This pretty, smaller flower has nicely formed overlapping petals and a yellow-orange cup rimmed in darker orange, almost red. Wonderful in containers. N. ‘Capree Elizabeth’ – Midseason to Late. 14-16” The coral-pink trumpet of this charming flower is surrounded by a white halo on buttercup-yellow petals – an appealing and unusual color combination.

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N. ‘Carlton’ – Midseason 14-16” Z This large, clear-yellow daffodil, is a superb English introduction. A vigorous and reliable selection that perennializes well and has a lovely vanilla fragrance. N. ‘Chromacolor’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” Z A knockout with pure-white petals and a very large, deep coral-pink cup. The color deepens inside the cup. N. ‘Fellows Favorite’ – Early to Midseason 12-16” Z Long-lasting, yellow to yellow-orange flowers that are strong and sweetly fragrant make this a winning selection from Brent & Becky Heath. Named for Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio. N. ‘Fragrant Breeze’ – Midseason 18” Z The milky-white petals of this 4” bloom surround a cup that opens orange then fades to a rich, buff yellow. In warm weather, the cup may continue to open-becoming almost flat against the petals. A wonderfully showy and sweetly fragrant selection. N. ‘Gigantic Star’ – Early to Midseason 18-24” Z This is one of the finest giant yellow daffodils available. A long-lasting perennial with a vanillalike fragrance. N. ‘Ice Follies’ – Early to Midseason 16-18” Creamy-white petals and a very broad, ‘wide-open’, yellow cup that matures to pure white. This beautiful daffodil is a long-term perennial and good forcer! N. ‘Misty Glen’ – Midseason to Late 16-18” One of the finest of the white daffodils, it has a very faint green eye. The excellent form of this selection is difficult to surpass. Wonderful for bedding and a superb cut flower.

Division III—Small-Cupped Daffodils One flower per stem with a cup (corona) that is not more than one-third the length of the petals (perianth segments). These selections are long-lasting perennials good for naturalizing and bedding. N. ‘Altruist’ – Late 14-18” The shallow crimson-orange cup and the yellow-orange petals of this stunning flower lighten slightly as they mature. A dazzling, award-winning selection.


N. ‘Birma’ – Early 16-18” This show flower is dark yellow with a vivid-red cup. Excellent for perennializing. Performs best when sited in partial shade.

N. ‘Double Smiles’ – Midseason 10-14” The whorls of vivid-yellow petals and delightful fragrance of this gorgeous, full flower will bring a smile to your face and lift your spirit!

N. ‘Goose Green’ – Midseason 12-16” Z The white petals of this Irish award-winner surround a bright-yellow cup with a green eye. A great performer in the garden with a spicy-sweet fragrance.

N. ‘Piraeus’ – Midseason 14-16” Whorls of white petals surround the deep-orange-red center of this truly sensational, prize-winning flower.

N. ‘Jamestown’ – Midseason to Late 14-17” This beautiful daffodil has a large, round, 3 ½” brightwhite perianth and bowl-shaped, golden-yellow cup with an orange-edged, frilled rim, and a glowing-green center. N. ‘Polar Ice’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” This is a wonderfully formed pure-white selection. It is perfect in an evening or white garden. N. ‘Sinopel’ – Late 16-18” Z This selection has fragrant flowers with white petals and an unusual lime-green cup rimmed with yellow. The flower resembles that of a dogwood.

Division V—Triandrus Daffodils Two to three nodding or pendulous flowers per stem. All have flowers with a fruity fragrance. These graceful varieties are good for bedding, rock gardens, cutting, and containers. N. ‘Katie Heath’ – Midseason 12-14” This is a precious, perfectly formed, long- lasting selection with pure-white petals that surround the lovely pink cup. Introduced by Brent and Becky Heath and named in honor of Brent’s mother. N. ‘Lemon Drops’ – Midseason 12-24” Teardrop-shaped flowers bloom two to three per stem. Blooms are marked by their lovely two-toned yellow hue and tendency to bow their heads.

Division IV—Double Daffodils These flowers look like roses. They are good when used for bedding and cutting. The large flowers hold best when provided with protection from heavy winds and rain. N. ‘Bridal Crown’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” Z A multiflowering white and saffroncolored variety with three to six flowers per stem. One of the earliest doubles to bloom. This incredibly fragrant daffodil is a great forcer. N. ‘Daphne’ – Late 14-18” Z An unusual and charming heirloom, this flower is composed of whorled-white petals that conceal a touch of red in the center. A delightful award-winner that has a spicy-sweet fragrance.

N. ‘Stint’ – Midseason 12-14” Z A floriferous variety with two to three pendulous, lemonyyellow flowers per stem. A wonderful variety for massing.

Division VI—Cyclamineus Daffodils The graceful, trumpetlike cup (corona) has flared petals (perianth segments). The foliage is small and low growing. These are very early flowering and perform well in borders and containers. They are also good for naturalizing and forcing. N. ‘Itzim’ – Midseason to Late 10-12” The deep-yellow petals of this delightful miniature sweep back gracefully from the deep-orange-red, trumpet-shaped cup. Plant masses of this long-lasting award-winner and watch your spring garden take flight.

Bloom periods may vary based upon weather and individual site conditions.

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N. ‘Emcys’ – Early to Midseason 8-12” The white petals of this Dutch introduction sweep back from a narrow, buff-yellow cup that lightens to ivory with maturity. This flower stands strong and is sensational in mass plantings and containers. N. ‘Prototype’ – Midseason 10-14” A rose-pink trumpet surrounded by reflexed, greenish-yellow petals, make this a charming and unusual flower.

N. ‘Silver Smiles’ – Midseason 14-16” Each stem of this wonderfully fragrant selection has three flowers composed of a pale orange-yellow cup surrounded by greenish-white petals. A delightful and substantial addition to any garden.

N. ‘Peeping Tom’ – Early to Midseason 8-12” This diminutive gem has bright, sunny-yellow flowers with reflexed petals and a long trumpet. An excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, and naturalized areas.

N. ‘Sweet Love’ – Midseason 13-26” Z This Brent Heath hybrid is ivory white with wavy, ivoryedged, butter-yellow cups that mature to ivory with yellow throats.

N. ‘Rapture’ – Early 12-14” A nodding yellow-on-yellow daffodil with flared petals resembling a shooting star.

N. ‘Sweetness’ – Midseason 12-14” Z A spectacular variety with very fragrant golden-yellow flowers. This prolific grower quickly naturalizes and often produces a secondary bloom cycle. It responds well to forcing and is great in containers.

N. ‘Toby the First’ – Very Early 10-12” This selection often welcomes spring while snow is still on the ground. The very early flowers have creamy-white petals that surround a soft-yellow cup. Produces abundant flowers that are held above the foliage.

Division VII—Jonquilla Daffodils Many small flowers per stem, with a honeysuckle or jasmine fragrance. The dark-green, reedlike foliage is finer than that of most daffodils. These varieties thrive in hot summers. They are good for naturalizing, bedding, and cutting. N. ‘Golden Echo’ – Midseason 12-16” Z Bright-golden-yellow, long trumpetshaped cup runs right into creamywhite petals. Terrific fragrance. Ideal for pots. N. ‘Hillstar’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” Yielding two to three flowers per stem, this showstopper has bright-lemon-yellow petals and a buff-white halo around the base of the ivory cup. N. ‘Pipit’ – Early 14-16” Z This sweetly fragrant flower has light-yellow petals with a white-and-yellow cup. There are several blooms to one stem.

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Z N. ‘Quail’ – Midseason 12-14” This is one of the most prolific of all daffodils. It has two to four deep-golden-yellow flowers per stem.

Division VIII—Tazetta Daffoldils Many flowers per stem with a musky-sweet fragrance. These are excellent perennializers and are great for bedding, cutting, and forcing. This division contains a subgroup of nonhardy tazettas. These cultivars can be forced without a cold period. N. ‘Avalanche’ – Midseason 16-18” Each stem produces a cascade of sweetly fragrant, yellow-andwhite flowers. This long-lasting selection is thought to be a cultivar of the 18th c. heirloom, seventeen sisters. A favorite in the perennial garden, this selection is also easily forced indoors. N. ‘Falconet’ – Midseason 12-14” This has handsome flowers with bright-gold petals that serve as a backdrop to the orange cup. Ideal in beds, borders, and containers.

Division IX—Poeticus Daffodils These have flowers with a red-rimmed yellow cup (corona) and white petals (perianth segments). They all have a spicy fragrance. Perfect for naturalizing, borders, and cutting. N. ‘Angel Eyes’ – Late 12-14” Bright white petals surround a red-orange rimmed cup with a green center.


