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2008 Summer Flowering Bulbs Catalogue - Brent and Becky's Bulbs!

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<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong><br />

Bulb Growers Since 1900<br />

Iris ensata ‘Lion King’<br />

Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Richmond’<br />

The arbor near our barn with Gloriosa superba ‘Rothchildiana’<br />

climbing <strong>and</strong> Hibiscus ‘Fireball’ peaking around.<br />

Salvia guaranitica<br />

‘Black <strong>and</strong> Blue’<br />

Dahlia ‘Melody Latin’<br />

Dahlia ‘Sarah Mae’<br />

Salvia ‘Hot Lips’<br />

Triteleia ‘Rudy’<br />

Amorphophallus napalensis<br />

Lilium ‘Cherbourg’<br />

Aster novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’<br />

Zantedeschia<br />

‘San Remo’<br />

<strong>Summer</strong>-<strong>Flowering</strong> <strong>Bulbs</strong> <strong>Catalogue</strong> 2011<br />

Prices Valid Through May 1st, 2011<br />

5% Discount on all bulb orders received by March 1st, 2011<br />

10% Discount on all PAID bulb orders received by March 1st, 2011<br />

7900 Daffodil Lane - Gloucester, VA 23061<br />

Order Toll-Free: (877) 661-2852<br />

Fax: (804) 693-9436 - <strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky Heath: (804) 693-3966<br />

Bulb Shoppe Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun closed<br />

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun closed<br />

24 hours a day online ordering: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

Crinum ‘Cintho Alpha’


COMBINATION GARDENS<br />

Because you have requested that we put together combinations for your garden <strong>and</strong> containers, we have added<br />

this page! <strong>Bulbs</strong>, perennials <strong>and</strong> biannuals that give you the certain look for the garden of your dreams. You’ll<br />

receive the styles <strong>and</strong> colors in the pictures, so choose whatever strikes your fancy! For more combinations,<br />

please see our web site: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

Brassy Lassy - Bright <strong>and</strong> brassy lilies with echoing<br />

colors of Asclepias <strong>and</strong> contrasting colors of Larkspur;<br />

5 Lilies; 1 packet of Larkspur <strong>and</strong> 1 Asclepias (Butterfly<br />

milkweed).<br />

#104-01 $17.00<br />

Fire <strong>and</strong> Ice - White lily, white eucomis, white zantedeschia<br />

(calla) <strong>and</strong> red dahlia create a fabulous<br />

contrast <strong>and</strong> blend in the same garden vignette.<br />

Long lasting flowers for the full sun garden; whz<br />

7-9; includes 5 Lilies, 1 Zantedeschia, 5 Eucomis <strong>and</strong><br />

1 Dahlia. #104-03 $35.00<br />

White Garden - White lilies with white liatris <strong>and</strong><br />

white phlox create a garden that reflects garden<br />

or deck lights at night, extending the<br />

hours when the garden can be enjoyed. Whz<br />

4-8; Includes 5 Lilies, 10 Liatris <strong>and</strong> 1 Phlox.<br />

#104-10 $32.00<br />

Think Pink - This is a very simple combination or<br />

vignette that can be doubled or tripled to be an eyecatching,<br />

large garden. With pink lilies surrounded<br />

by various shades of Larkspur, it’s a lovely grouping,<br />

whether large or small. 5 Lilies; 1 packet of Larkspur<br />

seed. #104-08 $13.00<br />

2 B & B’s Favorites †Plant/Special Shipping New for 2011 §Special Requirements


Alocasia<br />

† ALOCASIA (a-loh-KAY-see-ah)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Giant, critter resistant leaves<br />

Nickname: Upright Elephant Ear<br />

Bulb Companions: Alpina; Caladium; Canna; Colocasia;<br />

Curcuma; Hedychium; Musa; Xanthozoma<br />

Other Companions: Begonia; Coleus; Impatiens<br />

Huge, critter resistant elephant-ear-type<br />

leaves which normally point to the heavens add lots of<br />

focal impact in the tropical garden <strong>and</strong> summer patio<br />

containers; native to tropical S. <strong>and</strong> S.E. Asia, these<br />

great plants sway <strong>and</strong> ‘sing’ a special song in the warm,<br />

mid-late summer breezes; performs best in compost<br />

rich soil with adequate moisture; whz 9-10; some will<br />

arrive in ~4” pots from tissue culture (indicated by †)<br />

<strong>and</strong> others will arrive as a tuber.<br />

Alocasia ‘California’<br />

Alocasia<br />

California - (tuber) rich green<br />

leaves with green veins; not<br />

as tall as some, so this one is<br />

perfect for containers, the<br />

border of the tropical garden<br />

or for smaller gardens that<br />

don’t have enough room<br />

for the giant tropical plants;<br />

18”-24”.<br />

#56-02 1/$15<br />

5/$67.50 10/$120<br />

† amazonica – (see pg 33 B) performs better in shade;<br />

dark <strong>and</strong> glossy; its dramatic white veins really make<br />

it ‘pop’ in the tropical garden; 1’-2’.<br />

#56-05 1/$9 5/$35 10/$60<br />

†Borneo Giant - (see<br />

pg 33 B) the king of<br />

all in this group; 7’-<br />

10’ tall with leaves up<br />

to 5’ wide, this is the<br />

plant that will make<br />

the biggest impact in<br />

your tropical garden;<br />

here at Dallas Botanical<br />

Garden, it dwarfs<br />

t h e o t h e r p l a n t s<br />

<strong>and</strong> the pumpkins!<br />

Prefers well-drained<br />

soil <strong>and</strong> partial but<br />

not full shade; whz 9.<br />

#56-15 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Alocasia ‘Calidora’<br />

Alocasia amazonica<br />

Alocasia ‘Borneo Giant’<br />

in the middle top of the image<br />

†Calidora – (see pg<br />

33 B) wonder ful,<br />

giant upright, dark<br />

‘elephant ear’ that<br />

compliments <strong>and</strong><br />

creates the perfect<br />

backdrop for perennials,<br />

annuals <strong>and</strong> other<br />

tropicals; 4’-8’.<br />

#56-10 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

†Freydek – (see pg 33<br />

B) medium sized, soft,<br />

dark velvety green 5”-<br />

12” downfacing leaves<br />

decorated with bright,<br />

ivory veins emerge on<br />

1’-2’ stems; part shade to Alocasia ‘Freydek’<br />

part sun.<br />

#56-07 1/$9 5/$35 10/$60<br />

Alocasia plumbea ‘Nigra’<br />

†Sarian – (see pg<br />

33 B) performs better<br />

in sun; huge plant<br />

which adds lots of<br />

drama with its triangular<br />

shaped, variegation<br />

<strong>and</strong> softer<br />

color on the back<br />

side of the 15”-36”<br />

leaves; 4’-8’.<br />

#56-11<br />

1/$9<br />

5/$35<br />

10/$60<br />

Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

†plumbea ‘Nigra’ – (see pg<br />

33 B) large 12”-24” wide<br />

leaves that are dark green,<br />

almost black <strong>and</strong> somewhat<br />

metallic <strong>and</strong> glossy<br />

with edges that are ruffled<br />

<strong>and</strong> indented; dramatic<br />

addition to the ‘Illusion of<br />

shadow’ garden; full sun to<br />

part shade; 3’-5’.<br />

#56-08 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Alocasia ‘Sarian’<br />

Gloucester Daffodil Festival<br />

Come to Gloucester County’s famous<br />

Daffodil Festival which will be held Saturday <strong>and</strong><br />

Sunday, March 26th <strong>and</strong> 27th. There are tons<br />

of activities for the WHOLE family, including the<br />

opportunity to purchase a ticket for a bus ride<br />

to our farm for a walking/guided tour on Saturday!<br />

For more information, call the Parks <strong>and</strong><br />

Recreation Office (804) 693-2355.<br />

The annual Daffodil Show will be held<br />

Saturday, 2pm-5pm, <strong>and</strong> Sunday, 12 noon to<br />

4pm, that same weekend. It will be held at Ware<br />

Academy on Rt. 14, 2 miles east of Gloucester<br />

Courthouse. This is the best daffodil show in<br />

the US, so plan to attend!<br />

3


Alpina<br />

† ALPINIA ZERUMBET<br />

‘VARIEGATA’ (Al-PEEN-yah)<br />

Family: Zingiberaceae<br />

Special Feature: Dramatic tough leathery leaves<br />

Nickname: Shell Ginger (critter resistant)<br />

B u l b C o m p a n i o n s :<br />

Caladium; Alocas<br />

i a ; C o l o c a s i a ;<br />

Musa; Xanthosoma<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong><br />

uses: Impatiens; Coleus;<br />

(backdrop in any<br />

colorful border)<br />

(see pg 33 B) A striking<br />

variegated plant<br />

native to E. Asia that<br />

has striking yellow<br />

stripes on dark green<br />

Alpina zerumbet ‘Variegata’ leaves <strong>and</strong> fragrant<br />

white flowers, tinged<br />

purple-pink; this ‘cast iron’, critter resistant plant is ideal<br />

for borders or containers in sun or full shade; 3’-4’ tall;<br />

whz 8-10; ~4” pot.<br />

#53-02 1/$9 5/$35 10/$60<br />

x AMARCRINUM<br />

(a-mar-CRY-num)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, late summer flowers<br />

Alternate name: Crinodonna or Hardy Amaryllis<br />

Bulb Companions: Sternbergia; Lycoris radiata; Rhodophiala<br />

bifida; Dahlia; Caladium; Hedychium<br />

Other Companions: Salvia leucantha; Artemisia ‘Powes<br />

Castle’; Cleome; Aster; wheat Celosia; Rose<br />

T h i s d e e r<br />

<strong>and</strong> rodentproof<br />

plant<br />

i s a c r o s s<br />

b e t w e e n<br />

A m a r y l l i s<br />

belladonna<br />

<strong>and</strong> Crinum<br />

moorei that<br />

adores our<br />

hot, humid<br />

s u m m e r s !<br />

Bold, dark<br />

green folia<br />

g e i s evergreen<br />

in<br />

zones 8-10.<br />

Amarcrinum with phlox<br />

Soft pink flowers bloom in clusters of 10-16 atop 2’-2<br />

½’ stems. It’s one of our favorite garden plants <strong>and</strong> is<br />

wonderfully fragrant! We picked one blossom to smell<br />

as we walked through the garden <strong>and</strong> set it down on our<br />

lunchroom table when we got back to the office. Two<br />

days later, we discovered it just as we left it...without water,<br />

making it an obvious c<strong>and</strong>idate as a long-lasting cut<br />

flower! We have ours in full sun <strong>and</strong> also in partial shade<br />

in rich, well-drained soil. 24cm+ bulbs; 1 per sq. ft; whz<br />

7-10; blooms late summer - until frost; plant in containers<br />

in whz colder than 7; an ‘all time favorite’ of ours; 1910.<br />

#53-01 1/$8 5/$30 10/$50<br />

§-AMORPHOPHALLUS<br />

(ah-More-fo-FAL-us)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Dramatic, shade loving plant<br />

Nickname: Devil’s Tongue; Umbrella Arum<br />

Bulb Companions: Arum italicum; Caladium; Oxalis; Begonia;<br />

Hedychium; Kaempferia<br />

Other Companions: Hosta; Ivy; Coleus; Vinca<br />

Dramatic flowers after several years <strong>and</strong> red<br />

berries during late summer; lush, magnificent compound<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> tall mottled stems make this the<br />

perfect specimen for your shady tropical garden; best<br />

grown in moist composted soil in shade or part shade;<br />

critter resistant; 2’-4’; 18+cm corms; whz 7-10.<br />

Amorphophallus bulbifer<br />

napalensis - unusual<br />

aroid native to the Himalayas<br />

which produces a yellow/green<br />

boat-shaped,<br />

strongly fragrant flower<br />

in the spring followed by<br />

the mottled 24”-36” stem<br />

<strong>and</strong> large 12” leaves with<br />

pointed leaflets; prefers light<br />

shade <strong>and</strong> fertile, moist, welldrained<br />

soil or in container.<br />

#54-12 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Amorphophallus rivieri<br />

flower<br />

rivieri - much taller than bulbifer<br />

with darker markings on the<br />

stem <strong>and</strong> darker flowers; a very<br />

dramatic plant!<br />

#54-10 1/$8<br />

5/$26 10/$48<br />

Amorphophallus<br />

bulbifer - Native to<br />

Burma; a gray/white<br />

30”-36” mottled stem<br />

topped with a large<br />

l e a f resembling a<br />

broad leafed palm tree;<br />

soft pink flowers after<br />

several years; makes<br />

a terrific addition to<br />

the ‘tropical look ’.<br />

#54-11 1/$8<br />

5/$26 10/$48<br />

Amorphophallus<br />

napalensis<br />

Amorphophallus<br />

rivieri summer berries<br />

4 B & B’s Favorites †Plant/Special Shipping New for 2011 Back, Popular Dem<strong>and</strong>


Anemone coronaria<br />

ANEMONE CORONARIA<br />

(a-NEM-o-nee ko-roh-NAH-ree-a)<br />

Family: Ranuculaceae<br />

Special Feature: Very bright, early flowers<br />

Nickname: Windflower or Poppy Anemone<br />

Bulb Companions: Camassia; Liatris; Dahlia; Lily<br />

Other Companions: Lunaria; Viola; Pansy; Dogwood;<br />

Myosotis; Crabapple; English Daisy<br />

Some of the showiest flowers of the spring to<br />

early summer garden. Plant as early as possible after<br />

the ground thaws for best results. Ours are planted<br />

in full sun, but we’ve seen them blooming happily in<br />

partial shade. 8+cm tubers; 10 per sq. ft.; whz 3-6 plant<br />

them in the spring; whz 7-10 plant them in the fall (they<br />

are available then, also!) or VERY early spring; 8”-10”.<br />

Admiral – violet, semi-double<br />

flowers, 1927.<br />

#55-06 10/$6<br />

50/$20 100/$36<br />

Arisaema<br />

ARISAEMA<br />

(ah-RISS-eh-mah))<br />

Family: Ranunculaceae<br />

Nickname: Cobralily<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Gladiolus; Lily; Canna<br />

This is a very impressive group of plants for<br />

the partial to full shade garden; produces ‘jack-in-thepulpit’-type<br />

flowers that sometimes are camouflaged,<br />

makes them a 'happy surprise flower'! It's such a thrill<br />

to walk through the garden <strong>and</strong> all of a sudden, see<br />

these flowers! Seeds form after the flower fades; 1'-3';<br />

early summer; whz 6-9.<br />

c<strong>and</strong>idissimum - this is<br />

doing so well in our garden!<br />

Lovely form with<br />

pinkish markings looking<br />

quite elegant <strong>and</strong> lovely.<br />

#89-91 1/$35<br />

5/$120 10/$217<br />

Anemone cor. ‘Admiral’<br />

de Caen – mixture of a<br />

riot of all colors; single<br />

flowers; look very similar<br />

to poppies <strong>and</strong> make<br />

great cut flowers! 1870.<br />

#55-01 10/$6<br />

50/$20 100/$36<br />

Anemone cor. ‘Holl<strong>and</strong>ia’<br />

Mount Everest – semi-double<br />

white flowers, 1954.<br />

#55-04 10/$6<br />

50/$20 100/$36<br />

Anemone cor. ‘de Caen’<br />

Holl<strong>and</strong>ia – scarlet double<br />

flowers with white base<br />

<strong>and</strong> black center, 1927.<br />

#55-02 10/$6<br />

50/$20 100/$36<br />

Arisaema con. ‘Cobralily’<br />

griffithii - mottled stems up<br />

to 2’ tall <strong>and</strong> variable inflorescence<br />

appearing under the<br />

leaves; red/orange berries<br />

appear later in the summer.<br />

#89-92 1/$10<br />

5/$32 10/$58<br />

Arisaema c<strong>and</strong>idissimum<br />

Consanguineum 'Cobralily'<br />

- lush green leaves <strong>and</strong><br />

a greenish flower with a<br />

black cobra-like ‘head’ sticking<br />

out through the top of<br />

the flower; very unusual!<br />

#89-87 5/$17<br />

25/$54 50/$98.50<br />

Arisaema griffithii<br />

Anemone cor. ‘Mr. Fokker’<br />

Sylphide – single petaled,<br />

soft violet-rose flowers.<br />

#55-08<br />

10/$6<br />

50/$20<br />

100/$36<br />

An. cor. ‘Mount Everest’<br />

Mr. Fokker – violet blue;<br />

an amazingly beautiful<br />

<strong>and</strong> sought after color difficult<br />

to obtain in the garden;<br />

single flowers.<br />

#55-03 10/$6<br />

50/$20 100/$36<br />

Anemone cor. ‘Sylphide’<br />

Arisaema sikokianum<br />

sikokianum - large,<br />

showy white ‘Jack-in-the-<br />

Pulpit’ type of flower with<br />

palm-like leaves, which<br />

form above the flower;<br />

wonderful in a humusrich,<br />

shade garden; early<br />

summer; 12”-20”; whz 4-9.<br />

#89-03 1/$50<br />

5/$180 10/$325<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>Bulbs</strong><br />

We have become accustomed to bulbs like daffodils<br />

<strong>and</strong> tulips having a flat space on the bottom of the<br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> a pointed top <strong>and</strong> learned to plant them<br />

‘pointy end up’. Some summer bulbs, however,<br />

have unusual shapes <strong>and</strong> are often planted on their<br />

sides (like putting dinner plates in the dishwasher)<br />

because it’s so difficult to tell tops from bottoms.<br />

Please read your cultural instructions BEFORE<br />

planting. Also, it would be best to keep those<br />

instructions for future reference or until you receive<br />

an updated copy.<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852 whz = Winter Hardiness Zone 5


Begonia<br />

BEGONIA (beh-GON-ee-a)<br />

Family: Begoniaceae<br />

Special Feature: Heat <strong>and</strong> shade tolerant<br />

This is a beautiful, exciting group of plants<br />

that provide terrific color all summer. The ones we<br />

have chosen to offer perform very well - even in our hot<br />

humid summer where other begonias wilt <strong>and</strong> suffer;<br />

a smashing success in our tropical summer sun to part<br />

shade garden or container; whz 8-11; heights vary.<br />

Begonia boliviensis ‘Bertini’<br />

gr<strong>and</strong>is ‘Herons Pirouette’<br />

- selected for its masses of<br />

brilliant pink flowers that<br />

put on a show all summer<br />

<strong>and</strong> well into autumn; ideal<br />

for a bedding or container<br />

plant; 18”-24”.<br />

#57-31 1/$7.50<br />

5/$25 10/$45<br />

Begonia ‘On Top Calypso®’<br />

On Top Melon Lace® –<br />

watermelon edged white.<br />

#57-24 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

boliviensis ‘Bertini’ - spectacular<br />

cascading reddish<br />

orange blossoms against<br />

serrated dark green leaves;<br />

wintered over in our whz<br />

7 in a protected spot; 18”-<br />

24”.<br />

#57-22 1/$6<br />

5/$19 10/$34<br />

Beg.gran. ‘Herons Pirouette’<br />

On Top Calypso® – creamy<br />

o r a n g e e d g e d i n r e d .<br />

#57-23 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Beg. ‘On Top Melon Lace®’<br />

On Top Pink Halo® – white<br />

with a pink edge.<br />

#57-20 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Bletilla<br />

BESSERA ELEGANS<br />

(BESS-er-ah EL-eh-gans)<br />

Family: Alliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Showy, long-lasting, elegant flowers<br />

Bessera elegans<br />

insert shows stripes inside<br />

Native to Texas <strong>and</strong><br />

M e x i c o, t h i s p l a n t<br />

sports up to 30 lovely<br />

bell-shaped, coral red<br />

flowers; they some -<br />

what resemble giant<br />

red snowdrops; we’ve<br />

been thrilled with their<br />

performance; flowers<br />

midsummer through<br />

fall outdoors in full<br />

sun; 1830; 18”-24”;<br />

4 - 5 p e r s q. f t.; 6 - 7<br />

cm bulbs; whz 8-11.<br />

#57-10 10/$8<br />

50/$30.50 100/$55<br />

BLETILLA (bleh-TIL-ah)<br />

Family: Orchidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Early, long-lasting flowers<br />