N. ‘Felindre’ – Midseason 12-15” Z The pristine white petals of this Welsh heirloom surround a broad cup with a ruffled red edge and yellow center band that fades into a rich green eye. A fragrant selection that won’t disappoint!

Division XIII—Misc

Division XI—Split-Corona Daffodils

Division XIII—Botanical Daffodils

The cup (corona) of the flower is split for at least one-third of its length. The large, upward-facing blooms make this one of the showiest types of daffodils. Excellent when used in mass plantings and as cut flowers. This division contains a subgroup called the papillion, or “butterfly” types. They have a sunburst of color that radiates outward from the center of the cup (corona). N. ‘Blazing Starlet’ – Early to Midseason 13-26” This new Collar-type has a lemon-yellow perianth with an overlying bowl- to disk-shaped lemon-ivory cup with frilled, golden-orange edges. N. ‘Cassata’ – Midseason 16-18” This tall daffodil features upward-facing flowers with creamy white petals and serrated, split coronas, which open lemon yellow and mature to creamy white. N. ‘Dear Love’ – Midseason to Late 14” Add some zing to your border with this unusual and spectacular flower composed of an apricot-pink split cup surrounded by contrasting white petals. N. ‘Exotic Mystery’ – Midseason 14-16” The broad yellow-green cup of this unusual flower is split to the base and the sections are swept back against light-yellow, reflexed petals. A truly impressive and unique flower. Sweetly scented. N. ‘Pink Wonder’ – Midseason 16-18” The ruffled, peachy-pink cup of this stunning and unusual selection is split and layered between whorls of creamy-white petals making it a sensational addition to borders and a wonderful cut flower. N. ‘Sorbet’ – Midseason to Late 14-16” Unusual yellow cups with scarlet–orange accents and a green eye. Lush, white petals surround 4” blooms.

N. ‘Tiny Bubbles’ – Midseason 4-6” Z A petite gem that is a prolific grower and wonderfully fragrant.

These types are distinguished solely by botanical name. Z N. albus plenus odoratus – Late 12-14” This extremely fragrant, double, pure-white variety has flowers that resemble a gardenia. N. jonquilla – Late 10-12” Z An heirloom grown since the mid 1700s. It produces several small golden-yellow side-facing flowers with small cups. Sweetly fragrant. N. obvallaris – Early 8-10” This golden-yellow flower with a broad, upward-facing trumpet looks like a baby ‘King Alfred’. An heirloom from before 1800, it forces easily. N. x odorus flore pleno – Early 10-12” Z A beautiful yellow hybrid that has fragrant, double flowers. Each stem holds two to three blooms.

Other—Miniature Daffodils N. ‘Baby Moon’ – Div. VII Midseason to Late 4-8” Petite and pretty! Grasslike foliage with quarter-sized, sweetly fragrant, golden-yellow flower. Perfect for rock gardens and containers. Z N. ‘Kokopelli’ – Midseason to Late 5-6” A jonquilla that is very fragrant and very floriferous. Each bulb produces a bouquet of three or more stems, each bearing three to five button-eyed, bright-yellow flowers. N. ‘Minnow’ – Div. VIII Midseason 5-6” Z This variety has four to five fragrant flowers with white or yellow petals and tiny buttercup-yellow cups. The dainty flowers give an impressive display in containers.

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N. ‘Mite’ – Div. III Very Early 5-6” This tiny delight features golden-yellow petals that sweep back from a long, narrow trumpet. Plant loads of this early blooming charmer! N. ‘Segovia’ – Div. III Midseason 6” Glistening white petals reflex slightly at the tips to provide a perfect foil for its delicate, clear-yellow cup. A prolific selection that is a blue ribbon winner. N. ‘Small Talk’ – Div. III

Early to Midseason 4-6” A sweet, early-blooming selection with delicate petals and a long, stove-pipe cup. N. ‘Toto’ – Div. XII Midseason to Late 4-6” Each stem holds numerous precious little flowers with pristine-white petals and a straight yellow cup that matures to creamy white. N. ‘Xit’ – Div. III Midseason to Late 4-6” This delicate white charmer deserves a special place in the garden. A lovely addition to borders and bouquets.

Tulipa

Tulip

The stars of the garden in April and May, tulips, with their wide range of colors and sizes, are some of the most versatile of ornamental plants. They are great when used in perennial borders, city gardens, and containers. Since most varieties thrive for only a few years, gardeners should treat tulips as short-lived perennials. However, there are a number of varieties that perform exceptionally well year after year. We have selected several of these perennial tulips and they are noted in the descriptions below. Tulips grow best in full sun (some will adapt to partial shade) and well-drained soil. They will not tolerate over watering during their dormancy. Plant 6-8” deep. We have listed the varieties alphabetically by type. Each description lists the name, type, season of bloom and height, followed by a brief description.

Tulip Blends Tulipa ‘Skyliners’ – Early to Midseason 14” This wonderful blend of four tulips will paint your garden with shades of pink, red, and purple. Petal exteriors have a broad white stripe. Each spring the Chicago Botanic Garden is brimming with delightful displays of tulips designed by talented members of the Garden’s staff. The Woman’s Board is pleased to offer the bulb combinations from three of their favorite displays conveniently packaged for easy layout and planting. The Garden Blends contain ten bulbs of each variety. When planted together, they provide a long-lasting parade of beautiful blooms. Recreate a piece of the Garden in your own back yard!

Crescent Garden – ‘Sensual Touch’, ‘Spryng’, ‘Black Hero’, Daydream’, and ‘Flashback’. Circle Garden – ‘Skyliners’, ‘Hakuun’, ‘Rem’s Favorite’, and ‘Golden Apeldoorn’. Sensory Garden – Texture Bed – ‘Foxtrot’, ‘Greenland’, ‘Snow Parrot’, ‘Carmine Parrot’, and ‘Burgundy’.

Single Early Types These single-flowering varieties are among the earliest to bloom. Since they open earlier in spring, the flowers tend to hold longer than those of later-flowering varieties. They have strong and durable stems and flowers, many of which are fragrant. Use in borders, containers, or for forcing.

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T. ‘Beauty Queen’ 16” Z A true beauty, the flowers of this stunning award winner are an artful blend of apricot salmon and rose pink. Lightly fragrant.

Double Early Types These are long lasting, early flowering selections with blossoms that resemble a peony or rose. They are typically shortstemmed and very sturdy. Excellent for beds and borders, containers, and forcing. T. ‘Foxtrot’ 10-12” Multiple shades of rose combine to create this lovely, fully double blossom. Ideal in combination plantings, it blends well with many colors.

Single Late Types Formerly referred to as cottage tulips, these are great for borders, beds, and cutting. T. ‘Bleu Aimable’ 36” Shades of lilac with tinges of blue make this award-winning flower an unusual and appealing selection. T. ‘Dordogne’ 18-24” Beautiful and somewhat variable, the petals of this award winner are a delightful blend of rose, nasturtium-red, and soft orange. Paint your border with masses of this charming flower. T. ‘Kingsblood’ 30” A beautiful flower with cherry-red flowers and scarlet edges. Like other single-late tulips, the flowers have a single row of petals and long stems, making them excellent cut flowers. T. ‘La Courtine’ 26” A striking yellow, oval-shaped flower with red flames extending from the base.

T. ‘Roi du Midi’ 26” A chalice-shaped, brilliant-yellow flower makes this selection a winner.

Double Late Types These are late flowering double flowers that resemble peonies and roses. They are wonderful anywhere in the garden and are great for cutting. T. ‘Akebono’ 20-22” This new introduction from Japan features large, double, primrose-yellow flowers with a delicate red edge and striations of pale raspberry. Sturdy stems make this an excellent cut flower. T. ‘Belicia’ 10-12” A dazzling double flower with white petals outlined in reddish pink. These exceptional flowers deserve a special place in the border. T. ‘Black Hero’ 20” This stunning sport of ‘Queen of the Night’ is fully double. The rich, glossy, nearly black flowers are unique. T. ‘Blue Spectacle’ 20” The substantial, fully double flowers of this gorgeous hybrid are a deep violet purple with some flushes of blue. T. ‘Crème Upstar’ 14” Z One of the loveliest and most fragrant tulips in existence. The flowers are variable in color and have creamy to pale-yellow petals wrapped with cream and pink overlays. All of the colors intensify as the flowers mature. Simply magnificent! T. ‘Mount Tacoma’ 16” Beautiful pinkish-green buds open to long-lasting creamywhite flowers.

T. ‘Queen of Night’ 24” Produces deep velvety-maroon hues. Adds shadows to a sunny garden. Looks beautiful with Narcissus ‘Thalia.’

Bloom periods may vary based upon weather and individual site conditions.

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Triumph Types This is the largest group of tulips with the widest range of colors. The flowers are slightly smaller than the Darwin types on strong stems of medium height. These are the best tulips for forcing. They work well in borders and containers. T. ‘Atlantis’ – Late 18-26” Large flower heads of amethyst-violet petals with broad white to cream margins, make this a sensational selection. Plant in mass for an impressive display. Also an excellent cut flower and readily forced. An all-around winner! T. ‘Gavota’ – Midseason 12-18” These maroon blooms have a vibrant-yellow edge and are held on sturdy stems which can withstand most spring storms and winds. T. ‘Rem’s Favorite’ – Mid Spring 12-24” An absolutely stunning flower composed of deep-purple-blue flames on pristine white petals—a knockout! T. ‘Spryng’ – Midseason 14” Brilliant azalea-red with a bit of a blue-rose sheen and an interior black base.

Darwin Types Among the most versatile of varieties, these are perfect for naturalizing, borders, cutting, and forcing. They are very cold and drought tolerant. The brilliant flowers are long-lasting on strong stems and hold up well against wind and weather. These are regarded as the longest-lasting perennial tulips. T. ‘Apeldoorn’s Elite’ – Midseason 18-20” The petals of this large, magnificent flower are bright cherryred with golden-yellow edges. An excellent choice for massing and a superior cut flower. T. ‘Beauty of Spring’ – Midseason 24” The petals of this lovely buttercup-yellow flower are outlined and feathered with red. A stunning, somewhat variable selection.

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T. ‘Big Apricot’ – Midseason 26” Large, long-lasting flowers in beautiful shades of apricot make this a must-have. T. ‘Big Eartha’ – Midseason 20-24” A superb tulip that opens pink and deepens in color with age to a lovely rose hue. A vigorous selection that won’t disappoint! T. ‘Burning Heart’ – Midseason 20” Striking award winner with flowers that are ivory white with red flames on the exterior and soft yellow with red flames on the interior. T. ‘Comeback’ – Midseason 18” The name could not be more appropriate! This variety, with its deep blood-red flower accented with a tiny green base, is said to be the most reliable tulip in the garden. You can be assured of years of enjoyment from this great perennializer. T. ‘Daydream’ – Midseason 20” Z Opening clear yellow, it gradually transforms into soft apricot-orange with a touch of rose. Mass plantings will show multiple colors at one time. Mildly fragrant. T. ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ – Midseason 12-24” This lovely clear-yellow flower with elegantly flared petals is a sturdy selection that makes a strong statement in mass but also mixes well with other bulbs. T. ‘Hakuun’ – Midseason 12-24” The large flowers of this exquisite Japanese hybrid open and remain pure white. Sturdy stems make it an excellent cut flower.

Lily Flowered Types A late-flowering favorite with reflexing, curving petals. Lily Flowered tulips are known for their tall, strong stems and elegant blooms. Great for containers. T. ‘Burgundy’ – Midseason 16” Superb deep-purple blooms with elegantly flared petals that create a dramatic, eye-catching effect.


T. ‘Flashback’ – Midseason to Late 24” This lovely clear-yellow flower with elegantly flared petals is a sturdy selection that makes a strong statement when massed.

Viridiflora Types These single late-flowering varieties are green with one or more secondary flower colors. They are striking and will add character to any spot in the garden. These long-blooming varieties are great as cut flowers. They typically do not force easily.

T. ‘Marilyn’ – Midseason 22” A lily flowered variety new to the Fall Bulb Festival. Beautiful white arching petals splashed with red at the base.

T. ‘China Town’ – Late 10-14” This eye-catching show features bright, clear-pink flowers marked with moss-green feathering. Rich-green foliage is edged in creamy pink.

T. ‘Yume no Murasaki’ – Mid to Late 22” When open, these sensational purple flowers reveal a contrasting interior white base. A long-lasting flower with great visual impact.

T. ‘Formosa’ – Late 16” These golden-yellow flowers have a prominent, broad, feathered green stripe down the center of the petal.

Fringed Types

T. ‘Greenland’ – Late 20” This tulip is always a favorite in spring. Its outer petal edges are pink, they lighten to a creamy yellow with green feathering in the center.

Similar to parrot tulips but less frilly, they are edged in crispy, short, spiky fringes. Most flower late in the season. They are best used in the garden and for cutting, but do not force easily. T. ‘Burgundy Lace’ – Late 26” Long-lasting uniformly colored bright maroon flowers.

T. ‘Spring Green’ – Late 18” An elegant, waxy, white flower with soft-green feathering down the center of each petal.

Parrot Types T. ‘Fringed Elegance’ – Midseason to Late

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The primrose-yellow petals of this stunning flower have a touch of red that highlights a paler, fringed edge. An award winner and excellent perennializer. T. ‘Queensland’ – Early to Midseason 12-16” This spectacular double-flowering selection features loads of reddish-pink petals with white-lace fringes. An unusual and impressive flower that deserves a special place in the garden. T. ‘Sensual Touch’ – Midseason 14-17” This astonishing fully double flower looks more like a peony than a tulip. The blossoms combine shades of orange, apricot, and tangerine with flushes of pink, and have lighter, frilled edges. Plant masses of this gorgeous flower - you won’t be disappointed!

The heavily fringed and scalloped petals are multicolored and showy. Superb when used in beds, borders, and containers. Excellent as cut flowers. T. ‘Apricot Parrot’ – Late 18” Z A lovely rose, apricot, and yellow flower delicately flecked with green. This fragrant flower is a novelty in the garden or a smashing addition to an arrangement. T. ‘Carmine Parrot’ – Late 18” A fabulous combination of carmine and cherry-red accentuated by a blue heart. It has great substance and is very long lasting. Absolutely stunning!

T. ‘Snow Parrot’ – Late 16-20” An exquisite fringed white flower with a blue flush on the petal exterior and blend of buttercream and white on the interior. Great for forcing.

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Kaufmanniana Types Long-lived, low-growing perennial tulips that flower very early in spring. The flowers usually open flat and wide like a water lily. These grow low and are great in rock gardens, beds, borders, and containers. T. kaufmanniana ‘Ancilla’ – Early 6-8” This choice variety resembles a water lily when fully open. The exterior is rosy red and soft pink, while the interior is white with a yellow base banded in red. Quite showy.

T. ‘Oratorio’ – Early 8-12” These superb, deep-rose flowers with an orange-pink interior and black base are well balanced by green leaves with purple variegation. A lovely, harmonious composition!

T. k. ‘Ice Stick’ – Early 6-10” The petals of these eye-catching flowers have a white interior and dark-red to purplish exterior, and surround a yellow heart. Striking and best planted in masses.

T. ‘Professor de Monsseri’ – Midseason 10-12” The long, primrose-yellow petals of these flowers are lighter at the margins with brilliant red tips and an interior lemonyellow base. Their dazzling display is complemented by slightly mottled foliage.

Fosteriana Types

Species Types

These early-blooming flowers are typically large and also quite long-lived. The flowers are very long-lasting. Broad green to gray-green foliage is often mottled or striped for additional interest.

These are often the first tulips to bloom in spring. Originally found in the wild, they are now in cultivation. Good for rock gardens, borders, naturalizing, and containers. Provide an area with rich, well-drained soils.

T. ‘Amazon’ – Early 18” These sensational flowers are composed of orange petals with yellow tips.

T. ‘Honky Tonk’ – Midseason This bright-yellow gem will steal your heart!

T. ‘Flaming Purissima’ – Early 16” This extremely showy variety has a rich cream flower streaked with pink to raspberry-red hues. Rather variable in coloration, it provides a perfect all-in-one color-coordinated mixture. T. ‘Sweetheart’ – Early 14” This wonderful variety is a delicious combination of colors. It has a yellow base that feathers up into the creamy-white petal edges. Simply delightful.

Greigii Types These are known for their striking purple-striped foliage. The large chalice-shaped flowers open wide to reveal interior colors. They perennialize well and are perfect companions for midseason daffodils.

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T. ‘Für Elise’ – Midseason 8-12” These lovely flowers blend soft shades of coral, pink, and yellow. Their short stature makes them ideal for the front of the border. The foliage is marked or mottled with purple.

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T. ‘Red Hunter’ – Early to Midseason 4-6” Z Brilliant red tulip with mottled foliage— a prolific flowerer. T. bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’ – Early to Midseason 8” Soft lilac-pink, star-shaped flowers with a large bright-yellow center. The flowers open wide and almost lie flat. “I planted this next to a walkway in the midst of pachysandra. The flowers looked beautiful floating above the green ground cover. I’m definitely planting dozens more!” — Lee Randhava T. clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ – Midseason 6-7” This unique selection has striking flowers with alternating, overlapping red-and-white petals creating a candysticklike appearance. A vigorous tulip that will perennialize easily.