Nickname: Chinese Ground Orchid<br />

Bulb Companions: Camassia; Dutch iris; Triteleia<br />

Other Companions: Painted Daisy; Siberian Iris<br />

These terrestrial orchids native to E. Asia are<br />

lovely in the garden <strong>and</strong> make long-lasting cut flowers<br />

with 5-10 clusters of corsage-type flowers on each 8”-<br />

12” stem. Prefers well-drained, rich soil, sun to light<br />

shade. Top-sized, 2-3 nose, tuber-shaped rootstocks;<br />

4 per sq. ft.; whz 6-10 (we’ve received reports of even<br />

colder whz!); some of the newer types are sports of<br />

others <strong>and</strong> sometimes revert<br />

back to the original type.<br />

Big Bob – similar to striata<br />

but with larger flowers <strong>and</strong><br />

this plant is more floriferous.<br />

#58-10 1/$7<br />

5/$23 10/$41<br />

Bletilla ‘Big Bob’<br />

†ochracea - (see page<br />

33 B) incredibly beautiful<br />

<strong>and</strong> unusual with eyecatching<br />

yellow flowers.<br />

#58-07 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Bletilla ochracea<br />

striata – magenta flowers;<br />

purple at the tips.<br />

#58-01 1/$5.75<br />

5/$19 10/$34.80<br />

On Top Sunset® – yellow,<br />

edged in red.<br />

#57-21 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

6<br />

Beg. ‘On Top Pink Halo®’<br />

Begonia ‘On Top Sunset®’<br />

Bletilla striata<br />

striata ‘Alba Variegata’<br />

– clear white flowers<br />

with a hint of purple<br />

blush inside <strong>and</strong> tiny<br />

variable variegation on<br />

the foliage; spectacular<br />

accordion-like leaves.<br />

#58-03 1/$7.56<br />

5/$31.85 10/$57.30 Blet. striata ‘Alba Variegata’<br />

For additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com


Bletilla, continued<br />

Caladium<br />

Bletilla striata ‘Kate’<br />

†striata ‘Kate’ - (see<br />

page 33 B) similar to striata<br />

but with the addition<br />

of yellow margins in the<br />

lower lip; grown right here<br />

in our greenhouse; quite<br />

cute <strong>and</strong> appears to be a<br />

very strong grower!<br />

#58-09 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Caladium ‘C<strong>and</strong>idum Sr.’<br />

C<strong>and</strong>idum Sr. – large white<br />

leaves with green veins;<br />

medium tall; adds light to<br />

a shady garden; 10”-18”.<br />

#60-02 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

§-CALADIUM (kah-LAY-dee-um)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Unsurpassed color for shade<br />

Nickname: Angel Wings, Elephant Ears<br />

Bulb Companions: Oxalis; begonia; Canna; Lycoris<br />

Other Companions: Coleus; Impatiens; Fern; Hosta<br />

Spectacular, colorful South American native,<br />

suitable for full shade, but also performs very satisfactorily<br />

with a constant, TINY bit of drip irrigation in<br />

our full-sun garden (zone 7, Tidewater Virginia). New<br />

hybrids (Florida Series) are being bred with more<br />

substance <strong>and</strong> thicker leaves to help withst<strong>and</strong> the<br />

hot summer sun so they can ultimately be planted<br />

anywhere! We’ve also found that the leaves work remarkably<br />

well as filler material in flower arrangements<br />

<strong>and</strong> make a right proper ‘cut <strong>and</strong> come again’ plant.<br />

The only finicky thing about them is that they HATE<br />

being planted in cool soil, but should be planted right<br />

away when you receive them. So you need to start<br />

them inside in 2”-3” pots, giving them bottom heat.<br />

(see pg. 61 to check out our favorite heat mat!) Once<br />

the ground warms up to ~65-70°F, depth of ~6”, it’s a<br />

good time to plant them outside. Gives lasting color<br />

ALL summer everywhere <strong>and</strong> is less expensive than<br />

many annuals! All caladiums make excellent container<br />

plants by themselves or in combination with annuals,<br />

perennials or other bulbs. These tubers are from tissue<br />

culture stock so they should be more vigorous <strong>and</strong> give<br />

superior performance. Top sized #1 tubers are about 1<br />

½”-2 ½” in diameter; plant 1 per sq. ft.; overwinters in<br />

whz 10-11; super summertime performer in any area<br />

that has summer heat.<br />

Aaron – nice medium sized<br />

dark green leaves with white<br />

center; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-01 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

C<strong>and</strong>yl<strong>and</strong> PP - a variable<br />

wonder with enough white<br />

colorations to be seen in<br />

the shade <strong>and</strong> with enough<br />

c<strong>and</strong>y colored red splotches<br />

to make it yummy looking!<br />

#60-48 5/$17.05<br />

25/$72.50 50/$130.50<br />

Caladium ‘Carolyn Whorton’<br />

Cranberry Star PP - a light,<br />

bright caladium with dark<br />

green veins <strong>and</strong> reddish<br />

splotches throughout; one<br />

that would combine beautifully<br />

with many in this<br />

group; 6”-12”.<br />

#60-49 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44 50/$79.50<br />

Caladium ‘C<strong>and</strong>yl<strong>and</strong>’<br />

Carolyn Whorton – large<br />

multicolored pink <strong>and</strong><br />

green leaves with reddish<br />

veins; sun tolerant; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-03 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladium ‘Cranberry Star’<br />

F l o r i d a C a r d i n a l<br />

– b e a u t i f u l l y g r a c e d<br />

with small, bright burgundy<br />

leaves outlined<br />

with dark green; 6”-15”.<br />

#60-04 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladium ‘Florida Cardinal’<br />

Caladium ‘Aaron’<br />

Caladium ‘Blushing Bride’<br />

Blushing Bride - incredibly<br />

variable as the leaves<br />

‘blush’ more as it matures!<br />

Quite decorative in the<br />

garden; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-44 5/$20.25<br />

25/$86 50/$155<br />

Florida Red Ruffle PP –<br />

small, lance leafed; emerges<br />

later <strong>and</strong> lasts longer than<br />

most; 6”-12”.<br />

#60-19 5/$17.05<br />

25/$72.50 50/$130.50<br />

We can’t say enough good things about how fabulous caladiums are in<br />

our part shade to full shade garden. They are one of the most satisfactory<br />

summer bulbs we have. Their leaves even make a good backdrop for cut flower<br />

arrangements! Just remember that they may rot if planted too early in COLD soil. 60°<br />

soil or warmer is best! You can pre-plant them indoors with bottom heat to get them<br />

started earlier!<br />

Caladium ‘Florida<br />

Red Ruffle’<br />

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Caladium, continued<br />

Caladium, continued<br />

Florida Sunrise – medium<br />

sized leaves which look<br />

nice with Gladiolus ‘Flevo<br />

Junior’; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-07 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Peppermint - this one gets<br />

more colorful as it gets<br />

older...like most of us! One<br />

of the top winners on our<br />

trial tours in summer of<br />

‘09! 8”-16”.<br />

#60-51 5/$20.25<br />

25/$86 50/$155<br />

Caladium ‘Florida Sunrise’<br />

Florida Sweethear t<br />

– small, strap -shaped,<br />

s u n t o l e r a n t l e a v e s ;<br />

short; 6”-10”. Great with<br />

G l a d . ’ Fl e vo K o s m i c ’ !<br />

#60-08 5/$17.05<br />

25/$72.50 50/$130.50<br />

Caladium ‘Iceberg’<br />

Calad. ‘Florida Sweetheart’<br />

Iceberg - an unusual coloration<br />

<strong>and</strong> extremely<br />

variable but was one of<br />

the favorites of our trials;<br />

one that st<strong>and</strong>s out<br />

among others; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-50 5/$20.25<br />

25/$86 50/$155<br />

Caladium ‘Peppermint’<br />

Raspberry Moon PP<br />

- variable; some with more<br />

coloration than others, but<br />

all with raspberry flecks<br />

<strong>and</strong> splotches with enough<br />

green decorations to make<br />

it more interesting; 6”-12”.<br />

#60-42 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44 50/$79.50<br />

Caladium ‘Raspberry Moon’<br />

Red Flash - waxy, vivid<br />

light red with dark<br />

red veins, pink to white<br />

flecks all over <strong>and</strong> dark<br />

green border; terrific<br />

contrast with ‘C<strong>and</strong>idum<br />

Sr.’; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-11 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Kathleen – medium small,<br />

roundish, leaves which<br />

looks nice with Oxalis tet.<br />

‘Iron Cross’; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-17 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladium ‘Kathleen’<br />

Caladium ‘Red Flash’<br />

Rosebud – dark raspberry<br />

pink main vein, midribs <strong>and</strong><br />

midsection, surrounded by<br />

lime green <strong>and</strong> a large dark<br />

green outer edge; small<br />

leafed; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-20 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladium ‘Miss Muffet’<br />

Moonlight PP - the lightest,<br />

whitest <strong>and</strong> brightest<br />

caladium we’ve seen; it acts<br />

as a ‘spotlight’ for the shade<br />

garden <strong>and</strong> helps other plants<br />

around it get noticed; a tiny<br />

green coloration outlines the<br />

leaf; 6”-12”.<br />

#60-41 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44 50/$79.50<br />

Miss Muffet – small<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> a shor t,<br />

stocky plant that is great<br />

for patio planters or window<br />

boxes as well as<br />

fronts of borders; 6”-12”.<br />

#60-10 5/$17.05<br />

25/$72.50 50/$130.50<br />

Caladium ‘Moonlight’<br />

Caladium ‘Rosebud’<br />

Twist ‘n Shout - with<br />

edges that appear to<br />

be ‘twisting’, its various<br />

shades of burgundy <strong>and</strong><br />

coral seem to shout out to<br />

get your attention! Quite<br />

an eye-catcher! 6”-12”.<br />

#60-43 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44 50/$79.50<br />

Caladium ‘Twist ‘n Shout’<br />

White Christmas - snow<br />

white center, wide pine<br />

green midribs <strong>and</strong> bord<br />

e r ; l ow g rowing b u t<br />

l a r g e l e a v e s ; g o o d<br />

as a border for the garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> for pots; 8”-16”.<br />

#60-12 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladium ‘White Christmas’<br />

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Caladium from Thail<strong>and</strong><br />

Canna<br />

Caladium ‘White Queen’<br />

Caladium Mixture – mix<br />

of many of the above<br />

blending <strong>and</strong> adding<br />

some ‘zip’ ALL SUMMER<br />

to the shade garden.<br />

#60-23<br />

25/$55.50<br />

125/$236.25<br />

250/$425<br />

White Queen – large, pure<br />

white leaves have tiny, dark<br />

green outline <strong>and</strong> arteries;<br />

the main vein, midribs <strong>and</strong><br />

the middle of each leaf is<br />

decorated with rich vivid<br />

red; seems to perform best<br />

in shade.<br />

#60-21 5/$9.40<br />

25/$40 50/$72<br />

Caladiums from Thail<strong>and</strong><br />

We have trialed some of these caladiums <strong>and</strong><br />

found them to be wonderful additions to our gardens.<br />

Most are a bit smaller cultivars, but the eye-catching<br />

colorations are SO different from any others that we<br />

have found before, that we couldn’t resist making<br />

them available. They do take longer to get going, but<br />

if your summer days <strong>and</strong> nights are hot <strong>and</strong> humid,<br />

these should do well for you! We hope you enjoy them<br />

as much as we have. We were told that the anglicized<br />

names are translations of the Thai ones in parenthesis.<br />

Caladium humboldtii<br />

Thai Beauty - (Hok<br />

Long) spectacular 3”-<br />

6” heart shaped leaves;<br />

about 1/2 are colored<br />

<strong>and</strong> the other half are<br />

green; very variable, but<br />

a real beauty; 8”-18”.<br />

#60-27 5/$24.70<br />

25/$105 50/$189<br />

Caladium ‘Yellow Blossom’<br />

Caladium Mixture<br />

humboldtii – (Pha Ya<br />

Sa Vette) tiny leaves, precious<br />

but tough; smashing<br />

as a border plant for the<br />

shade garden but also as<br />

a pot plant especially with<br />

Oxalis triangularis; 2”-5”.<br />

#60-25 5/$24.70<br />

25/$105 50/$189<br />

Caladium ‘Thai Beauty’<br />

Yellow Blossom - (Leung<br />

Pa Li Char t) yellowish<br />

leaves with magenta/red<br />

veins <strong>and</strong> pinkish spots;<br />

really different.<br />

#60-36 5/$24.70<br />

25/$105 50/$189<br />

CANNA (KAN-ah)<br />

Family: Cannaceae<br />

Special Feature: Spectacular leaves<br />

Nickname: Indian Shot-‘Big Bang for Your Buck’!<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Liatris; Eremurus; Lilies<br />

Other Companions: Castor Bean; ornamental Grass;<br />

Snow-on-the-Mountain; Zinnia; Marigold; Salvia<br />

Big, bold <strong>and</strong> colorful, with heights ranging<br />

from 2’-10’, the Canna is one of the most versatile <strong>and</strong><br />

cost effective perennials for the southern garden. They<br />

flower in the heat of mid-late summer when many<br />

other plants give out. These lush plants, reminiscent<br />

of the banana, give areas of the garden the feeling of<br />

the tropics, while they actually take on the role of the<br />

summer garden ‘bones’ <strong>and</strong> backdrop. The smaller cultivars,<br />

however, fit in nicely as excellent centerpieces<br />

for patio planters. With lance-shaped leaves of green,<br />

burgundy <strong>and</strong> even multicolored stripes along with<br />

flowers of bright red, yellow, coral <strong>and</strong> multi-colors,<br />

the possibilities are endless as to where <strong>and</strong> with what<br />

combinations cannas can be planted. Responding to<br />

ample moisture, full light <strong>and</strong> rich soil, they are even<br />

happy planted in a pot submerged in a pond; they<br />

can be considered ‘cut <strong>and</strong> come again plants’ if their<br />

leaves become damaged during the growing season;<br />

Grade #1 tuberous rootstocks; plant 10”-18” apart;<br />

whz 7-10; treat as an annual or container plant, starting<br />

indoors with bottom heat in zones 3-6 because<br />

they hate cool soil! (Note: ‘self-cleaning’ = dropping<br />

spent flowers w/o assistance). Note: Because of<br />

the virus in many cannas in years past, our list is<br />

smaller because we are<br />

only offering ones we feel<br />

are virus-free which may<br />

include ‘virus-free’ tissue<br />

culture plugs that we are<br />

growing here. († = plant;<br />

the rest are tubers)<br />

Canna ‘Australia’<br />

Cleopatra - a variable<br />

wonder, this plant produces<br />

flowers that can<br />

be any combination of<br />

bright red, white or yellow<br />

but all make you look<br />

twice to be sure you’re<br />

seeing correctly! Foliage<br />

sometimes sports<br />

a bold chocolate brown<br />

stripe; one of the toughest<br />

<strong>and</strong> most pest resistant;<br />

semi-self cleaning; 3’-4’.<br />

#61-18 1/$3.95<br />

5/$16.85 10/$30.30<br />

Canna ‘Creamsicle’<br />

†Australia – (see pg 33<br />

B) darkest <strong>and</strong> glossiest<br />

leaves of all; 3’-4’ tall; tissue<br />

culture starts.<br />

#61-41 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Canna ‘Cleopatra’<br />

†Creamsicle – (see pg<br />

33 B) creamy to light pink<br />

to white with yellow centers,<br />

this variable canna<br />

is lovely. Its dark green<br />

leaves really highlight<br />

the pale flowers; 2’-4’.<br />

#61-53 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

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Canna, continued<br />

Canna flaccida<br />

†Intrigue - (see pg 33 B)<br />

burgundy <strong>and</strong> green, lance<br />

leafed foliage crowned with<br />

many small, light salmon,<br />

orchid-like blossoms; great<br />

background plant with<br />

prolific growing habits;<br />

tolerates moderate shade<br />

<strong>and</strong> full sun; insect resistant;<br />

self-cleaning; 8’-10’.<br />

#61-04 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Canna ‘Musifolia’<br />

Picasso - speckles of<br />

red on yellow flowers<br />

like the paint from his<br />

brush; really cool! 2’-4’.<br />

#61-30 1/$3.95<br />

5/$16.85 10/$30.30<br />

†flaccida - (see pg 33<br />

B) native to the SE U.S.<br />

wetl<strong>and</strong>s, this one sports<br />

warm yellow to golden<br />

yellow flowers on plants<br />

up to 4’ tall; a nice addition<br />

to this group.; whz 6-10.<br />

#61-54 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Canna ‘Intrigue’<br />

Musifolia – the giant of<br />

all cannas with rich green<br />

banana-like leaves up to<br />

8”-12” wide <strong>and</strong> up to 3’-4’<br />

long; whole plant is up to<br />

8’-10’ tall - amazing!<br />

#61-33 1/$4.99<br />

5/$21.25 10/$38.20<br />

Canna ‘Picasso’<br />

Robert Kent – very tall,<br />

orchid type inflorescense<br />

on a 3’-4’ plant; quite unu<br />

s u a l a n d e x c e l l e n t .<br />

#61-43 1/$3.95<br />

5/$16.85 10/$30.30<br />

Canna ‘Stewart Shuck’<br />

§ Stutgart – dramatic but<br />

variable variegation on<br />

this plant makes it st<strong>and</strong><br />

out above all others; needs<br />

fertile site <strong>and</strong> lots of moisture;<br />

often gets a burned<br />

leaf in full sun; 3’-6’.<br />

#61-39 1/$8.84<br />

5/$37.65 10/$67.70<br />

Colocasia<br />

†Stewart Shuck - (see<br />

pg 33 B) the green<br />

leaves of this lovely canna<br />

created the perfect<br />

backdrop for its reddish<br />

pink flowers; this is particularly<br />

happy growing<br />

in pots in the water; 3’-4’.<br />

#61-55 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Canna ‘Stutgart’<br />

COLOCASIA ESCULENTA<br />

(koh-low-KAY-see-ah)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Gigantic, critter resistant leaves<br />

Nickname: Taro or Elephant’s Ear<br />

Bulb Companions: Caladium; Canna; Zantedeschia; Hedychium;<br />

Curcuma; Alocasia; Sauromatum; Crinum<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Impatiens; variegated Arundo<br />

Donax; ornamental grass; mixed or Tropical garden;<br />

Containers or Water Garden<br />

Native to tropical Asia <strong>and</strong> Polynesia <strong>and</strong><br />

considered an evergreen perennial tuberous herb,<br />

Colocasia has given us lots of pleasure all summer<br />

long with its huge, velvet or glossy textured, dark<br />

green, heart-shaped leaves that are lined with darker<br />

veins, adding real drama to the shade garden near<br />

our pond. It’s also a sturdy backdrop for perennials<br />

in the flower border, although we suspect in most full<br />

sun situations, it will perform better if a soaker hose<br />

provides a little constant moisture. Excellent for water<br />

gardens when planted in a pot submerged in the pond;<br />

plant 18” on center; whz 8-11. (zone 7 in damp soil with<br />

mulch) (Hint: The height seems to have everything<br />

to do with the richness of the soil <strong>and</strong> the available<br />

moisture); Esculenta will arrive in bulb form; all of the<br />

rest are from tissue culture <strong>and</strong> will arrive in ~4” pots<br />

ready for your garden or for a larger pot on the heat<br />

mat, depending on where you live.<br />

Canna ‘Robert Kent’<br />

Russian Red – lovely<br />

orchid flowered type<br />

with small red blossoms;<br />

leaves very dark reddish<br />

green with a dark burgundy<br />

red edge; 4’-6’ tall.<br />

#61-44 1/$4.99<br />

5/$21.25 10/$38.20<br />

Canna ‘Russian Red’<br />

esculenta – a virtual<br />

giant with huge, often<br />

1’-2’ wide, lovely<br />

soft velvety, rich green<br />

leaves 2’-3’ tall; giant<br />

20-30cm, softball sized<br />

bulbs; 18”-48”; bulb.<br />

#63-01 1/$6<br />

5/$20 10/$35<br />

Canna esculenta<br />

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Colocasia<br />

Colocasia ‘Black Magic’<br />

†Diamond Head - (see pg<br />

33 B) one that we trialed in<br />

our garden <strong>and</strong> fell in love<br />

with; as dark as ‘Black Magic’<br />

but it has a sheen on the<br />

dark leaves; 8”-30”. #63-16<br />

1/$9 5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Eleana’<br />

†Fontenesii ‘Black Stem’<br />

– (see pg 33 B) tough <strong>and</strong><br />

extremely vigorous for us!<br />

Deep green, semi-glossy,<br />

leather-like, huge leaves<br />

with dark burgundy-black<br />

stems <strong>and</strong> veins; 3’-5’.<br />

#63-09 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Illustris’<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