T. c. chrysantha ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ – Midseason 8-10” An award-winner, this flower is brick red outside and bright canary yellow inside. A striking contrast in color that is very dramatic in mass plantings. T. humilis ‘Violacea’ – Early 4-6” The purple-red flowers are tinged with green on the lower part of the outer petals. “Rare and of a color not typically seen in a species tulip.” Boyce Tankersley T. tarda – Early 4” The star-shaped flower is white with a brownish-purple flush on the outside. The interior is white with a big yellow center. These tulips form colonies and are perfect for naturalizing. T. vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’ – Midseason 6-8” This variety produces soft, orange-red flowers. They are great in patio planters and fronts of borders. Excellent for rock gardens, front of borders, forcing, and containers.

Speciality Bulbs While these varieties are categorized as specialty bulbs, they are some of the easiest and most reliable to grow.

Anemone

Anemone/Windflower

Daisylike flowers are perfect under early tulips, daffodils, and woody plants. They prefer to be sited in bright shade and will adapt to most soil conditions. They are free from pest and wildlife problems. Good for forcing in small pots. Soak the tubers overnight before planting them on their sides. We recommend planting in quantities of at least 25 for an effective display. Plant 4” deep and 2” apart. A. blanda ‘Blue Shades’ 3-4” Wonderful rich, pale- to dark-blue flower with a yellow center. Blooms in April-May. A. b. ‘Mixed’ 6” Cute, colorful, carefree, daisylike blooms in a mix of hot pink, pure white, and deep purple. They naturalize easily to provide a welcomed spring spectacle year after year. A. b. ‘Pink Star’ 3-4” Plant masses of this compact, daisylike pink flower with delicate foliage for a delightful spring display. Excellent for rock gardens and front of a border. A. b. ‘White Splendour’ 3-4” Pure-white flower with a yellow center. This variety is the best perennializer.

Arum italicum

Arum

10-12” Arrow-shaped, lush-green foliage, often accented with creamy variegation. Foliage is present throughout the growing season and is followed by light yellow-green flower spathes the following spring. The flowers give way to spikes of brilliantred berries that hold throughout the summer. An incredible multiseason, pest-resistant plant, it is ideal in every garden.

Calochortus

Fairy Lantern

This unusual selection with swordlike foliage and striking, bowl-shaped flowers blooms in late spring to early summer. Needs well-drained soils. It does not like freezing and thawing; protection with winter mulch is advised. Annual fertilization is beneficial to success. Perfect for bedding, long lasting as cut flowers. Plant 4” deep. Anemone blanda ‘White Splendor’

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Calochortus ‘Cupido’ 3-5” A tiny, soft-violet flower resembling the butterfly for which it was named.

Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ 8” Abundant, starry-blue flowers. Sure to brighten up your garden in early spring. Highly wildlife resistant.

C. ‘Golden Orb’ 1½’ Canary-yellow flowers have burgundy blotching on the interior of the petals.

C. f. ‘Pink Giant’ 6-8” An unusual, slightly larger form with up to ten starlike, blushed-pink flowers per stem in March-April.

C. ‘Symphony’ 12-18” This flower is perfect in a pastel-colored garden. The outer petals are a soft pink and the insides are white. Makes a nice cut flower.

C. luciliae 12” The vibrant-blue color on this flower pops out in the garden. The center is a lighter blue. They produce many stems per bulb and they naturalize well.

Camassia Camass

C. luciliae ‘Violet Beauty’ 3-5” The violet-pink color of these flowers becomes lighter toward the center creating a lovely luminous effect. A good choice for naturalizing.

Tall spikes of many starlike florets appear in May-June. These varieties will naturalize and thrive. Adaptable to the heavy clay soils of the Chicago area. Stunning when placed in a border or at a pond edge. This native plant was used as food by early Americans. Plant 5” deep. Camassia cusickii Light, metallic-blue, star-shaped flowers.

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C. leichtinii ‘Caerulea’ 32” Lavendar-blue, starry flowers with six petals and tall, leafless spikes. C. quamash 1-2’ Long racemes of rich, deep-blue-violet flowers sparked by contrasting bright-golden stamens topping the grasslike foliage. Lovely for cutting. C. q. ‘Blue Melody’ 1-2’ Similar to the preceding, this selection has very attractive green and golden-yellow variegated foliage.

Chionodoxa

Glory of the Snow

Extremely hardy, this is one of the first bulbs to bloom. It produces brilliant starlike flowers with white centers. Very attractive when used with Scilla and Muscari in a woodland setting. These plants will easily colonize. Plant 4” deep. Matures to 6”.

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Colchicum

Autumn Crocus

The flowers appear in September-October and the foliage in the spring. Plant these immediately upon receiving them. They are beautiful when interplanted with ground covers. Pest-free, they will readily naturalize. Plant 4” deep. An unexpected surprise in the fall, these giant blooms will add dramatic color to your garden. Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’ 8” Very large goblet-shaped flower with narrow amethyst-violet petals that have white lines in the center. One of the most free flowering. C. ‘Waterlily’ Double, lilac-pink flower.

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C. autumnale ‘Album’ A prolific bloomer with lovely white flowers.

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Crocus Crocus These wonderful bulbs herald the end of winter. They often bloom just as the snow melts, before winter finally retreats. These are perfect wherever you want color in very early spring. Ideal when planted in rock gardens, tucked between perennials in the border, under trees and shrubs, or interplanted in ground covers. Good for naturalizing. The grasslike foliage will die back by late spring. An added bonus is the ease with which these plants can be forced. Plant 4” deep.


Crocus chrysanthus Snow Crocus The outsides of the flower petals are often different in color from the interior, making an interesting display as the flowers open and close.

C. v. ‘Pickwick’ Large-Flowering Crocus 4-6” Lilac and white striped petals with bright-orange stamens. Produces about three flowers per stem.

C. c. ‘Lady Killer’ 3-4” The petals of this early bloomer are purple with white edges on the outside, and white inside. A dramatic color combination that works when planted in quantities or in combination with other purple and white cultivars.

C. v. ‘The Majestic Lavender Mix’ 5” A sensational mix of three Crocus vernus cultivars in harmonious shades of purple including ‘King of the Striped,’ an amethyst-violet flower with paler stripes; ‘Grand Maitre’, a lavender-violet flower with pale margins; and ‘Flower Record’, a pale-violet flower with a darker base.

C. flavus ‘Yellow Mammoth’ 5” This rich, golden-yellow gem will create brilliant, sunny tapestries on your lawn.

C. v. ‘Vanguard’ Large-Flowering Crocus 4-6” The outside petals are light lavender and the insides are rich purple. Blooms in early spring.

C. kotschyanus 4” Lilac, goblet-shaped flowers and yellow centers appearing in autumn before their leaves. Plant immediately like Colchicum.

Eranthis hyemalis

C. sieberi ‘Firefly’ 4-6” Soft, blush-pink with a bold yellow center. This early bunchflowering crocus multiplies rapidly, and blooms quite early. C. tommasinianus Tommy Crocus 3-6” Beautiful selection with flowers that vary from pale- to deep-lilac with a white center and often have silver or creamy exteriors. “Very reliable, and this species is squirrel resistant.” — Boyce Tankersley. C. t. ‘Albus’ Tommy Crocus 3-6” An excellent, creamy-white Tommy crocus cultivar that exhibits all the best qualities of its species in being less appealing to squirrels and a great naturalizer. C. t. ‘Roseus’ Tommy Crocus 3-6” This beautiful selection has violet-rose petals with a tiny white heart accented with yellow stamens. Flower petals of this variety separate completely when fully open. C. vernus Large-Flowering Crocus This is the familiar giant crocus that makes a good companion for early tulips and daffodils.

Winter Aconite

3-4” In early spring, usually between February and April, beautiful yellow blooms are borne over a mound of rich-green foliage. This is good for the border, in rock gardens, under trees and shrubs, or in woodland settings. We recommend planting en masse for the best effect. Soak tubers overnight and then plant immediately. Naturalizes in wooded areas. Plant 4” deep.

Eremurus

Foxtail Lily

An incredible plant with a tall spike of flowers in early summer. Perfect for a vertical effect or to give height to the border, it makes an excellent cut flower. Protect from strong winds. These are the stars in the border of the English Walled Garden in June. Eremurus ‘Cleopatra’ 4-5” This creates a bright, eye-catching display with its tall spikes of burnt-orange flowers accented with a red midrib. E. himalaicus 6-7” Tall and lovely, this has very dense spikes of white flowers. Blooms show best if planted against darker plants.