†Black Magic – (see pg<br />

33 B) one of the most<br />

popular, but often the<br />

one that takes the longest<br />

to ‘get going’; their first<br />

leaves are often green,<br />

but these luscious leaves<br />

very soon turn to a lovely<br />

dark purplish black; terrific<br />

in the tropical garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> in containers especially<br />

with contrasting,<br />

lighter colored plants like<br />

Alpinia variegata; 8”-30”.<br />

#63-02 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Diamond Head’<br />

† Eleana - (see pg 33<br />

B) named for a beautiful,<br />

good friend of ours,<br />

this strong colocasia matures<br />

with creamy veins<br />

<strong>and</strong> a pinkish red ‘beauty<br />

mark’; quite charming<br />

<strong>and</strong> eye-catching, just like<br />

its name-sake; 2’-5’.<br />

#63-18 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Col. fontenesii ‘Black Stem’<br />

†Illustris – (see pg 33 B)<br />

dark gray to black overlay,<br />

highlighted with veins <strong>and</strong><br />

edges of lime green; the<br />

best performer of all in<br />

our gardens; leaves 6”-14”;<br />

12”-36” tall.<br />

#63-04 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Water Gardening is fast becoming a popular<br />

garden activity <strong>and</strong> many summer flowering bulbs <strong>and</strong><br />

perennials are suitable for just such garden situations.<br />

We underst<strong>and</strong> that Alocasia, Caladium, Canna,<br />

Colocasia, Hedychium, Hymenocallis, <strong>and</strong> the aethiopica<br />

types of Zantedeschia are a few that should be suitable<br />

for having their pot submerged just below the surface of<br />

a shallow pool once established. The chart in the middle<br />

of the catalogue has more information.<br />

†Red Stem Rhubarb –<br />

(Cranberry Taro) (see pg<br />

33 B) very large 12”-18”<br />

velvety leaves; light passing<br />

through this plant<br />

is a dramatic ‘attentiongetter’!<br />

The most vigorous<br />

<strong>and</strong> perennial for us; 3’-4’.<br />

#63-03 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Sangria’<br />

†Tea Cup - (see pg 33<br />

B) shiny green leaves<br />

with an adorable upright<br />

habit, making a tea cuplike<br />

form which holds<br />

water; up to 6’ tall; this<br />

plant won the popularity<br />

contest in our <strong>Summer</strong><br />

<strong>Catalogue</strong> Garden in<br />

<strong>2008</strong>! Whz 7b.<br />

#63-15 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

Colocasia, continued<br />

†Mojito – (see pg 33 B) this<br />

tropical is a real eye-catcher<br />

<strong>and</strong> made visitors take a<br />

second look. Dark irregular<br />

markings on each lush green<br />

leaf; 8”-14”.<br />

#63-19 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Mojito’<br />

†nanciana ‘Nancy’s<br />

Revenge’ – (see pg 33<br />

B) an eye-catcher with<br />

dark green leaves <strong>and</strong>,<br />

at maturity, is decorated<br />

with a creamy white<br />

blotch in the middle;<br />

8”-14”; tissue culture.<br />

#63-06 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Nancy’s Revenge’<br />

Colocasia ‘Pink China’<br />

†Pink China - (see pg 33<br />

B) the perfect plant for<br />

those who adore pastels<br />

<strong>and</strong> large plants; lovely<br />

green leaves with a tiny<br />

pink eye <strong>and</strong> pink stems;<br />

stunning; almost like having<br />

real flamingos in the<br />

garden! 6’-8’; whz 7b.<br />

#63-14 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Col. ‘Red Stem Rhubarb’<br />

† Sangria - (see pg 33<br />

B) bluish green tint on the<br />

leaves with purple veins <strong>and</strong><br />

a vibrant pink to dark red<br />

stems; reputed to be hardy<br />

through zone 6 if planted<br />

2” below soil level; 4’-6’.<br />

#63-20 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Colocasia ‘Tea Cup’<br />

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Crinum<br />

CRINUM (CRY-num)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Deer <strong>and</strong> critter-proof<br />

Nickname: Cape Coast Lily, River Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Zantedeschia; Caladium; Alocasia;<br />

Hemerocallis<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Artemisia; Nepeta; Salvia;<br />

Bronze Fennel; Perilla<br />

Although the flowers of Crinums look like<br />

lilies, they are more akin to, but much larger than, the<br />

regular Hippeastrum <strong>and</strong>, therefore, have huge bulbs<br />

which are pest proof like other members of the amaryllis<br />

family. Clusters of long-lasting, large flowers bloom<br />

<strong>and</strong> re-bloom mid through late summer on 2’-3’ stems,<br />

towering above its sword-shaped leaves. It prefers<br />

rich, moist soil but tolerates drier situations; resents<br />

being disturbed, so don’t move it, unless necessary,<br />

once it’s been established <strong>and</strong> may take a season to get<br />

established before it blooms. Wonderfully fragrant,<br />

it’s a great companion to many perennials <strong>and</strong> other<br />

bulbs; 1 per sq. ft.; whz 7-10. If you live in a colder<br />

area, mulch heavily or plant in containers so it can be<br />

moved inside during the winter like an agapanthus or<br />

hibiscus.<br />

Crinum ‘Cintho Alpha’<br />

Ellen Bosanquet - very<br />

rich flowering; more<br />

trumpet-like; lime green<br />

leaves; 20/24cm bulbs;<br />

zones 7b-10.<br />

#65-02 1/$7.43<br />

5/$31.65 10/$56.90<br />

C i n t h o A l p h a -<br />

brightly colored <strong>and</strong><br />

eye-catching, this crinum<br />

can be planted in a<br />

normal border <strong>and</strong> even<br />

at the edges of a pond;<br />

July-Sept.; 30”-40”.<br />

#65-12 1/$11.62<br />

5/$49.45 10/$89<br />

Crinum x. powellii ‘Album’<br />

x. powellii ‘Album’<br />

– pure white form of<br />

powellii, ideal for the<br />

Moonlight Garden;<br />

24+cm bulbs; 1893.<br />

#65-06 1/$7.81<br />

5/$33.25 10/$59.80<br />

CROCOSMIA (kro-KAHZ-mee-ah)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Nickname: Montbretia or Sword Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Eucomis; Canna; Alstroemeria;<br />

Zantedeschia<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Agapanthus; Rudbeckia; Passion<br />

Fruit Vine; perennial mixed border<br />

Up to 50 tubular, starry, warm, colorful<br />

blooms decorate gracefully arching stems, adding<br />

festive brightness to the mid to late summer garden<br />

when lots of other plants have finished their show.<br />

These pest resistant wonders, with swordlike foliage<br />

similar to gladiolus, blend in nicely <strong>and</strong> add linear accents<br />

to the perennial border. The flower arranger’s<br />

dream, long-lasting Crocosmia adds a special effect<br />

in arrangements. Happiest in full sun, crocosmias<br />

sometimes wait until the second season to bloom; for<br />

best results, please plant early in cool soil; 5-10 per<br />

sq. ft.; whz 6-10, except for ‘Lucifer’ which is normally<br />

reliably hardy to whz 5; 10cm+ corms except where<br />

noted; 12”-24” except where noted.<br />

†Burnt Umber – (see pg<br />

33 B) mid green linearlance<br />

shaped leaves make<br />

a nice base for the bronzy/<br />

orange, funnel shaped<br />

flowers; clump forming.<br />

#66-18 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Crocosmia<br />

x. powellii – up to 15<br />

trumpet shaped, rich pink<br />

fragrant flowers often<br />

bloom twice a summer;<br />

attractive mid-green foliage;<br />

24/26 cm bulbs;<br />

1858.<br />

#65-05 1/$7.43<br />

5/$31.65 10/$56.90<br />

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Crinum x. moorei ‘Album’<br />

Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’<br />

x. moorei ‘Album’ - native<br />

to South Africa; pristine<br />

white flowers sometimes<br />

suffused with pale<br />

pink <strong>and</strong> rosy stamens;<br />

a terrific Heirloom perennial<br />

<strong>and</strong> a bright<br />

spot in the garden;<br />

20/24cm bulbs; 1863.<br />

#65-09 1/$7.43<br />

5/$31.65 10/$56.90<br />

Crinum x. powellii<br />

Crocosmia ‘Emberglow’<br />

x crocosmiiflora<br />

‘Emberglow’ – long, narrow,<br />

deep red, tubular<br />

blossoms which alternate<br />

uniformly, like British soldiers,<br />

up the stem; one of<br />

<strong>Brent</strong>’s favorites; 18”-36”.<br />

#66-09 10/$6.90<br />

50/$29 100/$53<br />

x crocosmiiflora<br />

‘Emily McKenzie’ – large<br />

o r a n g e f l o w e r s w i t h<br />

a broad reddish brown<br />

b<strong>and</strong> <strong>and</strong> pale orange<br />

center; flowers seem to<br />

open wider <strong>and</strong> fuller than<br />

most; 1951; 6+cm corms.<br />

#66-02 10/$6.20<br />

50/$26.50 100/$47<br />

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’<br />

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Crocosmia ‘Burnt Umber’


Crocosmia, continued<br />

x crocosmiiflora<br />

‘George Davison’ – small<br />

uniform medium yellow<br />

flowers; 6+cm corms.<br />

#66-06 10/$5.20<br />

50/$22.50 100/$40<br />

Crocosmia ‘George Davison’<br />

x crocosmiiflora ‘Lucifer’ – large <strong>and</strong> vigorous<br />

cultivar is an extremely long lasting perennial in our<br />

garden <strong>and</strong> the hardiest of them all! Whz 5-10; 10+<br />

cm corms; 24”-36”.<br />

#66-03 10/$6.90 50/$29 100/$53<br />

CYCLAMEN (SIGH-clah-men)<br />

Family: Primulaceae<br />

Special Feature: Amazing re-blooming flowers<br />

Bulb Companions: Amarcrinum, Gladiolus, Cannas, Caladium,<br />

Hymenocallis, Liatris, Lily<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Bronze fennel, Perilla, Artemisia,<br />

Roses, Mixed border; Cleome<br />

Beautiful nodding flowers with recurved petals<br />

that are sometimes twisted <strong>and</strong> pulled upwards;<br />

beautiful variegated leaves; best in humus rich soil in<br />

full to part shade <strong>and</strong> left alone to re-seed <strong>and</strong> make<br />

lovely clumps; 3”-6”; whz 6-8.<br />

coum - a mixture of pink to<br />

white flowers which bloom<br />

winter to early spring;<br />

grown from seed.<br />

#68-11 5/$11.40<br />

25/$48.50 50/$87.50<br />

Cyclamen<br />

Cyclamen coum<br />

x crocosmiiflora<br />

‘Meteore’ – a small trumpet-shaped<br />

flower of acorn<br />

squash yellow with a red<br />

throat <strong>and</strong> orange brush<br />

marks; 6+cm corms; 1887.<br />

#66-14 10/$4.80<br />

50/$20.50 100/$37<br />

Crocosmia ‘Voyager’<br />

Walburton Yellow - a<br />

sunset, golden yellow<br />

form with lots of flowers<br />

up <strong>and</strong> down the stem;<br />

bare root.<br />

#66-17 1/$4<br />

5/$17 10/$30.60<br />

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’<br />

Crocosmia ‘Meteore’<br />

Voyager - lovely almost<br />

golden yellow flowers<br />

perfect for the border,<br />

patio containers, <strong>and</strong> cut<br />

flower garden; perianth<br />

segments larger than<br />

most of the others in<br />

this group; 6+cm corms.<br />

#66-16 10/$9<br />

50/$38.50 100/$69<br />

Crocosmia ‘Walburton Yellow’<br />

Justifying the cost of a tropical plant, bulb or<br />

perennial that may not be winter hardy but will be glorious<br />

during the summer is something with which we wrestle,<br />

at times. Then we consider the cost of going out to<br />

dinner <strong>and</strong> to a movie - 4 hours of entertainment. Then<br />

we compare that to the pleasure one of the tropical<br />

plants, bulbs or one of the perennials will bring us all<br />

summer long - <strong>and</strong> it’s a ‘no brainer’!<br />

Cyclamen hederifolium<br />

persicum - the parent<br />

plant of the florist<br />

cyclamen; sometimes<br />

pink flushed flowers<br />

with a magenta coloration<br />

at the base of<br />

each petal; very colorful;<br />

spring blooming<br />

once established.<br />

#68-12<br />

5/$18.45<br />

25/$78.50<br />

50/$141.50<br />

hederifolium - mostly pink<br />

flowers bloom late summer<br />

to early winter; grown from<br />

seed.<br />

#68-10 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44 50/$79.50<br />

Cyclamen persicum<br />

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In addition to what’s blooming in our ‘Chesapeake<br />

Bay Friendly Teaching Garden’, it’s<br />

possible to tour our farm <strong>and</strong> home gardens by<br />

reservation on the following days:<br />

Wed. Mar. 16th 1pm - 3pm<br />

Sat. Mar. 19th 1pm - 3pm<br />

Wed. Mar. 23rd 1pm - 3pm<br />

Wed. Mar. 30th 1pm - 3pm<br />

Sat. Apr. 2nd<br />

1pm - 3pm<br />

Wed. Apr. 6th 1pm - 3pm<br />

Sat. Apr. 9th<br />

1pm - 3pm<br />

Wed. Apr. 13th 1pm - 3pm<br />

Cost per person is $10 <strong>and</strong> space is limited!<br />

It is also possible to schedule garden clubs <strong>and</strong><br />

other groups on other days. Please call the<br />

office if you are interested in discussing dates<br />

<strong>and</strong> times. (804) 693-3966<br />

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Dahlia<br />

Dahlia, continued<br />

Arabian Night<br />

Bishop of Ll<strong>and</strong>aff<br />

Bluesette<br />

Breeder’s Mix<br />

Classic Elise<br />

Classic Giselle<br />

Edinburgh<br />

Ellen Houston<br />

Esther<br />

Eveline<br />

Extase<br />

Fascination<br />

Fleurel<br />

Gallery Art Deco<br />

Gallery Art Fair<br />

Gallery Art Nouveau<br />

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Alphabetical Listing of Dahlias<br />

Gallery Cezanne<br />

Gallery Cobra<br />

Gallery Leonardo<br />

Gallery Monet<br />

Gallery Rembr<strong>and</strong>t<br />

Gallery Singer<br />

Gallery Vermeer<br />

Garden Princess<br />

Honey<br />

HS Party<br />

Karma Am<strong>and</strong>a<br />

Karma Bon Bini<br />

Karma Choc<br />

Karma Corona<br />

Karma Irene<br />

Karma Prospero<br />

Karma Sangria<br />

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Kelvin Floodlight<br />

Lavender Perfection<br />

Melody Latin<br />

Mrs. Eileen<br />

Night Queen<br />

Nuit d’Ete<br />

Orange Nugget<br />

Park Princess<br />

Purple Puff<br />

Red Riding Hood<br />

Roxy<br />

Sarah Mae<br />

Seattle<br />

Sneezy<br />

Striped Vulcan<br />

Urchin<br />

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DAHLIA (DAL-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Compositae<br />

Special Feature: Amazing re-blooming flowers<br />

Bulb Companions: Amarcrinum, Gladiolus, Cannas, Caladium,<br />

Hymenocallis, Liatris, Lily<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Bronze fennel, Perilla, Artemisia,<br />

Roses, Mixed border; Cleome<br />

Native to Mexico <strong>and</strong> Central America,<br />

dahlias provide us with more pleasure than almost<br />

any other summer bulbs. They produce an abundance<br />

of wonderful flowers perfect for ‘gift giving flower<br />

arrangements’ throughout early summer <strong>and</strong> again<br />

in late summer until frost. If they are picked for arrangements,<br />

these ‘cut <strong>and</strong> come again’ plants require<br />

almost no care, they appear to be pest resistant <strong>and</strong><br />

they come in a myriad of colors. They are happiest in<br />

full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Top-sized tubers;<br />

approx. 1 per sq. ft; whz 8-10; have overwintered<br />

in our whz 7 gardens with extra winter mulch among<br />

our daffodils <strong>and</strong> tulips; we divided them into groups<br />

according to their shape; top sized tubers.<br />

Group 1– Single-flowered<br />

Single blooms with a single outer ring of florets<br />

which may overlap, the center forming a disc.<br />

Normally about 1’-2’ tall; ideal for fronts of borders<br />

<strong>and</strong> in containers.<br />

R e d R i d i n g H o o d<br />

(Roodkapje) – blooms all<br />

summer in our entrance<br />

garden <strong>and</strong> greets us<br />

many times a day; perfect<br />

shoes <strong>and</strong> socks for Canna<br />

‘Australia’.<br />

#69-25 1/$2.83<br />

5/$12.05 10/$21.70<br />

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Dahlia ‘HS Party’<br />

Dahlia ‘Red Riding Hood’<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

HS Party – nice dark,<br />

almost black leaves create<br />

a terrific backdrop<br />

for lots of bright, sunny<br />

yellow flowers that lift<br />

your spirits all summer<br />

long; great ‘cut <strong>and</strong><br />

come again’ flowers.<br />

#69-84 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Roxy’<br />

Sneezy – this perfectly<br />

formed flower will bloom<br />

all summer up until frost<br />

<strong>and</strong> provide you with lots<br />

of long stemmed flowers.<br />

#69-26 1/$3.01<br />

5/$12.85 10/$23.10<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

Roxy – lilac rose with<br />

bright yellow stamens <strong>and</strong><br />

very dark, blackish green<br />

foliage; ideal pot plant<br />

<strong>and</strong> an amazing ‘shadow’<br />

in our full-sun garden.<br />

#69-16 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Group 2 - Anemone Flowered<br />

Blooms have one or more outer rings of generally<br />

flattened ray florets surrounding a dense group<br />

of tubular florets, which are longer than the disc<br />

florets in Single dahlias, <strong>and</strong> showing no disc.<br />

Normally about 1’-2’ tall.<br />

Honey – a row of overlapping<br />

antique rose petals<br />

surround a center tuft of<br />

golden tubular petaloids<br />

on this anemone flowered<br />

beauty; a combination<br />

of these two colors<br />

give the effect of warm,<br />

sweet, yummy honey in<br />

the garden; medium green<br />

leaves; wonderful with<br />

Lilium ‘Tom Pouce’; 12”-18”.<br />

#69-13 1/$3.30<br />

5/$14.05 10/$25.30<br />

Dahlia ‘Purple Puff’<br />

Dahlia ‘Sneezy’<br />

Dahlia ‘Honey’<br />

Purple Puff – light lavender<br />

outer petals with dark<br />

purple/burgundy center,<br />

this will be an eye-catcher<br />

in your flower border! It<br />

will also work very well<br />

in many flower arrangements<br />

combinations.<br />

#69-88 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70


Dahlia, continued<br />

Group 3– Collerette type<br />

Blooms have a single outer ring of generally flat<br />

ray florets, which may overlap, with a ring of small<br />

florets (the Collar); the center forming a disc. Normally<br />

about 1’-2’ tall.<br />

Dahlia ‘Esther’<br />

Esther - warm as the summer<br />

sunset, this dahlia<br />

will spread warmth<br />

in your garden <strong>and</strong> in<br />

your heart; dark leaves.<br />

#69-59 1/$3.20<br />

5/$13.65 10/$24.50<br />

Group 5 – Decorative type<br />

Fully double blooms having no central disc. The ray<br />

florets are broad, scarcely rolled along their length,<br />

generally flat or slightly twisted <strong>and</strong> usually bluntly<br />

pointed; workhorse of the summer garden; 2’-5’.<br />

Arabian Night – lovely<br />

dark flower gives the illusion<br />

of shadows in the full<br />

sun; 18”-24”; 1951.<br />

#69-01 1/$3.11<br />

5/$13.25 10/$23.80<br />

Dahlia ‘Arabian Night’<br />

Dahlia ‘Melody Latin’<br />

Orange Nugget – a cool,<br />

bright orange flower<br />

which seems to stay in<br />

bloom forever <strong>and</strong> is a<br />

great companion to Lilium<br />

‘Brunello’ or against<br />

a dark leafed Canna like<br />

‘Intrigue’; 12”-18”.<br />

#69-09 1/$2.83<br />

5/$12.05 10/$21.70<br />

Dahlia, continued<br />

Melody Latin – you can<br />

almost taste the Margaritas,<br />

feel the warmth of<br />

the Baja sunshine <strong>and</strong><br />

hear the great Latin music<br />

when looking at this<br />

bright new beautifully<br />

formed flower! Great in<br />

combination with lilies<br />

<strong>and</strong> gladiolus; 12”-24”.<br />

#69-87 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Orange Nugget’<br />

Seattle – large, variable<br />

white <strong>and</strong> pumpkin to all<br />

orange decorative-type<br />

flowers with nice forest<br />

green foliage; 2’-3’.<br />

#69-37 1/$3.01<br />

5/$12.85 10/$23.10<br />

Dahlia ‘Bluesette’<br />

Bluesette – silvery pink,<br />

perfectly shaped petaloids<br />

surround a more intensely<br />

pink blossom; a profuse<br />

bloomer; 18”-24”.<br />

#69-39 1/$3.01<br />

5/$12.85 10/$23.10<br />

Dahlia ‘Seattle’<br />

Group 6 – Ball type<br />

Fully double blooms, ball shaped or slightly flattened.<br />

The ray florets blunt or rounded at the tips, with<br />

margins spirally arranged <strong>and</strong> rolled for more than<br />

half the length of the florets. Normally about 1’-3’ tall.<br />

Edinburgh – large, 3”<br />

variable white <strong>and</strong> purple<br />

to all purple decorativetype<br />

flowers with dark<br />

green leaves; 1950; 2’-4’.<br />

#69-04 1/$3.11<br />

5/$13.25 10/$23.80<br />

Dahlia ‘Edinburgh’<br />

Eveline – although its<br />

flower’s buds are pink,<br />

it matures to an antique<br />

white with tips of each<br />

petal brushed with a pale<br />

pinkish lavender; 2’-3’.<br />

#69-20 1/$3.11<br />

5/$13.25 10/$23.80<br />

Dahlia ‘Ellen Houston’<br />

Extase – large, twotoned,<br />

decorative salmon-apricot<br />

flowers with<br />

medium green leaves;<br />

incredibly beautiful <strong>and</strong><br />

perfectly shaped; great for<br />

the garden <strong>and</strong> arrangements;<br />

12”-15”.<br />

#69-05 1/$2.83<br />

5/$12.05 10/$21.70<br />

Ellen Houston – rich orange/red<br />

decorative flower;<br />

incredible dark greenish<br />

black leaves; 12”-18”.<br />

#69-14 1/$2.97<br />

5/$12.65 10/$22.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Extase’<br />

Dahlia ‘Night Queen’<br />

Dahlia ‘Eveline’<br />

Night Queen – tall<br />

stems make this the<br />

perfect long lasting cut<br />

flower; its claret, almost<br />

black colored ball shaped<br />

flowers, burgundy stems<br />

<strong>and</strong> dark green leaves<br />

are also striking in the<br />

garden; 36”-48”.<br />

#69-08 1/$3.30<br />

5/$14.05 10/$25.30<br />

Dahlias are truly the ‘Love Flower’ because the more<br />

flowers you cut <strong>and</strong> give away, the more flowers<br />

the dahlia will produce for you!<br />

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Dahlia, continued<br />

Dahlia, continued<br />

Group 8 & 9 – Cactus & Semi-Cactus type<br />

Fully double blooms, the ray florets are usually<br />

pointed, the majority narrower than those of the<br />

decorative dahlias. Normally 1’-3’.<br />

Garden Princess – a<br />

creamy yellow flower with<br />

its petals almost outlined<br />

with reddish pink giving<br />

the appearance of a warm<br />

coral, while still seeing<br />

the yellow; medium green<br />

leaves; 12”-18”.<br />

#69-31 1/$3.30<br />

5/$14.05 10/$25.30<br />

Dahlia ‘Garden Princess’<br />

Nuit d’Ete – this very<br />

dark, dramatic flower will<br />

provide the illusion of<br />

shade in full sun; makes<br />

a nice contrast with light<br />

colored flowers; medium<br />

green leaves; 2’-3’.<br />

#69-23 1/$3.30<br />

5/$14.05 10/$25.30<br />

Dahlia ‘Nuit d’Ete’<br />

Park Princess – the<br />

tightly rolled petals vary<br />

in color from pale pink<br />

to rich, vibrant pink, depending<br />

on the temperature<br />

<strong>and</strong> moisture; prolific<br />

re-bloomer; excellent cut<br />

flower; one of the best!<br />

#69-10 1/$2.83<br />

5/$12.05 10/$21.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Park Princess’<br />

Sarah Mae – This dahlia<br />

is so adorable <strong>and</strong> distinctive<br />

with its ‘swirls’ of<br />

petals that look like it’s<br />

wrapping its ‘arms’ around<br />

itself; a conversation piece<br />

that gives beautiful color<br />

in the garden <strong>and</strong> makes<br />

a great cut flower - what<br />

more can one ask for<br />

#69-89 1/$3.11<br />

5/$13.25 10/$23.80 Dahlia ‘Sarah Mae’<br />

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Dahlia ‘Striped Vulcan’<br />

Striped Vulcan – an incredibly<br />

eye-catching, ‘55<br />

mph’ flower which will<br />

add the WOW factor to<br />

your garden!<br />

#69-83 1/$3.81<br />

5/$16.25 10/$29.20<br />

Dahlias are one of our favorite plants for the summer<br />

garden. Alone, it’s lovely <strong>and</strong> provides tons of flowers for<br />

arrangements. But with other plants in the garden, it’s<br />

hard to beat! Just keep the spent blossom cut or picked<br />

off <strong>and</strong> they keep ‘going <strong>and</strong> going’ like the ‘energizer<br />

bunny’! Naturally, they do best in late spring/early<br />

summer <strong>and</strong> then again throw tons of flowers in the<br />

autumn. The number of flowers produced in the<br />

summer depends on where they are planted.<br />

Group 10 – Miscellaneous type<br />

Any dahlias which do not fall into one of the previous<br />

groups; primarily dark leaved plants. Normally<br />

2’-4’ tall.<br />

Dahlia ‘Bishop of Ll<strong>and</strong>aff’<br />

Classic Elise - variable<br />

warm <strong>and</strong> wonderful coloration<br />

of pinks, yellows<br />

<strong>and</strong> oranges set off by<br />

very dark, almost black<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> stems; a terrific<br />

plant! 2’-3’.<br />

#69-72 1/$3.91<br />

5/$16.65 10/$29.90<br />

Dahlia ‘Classic Giselle’<br />

Fascination – lilac/pink,<br />

semi-double with yellow<br />

stamens; wonderful greenish<br />

black foliage; 18”-24”.<br />

#69-15 1/$2.97<br />

5/$12.65 10/$22.70<br />

Bishop of Ll<strong>and</strong>aff –<br />

dark mahogany foliage<br />

<strong>and</strong> garnet red flowers<br />

add a shading effect to<br />

our full sun garden; great<br />

performer here; 2’-3’; Heirloom.<br />

#69-03 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Classic Elise’<br />

Classic Giselle - dark pink<br />

centers with lighter pink<br />

edges surrounded by its<br />

extremely dark leaves <strong>and</strong><br />

stems make this flower<br />

very visible in the garden.<br />

#69-69 1/$3.91<br />

5/$16.65 10/$29.90<br />

Dahlia ‘Fascination’<br />

Urchin – certainly resembles<br />

the physical characteristics<br />

of the sea urchin<br />

or a magenta d<strong>and</strong>elion;<br />

this is adorable, unusual<br />

<strong>and</strong> will bring lots of fun<br />

comments about your garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> arrangements!<br />

Dahlia ‘Urchin’ #69-90 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia Breeder’s Mix -<br />

This is a bit like ‘Our Babes’<br />

in our Spring/Fall <strong>Catalogue</strong><br />

where we find our<br />

unnamed seedlings too<br />

similar to one that is selected<br />

but too good to<br />

throw away. These dahlias<br />

are different in shape <strong>and</strong><br />

color but all have dark<br />

leaves so a bit of ‘shade’<br />

c a n b e e x p e r i e n c e d<br />

in the full sun garden. Dahlia Breeders Mix<br />

#69-85 5/$14.85 25/$63.25 50/$113.50<br />

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Dahlia, continued<br />

SPECIAL GROUPS OF DAHLIAS<br />

‘Gallery’ series is a special group that is normally<br />

more compact <strong>and</strong> more floriferous than others;<br />

most have baseball sized flowers.<br />

Gallery Art Deco – a<br />

blend of peaches <strong>and</strong> apricots<br />

with burgundy edges<br />

<strong>and</strong> center; very elegant<br />

<strong>and</strong> artistic, strong, reblooming<br />

flower; 2’-3’.<br />

#69-36 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Monet’<br />

Dahlia, continued<br />

Gallery Monet – offers<br />

many of the colors<br />

in a Monet garden, this<br />

perfectly formed creamy<br />

dahlia is brushed with<br />

dusky rose, suggests<br />

a bit of yellow deep in<br />

the heart of blossoms<br />

with a hint of cabernet<br />

when in bud; the foliage<br />

is dark green; a very<br />

compact plant; 1’-2’.<br />

#69-22 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’<br />

Gallery Art Fair – creamy<br />

white flower perfect for<br />

containers <strong>and</strong> borders;<br />

12”-18”.<br />

#69-47 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

G a l l e r y R e m b r a n d t<br />

– lovely, rich flowering<br />

pink <strong>and</strong> silver y<br />

pink blossoms; lots of<br />

lovely flowers for the<br />

front of the border; 1’-2’.<br />

#69-48 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Nouveau’<br />

Gallery Cezanne – bright<br />

sunshine yellow...the 55<br />

mph color that can be<br />

seen from a distance supported<br />

by nice forest green<br />

leaves; a very compact<br />

but floriferous plant; 1’-2’.<br />

#69-21 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Cobra’<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Fair’<br />

Gallery Art Nouveau -<br />

lots of mixings of colors<br />

of vintage wines which<br />

should blend with many<br />

garden schemes <strong>and</strong><br />

home decors.<br />

#69-62 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Cezanne’<br />

Gallery Cobra – makes<br />

us think Halloween with<br />

its large pumpkin orange<br />

flowers covering compact<br />

plants of very dark green<br />

leaves; 2’-3’ tall.<br />

#69-51 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Singer’<br />

Gallery Vermeer – gives a<br />

glow like the setting sun<br />

<strong>and</strong> is warm <strong>and</strong> lovely in<br />

the garden; 1’-2’.<br />

#69-79 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Rembr<strong>and</strong>t’<br />

Gallery Singer – a<br />

lovely royal red <strong>and</strong> extremely<br />

rich flowering;<br />

this flower ‘sings’ to me<br />

<strong>and</strong> bids me to walk over<br />

to take a closer look;<br />

exquisite. 1’-2’.<br />

#69-49 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Vermeer’<br />

Gallery Leonardo – a lovely<br />

compact 1’-2’ plant covered<br />

with 2”-3” flowers painted<br />

with pointy petals of apricot,<br />

peach <strong>and</strong> salmon;<br />

dark green leaves.<br />

#69-40 1/$3.48<br />

5/$14.85 10/$26.70<br />

Dahlias are one of the most satisfying summer<br />

flowers. The possible color combinations are<br />

endless <strong>and</strong> they keep giving <strong>and</strong> giving flowers<br />

as long as you cut off the dead ones!<br />

Dahlia ‘Gallery Leonardo’<br />

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Dahlia, continued<br />

Karma type<br />

This isn’t an official group, but we’ve put them<br />

together because of how they perform in the garden.<br />

These were suggested to us by a cut flower<br />

growing friend because their stems are stronger<br />

than most <strong>and</strong> they don’t need staking like some<br />

of the other taller types. Also, their flowers are<br />

incredibly beautiful!<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Am<strong>and</strong>a’<br />

Karma Bon Bini - These<br />

t wo colors combined<br />

visually POP, creating a<br />

55 mph garden which<br />

can be seen from far<br />

a w a y ; h a p p y, b r i g h t<br />

a n d b e a u t i f u l ; 1 ’ - 3 ’.<br />

#69-75 1/$3.58<br />

5/$15.25 10/$27.40<br />

Karma Am<strong>and</strong>a - a<br />

decorative t ype with<br />

very balanced <strong>and</strong> proportioned<br />

petals of various<br />

shades of soft pink<br />

that will blend with many<br />

other colors in the summer<br />

garden; beautiful.<br />

#69-86 1/$3.58<br />

5/$15.25 10/$27.40<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Bon Bini’<br />

Karma Choc - dramatic<br />

<strong>and</strong> dark, this flower creates<br />

the illusion of shadow<br />

in the full sun garden; terrific<br />

cut flower; 1’-3’.<br />

#69-76 1/$3.72<br />

5/$15.85 10/$28.50<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Prospero’<br />

Karma Sangria - a cactus-type<br />

dahlia with very<br />

interesting color variations;<br />

a flower arranger’s<br />

dream <strong>and</strong> fun for the<br />

garden; 1’-3’.<br />

#69-78 1/$3.58<br />

5/$15.25 10/$27.40<br />

Dahlia, continued<br />

Karma Prospero - beautifully<br />

formed with even,<br />

perfectly balanced layers of<br />

petaloids make this flower<br />

appealing to the masses<br />

for the pastel garden or<br />

for arrangements; 1’-3’.<br />

#69-77 1/$3.72<br />

5/$15.85 10/$28.50<br />

Large or ‘Dinner Plate’ type<br />

This isn’t an official group of dahlias but we’ve<br />

separated them because of the many requests<br />

we’ve had for this large, 6”-12” flowered types; may<br />

need support or staking.<br />

Dahlia ‘Fleurel’<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Sangria’<br />

Fleurel – Giant ‘dinner<br />

plate’ white flowers which<br />

will either blend or contrast<br />

nicely with other<br />

flowers in your garden.<br />

#69-91 1/$3.30<br />

5/$14.05 10/$25.30<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’<br />

Karma Corona - beautifully<br />

formed with tangerine,<br />

lemon <strong>and</strong> other citrus<br />

colorings; this one looks<br />

good enough to eat! 1’-3’.<br />

#69-80 1/$3.58<br />

5/$15.25 10/$27.40<br />

Kelvin Floodlight – Giant<br />

‘dinner plate’ 6”-8” flowers<br />

of rich sunshine yellow<br />

will brighten any garden.<br />

#69-55 1/$2.87<br />

5/$12.25 10/$22<br />

Dahlia ‘Kelvin Floodlight’<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Corona’<br />

Karma Irene - an extremely<br />

bright reddish orange<br />

dahlia bred specifically<br />

for the cut flower industry<br />

but which looks fabulous<br />

in the garden, too! 1’-3’.<br />

#69-82 1/$3.58<br />

5/$15.25 10/$27.40<br />

Dahlia ‘Karma Irene’<br />

If you have the right indoor growing conditions,<br />

you can request to receive your order earlier than<br />

normal, pot up your bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials using<br />

‘bottom heat’ (see heat mat on pg 61) <strong>and</strong> get a<br />

‘jump-start’ on your summer garden!<br />

Lavender Perfection - large,<br />

beautifully formed lavender<br />

flower that will blend<br />

nicely with pinks, whites<br />

<strong>and</strong> purples from all genus.<br />

#69-57 1/$2.87<br />

5/$12.25 10/$22<br />

Dahlia ‘Lavender Perfection’<br />

Mrs. Eileen – large, bright<br />

reddish orange dahlia that<br />

blends nicely with other<br />

warm colors.<br />

#69-58 1/$2.97<br />

5/$12.65 10/$22.70<br />

Dahlia ‘Mrs. Eileen’<br />

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Eucomis<br />

EUCOMIS (YEW-kom-is)<br />

Family: Lilaceae<br />

Special Feature: Long-lasting inflorescence<br />

Nickname: Pineapple Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Gladiolus callianthus; Crinum; Oxalis;<br />

Dahlia, Lily<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Perilla; Purple Basil; Bronze<br />

Fennel; late blooming annuals <strong>and</strong> perennials<br />

This amazingly easy <strong>and</strong> satisfying, critter<br />

resistant, South African native has a conical flower<br />

head filled with fragrant florets <strong>and</strong> topped with a<br />

peacock tuft of green leaves, resembling a pineapple.<br />

It’s so eye-catching in our garden but is also a striking<br />

centerpiece in containers on the patio. Loves to be in<br />

full sun but doesn’t mind partial shade in regular, welldrained<br />

garden soil; its name translates to ‘beautifully<br />

headed’ which it really is! 3-5 per sq. ft.; whz 7-10;<br />

12”-18” unless otherwise noted.<br />

autumnalis – sof t,<br />

creamy yellow/greenish<br />

to pure white flowers;<br />

16/18cm bulbs; 8”-12”.<br />

#71-01 5/$15.70<br />

25/$66.75 50/$120.50<br />

Eucomis autumnalis<br />

bicolor – large, greenish white<br />

flowers with maroon to purple<br />

bracts, flecks <strong>and</strong> margins;<br />

16”-24”; 1878; 16+cm bulbs.<br />

#71-02 5/$19.95<br />

25/$84.75 50/$153<br />

Eucomis montana<br />

Pole Evansii – the largest<br />

<strong>and</strong> tallest in this group<br />

with very open green flowers;<br />

3’-6’ tall; 24+cm bulbs.<br />

#71-05 1/$18.67<br />

5/$79.45 10/$143<br />

Eucomis, continued<br />

montana - a luscious combination<br />

of light <strong>and</strong> dark flowing up<br />

the stem, with a tuft of leaves to<br />

top off the exquisite charm of this<br />

flower; 18+cm bulbs.<br />

#71-08 1/$15.05<br />

5/$64.05 10/$115.30<br />

Eucomis ‘Pole Evansii’<br />

Sparkling Burgundy - a<br />

very special flower with<br />

special leaves as well; all are<br />

dark burgundy/brown <strong>and</strong><br />

look fabulous in the garden;<br />

18+cm bulbs.<br />

#71-09 1/$11.58<br />

5/$49.25 10/$88.70<br />

Euc. ‘Sparkling Burgundy’<br />

Eucomis bicolor<br />

bicolor ‘Alba’ – uniformly<br />

white with a greenish hue;<br />

1 6 ” - 2 0 ” ; 1 4 + c m b u l b s .<br />

#71-03 1/$10.39<br />

5/$44.20 10/$79.60<br />

Eucomis comosa<br />

Eucomis bicolor ‘Alba’<br />

comosa (punctata) – variable;<br />

dense spike of green,<br />

purple <strong>and</strong> white, sweetly<br />

scented flowers that butterflies<br />

adore; bloom a bit later than<br />

others; 1778; 16+cm bulbs.<br />

#71-04 5/$22.55<br />

25/$95.75 50/$172.50<br />

Eucomis are beautiful when they bloom. But even<br />

after they bloom, their ‘spent’ blooms normally stay<br />

st<strong>and</strong>ing like a garden ornament or statue most of the<br />

summer, so they continue to give beauty long after their<br />

blooms have past their peak. They are one of the more<br />

satisfying bulbs in our summer garden.<br />

Eucomis ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ in the garden<br />

with Baptisia <strong>and</strong> Crocosmia<br />

Eucomis ‘Van der Merwei’<br />

Van der Merwei – very<br />

mottled foliage surrounds<br />

the small, dark flowered<br />

beauty; 1’-2’ tall; 12+cm<br />

bulbs.<br />

#71-07 1/$8.98<br />

5/$38.20 10/$68.80<br />

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Galtonia<br />

GALTONIA (gawl-TOH-nee-ah)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Long-lasting flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia, Alstroemerias; Liatris; Tulbaghia;<br />