Fritillaria

Fritillary

This most unusual group of plants comes in a variety of sizes and colors. They all have bell-shaped, usually pendulous, flowers. They perform best when sited in moist, rich, welldrained soils. Pest-free. Keep the bulbs moist before planting.

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Fritillaria imperialis ‘Lutea’ Crown Imperial 32-40” Clear lemon-yellow flowers bloom below a tufted “crown” of green leaves. This is the only bulb with foliage above the flowers. F. i. ‘Rubra Maxima’ Crown Imperial 24-32” This classic has been on the market since 1665. Bright redorange petals. F. i. ‘Aureomarginata’ Crown Imperial 2-3’ Extremely difficult to find in the commerce, this is prized for its striking creamy-yellow and green-variegated foliage. Foliage is accented by the burnt-orange-red flowers. Not as vigorous as some of the others, but a must-have for the collector! F. meleagris Guinea Hen Fritillary 6-8” In April-May, this selection has wonderful, nodding flowers with a faint creamy-white, checkered pattern over the reddish-purple petals. It has distinctive charm and performs well in a damp location with dappled shade. F. m. ‘Alba’ Guinea Hen Fritillary 6-8” This variety has solitary, bell-shaped flowers. White, with a barely discernible grey-green checkering. F. michailowsky 4-10” In April-May, each stem holds two to five pendulous flowers that are purplish-maroon with a thick yellow band at the edges of each petal. Sit in full sun with sharply drained soils. “A subtle and extremely unusual flower that stops me dead in my tracks.” — Kris Jaratoski

Galanthus Snowdrop One of the first to bloom in the spring, usually in FebruaryMarch, these extremely hardy plants naturalize well. Plant in mulched bed. Distasteful to deer and other wildlife. Performs best in rich, moist soils. Plant 4” deep.

Hyacinthoides Bluebells One of the most adaptable bulbs. Charming bell-shaped flowers in May-June hover over low-growing foliage that quickly disappears. Very attractive when mixed with latespring tulips, hosta and ferns. Will colonize and spread, so give them room. Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Dainty Maid’ Spanish Bluebells 12-15” An award-winning selection that produces abundant violetpink flowers on strong stems. H. h. ‘Excelsior’ Spanish Bluebells 8-12” This beautiful plant is likely the best of the species. It has the largest blossoms and most vigorous habit of all. The rich, deep blue, bell-shaped flowers flare at the edge. Z H. non-scripta English Bluebells 8-12” The smaller and more pendant blue-violet flowers of this variety open with a heavenly fragrance on spikes about a week earlier than their Spanish relatives. This graceful English wildflower carpets the woodland floor with soft blue as it colonizes under deciduous trees across the landscape. A 1597 heirloom and a great companion to Camassia, late daffodils and species tulips.

Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinth

These large, fragrant, vividly colored flower spikes are a springtime favorite. Plant in rich, well-drained soil or force indoors. Flowers in mid to late May. 8-10”. Hyacinthus orientalis ‘City of Harlem’ 10-12” Z Since 1898, this flower has been the best yellow hyacinth available on the market. The clear yellow matures to a creamy white. Mix this with several shades of blue grape hyacinths for a French country look. H. o. ‘Delft Blue’

Galanthus elwesii 4-6” Vigorous plant with broad glaucous foliage topped with enormous white flowers that are accented by lovely green inner segments. G. nivalis 4-6” Delightful, fragrant, nodding white flower with a green tip.

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The soft, lilac-blue florets of this reliable early forcer, are beautifully fragrant. H. o. ‘Peter Stuyvesant’ 10-12” Z A wonderful variety with rich-purple flowers with deep-blue highlights. The stems are bronze colored. Very fragrant.


H. o. ‘Woodstock’ 8-12” A vivid selection, it has intense reddish-purple flowers.

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Very small, early, and fragrant. These are best in rock gardens, woodlands or the front of the border, as well as for forcing. Blooms in May.

Double Hyacinth H. o. ‘Chestnut Flower’ 12” Z A very floriferous, dense spike of soft-pink, double flowers that are darker pink in the center. H. o. ‘Hollyhock’ 12” Z Double flowers in the rich shade of carnation pink. Exceptional fragrance. Spikes are formed of double florets of bright raspberry-red flowers. H. o. ‘Snow Crystal’ Double ivory-white flowers.

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Iris Dwarf Iris

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Iris bucharica 4” Beautiful compact form with white standards and clearyellow falls. 12-14”. I. danfordiae 2-3” Brilliant yellow flowers are accented with greenish-brown spotting. Although smaller, these darlings are very vigorous. I. histrioides ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ 4” This hardy, early blooming dwarf iris has blue petals with white, yellow, and violet highlights. An exceptional selection and a great choice for rock gardens.

Ipheion uniflorum

Spring Starflower

In April-May this has long lasting, 1” star-shaped flowers that show amazing tolerance for temperature extremes. The grasslike foliage has a faint garlic fragrance when crushed—hungry wildlife and other pests will overlook it. Perfect for rock gardens or perennial borders. Ipheion uniflorum ‘Charlotte Bishop’ 3-4” Lovely star-shaped pink flowers are slightly darker at the center—a welcome site in late winter. I. u. ‘Froyle Mill’ A cultivar with deep-violet flowers.

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I. u. ‘Rolf Fiedler’ Striking, bright, electric-blue flower.

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I. u. ‘White Star’ Clear white-flowering selection.

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I. reticulata ‘Frans Hals’ 4” Pale-violet flowers have dark-purple and yellow accents. I. r. ‘Harmony’ 4” The flower has rich-blue standards and a royal-blue fall with white edges; accentuated with subtle yellow spotting. One of the best dwarf irises. I. r. ‘J.S. Dijt’ 4” Also a reticulata iris. One of the latest to bloom, this has a purple flower with a reddish-purple fall.

Leucojum aestivum

Summer Snowflake

Pendulous, white, flaring bell-shaped flower tipped with green rises just above the foliage in late April or May. Lightly fragrant. Pest resistant and adaptable to a variety of light and soil conditions. Moisture tolerant and naturalizes well if left undisturbed. Plant 4” deep. Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’ 1½-2 Z A larger, more robust selection. Great when combined with the species or when planted en masse.

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Lilium

Lily

Lilies are the crown jewels of the mid- to late-summer garden. Grow in well-drained, organically enriched soil. Most prefer to have their heads in the sun and their feet in the shade, but some will tolerate partial shade in a light woodland. Plant the bulbs at a depth two to three times their height. Space them at a distance equal to three times the diameter of the bulb to provide adequate air circulation between plants. Lilium martagon ‘Arabian Knight’ 3-4’ Z The tip of each of the yellow, orange and orange-red, recurved petals of this nodding flower appear to have been dipped in a pot of red paint that was then sprinkled across the entire blossom. A spectacular selection that is pleasantly fragrant. Blooms in mid-summer.

Muscari Grape Hyacinth These long-lasting, fragrant clusters of grapelike blooms thrive and naturalize rapidly. Great when used under other bulbs, in lawns, or under trees and shrubs. The Dutch use them to create “rivers” that flow through the garden, and this effect is breathtaking. The foliage of these pest-resistant bulbs reemerges in fall, making it a great garden marker to help locate other spring-flowering bulbs needing attention. We recommend that you always plant these en masse. Plant 4” deep. Muscari ‘Mixed’ 3-6” Z Many shades of blue with white mixes will create a dramatic effect. M. ‘Ocean Magic’ 8” The flowers of this dazzling cultivar are white at the tip, gradually blending to a deep cobalt blue at the base. Plant in waves for the best effect! M. ‘Pink Sunrise’ Mid-spring 7” Z Opens blush pink and matures to an even paler whisper of pinkish white. M. ‘Valerie Finnis’ 6-8” Z Extremely pale lavender-blue with tightly formed “grapes.” Their beautiful color makes a complete color palette for the serious garden artist.

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M. ameniacum - Midseason Spikes of heavenly dark blue flowers.