Polianthes; Gladiolus; Lily<br />

Other Companions: Astilbe; Hemerocallis; Phlox; Siberian<br />

Iris<br />

This South African native is particularly useful<br />

for providing a tall accent above summer bedding<br />

plants in the flower border from mid summer through<br />

fall. Its 20+ greenish waxy blossoms resemble graceful<br />

hanging bells on 14”-24” stems looking a bit like a<br />

large, old-fashioned, loosely flowered hyacinth. These<br />

long-lasting flowers are adorned with a rosette of<br />

long, fountain-like leaves. For earlier bloom, pot up<br />

in a cool greenhouse where it is a show-stopper as a<br />

centerpiece in a large container garden; best in full<br />

sun; 14+cm bulbs; 3-4 per sq. ft; whz 5-10.<br />

c<strong>and</strong>icans - snow<br />

white <strong>and</strong> fragrant; 1870.<br />

#72-01 5/$8.25<br />

25/$35 50/$63<br />

Gladiolus ‘Chocolate’<br />

Espresso – dark burgundy,<br />

almost black flowers<br />

add a mysterious element<br />

to the summer garden.<br />

#73-13 10/$8.50<br />

50/$36 100/$65<br />

Gladiolus<br />

Chocolate - not quite<br />

chocolate colored, but<br />

cer tainly leaning to -<br />

wards ‘brown’; unusual,<br />

eye - catching appeal.<br />

#73-42 10/$9.50<br />

50/$40.50 100/$73<br />

Gladiolus ‘Espresso’<br />

Friendship – smooth,<br />

soft pink flower, becoming<br />

paler, almost white,<br />

towards the center with a<br />

yellow heart; delicate-looking<br />

but a strong grower.<br />

#73-14 10/$7.60<br />

50/$32 100/$58<br />

Galtonia c<strong>and</strong>icans<br />

viridiflora - pale green flowers<br />

with lobes edged white<br />

<strong>and</strong> blue-green foliage; later<br />

blooming; 12”-16” tall.<br />

#72-02 5/$6.60<br />

25/$28 50/$50.50<br />

GLADIOLUS (gla-dee-OH-lus)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Special Feature: Rainbow of colors available<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia, Eucomis; Canna; Mirabilis<br />

Other Companions: Dianthus; Salvia; Zinnia<br />

An old-fashioned flower originally from Africa,<br />

that has reclaimed its place in the flower border<br />

<strong>and</strong> as a cut flower. Colorful blossoms alternating up<br />

tall stems, come in a myriad of colors <strong>and</strong> offer linear<br />

structure to the back of the garden. Glads prefer full<br />

sun, well drained soil <strong>and</strong> sometimes need to be staked<br />

to keep them from falling over. They often st<strong>and</strong> up<br />

nicely when planted deeply or when grown with other<br />

strong, sturdy plants like cannas that act as a trellis for<br />

them. Plant at one week intervals to extend bloom<br />

season; top sized corms. St<strong>and</strong>ard varieties 18”-36”<br />

<strong>and</strong> smaller varieties 12”-24”; 14+cm bulbs. Whz 8-10;<br />

(7b when we plant deeper<br />

<strong>and</strong> mulch).<br />

St<strong>and</strong>ard Varieties<br />

Blues – very unusual<br />

color of pale blue, fadi<br />

n g t o w h i t e i n t h e<br />

throat; late blooming.<br />

#73-02 10/$9.90<br />

50/$42 100/$76<br />

Galtonia viridiflora<br />

Gladiolus ‘Blues’<br />

Gladiolus ‘Friendship’<br />

G reen Star – a l m o s t<br />

lime green with a bit of<br />

lemon around the edges.<br />

#73-28 10/$9.40<br />

50/$40 100/$72<br />

Gladiolus ‘Jester’<br />

Gladiolus ‘Green Star’<br />

Jester – this flower reminds<br />

us of our feathered friends;<br />

each flower is brushed<br />

around the edges <strong>and</strong> is<br />

two-toned with Goldfinch<br />

yellow <strong>and</strong> Cardinal red;<br />

a real long distance good<br />

looker.<br />

#73-24 10/$7.60<br />

50/$32 100/$58<br />

Mezzo Forte – a real<br />

blend of salmon, peach<br />

<strong>and</strong> apricot with a little<br />

lemon mixed in; warm<br />

tones for the summer<br />

garden.<br />

#73-25<br />

10/$9.90<br />

50/$42<br />

100/$76<br />

Gladiolus ‘Mezzo Forte’<br />

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Gladiolus, continued<br />

Mon Amour – pastel,<br />

yummy tricolored flower<br />

with cream, yellow <strong>and</strong><br />

pink; great planted with<br />

Lilium ‘Tom Pouce’.<br />

#73-26 10/$9.90<br />

50/$42 100/$76<br />

Gladiolus, continued<br />

White Friendship – pure<br />

white form of the cultivar<br />

‘Friendship’ with similar<br />

habit <strong>and</strong> loveliness perfect<br />

for the Evening Garden.<br />

#73-15 10/$7.60<br />

50/$32 100/$58<br />

Gladiolus ‘Mon Amour’<br />

Passos - lovely lavender/<br />

violet flower with darker<br />

reddish purple heart; ought<br />

to work well with light colored<br />

flowers.<br />

#73- 44 10/$9<br />

50/$38.50 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Passos’<br />

Pink Lady – blends<br />

of rose <strong>and</strong> white create<br />

a lovely illusion of<br />

a ‘pink lady’ in the garden;<br />

strong stems <strong>and</strong><br />

a g r e a t c u t f l o w e r.<br />

#73-53 10/$8.10<br />

50/$34.50 100/$62<br />

Gladiolus ‘White Friendship’<br />

Wig’s Sensation - you can<br />

see this one coming <strong>and</strong> going!<br />

Flowers are fire engine<br />

red, just right for the ‘hot<br />

spot’ in your garden.<br />

#73-27 10/$7.10<br />

50/$30 100/$54<br />

Gladiolus ‘Wig’s Sensation’<br />

Yellowstone - gorgeous<br />

flowers ‘gushing with<br />

beauty’ just perfect to<br />

help create a bright spot<br />

in the garden.<br />

#73-41 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Pink Lady’<br />

Rose Supreme – warm,<br />

rosy salmon with lighte<br />

r, s o m e t i m e s w h i te<br />

marks on the petals.<br />

#73-09 10/$7.10<br />

50/$30 100/$54<br />

Gladiolus ‘Yellowstone’<br />

Gladiolus mixture - a wonderful<br />

mixture of many colors<br />

of st<strong>and</strong>ard gladiolus.<br />

#73-49 50/$33<br />

250/$142.50 500/$255<br />

Gladiolus Mixture<br />

Gladiolus ‘Theresa’<br />

V i o l e t t a – r i c h r o y a l<br />

purple with tiny white<br />

ve i n s ; a f a b u l o u s e ye -<br />

c atcher i n t h e g a rden!<br />

#73-12 10/$9.90<br />

50/$42 100/$76<br />

Gladiolus ‘Rose Supreme’<br />

Theresa – friendly orange<br />

flower that melts<br />

to a warm, g l owing<br />

yellow in the center.<br />

#73-11 10/$9.90<br />

50/$42 100/$76<br />

Gladiolus ‘Violetta’<br />

Many bulbs in this catalogue make wonderful cut<br />

flowers. When they begin to bloom, they provide tons<br />

of flowers, but sometimes, all at one time! If you plant<br />

them in two week intervals, you’ll have a continuous<br />

supply of flowers throughout the summer! Just store<br />

the ‘yet to be planted’ bulbs in a well ventilated area<br />

until you get them planted!<br />

Gladiolus ‘Friendship’, Lilium ‘Robina’<br />

<strong>and</strong> Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’<br />

Interesting gardens<br />

can occur<br />

when several<br />

types of bulbs,<br />

perennials <strong>and</strong><br />

annuals with<br />

similar sun/soil<br />

requirements<br />

are combined<br />

in the same<br />

flower bed. It<br />

b e c o m e s a<br />

Layer or Las<br />

a g n e G a r -<br />

d e n w h e n<br />

s u g g e s t e d<br />

planting depths<br />

are variable<br />

e n o u g h t o<br />

make it possible<br />

to plant<br />

them on top<br />

of each other.<br />

W i t h g o o d<br />

planning, the<br />

f l o w e r s c a n<br />

bloom together,<br />

making a<br />

mass of color,<br />

or sequencially,<br />

providing a long<br />

sequence of bloom. Either way, it’s rewarding <strong>and</strong> a good<br />

use of garden space...‘the more plant material in the<br />

garden, the less room there is for weeds’!<br />

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Gladiolus - dwarf<br />

Intermediate-sized or Dwarf type varieties<br />

Similar to the st<strong>and</strong>ard flower, but with somewhat<br />

smaller flowers; sometimes not as tall <strong>and</strong> therefore,<br />

may not need staking. 12”-36” tall; 5 per sq.<br />

ft; 12/14cm corms; these are perennial for us in whz<br />

7 with good winter drainage.<br />

Daniella - strawberries <strong>and</strong><br />

whipped cream; a yummy<br />

flower that ought to be<br />

smashing with Dahlia ‘Gallery<br />

Singer’.<br />

#73-45 10/$8.50<br />

50/$36.50 100/$65<br />

Gladiolus Daniella<br />

Flevo Dancer - a wonderful<br />

combination of whipped<br />

cream with a ‘cherry on<br />

top’; especially effective in<br />

a Patriotic Garden.<br />

#73-39 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Dancer’<br />

Flevo Focus - luscious violet<br />

purple flower which will be<br />

fabulous in many flower arrangements.<br />

#73-46 10/$8.50<br />

50/$36.50 100/$65<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Kosmic’<br />

Gladiolus - dwarf, continued<br />

Flevo Kosmic - creamy<br />

yellow, leaning towards<br />

chartreuse flowers with<br />

pinkish burgundy decorating<br />

the upper petals but<br />

barely coloring the heart;<br />

interesting color combination<br />

especially wonderful<br />

with Caladium ‘Miss Muffet’<br />

<strong>and</strong> Lilium ‘Tom Pouce’.<br />

#73-20 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Flevo Ocean - I’m sure<br />

there is an ocean somewhere<br />

that is this color<br />

<strong>and</strong> it must be exquisite.<br />

This will also be exquisite<br />

in your garden <strong>and</strong><br />

in your arrangements.<br />

#73-54 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Ocean’<br />

Flevo Smile - butterscotch,<br />

cream with strawberries<br />

on top make a colorful <strong>and</strong><br />

beautiful flower for the<br />

garden <strong>and</strong> for the vase;<br />

stunning.<br />

#73-47 10/$8.50<br />

50/$36.50 100/$65<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Focus’<br />

Flevo Frizzle - luscious<br />

colors of soft pinkish<br />

lavender with a drop of<br />

burgundy wine; the color<br />

combinations are endless!<br />

#73-40 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Smile’<br />

Gladiolus Dwarf mixture<br />

- a wonderful mixture of<br />

many colors of Flevo-type<br />

gladiolus.<br />

#73-50 50/$42.50<br />

250/$182.50 500/$325<br />

Gladiolus Dwarf Mixture<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Frizzle’<br />

Flevo Jive – a combination<br />

of whole milk with a<br />

waterfall of sweet honey; a<br />

yummy flower.<br />

#73-29 10/$9<br />

50/$38 100/$69<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Jive’<br />

Flevo Junior – deep blood<br />

red flowers; each petal<br />

veined with white, <strong>and</strong><br />

echoing its white stamens;<br />

dark green leaves; a very<br />

dramatic statement!<br />

#73-19 10/$8.50<br />

50/$36.50 100/$65<br />

Gladiolus ‘Flevo Junior’<br />

To the right, Gladiolus ‘Flevo Party’ looks wonderful with<br />

daylilies, lilies <strong>and</strong> dahlias. This combination is like the<br />

perfect ‘runway outfit’ with all the accessories included!<br />

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Gladiolus - species<br />

Species varieties<br />

This group tends to be hardier <strong>and</strong> good for center<br />

pieces in container gardens; 10cm corms.<br />

Glad. callianthus ‘Murielae’<br />

nanus ‘Elvira’ – ‘...with her<br />

heart on fiyah’; creamy<br />

white with raspberr y<br />

hearts on ‘fiyah’ on the<br />

bottom lobes; whz 8-10;<br />

12”-18”.<br />

#73-31 10/$6.40<br />

50/$27 100/$49<br />

callianthus ‘Murielae’<br />

– (Acidanthera or Abyssinian<br />

Gladiolus) pure<br />

white, fragrant flowers<br />

with purple/burgundy<br />

markings in the throat.<br />

Its swordlike leaves are<br />

about half as tall as the<br />

18”-24” arching flower<br />

spikes; blooms mid to late<br />

summer; Heirloom (1896);<br />

5-10 per sq. ft; whz 7-10.<br />

#73-01 10/$4<br />

50/$17 100/$31<br />

GLORIOSA (gloh-ree-OH-sah)<br />

Family: Liliaceae (Colchicaceae)<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof<br />

Nickname: Glory Lily or Climbing Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Hedychium; Lily<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Sunflower; Tropical garden;<br />

a strong, tall branched plant to be used for support<br />

With changing colors from yellow to red<br />

<strong>and</strong> back again, depending on the soil <strong>and</strong> weather<br />

conditions, this pest-proof, summer bloomer, native<br />

to tropical Africa <strong>and</strong> Asia, has extremely reflexed<br />

petals that reveal prominent, long ‘eyelash’ pistils<br />

<strong>and</strong> stamens. Stems cling to arbors, trellises or strong<br />

stemmed neighbors with the aid of curly tendrils at its<br />

leaf tips; each petal, folding back, creates the illusion<br />

of butterflies in the garden. Glorious in a container<br />

<strong>and</strong> in the garden; requires full sun <strong>and</strong> well-drained<br />

soil; 1 per sq. ft.; top sized; whz 8-10, but will overwinter<br />

in whz 7 in a protected location with extra mulch;<br />

blooms mid-late summer; grows up to 6’.<br />

Lutea – (citrina) delicate,<br />

glowing orangish yellow<br />

flowers, 1901; top-sized<br />

tubers.<br />

#75-01 1/$6.77<br />

5/$28.85 10/$51.90<br />

Gloriosa<br />

Gladiolus nanus ‘Halley’<br />

Gladiolus nanus ‘Elvira’<br />

nanus ‘Halley’ – a real<br />

eye-opener with a sunrise<br />

in the center of<br />

each creamy white floret;<br />

whz 8-10; 12”-18”.<br />

#73-32 10/$5.50<br />

50/$23 100/$42<br />

Gloriosa ‘Lutea’<br />

superba - in our garden, this<br />

flower blooms rich orange<br />

with yellow edges; 1678.<br />

#75-03 1/$5.74<br />

5/$24.45 10/$44<br />

primulinus ‘Atomic’ -<br />

a beautiful, bright red<br />

flower with outlines of<br />

w h i t e a r o u n d e a c h<br />

petal; it’s quite smashing;<br />

12”-18”; whz 8-10.<br />

#73-48 10/$4.80<br />

50/$20.50 100/$37<br />

Gloriosa superba<br />

superba<br />

‘Rothchildiana’ – bright<br />

‘fire truck’ red with small<br />

yellow edge; 1902.<br />

#75-02 1/$8.18<br />

5/$34.85 10/$62.70<br />

Glad. ‘primulinus ‘Mirella’<br />

Glad. ‘primulinus ‘Atomic’<br />

primulinus ‘Mirella’ –<br />

o r a n g y r e d w i t h a n<br />

occasional white fleck;<br />

w h z 8 - 1 0 ; 1 2 ” - 1 8 ”.<br />

#73-33 10/$5.50<br />

50/$23 100/$42<br />

IMPORTANT<br />

When you place your order either on our web site,<br />

by mail or by phone, we will either email or mail you<br />

an acknowledgement. PLEASE check it over to be<br />

SURE we have everything correct, including your address<br />

(UPS <strong>and</strong> FedEx love to charge $10 for every<br />

tiny thing that’s incorrect!) If you’d like to change the<br />

‘process date’, please pick up the phone <strong>and</strong> call<br />

our office right away. We can normally have orders<br />

‘l<strong>and</strong>’ on a specific day IF we know about your wishes<br />

ahead of time!<br />

Glor. superba ‘Rothchildiana’<br />

Gloriosas need<br />

a n a r b o r o r<br />

trellis to climb<br />

on - otherwise<br />

it will climb on<br />

its neighbor.<br />

H e r e G l o -<br />

riosa superba<br />

‘ R o t h c h i l d i -<br />

ana’ is climbing<br />

all over Colocasia<br />

‘Illustris’,<br />

which doesn’t<br />

look unhappy<br />

at all about his<br />

‘climbing neighbor’!<br />

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Habranthus robustus<br />

HABRANTHUS ROBUSTUS<br />

(ha-BRAN-thus row-BUS-tus)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Surprise flower after rain<br />

Nickname: Rain Lily<br />

Previous Name: Zephyranthus robustus<br />

Bulb Companions: Caladium; Zephyranthes<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Dianthus; Sedum; front of<br />

Mixed border or Rock garden<br />

This native to Brazil <strong>and</strong> Argentina looks like<br />

a crocus flower sitting on top of, but at an angle to<br />

its upright stem. Single 2”-3” pink flowers bloom on<br />

9”-12” stems from midsummer to autumn before its<br />

leaves develop. (There seems to be some confusion<br />

between Habranthus robustus <strong>and</strong> Zephyranthes<br />

robustus. They are both variable, but most of the<br />

time, the Habranthus<br />

flower looks out whereas<br />

the Zephyranthes mostly<br />

look up!) This pest-proof<br />

bulb thrives in full sun<br />

<strong>and</strong> well drained soil;<br />

6+cm bulbs; excellent<br />

container plant; 5-9 per<br />

sq. ft.; whz 7-10; Heirloom,<br />

1828.<br />

#76-01 10/$4.30<br />

50/$18.50 100/$33<br />

Habranthus robustus<br />

HEDYCHIUM (heh-DIK-ee-um)<br />

Family: Zingiberaceae<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant inflorescence<br />

Nickname: Ginger Lily or Butterfly Ginger<br />

Bulb Companions: Curcuma, Alocasia, Colocasia<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Castor Bean, Ornamental<br />

grasses, Evening or Tropical garden<br />

Native to tropical Asia, Himalaya <strong>and</strong> Madagascar,<br />

these plants produce spectacular 12” tall flower<br />

heads that crown 3’-5’ stems in late summer attracting<br />

many hummingbirds <strong>and</strong> butterflies. Each flower has<br />

20-100 of 2” individual, variable fragrant, colorful blossoms.<br />

Tolerant of heavy soils, their normal habitat is<br />

the edge of the forest where there is plenty of light<br />

<strong>and</strong> lots of moisture. They are performing happily near<br />

the edge of our pond but perform <strong>and</strong> bloom best in<br />

our full sun garden with ample moisture. Blooms late<br />

summer until frost; may not bloom the 1st year <strong>and</strong><br />

needs a long growing season, so if they are not hardy<br />

for you, it would be best to pot them up in at least a<br />

12”-15” pot. They are well worth the wait! Top sized;<br />

plant 18” on center; whz 7-10 unless otherwise noted;<br />

(these have been growing in our field all summer<br />

<strong>and</strong> we’ll dig them <strong>and</strong> either put them in a pot in the<br />

greenhouse or send as tubers)<br />

Hedychium ‘White Butterfly’<br />

† c o r o n a r i u m<br />

‘White Butterfly’ –<br />

(see pg 33 B) terrific<br />

plant with beautiful<br />

white flowers;<br />

the most fragrant<br />

of this group; 3’-5’;<br />

whz 7-10.<br />

#77-08<br />

1/$8.64<br />

5/$36.75<br />

10/$66.20<br />

Hedychium ‘Pink V’<br />

†Pink V – (see pg 33 B)<br />

a dependable performer<br />

that has 7” spikes of<br />

1” citrus scented flowers<br />

that are cream with<br />

a deep rose center; a 6’<br />

plant that grows lustily<br />

from midsummer to frost<br />

<strong>and</strong> all winter in frost-free<br />

areas; whz 7-10.<br />

#77-07 1/$8.64<br />

5/$36.75 10/$66.20<br />

HIPPEASTRUM (Hip-ee-AY-strum)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, knockout flowers!<br />

Nickname: Amaryllis<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Eucomis; Gladiolus; Canna<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Bachelor Buttons; Rudbeckia;<br />

Cleome; Echinacea; Artemisia<br />

We normally see these as tall, indoor-forced<br />

winter plants. However, when grown outdoors in the<br />

summer with more intense light <strong>and</strong> longer daylight<br />

hours, they bloom on much shorter stems in earlymid<br />

summer; we have planted them in our garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> have found them to be reliable, marvelous, eyecatching<br />

perennials. It’s worth a try to plant them<br />

below the frost line <strong>and</strong> in a micro-climate to see just<br />

how winter hardy we can make them! 8”-18”; whz<br />

7-10; also in whz 6 in sheltered locations, when planted<br />

deep <strong>and</strong> mulched well. (St<strong>and</strong>ard size flower unless<br />

otherwise noted)<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Antarctica’<br />

Aphrodite - double,<br />

glistening white petals<br />

are decorated with tiny<br />

orange/red lines highlighting<br />

its perfect form.<br />

#51-23 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Baby Star’<br />

Hippeastrum (amaryllis)<br />

Antarctica - mostly<br />

pure white which means<br />

it will blend in any garden<br />

scheme; a great<br />

flower for your garden<br />

or containers! 20/24cm<br />

#51-44 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Aphrodite’<br />

Baby Star – blood red<br />

flowers with white stripes<br />

<strong>and</strong> a greenish white heart;<br />

small flowered.<br />

#51-09 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

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Hippeastrum (Amaryllis), continued<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Benfica’<br />

Benfica - the darkest<br />

we’ve seen <strong>and</strong> a real<br />

beauty; adds that mysterious<br />

darkness in the sunny<br />

garden.<br />

#51-31 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Dancing Queen - fully<br />

double, red <strong>and</strong> white<br />

c<strong>and</strong>y striped flower with<br />

dark green leaves - it’s so<br />

beautiful it makes you<br />

dance around the garden<br />

while singing ‘Dancing<br />

Queen’!<br />

#51-15 1/$4.94<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Dancing Queen’<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Hippeastrum equestre<br />

Emerald - has a similar<br />

shape as the ‘papiliotypes’;<br />

amazing bright<br />

colors adds lots of pizzaz<br />

to the garden.<br />

#51-38 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

equestre - this is a species<br />

with what looks like a<br />

bit of ‘papilio’ in its bloodline.<br />

It has interesting coloration<br />

<strong>and</strong> shape <strong>and</strong><br />

should add a bright spot<br />

to your summer garden.<br />

#51-43 1/$7.01<br />

5/$29.85 10/$53.70<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Emerald’<br />

Hipp. ‘Papilio Butterfly’<br />

Pico tee - exq u i s i tely<br />

formed white flower with<br />

a perfect tiny red line framing<br />

each petal; intermediate<br />

height <strong>and</strong> flower size.<br />

#51-17 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Hymenocallis<br />

Papilio Butterfly- green<br />

tinged creamy white with<br />

cabernet brush marks <strong>and</strong><br />

stripes; the form of the<br />

flower resembles a butterfly’s<br />

wings in addition to<br />

long stamens resembling<br />

antennae; different <strong>and</strong><br />

eye-catching; intermediate<br />

in height <strong>and</strong> flower<br />

size; often sends up foliage<br />

before it flowers.<br />

#51-29 1/$4.94<br />

5/$21 10/$37.80<br />

Hippeastrum ‘Picotee’<br />

HYMENOCALLIS(Hi-men-oh-KAL-is)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, fragrant flower<br />

Nickname: Peruvian Daffodils or Ismene<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Caladium; Colocasia<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Dianthus; Snapdragon<br />

With the center part of the flower resembling<br />

the cup or corona <strong>and</strong> six petals surrounding it, this<br />

flower looks very much like a daffodil blooming in the<br />

summer on leafless stalks! Grown for its unique sculptural<br />

quality that it brings to the outdoor or container<br />

garden, as well as its marvelous fragrance, this 18”-24”<br />

plant which is native to the Americas, blooms very<br />

quickly after planting. The decorative 2” wide leaves<br />

that appear after bloom are a lovely soft lime-green.<br />

Some species occur naturally in grassl<strong>and</strong>s <strong>and</strong> rocky<br />

habitats <strong>and</strong> others in sub tropical marshy areas.<br />

This pest-proof bulb is great for the Evening Garden;<br />

blooms early-mid summer; 1-3 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10; has<br />

overwintered in our whz 7 garden with extra mulch.<br />

Advance – pure white<br />

flowers with yellow<br />

stripes in the throat;<br />

leaves are bright green;<br />

early summer flowering;<br />

16/18cm bulbs; 1932.<br />

#79-06 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

We have called hippeastrums ‘the tulips for the south’<br />

for almost 30 years because they LOVE our hot, humid<br />

summers, are pest proof <strong>and</strong> provide lots of different<br />

colors for the sunny summer garden. Here, our gr<strong>and</strong>daughter<br />

‘Talulah’ shows just how beautiful they are as<br />

a cut flower. They are long lasting <strong>and</strong> long lived in the<br />

garden as long as they are in well-drained soil, <strong>and</strong> are<br />

normally winter hardy through zone 7. We encourage you<br />

to give them a try!<br />

Hymenocallis ‘Advance’<br />

festalis – 4”-6” fragrant, pure<br />

white flowers with a small<br />

defined green base; 16/18cm<br />

bulbs; 1910.<br />

#79-01 5/$11.50<br />

25/$48.75 50/$88<br />

Hymenocallis festalis<br />

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Hymenocallis, continued<br />

Hy. festalis ‘Zwanenburg’<br />

harrisiana – native<br />

of Mexico, these white<br />

beauties are a bit smaller<br />

<strong>and</strong> narrower petaled<br />

than the others; lovely,<br />

star-shaped, narrow<br />

gray/green leaves; whz<br />

9-11; 12”-18”; 14/16cm<br />

bulbs; 1840.<br />

#79-02 5/$16.95<br />

25/$72 50/$129.50<br />

festalis ‘Zwanenburg’<br />

– much larger, fuller white<br />

flowers with scalloped<br />

‘cup’; 20+cm bulbs; 1912.<br />

#79-04 5/$16.70<br />

25/$71.25 50/$128<br />

Hymenocallis harrisiana<br />

Sulphur Queen – soft<br />

yellow flowers with a<br />

green striped throat;<br />

wonderful citrus-like<br />

fragrance; great with<br />

yellow pansies <strong>and</strong> a<br />

must for the Evening<br />

Garden; 14+cm bulbs;<br />

Heirloom 1830.<br />

#79-03 5/$22.10<br />

25/$94 50/$169.50<br />

Hymenocallis ‘Sulphur Queen’<br />

Liatris<br />

LEUCOJUM AUTUMNALE<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Critter proof<br />

Nickname: Autumn Snowflake<br />

Bulb Companions: Fall Crocus; Colchicum; Cyclamen<br />

Other Companions: Sedum; Thyme<br />

Critter proof,<br />

pendulous, pure white<br />

bells; best in rock garden<br />

situations or grown<br />

i n a p o t ; H e i r l o o m<br />

bulbs; 12-15 per sq. ft;<br />

whz 7-9 (perhaps whz<br />

6 in a protected area).<br />

#47-0206 5/$12.35<br />

25/$52.50 50/$94.50<br />

Leucojum autumnale<br />

LIATRIS (lee-AH-tris)<br />

Family: Compositae<br />

Special Feature: Unusual flower<br />

Nickname: Blazing Star or Gay Feather<br />

Bulb Companions: Lily; Hemerocallis; Alstroemeria; Curcuma<br />

alismatifolia; Crinum; Ornithogalum; Tritonia<br />

Other Uses: Mixed flowerbed; Wildflower meadow<br />

Brightly colored, bottle brush-like flowers<br />

which bloom from top to bottom, appear on 2’-3’<br />

spikes in July <strong>and</strong> August. This adaptable American<br />

native with foliage resembling tufts of grass is excellent<br />

in the perennial garden combined with other<br />

plants like Oriental lilies or naturalized on dry hillsides<br />

or moist meadows. It is widely used in the cut flower<br />

industry <strong>and</strong> is also frequently visited in the garden<br />

by butterflies; top size or 16/18cm corms; 5-6 per sq.<br />

ft.; whz 3-8.<br />

floristan ‘Alba’ – zillions<br />

of little white florets decorate<br />

these 12”-24” spikes;<br />

they are great companions<br />

to any other type of<br />

sun loving summer plant.<br />

#83-05 10/$14.50<br />

50/$61.50 100/$111<br />

Liatris floristan ‘Alba’<br />

Liatris spicata<br />

spicata – spikes filled<br />

w i t h r o s y l a v e n d e r<br />

blooms; 18”-24”.<br />

#83-01<br />

10/$13.60<br />

50/$57.50<br />

100/$104<br />

Hymenocallis make terrific summer garden plants because<br />

they are absolutely pest proof - no worries about deer,<br />

squirrels or voles! Most are white, so they go with every<br />

garden color scheme <strong>and</strong> they also make great cut flowers.<br />

Here Hymenocallis festalis is ‘singing a duet’ with taller<br />

lilies <strong>and</strong> together, they’re giving a great performance!<br />

→ → → →<br />

We’ve seen Liatris growing superbly in many areas of the<br />

country. They are reliable perennials that add a graceful,<br />

linear accent to any sunny garden. They are among our<br />

favorite summer flowers.<br />

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37<br />

37<br />

29<br />

27<br />

28<br />

29<br />

28<br />

28<br />

38<br />

37<br />

29<br />

28<br />

38<br />

38<br />

29<br />

LILIUM (LIL-ee-um)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Lovely flowers<br />

Lilies offer almost as many color variations<br />

as the tulip <strong>and</strong> are also great cut flowers. Many forms,<br />

sizes, heights, bloom times as well as colors are available.<br />

Grouped by type. (Hint: When using lilies as cut<br />

flowers, snip off the anthers at the end of the stamens<br />

as they may stain tablecloths <strong>and</strong> clothing.)<br />

LILIUM, ASIATIC<br />

Nickname: Asiatic Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Eremurus; Bletilla; Liatris; Gladiolus;<br />

Canna; Allium sphaerocephalon; Zantedeschia<br />

Other Companions: Larkspur; Bachelor’s Buttons; Rudbeckia;<br />

Cleome; Echinacea; Artemisia; Achillea<br />

Wide <strong>and</strong> narrow funnel-shaped, six petaled<br />

flowers bloom on long straight stems which decorate<br />

the early summer garden like no other plant, some<br />

upfacing, downfacing <strong>and</strong> outfacing. Planted in the<br />

same bed as daffodils <strong>and</strong> tulips, they extend the<br />

spring blooming season into summer. These long lived<br />

perennials are terrific garden plants as well as cut flowers.<br />

They thrive in full sun as well as in partial shade<br />

<strong>and</strong> in well-drained soil; bloom early-mid summer. An<br />

excellent perennial bargain. 16/18+cm bulbs; 2-3 per<br />

sq. ft.; 2’-3’; whz 3-10.<br />

Blackout - dark red with<br />

an even darker center;<br />

terrific when combined in<br />

a ‘Patriotic Garden’ or with<br />

lighter colors, which will<br />

make this lily ‘pop’!<br />

#84-82 5/$10.30<br />

25/$43.75 50/$79<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Blackout’<br />

Most of the bulbs in this catalogue, as well as most<br />

of the plants in your garden, enjoy being watered<br />

well on a weekly basis. We think the plants are<br />

happier if they are watered only when necessary<br />

with drip irrigation <strong>and</strong> not by an automatic system<br />

that sprinkles everything at 3am everyday whether<br />

it’s needed or not! It feels good to conserve water<br />

<strong>and</strong> make the plants happy at the same time!<br />

Alphabetical Listing of Lilies<br />

L/A Mixture<br />

30<br />

L<strong>and</strong>ini<br />

28<br />

leichtlinii<br />

38<br />

Lollipop<br />

28<br />

Marco Polo<br />

35<br />

martagon<br />

38<br />

mart. ‘Arabian Knight’ 38<br />

mart. ‘Sunny Morning’ 39<br />

Matrix<br />

28<br />

Miss Feya<br />

37<br />

Mona Lisa<br />

35<br />

Muscadet<br />

35<br />

Navona<br />

28<br />

Netty’s Pride<br />

28<br />

Orange Cocotte<br />

28<br />

Orange Tycoon<br />

29<br />

Orania<br />

37<br />

Oriental Mixture<br />

36<br />

Pavia<br />

30<br />

Pink Giant<br />

28<br />

pumilum<br />

39<br />

Red Alert<br />

30<br />

Red Dutch<br />

37<br />

Red Hot<br />

37<br />

regale<br />

39<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Brunello’<br />

Dot.com - pale pink<br />

to creamy white with<br />

burgundy dots which<br />

get closer <strong>and</strong> closer<br />

in the heart until it’s<br />

almost solid in the<br />

middle. A real eyecatcher.<br />

#84-107<br />

5/$17.85<br />

25/$75.75<br />

50/$136.50<br />

Renoir<br />

Richmond<br />

Robina<br />

Rodolfa<br />

Royal Sunset<br />

Salmon Star<br />

Samur<br />

Satisfaction<br />

Scheherazade<br />

Showwinner<br />

Siberia<br />

Sorbonne<br />

speciosum ‘Album’<br />

spe.rubrum ‘Uchida’<br />

Star Gazer<br />

superbum<br />

Tiger Woods<br />

tigrinum flore pleno<br />

Timezone<br />

Tom Pouce<br />

Touching<br />

Triumphator<br />

Vermeer<br />

White Heaven<br />

Yelloween<br />

28<br />

30<br />

37<br />

35<br />

30<br />

35<br />

30<br />

37<br />

37<br />

35<br />

35<br />

35<br />

39<br />

39<br />

36<br />

39<br />

36<br />

39<br />

38<br />

36<br />

38<br />

30<br />

29<br />

29<br />

38<br />

Brunello – a wonderful<br />

performer in<br />

our garden, this warm<br />

orange lily with darker<br />

orange stamens<br />

puts on quite a show<br />

<strong>and</strong> loves sharing the<br />

stage with other lilies,<br />

dark leafed cannas,<br />

dahlias, summer annuals<br />

<strong>and</strong> perennials;<br />

a 55 mph flower!<br />

#84-39<br />

5/$9.85<br />

25/$41.75<br />

50/$75.50<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Dot.com’<br />

We are continually trying to think of small ways we<br />

can keep from filling up our l<strong>and</strong>fills. 1. <strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

I built our own house out of recycled materials. 2.<br />

The tree trimming company offloads all their chipped<br />

tree limbs here that they used to have to pay to take<br />

to the dump! 3. Our daughter-in-law, Denise, has<br />

a ‘Jack-O-Rotten’ campaign where people bring<br />

in their used pumpkins to The Bulb Shoppe in<br />

exchange for paper white bulbs <strong>and</strong> leaves in clear<br />

trash bags. We compost the pumpkins <strong>and</strong> leaves<br />

trying to teach the concept of composting instead<br />

of burning the leaves or the tree limbs, which only<br />

mucks up the air! This compost turns into ‘black<br />

gold’, which we then put back in our garden to feed<br />

the soil. This type of small composting operation<br />

would be a wonderful project for a High School<br />

Horticulture program in your community! Let’s all<br />

do whatever we can to help unclutter the l<strong>and</strong>fills!<br />

Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!<br />

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Lilium, Asiatic, continued<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Elodie’<br />

Fata Morgana - this bulb<br />

produces lots of soft yellow<br />

double blossoms with<br />

tiny freckles toward its<br />

heart; you’ll adore this<br />

one!<br />

#84-100 5/$13.85<br />

25/$58.75 50/$106<br />

Lil. Asiatic ‘Forever Susan’<br />

Graffity - eye-catching<br />

‘crimson-tide’-type flower<br />

with burgundy <strong>and</strong> gold,<br />

perfect for many alumni<br />

across the US; this flower<br />

is as tough as the big<br />

linemen who protect the<br />

quarterback!<br />

#84-108 5/$17.20<br />

25/$73.25 50/$131.50<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘L<strong>and</strong>ini’<br />

Elodie - a double, known<br />

as ‘Hot Lips’ in other catalogues,<br />

which is not a<br />

registered lily name...<br />

we prefer to call it by its<br />

REAL name; softest ‘baby<br />

girl pink’ <strong>and</strong> lots of magnificent<br />

flowers; this is<br />

a real winner for many<br />

gardening applications!<br />

#84-99 5/$13.85<br />

25/$58.75 50/$106<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Fata Morgana’<br />

Forever Susan - an eyecatching<br />

flower in perfect<br />

Virginia Tech colors of burgundy<br />

<strong>and</strong> orange <strong>and</strong> a<br />

great performer to boot!<br />

84-132 5/$11.50<br />

25/$48.75 50/$88<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Graffity’<br />

L<strong>and</strong>ini - deeply dark <strong>and</strong><br />

mysterious looking like<br />

shadows in a full sun garden;<br />

amazing with light or<br />

white flowers; 2’-3’.<br />

#84-91 5/$15.95<br />

25/$67.75 50/$122<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Matrix’<br />

Navona – pristine white<br />

with very dark stamens;<br />

would be a fabulous contrast<br />

with L. ’L<strong>and</strong>ini’; the<br />

light coloring of L.’Navona’<br />

<strong>and</strong> the number of flowers<br />

it produces makes many<br />

guests of our garden walk<br />

over to it!<br />

#84-57 5/$10.30<br />

25/$43.75 50/$79<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Netty’s Pride’<br />

Orange Cocotte - appropriately<br />

named <strong>and</strong> is bright<br />

<strong>and</strong> beautiful; will certainly<br />

give a ‘wow-factor’ in the<br />

garden!<br />

#84-121 5/$11.55<br />

25/$49.25 50/$88.50<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Pink Giant’<br />

Lilium, Asiatic, continued<br />

Matrix - your garden will<br />

look bright <strong>and</strong> happy<br />

with this intensely colored<br />

lily; compact 18”-24”<br />

plants, perfect for a pot or<br />

container.<br />

#84-83<br />

5/$10.80<br />

25/$45.75<br />

50/$82.50<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Navona’<br />

Netty’s Pride - a contrast<br />

in colors all by itself <strong>and</strong><br />

stunning with many other<br />

sun loving perennials,<br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> annuals, this is<br />

a real beauty!<br />

#84-120 5/$10.85<br />

25/$46.25 50/$83<br />

L. Asiatic ‘Orange Cocotte’<br />

Pink Giant – giant, recurved,<br />

tiger lily-type<br />

flowers, heavily spotted<br />

with dark freckles;<br />

amazing; 3’-4’ tall.<br />

#84-73 5/$11.50<br />

25/$48.75 50/$88<br />

Lollipop – dusky rose<br />

brush marks decorate<br />

half of each whipped<br />

cream petal; excellent<br />

with pink Hollyhocks <strong>and</strong><br />

white Achillea (Yarrow).<br />

#84-40 5/$14.30<br />

25/$60.75 50/$109.50<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Lollipop’<br />

Renoir - as lovely as a fine<br />

painting by its namesake;<br />

soft pink with darker pink<br />

veins; similar to L. ‘Vivaldi’.<br />

#84-109 5/$11.25<br />

25/$47.75 50/$86<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Renoir’<br />

Because lilies produce stem roots that act as anchors, they st<strong>and</strong> up taller <strong>and</strong> straighter if they are planted about<br />

8”-10” deep, giving those stem roots the area they need to secure <strong>and</strong> support the heavy, but beautiful flower heads.<br />

Lilies also prefer their leaves <strong>and</strong> flowers exposed to lots of sunshine but love their roots to be in cool soil...another<br />

reason to plant them deeply! Adding lower growing perennials around their ankles will help shade their roots from<br />

the hot summer sun.<br />

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Lilium, Asiatic, continued<br />

Lilium Asiatic ‘Vermeer’<br />

Vermeer - a beautiful combination<br />

of pristine white<br />

<strong>and</strong> rose which will enhance<br />

many garden situations<br />

<strong>and</strong> arrangements.<br />

#84-88 5/$11.25<br />

25/$47.75 50/$86<br />

Lilium, Longiflorum/Asiatic Hybrids<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Brindisi’<br />