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M. a. ‘Christmas Pearl’ 4-6” Z This is an extremely early flowering variety with cobalt blue blossoms. An ideal selection for forcing, with little or no cold period needed. A perfect companion for early flowering daffodils. M. a. ‘Saffier’ Up to 12” Z French dark-blue, small, bell-shaped flowers often with white rim. Z M. aucheri ‘Mount Hood’ 6” A spectacular new selection with royal-blue flowers that grow paler at the top until eventually fading to white. Blooms in mid-spring. This gives the effect of snow on the mountain, hence its name. Precious and eye-catching. M. botryoides ‘Album’ Italian Grape Hyacinth 6” Z Dense spike of shimmering pure-white “pearls” flowers in April. Fragrant. M. comosum ‘Plumosum’ Feather Hyacinth 8” Z Lavender-violet, feathery, plumelike flowers are present in May-June. The most unusual form of the genus. M. latifolium Giant Grape Hyacinth 8-10” Z Free-flowering and large, the bicolor spikes present in AprilMay with smoky, dark violet-blue on the bottom and soft lilacblue near the top. The flowers are accompanied by one large leaf. Combines beautifully with tulips in mid- to late-spring.

Nectaroscordum siculum Sicilian Honey Garlic 2-3 This interesting Allium relative has many bell-shaped flowers that are greenish-white and tinged with rose. The flowers are borne in loose clusters on long, arching stalks in May. They are superb as cut flowers and dry beautifully.

Paeonia

Peony

The large, showy flowers of this garden mainstay appear in late spring to early summer. Strong stems make these blooms excellent for cutting. Plants are long lived if given rich, welldrained soil in a sunny part of the border. When planting, position the “eyes” (buds) facing up, 2” below the soil surface in a hole large enough to accommodate the entire root. Refill the hole, water thoroughly, and mulch the first winter. It is safe to plant right up until the time that the ground freezes.


Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’ 32” These large, fragrant flower heads are composed of a dramatic cluster of pale-yellow staminodes surrounded by sumptuous fuschia-pink petals. A stunning selection with strong stems that make it an excellent cut flower. May-June. P. ‘Buckeye Bell’ - Early 30” An excellent semidouble, maroon selection with flowers formed of larger outer petals that cup the smaller, inner petals. P. ‘Festiva Maxima’ 34” An old reliable, with large, fully double, fragrant white flowers that have flecks of crimson. May-June. P. ‘Red Sarah Bernhardt’ 35” A red version of the classic pink peony ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. Like its namesake, these striking, fully double, bowl-shaped blooms are held on strong stems and make wonderful cut flowers. P. ‘Twitterpated’ - Early 32” These unique semidouble white flowers with streaks of dark pink are spectacular and sure to become a favorite.

Puschkinia Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica

Striped Squill Striped Squill 4-6”

Pale-blue to white, starlike flowers with dark-blue striping are clustered at the top of the stems in April. These are wonderful in rock gardens, perennial borders, and under trees and shrubs. They are undemanding, remain trouble-free, and increase rapidly. P. s. var. l. ‘Alba’ 4-6” Pure-white-flowering selection. Combines beautifully with Vinca.

Scilla

Squill

In March and April, a wonderful blanket of flowers announces the arrival of spring. One of the best bulbs for the Chicago area, this selection adapts easily to almost any soil and light condition. Plants readily naturalize. Use them in lawns, perennial beds, woodland gardens, and meadows.

Scilla bifolia 4-8” The star-shaped flowers of the Alpine Squill slightly nod atop of spikes from straplike leaves. The colors of this variety range from bright blue to lilac to pale blue. Wildlife resistant. S. b. ‘Rosea’ 4-8” The earliest to bloom, it is a very unusual heirloom from circa 1601 with delightful, delicately scented trusses of lightpink, star-shaped flowers. Combines beautifully with earlyflowering daffodils. 3-4” S. mischtschenkoana 3-4” Charming light-blue to white flowers with a dark-blue midrib. S. siberica Siberian Squill 4-8” This one, with its beautiful blue flowers, is the most familiar in our area. It readily naturalizes, creating a wonderful blue carpet. S. s. ‘Alba’ An elegant, white-flowering form.

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Triteleia Triplet Lily These beautiful flowers look similar to Allium, but they do not have the onion fragrance. They have bell-shaped flowers over green leaves. The foliage dies back before flowers appear. These bulbs are easy to grow. They tolerate drought, but do best with extra water in dry situations. Don’t try to keep them in pots. Zones 5-9. Triteleia ixodies ‘Starlight’ 6-8” Creamy-yellow, star-shaped flowers with light-green midvein. 20-24”.

Forced Bulbs Hippeastrum Amaryllis These are wonderful indoor bulbs with long, straplike foliage and large, trumpet-shaped flowers. They are stunning when used as centerpieces, accent plants, or cut flowers. Planted indoors from October through April, these bulbs should bloom within six to 12 weeks. Plant in a deep, welldrained pot 2-3” wider than the bulb. Cover ¾ of the bulb with soil, leaving ¼ of the bulb and its neck exposed. Firm soil to stabilize the bulb. Water sparingly until a bud forms,

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then gradually increase the amount of water. Provide a warm environment to encourage blooming. Stake flower stems for support. Cooler room temperatures prolong flower show. Fertilize twice a month and move the plant outdoors in summer. When foliage yellows or prior to first frost, bring the pot indoors and store bulb in a dark, cool, dry location for six weeks before beginning growth cycle again. Hippeastrum ‘Baby Doll’ 12” A dazzling, pristine-white flower with a luminous, lime-green throat. H. ‘Blossom Peacock’ 24-36” An incredible, perfectly formed rich, reddish-purple flower with three layers of petals. The flowers are accented with a white throat and petal midribs. Upfacing flowers are mildly fragrant. H. ‘Charisma’ 24-32” An eye-catching flower with rededged pink petals, flushes of red on the upper petals, and a deep-red throat. A charmer!

H. ‘Fairy Tale’ 16-20” The beautiful star-shaped flowers of this smaller selection are composed of white petals with red stripes. H. ‘Jewel’ 12-24” The glistening, pure-white flowers of this beautiful amaryllis often have double petaloids in the center, creating lavish blossoms. H. ‘Picotee’ 18-22” Large, white blossoms with fine red petal margins. A very clean and distinctive look. H. ‘Pink Impression’ 24-36” A lovely flower with a fantastic blend of rosy-pink and soft, creamy-pink petals that lead to a chartreuse throat. H. ‘Purple Rain’ 18” A brilliant fuschsia-pink-and-white flower with dark-red throat and fuchsia-pink anthers.

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H. ‘Red Pearl’ 30-35” This gorgeous flower is rich red with a dark-red throat. H. ‘Rosalie’ 18” The salmon-orange petals of this stunning flower, flushed with shades of pink and white, merge into a pale, lime-green throat. The stamens mimic this progression from lime to salmon, and have a white tip. H. ‘Trentino’ 10-16” A prolific variety with flowers of creamy-white with narrow, pale-magenta petal margins and a radiant-green throat. H. ‘Zombie’ 14-16” This sensational double flower is light to dark salmon-pink with flushes of white and white striations.

Narcissus

Daffodil

We are offering the following Narcissus, which we believe to be the best for forcing. They have many fragrant flowers per stem. Plant small groups of bulbs in soil, covering the bulbs completely. Water well and allow to drain. Place in a cool, 55-65 degree location out of direct sunlight. When foliage reaches 3-4” in height, move into bright light at typical room temperatures. Once in bloom, cooler room temperatures prolong flowering. Provide staking as needed. Bulbs can also be planted in pebbles, glass beads, or in a bulb glass. When planting in pebbles or glass beads, cover bulbs to the neck to anchor and provide support. Be sure water level remains just below the base of the bulb. A tablespoon of charcoal in the bottom of the container will assist in preserving water freshness. Narcissus ‘Canaliculatus’ – Early to Midseason

4-6” Z This nonhardy tazetta is a miniature with up to seven flowers per stem. The fragrant flowers have white petals and a yellow cup. N. ‘Inbal’ 12-16” A white paperwhite with a soft fragrance. Needs to be planted in soil rather than letting stand in water.

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N. ‘Paperwhites’ 14-16” Z The classic paperwhite. White petals with a yellow center.


Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society President Kitty Kirby Members Dora Aalbregtse Cheri Allen Liz Bacon Ann Balusek Janice Beck Marianne Bestler Deedee Borland Calvine Bowen Faffie Bowers Mary Boyer Barbara Brown Peggy Carr Bean Carroll Chris Chandler Maggie Coleman Sue Cozzens Alicia Crawford Liz Crowe Betty Dean

Jill Delaney Cathie Denckla Nancy Dorr Jody Etling Marilyn Farrar Liz Farwell Valerie Foradas Lynn Foster Alice Goltra Susan Green Barbara Hansen Lorill Haynes Anne Healy Marilyn Heath Judy Herb Lucia Heyworth Mary Hill Penny Horne Betsy Hough Helene James Gina Jannotta Beth Jernigan Betsy Karp

Index Allium ‘Gladiator’ – Ornamental Onion...................................................6 Allium ‘Globemaster’ – Ornamental Onion..............................................6 Allium ‘Hair’ – Ornamental Onion...........................................................6 Allium ‘Mount Everest’ – Ornamental Onion...........................................6 Allium ‘Pinball Wizard’ – Ornamental Onion...........................................6 Allium ‘Silver Spring’ – Ornamental Onion..............................................6 Allium ‘Summer Drummer’ – Ornamental Onion....................................6 Allium atropurpureum – Ornamental Onion..........................................6 Allium caeruleum – Blue Globe Onion....................................................6 Allium jesdianum ‘Early Emperor’ – Ornamental Onion.........................6 Allium moly ‘Jeannine’ – Lily Leek............................................................6 Allium pulchellum – Keeled Garlic..............................................................6

Allium sativum var. ophiosordon ‘Chesnok Red’ – Hardneck Garlic.......... 7 Allium sativum var. ophiosordon ‘German Extra Hardy’ – Hardneck Garlic..........................................................................................7

Allium sativum var. ophiosordon ‘Persian Star’ – Hardneck Garlic...........7 Allium schubertii – Schubert Onion.........................................................7 Allium sphaerocephalon – Drumstick Onion...........................................7 Allium unifolium – Oneleaf Onion..........................................................7 Narcissus ‘Denali’ – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet.........................................7

Carolyn Katz Barbara Kehoe May Cat Kneibler Nancy Kurz Peggy Leider Joani Lowry Roberta Lynch Patsy Magner Jennifer Martay Michelle McCarthy Gwen McConnaughy Madeliene McMullan Julie McNulty Ann Merritt Barbara Metzler Gail Miller Weezie Monroe Brooks Morgan Kate Morris Louellen Murray Ginny Noyes Jane Pearsall Janet Meakin Poor

Juli Priebe Elizabeth Pruett Marina Puryear Carole Read Glo Roleighed Patti Ross Holly Rothschild Carole Sandner Beth Schroeder Heather Scott Missy Shennan Susan Spears Lois Steans Margie Strauch Louise Tausche Susan Tupper Jeanie Van Nice Cassandra Vermillion Kim Visokey Susie Volckens

Narcissus ‘Dutch Master’ – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet..............................8 Narcissus ‘Goblet – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet..........................................8 Narcissus ‘Lorikeet’ – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet.......................................8 Narcissus ‘Marieke’ – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet........................................8 Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’ – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet.............8 Narcissus ‘Avalon’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped................................ 8 Narcissus ‘Bantam’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped..............................8 Narcissus ‘Capree Elizabeth’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped................8 Narcissus ‘Carlton’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped...............................8 Narcissus ‘Chromacolor’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped......................8 Narcissus ‘Fellows Favorite’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped..................8 Narcissus ‘Fragrant Breeze’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped..................8 Narcissus ‘Gigantic Star’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped......................8 Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped...........................8 Narcissus ‘Misty Glen’ – Div. II Daffodil—Large Cupped.........................8 Narcissus ‘Altruist’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped..............................8 Narcissus ‘Birma’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped................................9 Narcissus ‘Goose Green’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped.....................9 Narcissus ‘Jamestown’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped........................9 Narcissus ‘Polar Ice’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped............................9 Narcissus ‘Sinopel’ – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped.............................9 Narcissus ‘Daphne’ – Div. IV Daffodil—Double.......................................9

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Narcissus ‘Double Smiles’ – Div. IV Daffodil—Double.............................9 Narcissus ‘Piraeus’ – Div. IV Daffodil—Double........................................9 Narcissus ‘Katie Heath’ – Div. V Daffodil—Triandrus...............................9 Narcissus ‘Lemon Drop’ – Div. V Daffodil—Triandrus............................. 9 Narcissus ‘Stint’ – Div. V Daffodil—Triandrus..........................................9 Narissus ‘Itzim’ – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus......................................9

Narcissus ‘Emcys’ – Div. VI Daffodil--Cyclamineus...................................10 Narcissus ‘Prototype’ – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus............................10 Narcissus ‘Peeping Tom’ – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus.......................10 Narcissus ‘Rapture’ – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus...............................10 Narcissus ‘Toby the First’ – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus......................10 Narcissus ‘Hillstar’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla....................................10 Narcissus ‘Pipit’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla........................................10 Narcissus ‘Quail’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla.......................................10 Narcissus ‘Silver Smiles’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla............................10 Narcissus ‘Sweet Love’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla...............................10 Narcissus ‘Sweetness’ – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla.................................10 Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ – Div. VIII Daffodil—Tazetta..................................10 Narcissus ‘Falconett’ – Div. VIII Daffodil—Tazetta...................................10 Narcissus ‘Angel Eyes’ – Div. IX Daffodil—Poeticus..................................10 Narcissus ‘Felindre’ – Div. IX Daffodil—Poeticus......................................11 Narcissus ‘Blazing Starlet’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona.....................11 Narcissus ‘Cassata’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona................................11 Narcissus ‘Dear Love’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona...........................11 Narcissus ‘ Exotic Mystery’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona...................11 Narcissus ‘Pink Wonder’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona.......................11 Narcissus ‘Sorbet’ – Div. XI Daffodil—Split Corona.................................11 Narcissus ‘Tiny Bubbles’ – Div. XII Daffodil—Misc..................................11 Narcissus albus plenus odoratus – Div. XIII Daffodil—Species/Wild Form.... 11 Narcissus jonquilla – Div. XIII Daffodil—Species/Wild Form...................11 Narcissus obvallaris – Div. XIII Daffodil—Species/Wild Form..................11 Narcissus x odorus flore pleno – Div. XIII Daffodil—Species/Wild Form....11 Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ – Miniature – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla............ 11 Narcissus ‘Kokopelli’ – Miniature – Div. VII Daffodil—Jonquilla.............11 Narcissus ‘Minnow’ – Miniature – Div. VIII Daffodil—Tazetta................11 Narcissus ‘Mite’ – Miniature – Div. VI Daffodil—Cyclamineus................12 Narcissus ‘Segovia’ – Miniature – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped..........12 Narcissus ‘Small Talk’ – Miniature – Div. I Daffodil—Trumpet.................12 Narcissus ‘Toto’ – Miniature – Div. XII Daffodil—Misc...........................12 Narcissus ‘Xit’ – Miniature – Div. III Daffodil—Small Cupped.................12 Tulipa ‘Skyliners’ – (Blend) Early - Mid....................................................12 Tulipa ‘Beauty Queen’ – Single Early........................................................13 Tulipa ‘Foxtrot’ – Double Early.................................................................13 Tulipa ‘Bleu Aimable’ – Single Late ..........................................................13 Tulipa ‘Dordogne’ – Single Late................................................................13 Tulipa ‘Kingsblood’ – Single Late..............................................................13 Tulipa ‘La Courtine’ – Single Late.............................................................13 Tulipa ‘Queen of Night’ – Single Late.......................................................13 Tulipa ‘Roi du Midi’ – Single Late............................................................13 Tulipa ‘Akebono’ – Double Late................................................................13 Tulipa ‘Belicia’ – Double Late...................................................................13 Tulipa ‘Black Hero’ – Double Late............................................................13