Brindisi – elegant antique<br />

rose <strong>and</strong> a terrific performer;<br />

a good replacement for<br />

L. ’Dani Arifin’ which is an<br />

old favorite of ours but no<br />

longer available.<br />

#84-124 5/$10.85<br />

25/$46.25 50/$83<br />

Asiatic Mix – colorful mixture<br />

of Asiatic lilies with<br />

reflexed petals resembling<br />

‘Tiger Lilies’.<br />

#84-62 25/$48.50<br />

125/$161.25 250/$295<br />

LILIUM, LONGIFLORUM<br />

‘WHITE HEAVEN’<br />

Bulb Companions: Liatris; Allium sphaerocephalon; Canna;<br />

Lycoris squamigera; Galtonia<br />

Other Companions: Cleome; Cosmos; Digitalis; Echinops;<br />

Coreopsis; Veronica; Echinacea<br />

We are used<br />

to seeing these fragrant<br />

flowers potted for Easter<br />

or in large arrangements.<br />

T h e s e m e g a p h o n e<br />

shaped lilies not only<br />

attract attention, they<br />

perform beautifully <strong>and</strong><br />

belong in the garden!<br />

Bloom early summer;<br />

2’-3’; winter hardy in whz<br />

7-10; 16/18cm bulbs.<br />

#84-94 5/$11.50<br />

25/$48.75 50/$88<br />

LILIUM, LONGIFLORUM/<br />

ASIATIC HYBRIDS<br />

Bulb Companions: Liatris; Allium sphaerocephalon; Canna;<br />

Lycoris squamigera; Galtonia<br />

Other Companions: Cleome; Cosmos; Digitalis; Echinops;<br />

Coreopsis; Veronica; Echinacea<br />

The lilies in this group are a result of much<br />

work in laboratories <strong>and</strong> fields to cross Asiatic Lilies<br />

with Longiflorum (Easter Lily) types. Most bloom early,<br />

have fragrance <strong>and</strong> great substance (like the Longiflorum<br />

types), but most are outfacing like Asiatic Lilies.<br />

They show strength, disease resistance <strong>and</strong> tolerance<br />

to viruses which make them exceptional for the garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> also for cut flowers; bloom early summer; 2-3 per<br />

sq. ft.; 16/18+ cm; 2’-3’; whz<br />

4-8.<br />

Bestseller - a spectacular<br />

cluster of golden lilies on<br />

one stem; a vivid color that<br />

you’ll be able to see from a<br />

distance; strong stemmed<br />

<strong>and</strong> a long lasting flower.<br />

#84-110 5/$11.25<br />

25/$47.75 50/$86<br />

Lilium Asiatic Mixture<br />

Lilium Longiflorum<br />

‘White Heaven’ with ‘Babette’<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Bestseller’<br />

Dimention – the days<br />

o f ‘ w i n e a n d roses’<br />

with this dark merlot<br />

colored lily which will<br />

add another dimension<br />

to your garden.<br />

#84-125 5/$12.50<br />

25/$53.25 50/$95.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Eyeliner’<br />

Golden Tycoon - big, early<br />

<strong>and</strong> as flashy as one might<br />

expect a tycoon to be; 3”-<br />

4” flowers; 2’-3’ tall.<br />

#84-75 5/$10.60<br />

25/$45.25 50/$81.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Kentucky’<br />

Orange Tycoon - similar<br />

characteristics as<br />

‘Golden Tycoon’, but<br />

with a warm tangerine<br />

coloration; fabulous<br />

‘show-off ’! 3”-<br />

4” flowers; 2’-3’ tall.<br />

#84-102 5/$11.25<br />

25/$47.75 50/$86<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Dimention’<br />

Eyeliner – a favorite<br />

of many, it has become<br />

one of the most popular<br />

lilies on our garden<br />

tours because of its terrific<br />

growth habit, performance<br />

<strong>and</strong> ‘lined’ petals.<br />

#84-95 5/$11.10<br />

25/$47.25 50/$81.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Golden Tycoon’<br />

Kentucky - crimson<br />

dots <strong>and</strong> beauty marks<br />

decorate this soft tangerine<br />

beauty; this is a<br />

real 55mph flower sure<br />

to catch everyone’s eye.<br />

#84-111 5/$17.85<br />

25/$75.75 50/$136.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Orange Tycoon’<br />

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Lilium, Longiflorum/Asiatic, continued<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Pavia’<br />

Red Alert - a dark, almost<br />

bronzy red flower <strong>and</strong> its<br />

buds look almost black,<br />

which will contrast nicely<br />

with lighter colored flowers.<br />

#84-84 5/$9.85<br />

25/$41.75 50/$75.50<br />

Pavia - a nice new compact<br />

golden yellow lily<br />

perfect for the fronts of<br />

borders <strong>and</strong> for combination<br />

pots on your patio.<br />

#84-133 5/$10.60<br />

25/$45.25 50/$81.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Red Alert’<br />

Richmond - lovely pristine<br />

white lily which will<br />

be a smashing contrast<br />

with L. ’Red Alert’ <strong>and</strong><br />

other bright colors in the<br />

garden.<br />

#84-134 5/$8.95<br />

25/$38.25 50/$68.50<br />

LILIUM, LONGIFLORUM/<br />

ORIENTAL HYBRIDS<br />

Bulb Companions: Liatris; Allium sphaerocephalon; Canna;<br />

Lycoris squamigera; Galtonia<br />

Other Companions: Cleome; Cosmos; Digitalis; Echinops;<br />

Coreopsis; Veronica; Echinacea<br />

An amazing combination of the strength<br />

<strong>and</strong> height of the Longiflorum <strong>and</strong> the beauty <strong>and</strong> fragrance<br />

of the Orientals, this is the best of many worlds.<br />

Like other groups, they perform best when planted<br />

deeply <strong>and</strong> in full sun; 3’-4’; 1 per sq. ft; 16/18cm bulbs;<br />

whz 5-9.<br />

Triumphator - bright,<br />

bold <strong>and</strong> beautiful, this<br />

glorious white lily with an<br />

intensely pink heart will<br />

take your breath away!<br />

#84-77<br />

5/$11<br />

25/$46.75<br />

50/$84.50<br />

Lilium, Longiflorum/Oriental<br />

Lilium L/O ‘Triumphator’<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Richmond’<br />

Royal Sunset - var y-<br />

ing shades of golds<br />

a n d t a n g e r i n e m i m -<br />

icking the shades of a<br />

brilliant sunset; lots of<br />

flowers <strong>and</strong> substance.<br />

#84-126 5/$10.60<br />

25/$45.25 50/$81.50<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Samur’<br />

Lilium L/A ‘Royal Sunset’<br />

Samur - a lovely, soft<br />

‘baby-girl-pink’ lily that<br />

gets a bit lighter as it<br />

matures; a color that<br />

will blend with most<br />

others; lots of blooms<br />

a n d a g o o d s t r o n g<br />

stem; a must for each<br />

a n d e v e r y g a r d e n !<br />

#84-113 5/$11<br />

25/$46.75 50/$84.50<br />

We planted Lilium ‘Triumphator’ about 8”-10” deep,<br />

so its stem roots are helping to hold it upright. It<br />

looks so statuesque as it st<strong>and</strong>s up straight <strong>and</strong> tall<br />

right next to our ‘Narcissus Street’ sign on the farm.<br />

One of our favorite<br />

Lilium L/A Mixture - a<br />

times of the year to<br />

fabulous blend of several<br />

be in our garden is<br />

of the colors listed in this<br />

when the lilies are<br />

group; early blooming,<br />

in bloom. They are<br />

super strong stemmed<br />

long-lasting, come<br />

in a myriad of colors,<br />

grow happily<br />

<strong>and</strong> lots of flowers; this<br />

mix is hard to beat!<br />

with other sun-loving<br />

#84-112<br />

plants, add an elegance<br />

to the garden<br />

25/$56.25<br />

<strong>and</strong> are terrific cut<br />

125/$238.75<br />

flowers. What else<br />

250/$430<br />

could we ask for!<br />

Here L. ‘Eyeliner’<br />

struts its stuff with<br />

larkspur in our late<br />

Lilium L/A Mixture spring garden.<br />

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Lilium, Oriental<br />

LILIUM, ORIENTAL<br />

Nickname: Oriental Lily<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant flowers<br />

Bulb Companions: Liatris; Allium sphaerocephalon; Canna;<br />

Lycoris squamigera; Galtonia<br />

Other Companions: Cleome; Cosmos; Digitalis; Echinops;<br />

Coreopsis; Veronica; Echinacea<br />

With similar shaped flowers to the Asiatic<br />

lilies but with recurved petals, you’ll find that these<br />

exotic wonders with much larger blossoms have a<br />

wonderful fragrance <strong>and</strong> bloom in the mid-late summer<br />

garden. They perform best in full sun in rich well<br />

drained soil. They make great companions with other<br />

bulbs, perennials <strong>and</strong> are great butterfly <strong>and</strong> hummingbird<br />

plants; 3’-4’ unless otherwise noted; 1-3 per<br />

sq. ft.; 16/18cm bulbs; whz 4-9.<br />

Casa Blanca – the<br />

most sought after pure<br />

white oriental with large,<br />

late blooming flowers<br />

on tall stems; terrific in<br />

every garden, especially<br />

the Evening Gardens.<br />

#84-11 5/$11.25<br />

25/$47.75 50/$86<br />

Muscadet – pristine<br />

white flowers blushed<br />

with delicate pink flames<br />

<strong>and</strong> decorated with darker<br />

pink speckles; a ‘dropdead-gorgeous’<br />

flower!<br />

#84-31 5/$13.60<br />

25/$57.75 50/$104<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Rodolfa’<br />

Lilium, Oriental, continued<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Muscadet’<br />

Rodolfa - a pure white<br />

l i l y s i m i l a r t o C a s a<br />

Blanca except this one<br />

was bred for containers<br />

because it is naturally<br />

short; also would<br />

be nice near the front<br />

of the garden; 12”-24”.<br />

#84-128 5/$15.50<br />

25/$65.75 50/$118.50<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Casa Blanca’<br />

Cherbourg – a beautifully<br />

formed lily with<br />

tons of flowers <strong>and</strong> loads<br />

of buds waiting to be<br />

the next to show off;<br />

terrific substance <strong>and</strong><br />

long lasting in bloom.<br />

#84-139 5/$12.20<br />

25/$51.75 50/$93.50<br />

Salmon Star - a luscious<br />

looking lily with<br />

‘d r e a m s i c l e ’ c o l o r -<br />

ations bringing back<br />

memories of childhood;<br />

yummy <strong>and</strong> fragrant!<br />

#84-104 5/$16.40<br />

25/$69.75 50/$126<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Salmon Star’<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Marco Polo’<br />

Mona Lisa – rose pink<br />

with darker heart, midribs<br />

<strong>and</strong> freckles; often semidouble;<br />

early; 18”-24”.<br />

#84-15<br />

5/$14.05<br />

25/$59.75<br />

50/$108<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Cherbourg’<br />

Marco Polo - soft pastel<br />

with an almost pure<br />

white heart <strong>and</strong> rose pink<br />

around the edge of each<br />

petal; a pure delight!<br />

#84-89 5/$14.05<br />

25/$59.75 50/$108<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Mona Lisa’<br />

Remember that lilies prefer to have their roots<br />

cool, so plant them deeply (~10” deep). This<br />

deep planting will also help them to st<strong>and</strong> up<br />

straighter because their stem roots will help hold<br />

them upright!<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Showwinner’<br />

Siberia – pure, pristine<br />

white beauty with a tiny<br />

green heart; each petal<br />

is a bit wavy around the<br />

edge; more heat tolerant<br />

than other Orientals.<br />

#84-47 5/$15<br />

25/$63.75 50/$92<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Sorbonne’<br />

Showwinner – a wonderful<br />

new shorter lily<br />

bred specifically for<br />

containers or to be<br />

put near the front of<br />

the garden; 12”-24”.<br />

#84-129 5/$12.20<br />

25/$51.75 50/$93.50<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Siberia’<br />

Sorbonne – bright pink<br />

highlighted by a lighter<br />

edge; beautifully formed.<br />

#84-76 5/$16.40<br />

25/$69.75 50/$126<br />

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Lilium, Oriental, continued<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Star Gazer’<br />

Tiger Woods – this eyecatching<br />

lily will make<br />

your garden a prize winner<br />

like its namesake! A<br />

real contrast in colors.<br />

#84-106 5/$17.20<br />

25/$73.25 50/$131.50<br />

S t a r G a z e r – v e r y<br />

popular, rose red with<br />

darker red spots <strong>and</strong><br />

a pale edge; the kind<br />

of color that blends<br />

with almost any other.<br />

#84-16 5/$11.70<br />

25/$49.75 50/$90<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Tiger Woods’<br />

Lilium, Oriental/Trumpet<br />

LILIUM, ORIENTAL/<br />

TRUMPET HYBRIDS<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant flowers<br />

Bulb Companions: Liatris; Allium shaerocephalon; Canna;<br />

Lycoris squamigera; Galtonia<br />

Other Companions: Cleome; Cosmos; Digitalis; Echinops;<br />

Coreopsis; Veronica; Echinacea<br />

This exciting new group of lilies is a result of<br />

hybridizing fragrant oriental lilies with the regal large<br />

flowered trumpet lilies. The selection produces larger<br />

flowers, stronger stems <strong>and</strong> more vigor; 3’-5’; 16-18cm<br />

bulbs.<br />

A l t a r i – c r a n b e r r y<br />

crush with whipped<br />

cream edges; lovely<br />

w i t h s t r o n g s t e m s<br />

<strong>and</strong> lots of substance.<br />

#84-64 5/$15.95<br />

25/$67.75 50/$122<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Altari’<br />

A n a s t a s i a - v a r y i n g<br />

s h a d e s o f p i n k s w i r l<br />

around <strong>and</strong> through the<br />

white petals of this lovely<br />

lily; looks great in this<br />

picture with Echinops.<br />

#84-96 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Anastasia’<br />

Oriental Lilies ‘Tiger Woods’, ‘Star Gazer’ <strong>and</strong><br />

‘Casablanca’ greet our visitors in one of our<br />

parking lot gardens right outside the Bulb Shoppe.<br />

Lilium Oriental ‘Tom Pouce’<br />

O r i e n t a l M i x t u r e –<br />

a c o l o r f u l m i x t u r e<br />

o f O r i e n t a l l i l i e s .<br />

#84-68<br />

25/$58.50<br />

125/$248.75<br />

250/$450<br />

Tom Pouce – shares<br />

its name <strong>and</strong> coloration<br />

with a yummy Dutch<br />

dessert <strong>and</strong> is one of<br />

the very best performe<br />

r s i n o u r g a r d e n ;<br />

midseason bloomer.<br />

#84-34 5/$15<br />

25/$63.75 50/$115<br />

Lilium Oriental Mixture<br />

Lilium ‘Anastasia’ has a ‘color echo’ with Phlox<br />

‘Bright Eyes’<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Black Beauty’<br />

Black Beauty – not<br />

quite black, but a REAL<br />

beauty indeed! Dark<br />

raspberry recurved petals<br />

edged with a tiny<br />

white line <strong>and</strong> a matching<br />

white heart; persistent<br />

perennial; late<br />

blooming; 1957; 36”-48”.<br />

#84-30 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

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Lilium, Oriental/Trumpet, continued<br />

Lilium, Oriental/Trumpet, continued<br />

Co co s s a - b e a u t i f u l,<br />

pristine white lily with<br />

green <strong>and</strong> yellow in the<br />

heart; great substance<br />

<strong>and</strong> fragrance; wonderful<br />

for arrangements.<br />

#84-116 5/$14.30<br />

25/$60.75 50/$109.50<br />

Red Hot – not red at all<br />

but certainly ‘HOT’; the<br />

color of a red, hot fire; a<br />

fantastic show-off in the<br />

garden.<br />

#84-65 5/$15.95<br />

25/$67.75 50/$122<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Cocossa’<br />

Conca d’Or - a yummy<br />

new lily with warm<br />

caramel melting into<br />

vanilla ice cream makes<br />

t h i s a n i r r e s i s t i b l e<br />

choice; great substance.<br />

#84-135 5/$11.70<br />

25/$49.75 50/$90<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Garden Affair’<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Conca d’Or’<br />

Garden Affair - this<br />

w h i t e l i l y w i t h t h e<br />

golden orange heart<br />

<strong>and</strong> pink midribs on<br />

the back of its petals<br />

almost makes an entire<br />

garden on one stem.<br />

#84-136 5/$16.40<br />

25/$69.75 50/$126<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Red Hot’<br />

Robina - spectacular<br />

bright rose lily with<br />

a w h i t e h e a r t a n d<br />

amazing substance.<br />

#84-86 5/$16.40<br />

25/$69.75 50/$126<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Satisfaction’<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Robina’<br />

Satisfaction– you can<br />

get plenty of ‘satisfaction’<br />

by having this<br />

strong lily with great substance<br />

in your garden!<br />

#84-127 5/$15.95<br />

25/$67.75 50/$122<br />

Miss Feya - stunning<br />

<strong>and</strong> sophisticated, this<br />

rose lily with darker<br />

beauty spots will be<br />

smashing in your garden;<br />

strong, fragrant<br />

<strong>and</strong> long blooming.<br />

#84-117 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Miss Feya’<br />

Scheherazade – extremely tall <strong>and</strong> floriferous, this<br />

lily has perennialized in our garden for years! ~10’.<br />

#84-81 5/$11.50 25/$48.75 50/$88<br />

Orania - butterscotch<br />

w i t h a r a s p b e r r y<br />

swirl; strong, statuesque<br />

appearance.<br />

#84-90 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Orania’<br />

Red Dutch - a very eyecatching<br />

new lily with a<br />

combination of yellow<br />

<strong>and</strong> red; lots of substance<br />

<strong>and</strong> long lasting flowers<br />

make this a real winner.<br />

#84-119 5/$14.30<br />

25/$60.75 50/$109.50<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Red Dutch’<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Scheherazade’ growing beautifully in our<br />

garden without being staked<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852 whz = Winter Hardiness Zone 37


Lilium, Oriental/Trumpet, continued<br />

Timezone – you can<br />

almost feel the amazing<br />

substance of this lily just<br />

by looking at this image;<br />

a great new <strong>and</strong> beautiful<br />

color for this group.<br />

#84-137 5/$13.15<br />

25/$55.75 50/$100.50<br />

Lilium, species<br />

hansonii - a virtual c<strong>and</strong>le<br />

arbor filled with bright<br />

yellow/orange nodding<br />

fragrant lilies; incredibly<br />

beautiful! 2’-4’.<br />

#84-130<br />

1/$8.94<br />

5/$38.05<br />

10/$68.50<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Timezone’<br />

Lilium species hansonii<br />

To u c h i n g – t h e<br />

warmth of the touch inspired<br />

the name of this<br />

colorful, fragrant flower.<br />

#84-66 5/$15.95<br />

25/$67.75 50/$122<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Touching’<br />

henryi – up to 20 tangerine<br />

colored blooms<br />

with little freckles, extremely<br />

recurved petals<br />

<strong>and</strong> stamens that<br />

look like long eyelashes!<br />

Long-term perennial;<br />

3’-4’; 20+cm. bulbs.<br />

#84-18 5/$20.25<br />

25/$86.25 50/$155<br />

Lilium species henryi<br />

Yelloween – this chartreuse<br />

yellow flower<br />

gets more intensely<br />

yellow towards the<br />

h e a r t a n d s p o r t s<br />

greenish-yellow midribs;<br />

3’-4’ tall.<br />

#84-56 5/$14.05<br />

25/$59.75 50/$108<br />

leichtlinii - beautifully<br />

shaped, recurved<br />

petals; butter-yellow<br />

flowers with lots of<br />

f r e c k l e s ; p r e c i o u s !<br />

#84-105<br />

5/$12.40<br />

25/$52.75<br />

50/$95<br />

Lilium O/T ‘Yelloween’<br />

LILIUM, SPECIES<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Nickname: Lily<br />

Bulb Companions:<br />

Zantedeschia; Liatris; Amarcrinum;<br />

Gladiolus callianthus; other Lilies<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Cleome; Coreopsis; Cosmos;<br />