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Tulipa ‘Blue Spectacle’ – Double Late.......................................................13 Tulipa ‘Crème Upstar’ – Double Late........................................................13 Tulipa ‘Mount Tacoma’ – Double Late......................................................13 Tulipa ‘Atlantis’ – Triumph........................................................................14 Tulipa ‘Gavota’ – Triumph........................................................................14 Tulipa ‘Rems Favourite’ – Triumph...........................................................14 Tulipa ‘Spryng’ – Triumph........................................................................14 Tulipa ‘Apeldoorn’s Elite – Darwin Hybrid................................................14 Tulipa ‘Beauty of Spring’ – Darwin Hybrid...............................................14 Tulipa ‘Big Apricot’ – Darwin Hybrid.......................................................14 Tulipa ‘Big Eartha’ – Darwin Hybrid........................................................14 Tulipa ‘Burning Heart’ – Darwin Hybrid..................................................14 Tulipa ‘Comeback’ – Darwin Hybrid........................................................14 Tulipa ‘Daydream’ – Darwin Hybrid.........................................................14 Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ – Darwin Hybrid............................................14 Tulipa ‘Hakuun’ – Darwin Hybrid............................................................14 Tulipa ‘Burgundy’ – Lily Flowered............................................................14 Tulipa ‘Flashback’ – Lily Flowered.............................................................15 Tulipa ‘Marilyn’ – Lily Flowered...............................................................15 Tulipa ‘Yume no Murasaki’ – Lily Flowered..............................................15 Tulipa ‘Burgundy Lace’ – Fringed.............................................................15 Tulipa ‘Fringed Elegance’ - Fringed...........................................................15 Tulipa ‘Queensland’ – Fringed..................................................................15 Tulipa ‘Sensual Touch’ – Fringed...............................................................15 Tulipa ‘China Town’ – Viridiflora..............................................................15 Tulipa ‘Formosa’ – Viridiflora....................................................................15 Tulipa ‘Greenland’ – Viridiflora................................................................15 Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ – Viridiflora............................................................15 Tulipa ‘Apricot Parrot’ – Parrot..................................................................15 Tulipa ‘Carmine Parrot’ - Parrot................................................................15 Tulipa ‘Snow Parrot’ – Parrot....................................................................15 Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Ancilla’ – Kaufmanniana.........................................16 Tulipa kaufmanniana ‘Ice Stick’ – Kaufmanniana......................................16 Tulipa ‘Amazon’ – Fosteriana.....................................................................16 Tulipa ‘Flaming Purissima’ – Fosteriana.....................................................16 Tulipa ‘Sweetheart’ – Fosteriana................................................................16 Tulipa ‘Fur Elise’ – Greigii.........................................................................16 Tulipa ‘Oratorio’ – Greigii.........................................................................16 Tulipa ‘Professor de Monsseri’ – Greigii....................................................16 Tulipa ‘Honky Tonk’ – Species..................................................................16 Tulipa ‘Red Hunter’ – Species...................................................................16 Tulipa bakeri ‘Lilac Wonder’ – Species.....................................................16 Tulipa clusiana ‘Lady Jane’ – Species........................................................16 Tulipa c. chrysantha ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ – Species.......................................17 Tulipa humilis ‘Violacea’ – Species...........................................................17 Tulipa tarda – Species...............................................................................17 Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’ – Species........................................17 Anemone blanda ‘Blue Shades’ – Wind Flower.........................................17 Anemone blanda ‘Mixed’ – Wind Flower.................................................17 Anemone blanda ‘Pink Star’ – Wind Flower.............................................17 Anemone blanda ‘White Splendor’ – Wind Flower...................................17 Arum italicum – Arum.............................................................................17


Calochortus ‘Cupido’ – Fairy Lantern........................................................18 Calochortus ‘Golden Orb’ – Fairy Lantern................................................18 Calochortus ‘Symphony’ – Fairy Lantern...................................................18 Camassia cusickii – Camass......................................................................18 Camassia leichtinii ‘Caerulea’ – Camass...................................................18 Camassia quamash – Camass...................................................................18 Camassia quamash ‘Blue Melody’ – Camass............................................18 Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Blue Giant’ – Glory of the Snow.............................18 Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Pink Giant’ – Glory of the Snow.............................18 Chionodoxa luciliae – Glory of the Snow.................................................18 Chionodoxa luciliae ‘Violet Beauty’ – Glory of the Snow.........................18 Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’ – Autumn Crocus............................................18 Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ – Autumn Crocus...................................................18 Colchicum autumnal ‘Album’ – Autumn Crocus.....................................18 Crocus chrysanthus ‘Lady Killer’ – Crocus................................................19 Crocus flavus ‘Yellow Mammoth’ – Crocus......................................... 19 Crocus kotschyanus – Crocus........................................................... 19 Crocus sieberi ‘Firefly’ – Crocus........................................................ 19 Crocus tommasinianus – Crocus...................................................... 19 Crocus tommasinianus ‘Albus’ – Crocus............................................ 19 Crocus tommasinianus ‘Roseus’ – Crocus.......................................... 19 Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’ – Crocus.................................................... 19 Crocus vernus ‘Vangaurd’ – Crocus................................................... 19 Crocus vernus ‘The Majestic Lavender Mix’ – Crocus................................19 Eranthis hyemalis – Winter Aconite.........................................................19 Eremurus ‘Cleopatra’ – Foxtail Lily...........................................................19 Eremurus himalaicus – Foxtail Lily..........................................................19 Fritillaria imperialis ‘Lutea’ – Fritillary....................................................20 Fritillaria imperialis ‘Rubra Maxima’ – Fritillary.....................................20 Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aureomarginata’ – Fritillary....................................20 Fritillaria meleagris – Fritillary................................................................20 Fritillaria meleagris ‘Alba’ – Fritillary.......................................................20 Fritillaria michailowsky – Fritillary.........................................................20 Galanthus elwesii – Snowdrop..................................................................20 Galanthus nivalis – Snowdrop.................................................................20 Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Dainty Maid’ – Wood Hyacinth.......................20 Hyacinthoides hispanica ‘Excelsior’ – Wood Hyacinth.............................20 Hyacinthoides non-scripta – English Bluebells.........................................20 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘City of Harlem’ – Hyacinth..................................20 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’ – Hyacinth..........................................20 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Peter Stuyvessant’ – Hyacinth................................20 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Woodstock’ – Hyacinth.........................................21 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Chestnut Flower’ – Double Hyacinth....................21 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Hollyhock’ – Double Hyacinth.............................21 Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Snow Crystal’ – Double Hyacinth.........................21 Ipheion uniflorum ‘Charlotte Bishop’ – Spring Star Flower......................21 Ipheion uniflorum ‘Froyle Mill’ – Spring Star Flower...............................21 Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’ – Spring Star Flower..............................21 Ipheion uniflorum ‘White Star’ – Spring Star Flower................................21 Iris bucharica – Dwarf Iris........................................................................21 Iris danfordiae – Dwarf Iris......................................................................21 Iris histriodes ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ – Dwarf Iris........................................21

Iris reticulata ‘Frans Hals’ – Dwarf Iris.....................................................21 Iris reticulata ‘Harmony’ – Dwarf Iris.......................................................21 Iris reticulata ‘J.S. Dijt’ – Dwarf Iris.........................................................21 Leucojum aestivuum ‘Gravetye Giant’ – Spring Snowflake.......................21 Lilium martagon ‘Arabian Knight’ – Martagon Lily.................................22 Muscari ‘Mixed’ – Grape Hyacinth...........................................................22 Muscari ‘Ocean Magic’ – Grape Hyacinth.................................................22 Muscari ‘Pink Sunrise’ – Grape Hyacinth..................................................22 Muscari ‘Valerie Finnis’ – Grape Hyacinth................................................22 Muscari armeniacum – Grape Hyacinth..................................................22 Muscari armeniacum ‘Christmas Pearl’ – Grape Hyacinth.......................22 Muscari armeniacum ‘Saffier’ – Grape Hyacinth......................................22 Muscari aucheri ‘Mount Hood’ – Grape Hyacinth...................................22 Muscari botryoides ‘Album’ – Grape Hyacinth..........................................22 Muscari comosum ‘Plumosum’ – Grape Hyacinth....................................22 Muscari latifolium – Grape Hyacinth.......................................................22 Nectaroscordum siculum – Sicillian Honeysuckle Garlic..........................22 Paeonia ‘Bowl of Beauty’ – Peony..............................................................23 Paeonia ‘Buckeye Belle’ – Peony................................................................23 Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’ – Peony.............................................................23 Paeonia ‘Red Sarah Bernhardt’ – Peony.....................................................23 Paeonia ‘Twitterpated’ – Peony.................................................................23 Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica – Striped Squill................................23 Puschkinia scilloides libanotica ‘Alba’ – Striped Squill............................23 Scilla bifolia – Squill.................................................................................23 Scilla bifolia rosea – Squill.......................................................................23 Scilla mischtschenkoana – Squill..............................................................23 Scilla siberica – Squill...............................................................................23 Scilla siberica ‘Alba’ – Squill......................................................................23 Triteleia ixoides ‘Starlight’ – Triplet Lily...................................................23 Hippeastrum ‘Baby Doll’ – Amaryllis........................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Blossom Peacock’ – Amaryllis.............................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Charisma’ – Amaryllis.........................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Fairy Tale’ – Amaryllis........................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Jewel’ – Amaryllis...............................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Picotee’ – Amaryllis............................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Pink Impression’ – Amaryllis..............................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Purple Rain’ – Amaryllis.....................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Red Pearl’ – Amaryllis.........................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Rosalie’ – Amaryllis............................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Trentino’ – Amaryllis..........................................................24 Hippeastrum ‘Zombie’ – Amaryllis...........................................................24 Narcissus ‘Canaliculatus’ – Div. VIII Daffodil—Nonhardy Tazetta............24 Narcissus ‘Inbal’ – Div. VIII Daffodil—Nonhardy Tazetta.........................24 Narcissus ‘Paperwhites’ – Div. VIII Daffodil—Nonhardy Tazetta..............24

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Fall Bulb Festival Catalog 2012