Mixed border; Wildflower meadow<br />

This group of hardy, Heirloom lilies can<br />

be variable, as many species are. They can be less<br />

formal in appearance <strong>and</strong> take up less room than the<br />

hybrid lilies. Therefore, they fit into many gardening<br />

situations <strong>and</strong> make good blooming partners <strong>and</strong><br />

neighbors with other bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials. They are<br />

happiest in full sun with rich, well-drained soil <strong>and</strong><br />

should give you many years of colorful pleasure. The<br />

largest bulbs available; bloom early-late summer; 3<br />

per sq. ft.; whz 3-9.<br />

formosanum - a<br />

pristine white<br />

b e a u t y t h a t<br />

st<strong>and</strong>s on tall 6’-<br />

10’ stems above<br />

most of the other<br />

plants in the garden;<br />

amazing cut<br />

flower <strong>and</strong> a star<br />

in the summer<br />

garden.<br />

#84-69<br />

5/$14.80<br />

25/$63<br />

Lilium species formosanum 50/$113.50<br />

Lilium species leichtlinii<br />

martagon - a wonderful but<br />

very site specific lily; when<br />

happy <strong>and</strong> established, it can<br />

produce up to 40 blooms on<br />

a 4’-6’ stem; often takes AT<br />

LEAST a season to get used<br />

to its new home; whz 3-8.<br />

#84-54 1/$8.96<br />

5/$38.10 10/$68.60<br />

Lilium species martagon<br />

‘Arabian Knight’<br />

Lilium species martagon<br />

m a r t a g o n ‘Ara b i a n<br />

K n i g h t ’ – a n o t h e r<br />

‘wow’ of a bright, fragrant<br />

lily in this group;<br />

tons of nodding flowers<br />

ready to brighten<br />

u p y o u r g a r d e n .<br />

#84-131 1/$14.57<br />

5/$62 10/$111.60<br />

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Lilium, species, continued<br />

martagon<br />

‘Sunny Morning’ – another<br />

‘wow’ of a bright, fragrant<br />

lily in this group; tons of<br />

nodding flowers ready to<br />

brighten up your garden.<br />

#84-140 1/$14.57<br />

5/$62 10/$111.60<br />

Lilium, specis, continued<br />

superbum - lovely orange<br />

east coast native<br />

with brown spots <strong>and</strong><br />

a c h a n d e l i e r g rowth<br />

h a b i t ; v e r y s p e c i a l .<br />

#84-38 5/$29.60<br />

25/$126 50/$227<br />

Lilium species<br />

martagon ‘Sunny Morning’<br />

pumilum - (tenuifolium)<br />

a small Siberian species<br />

with up to 50 bright reddish/orange,<br />

recurved, nodding<br />

flowers; one of our<br />

favorites in our garden;<br />

18”-24”; 10+cm bulbs.<br />

#84-19 5/$18<br />

25/$76.50 50/$138<br />

Lilium species pumilum<br />

Lilium species superbum<br />

tigrinum flore pleno - a<br />

double form of L. tigrinum<br />

<strong>and</strong> quite an eyecatcher<br />

it is! Lots of<br />

color <strong>and</strong> lots of petals.<br />

#84-98 5/$17.35<br />

25/$73.75 50/$133<br />

Lilium species tigrinum<br />

flore pleno (close up)<br />

Lilium species regale<br />

speciosum ‘Album’ –<br />

white Turkscap type with<br />

an incredible fragrance<br />

<strong>and</strong> the perfect choice<br />

for the Evening garden;<br />

2’-4’; 16/18cm bulbs.<br />

#84-22 5/$14.55<br />

25/$61.75 50/$111.50<br />

regale – graceful, large,<br />

fragrant, white trumpets<br />

blushed purple at the<br />

base; 4’-6’; great for the<br />

Evening Garden; plant<br />

at the back of the border<br />

among perennials;<br />

20/24+ cm bulbs.<br />

#84-20 5/$19.05<br />

25/$81.25 50/$146<br />

L. species speciosum ‘Album’<br />

Lilium species tigrinum flore pleno in the garden<br />

with Achillea <strong>and</strong> Echinops<br />

L. species speciosum<br />

rubrum ‘Uchida’<br />

speciosum rubrum<br />

‘Uchida’ – similar to the<br />

above but with lots of<br />

bright color; a real beauty!<br />

#84-79<br />

5/$14.55<br />

25/$61.75<br />

50/$111.50<br />

All of the images in this catalogue were taken<br />

mostly by us <strong>and</strong> mostly in our own gardens. Different<br />

climates <strong>and</strong> the normal maturation process of<br />

a flower can tweek some colors by several degrees.<br />

Enjoy the process of the color changes your flowers<br />

will provide during their growing season!<br />

LIVING FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> showed Martha Stewart how to build a<br />

‘Living Flower Arrangement’ on her TV Show. Now<br />

you have a wonderful opportunity to learn how<br />

to build a container filled with summer bulbs that<br />

you take home with you for your deck or patio<br />

that will give you blooming enjoyment all summer<br />

long. Space is limited <strong>and</strong> reservations are<br />

required (804) 693-3966.<br />

Wed. Mar. 16th 10am - 11:30am<br />

Fri. Mar. 18th 10am - 11:30am<br />

Wed. Mar. 30th 10am - 11:30am<br />

Cost per person for seminar <strong>and</strong> completed<br />

container that you take home with you<br />

$25<br />

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Lycoris<br />

LYCORIS (lie-CORE-is)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Bulb Companions: Sternbergia; Colchicum; Fall Crocus;<br />

Amarcrinum; Rhodophiala<br />

Other Companions: Chrysanthemum; Ageratum; Aster;<br />

Rose; Artemisia<br />

(Not shipped until late May/early June,<br />

after we dig them; subject to separate, minimum<br />

shipping charge) Grown right here on our farm,<br />

these pest proof flowers that bloom on naked stems<br />

last forever in the garden <strong>and</strong> in the vase; we think<br />

the bulbs are happier <strong>and</strong> perform better if we ship<br />

them to you right after they’re dug on our farm in late<br />

May or early June; prefers part sun to part shade, <strong>and</strong><br />

good well-drained soil; this is not an ‘instant gratification’<br />

plant so please be patient - they’ll get better <strong>and</strong><br />

better each year; 12”–18”.<br />

radiata – bright red,<br />

spidery-looking early<br />

fall blooming flowers;<br />

whz 7-10 (maybe in whz<br />

6 but their winter leaves<br />

need some protection);<br />

11-13 cm bulbs.<br />

#47-0201<br />

5/$20<br />

25/$90<br />

50/$150<br />

squamigera - wonderful<br />

pink ‘naked ladies’<br />

which bloom for<br />

us in late July; spring<br />

leaves; hardy to whz 5;<br />

14/16cm+.<br />

#47-0203<br />

5/$28<br />

25/$110<br />

50/$185<br />

40<br />

Lycoris longituba<br />

Lycoris springeri<br />

longituba - long,<br />

tubular lily-like<br />

white flower but<br />

being a member<br />

of the Amaryllis<br />

family, this one is<br />

critter proof!<br />

#47-0208<br />

5/$28<br />

25/$110<br />

50/$185<br />

Lycoris radiata<br />

springeri - unbelievable<br />

coloration<br />

which<br />

changes as it<br />

matures; various<br />

shades of<br />

pink with blue<br />

interspersed;<br />

a ‘to die for’<br />

flower!<br />

#47-0209<br />

5/$35<br />

25/$150<br />

50/$250<br />

Lycoris squamigera<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852 whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

Musa<br />

MIRABILIS JALAPA<br />

(meh-RAH-bel-is)<br />

Family: Nyctaginaceae<br />

Special Feature: Flowers early evening to midmorning<br />

Nickname: Four O’Clock or Marvel of Peru<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Crinum; Lily; Gladiolus<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Salvia; Mixed border<br />

This Heirloom, tuberous<br />

perennial quickly develops into<br />

a bushy plant that is covered<br />

with fragrant, trumpet-like blossoms<br />

from white to yellow, orange,<br />

pink or red; carrot-shaped<br />

top sized tubers. (Note: usually<br />

blooms from 8pm until 10am<br />

for us!) 1 per sq. ft.; whz.8-10;<br />

overwinters in our whz 7 garden<br />

with extra winter mulch;<br />

blooms mid summer to frost.<br />

Mirabilis jalapa #85-01 5/$7.80<br />

25/$33.25 50/$59.50<br />

†MUSA (MU-sah) (Banana)<br />

Family: Musaceae<br />

Nickname: Banana; Plantain; Manila Hemp<br />

Special Feature: Dramatic tropical leaves<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Caladium; Colocasia<br />

Other Companions: Hosta; Coleus; Fern<br />

This huge, luscious plant has given us such<br />

pleasure in our tropical garden <strong>and</strong> in containers; it<br />

gives the perfect backdrop for many other smaller<br />

tropical plants; thrives during hot, humid summers;<br />

in ~4” pots from tissue culture.<br />

† acuminata ‘Rojo’ -<br />

(Sumatrana or Zebrina)<br />

(see pg 33 B) green leaves<br />

stained with burgundy<br />

wine markings on top <strong>and</strong><br />

red beneath; does well in<br />

containers indoors <strong>and</strong><br />

outdoors; 9’-10’; whz 7-11.<br />

#85-20 1/$9<br />

5/$35 10/$60<br />

Musa basjoo<br />

Musa acuminata ‘Rojo’<br />

† b a s j o o –<br />

( J a p a n e s e<br />

b a n a n a )<br />

(see pg 33<br />

B) the cold<br />

h a r d i e s t<br />

b a n a n a ;<br />

g r o w s 6 ’ -<br />

10’ tall; whz<br />

5-11.<br />

#85-21<br />

1/$9<br />

5/$35<br />

10/$60


Musa, continued<br />

† Ensete maurelii<br />

– (Red Abyssiniam)<br />

(see pg 33 B) thick<br />

trunk <strong>and</strong> long wide<br />

leaves with glossy coloration<br />

underneath;<br />

up to 15’ tall; whz 9-11.<br />

#85-22<br />

1/$9<br />

5/$35<br />

10/$60<br />

Ornithogalum<br />

ORNITHOGALUM<br />

(or-ni-tho-GAH-lum)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Long-lasting flower<br />

Nickname: Star of Bethlehem<br />

Bulb Companions: Gladiolus; Dahlia; Lily; Crinum<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Poppy; Bachelor’s Buttons;<br />

Sweet William; Evening garden<br />

Dense clusters of starry flowers appear on<br />

top of 12”-24” spikes, making it a valuable cut flower.<br />

It’s also a valuable garden plant because its blossoms<br />

are so long lasting in the mid to late summer garden.<br />

Native to Europe, Asia <strong>and</strong> Africa, they are also smashing<br />

in patio planters with other summer flowering<br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> annuals.<br />

Musa Ensete maurelii<br />

NERINE (neh-REE-nee)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof <strong>and</strong> late fall flower<br />

Nickname: Guernsey Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Amarcrinum; Dahlia; Polianthes; Amaryllis<br />

belladonna; Lycoris<br />

Other Companions: Dianthus, Agapanthus, Aster<br />

From South Africa, these bulbs produce<br />

umbels of exotic, spicy scented, flowers with narrow,<br />

wavy, recurved petals which bloom on top of 18”-24”<br />

stems in early fall until hard freeze. They are a delight<br />

in our garden because they seem to pop up out of<br />

nowhere unannounced <strong>and</strong> provide color in late fall<br />

when many other flowers have faded. They are critterproof,<br />

make superb cut flowers <strong>and</strong> are excellent in<br />

containers. 12/14cm bulbs; 3-5 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10;<br />

have overwintered in our whz 7 garden with extra<br />

winter mulch; need a long growing season in order<br />

to bloom. These are our newest ‘favorite flower’!<br />

bowdenii – beautiful<br />

rose pink blossoms<br />

with a darker pink stripe<br />

down the midrib; 1903.<br />

#86-01 5/$13.40<br />

25/$57 50/$102.50<br />

Nerine bowdenii<br />

a r a b i c u m – w a x y ,<br />

long-lasting blossoms;<br />

late spring/early summer<br />

flowering; 1574;<br />

4 per sq. ft.; 12”-18”;<br />

16+cm bulbs; whz 8-10.<br />

#87-01 5/$8.45<br />

25/$35.75 50/$64.50<br />

Ornithogalum saundersiae<br />

thyrsoides ‘Alaska’ –<br />

incredible, long-lasting<br />

cut flower; equally<br />

statuesque in the garden<br />

or container; 12”-<br />

18” tall; 6/8+cm bulbs;<br />

whz 8-10.<br />

#87-07<br />

10/$4.40<br />

50/$19<br />

100/$34<br />

Ornithogalum arabicum<br />

saundersiae – large<br />

20+cm bulbs produce<br />

long-lasting creamy, tennis<br />

ball sized florets with<br />

greenish/black centers;<br />

3’-4’; 4 per sq. ft.; 20+cm<br />

bulbs; whz 7-10.<br />

#87-04 5/$22.85<br />

25/$97.25 50/$175<br />

Nerine bowdenii ‘Stefani’<br />

sarniensis – bright<br />

pink flowers warm up the<br />

early-mid fall garden <strong>and</strong><br />

stop traffic!<br />

#86-04<br />

5/$30.80<br />

25/$131<br />

50/$236<br />

bowdenii ‘Stefani’ – a<br />

variable flower, predominantly<br />

white with an occasional<br />

pink highlight.<br />

#86-03 5/$12.70<br />

25/$54 50/$97.50<br />

Nerine sarniensis<br />

Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

Ornithogalum thyrsoides ‘Alaska’<br />

So many of the bulbs<br />

in this summer catalogue<br />

are surprisingly<br />

beautiful <strong>and</strong><br />

long lasting. Here<br />

Ornithogalum thyrsoides<br />

‘Alaska’, with<br />

the many facets of<br />

the flower, takes its<br />

time to completely<br />

open each floret,<br />

while providing longtime<br />

beauty in the<br />

garden in the process.<br />

It looks happy,<br />

puts on quite a show<br />

<strong>and</strong> makes a terrific<br />

cut flower.<br />

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Oxalis<br />

OXALIS (ox-AL-is)<br />

Family: Oxalidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Adaptable ground cover<br />

Nickname: Shamrock or Wood Sorrel<br />

Bulb Companions: Amarcrinum; as a carpet under large<br />

bulbs in the garden or in containers gardens<br />

Other Companions: Japanese Painted Fern; Hosta; Bleeding<br />

Heart; Artemisia<br />

These non-invasive natives of South Africa<br />

<strong>and</strong> South America produce mostly 5 petaled flowers<br />

on 3, sometimes 4 leafed plants that make wonderful<br />

mounds in our garden from June-October. They’re<br />

particularly wonderful in partial shade, but don’t<br />

seem fussy about being in full sun even during our<br />

hot, humid summers. They also are effective ‘shoes<br />

<strong>and</strong> socks’ plants with larger bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials in<br />

the garden, in patio planters <strong>and</strong> around the edges<br />

of houseplants; foolproof plants that seem to be pest<br />

resistant, too! Blooms early summer to frost; 10 per<br />

sq. ft.; whz 7-10. Top-sized 4-6cm bulbs <strong>and</strong> tubers.<br />

Oxalis depressa<br />

lasi<strong>and</strong>ra - dark green,<br />

lupin-like leaves with<br />

umbels of light crimson<br />

flowers; clump forming.<br />

#88-01 10/$2.40<br />

50/$10.50 100/$19<br />

depressa – triangular<br />

gray/green leaves; flowers<br />

are white, rose or<br />

violet with yellow hearts;<br />

slower to emerge but<br />

often naturalizes in whz<br />

8-10; 5+cm bulbs.<br />

#88-07 10/$6.60<br />

50/$28.50 100/$51<br />

Oxalis lasi<strong>and</strong>ra<br />

regnellii – clover lookalike<br />

with green tops<br />

<strong>and</strong> burgundy bottoms<br />

on triangular-shaped<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> white, often<br />

tinged pink flowers.<br />

#88-02 10/$3.80<br />

50/$16.50 100/$29<br />

Oxalis regnellii var. triangularis<br />

regnellii var.<br />

triangularis ‘Mijke’ – a<br />

rich, vibrant burgundy/<br />

purple leafed plant with<br />

pink flowers; a bit slower<br />

to emerge <strong>and</strong> mature<br />

but worth the wait.<br />

#88-08 10/$7.10<br />

50/$30.50 100/$55<br />

Oxalis tetraphylla<br />

tetraphylla ‘Iron<br />

Cross’ – flowers carmine<br />

rose; dark burgundy<br />

cross shape near center<br />

of its four leaves; superb<br />

value; 5+cm bulbs.<br />

#88-06 10/$2.90<br />

50/$12.50 100/$22<br />

Oxalis, continued<br />

regnellii var.<br />

t r i a n g u l a r i s – r i c h<br />

burgundy triangular<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> soft pink<br />

flowers; we think this<br />

one is just about the<br />

best horticultural value.<br />

#88-03 10/$4.80<br />

50/$20.50 100/$37<br />

Ox. reg. var. triangularis ‘Mijke’<br />

tetraphylla (deppei)<br />

– flowers rose; ‘fourleaf<br />

clover’ leaves are<br />

green with cross-shaped,<br />

‘port wine’, outline in<br />

the center; 5+cm bulbs.<br />

#88-04 10/$2.90<br />

50/$12.50 100/$22<br />

Oxalis tetraphylla ‘Iron Cross’<br />

Oxalis regnellii<br />

regnellii ‘Fanny’ – silver<br />

margins decorate each<br />

three lobed green leaf<br />

<strong>and</strong> when it blooms, each<br />

plant is covered with<br />

tiny, soft pink flowers.<br />

#88-09 10/$6.20<br />

50/$26.50 100/$47<br />

Oxalis regnellii ‘Fanny’<br />

Oxalis seem to be happy in either sun or shade in our<br />

area, although they produce more flowers when given<br />

more sunlight. But it’s the beautiful leaves that they’re<br />

known for, so this is a terrific plant for full shade! To<br />

the right, Oxalis ‘Iron Cross’ flowers create a ‘color<br />

echo’ with the Caladium ‘Florida Sweetheart’.<br />

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Polianthes tuberosa<br />

POLIANTHES TUBEROSA<br />

(Pah-lee-ANTH-eez Too-beh-ROH-sa)<br />

Family: Agavaceae<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant flowers<br />

Nickname: Tuberose<br />

Bulb Companions: Amarcrinum; Dahlia; Hedychium<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Dianthus; Chrysanthemum;<br />

Aster; Salvia; Cleome; Perilla<br />

Lots of tubular, super fragrant, white blossoms<br />

with incredibly thick, waxy substance bloom on<br />

top of 18”-24” stems with foliage that is 1’ tall. If the<br />

bulbs are planted in the spring, they bloom in late<br />

summer. However, when they overwinter, they bloom<br />

earlier <strong>and</strong> seem to last forever. <strong>Bulbs</strong> can be started<br />

indoors for early bloom, <strong>and</strong> should be if you live in a<br />

climate with a short summer season (see our heat mat<br />

on pg. 61). Victorian favorite; used pre-1600; 14-18<br />

cm bulbs; 3-5 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10; has overwintered<br />

in our whz 7 garden with extra winter mulch.<br />

Polianthes ‘Single Mexican’<br />

Single Mexican<br />

– single form;<br />

l u s c i o u s f ragrance.<br />

#90-01<br />

5/$20.25<br />

25/$86<br />

50/$155<br />

Scadoxus<br />

SAUROMATUM VENOSUM<br />

(Sah-ro-MAY-tum veh-NOH-sum)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Spectacular foliage <strong>and</strong> stem<br />

Nickname: Voodoo Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Dracunculus; Alocasia; Colocasia;<br />

Caladium; Hedychium; Curcuma; Eucomis<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Coleus; Lamium; Hosta; Astilbe;<br />

Impatiens; Shade or Tropical garden<br />

A very unusual, shade<br />

loving plant that produces<br />

a tubular shaped,<br />

purplish green flower<br />

with dark purple markings<br />

which surround a<br />

blackish purple central<br />

spike, making the spike<br />

look like it has been provided<br />

its own vase. Following<br />

the bloom of the<br />

flowers, large, tropical 2’-<br />

Sauromatum flower<br />

3’, fingerlike, lovely green<br />

leaves emerge on 2’ purple<br />

mottled <strong>and</strong> speckled<br />

stems, providing an<br />

umbrella for its roots.<br />

Native to tropical Africa<br />

<strong>and</strong> Asia, Sauromatums<br />

normally produce their<br />

flowers in early summer<br />

<strong>and</strong> grow 2’-3’ tall leaves<br />

that last all summer<br />

long; adds interest in<br />

the garden early summer<br />

- frost; 24+cm tubers;<br />

3 per sq. ft.; whz 7-10.<br />

#91-02 1/$4.14<br />

5/$17.65 10/$31.70<br />

Sauromatum foliage<br />

The Pearl – 20 or<br />

more double, rose-like,<br />

creamy white flowers<br />

per stem; 14+cm bulbs.<br />

#90-02 5/$11.10<br />

25/$47.25 50/$85<br />

Polianthes ‘The Pearl’<br />

When combining<br />

different<br />

summer<br />

b u l b s , p e -<br />

rennials <strong>and</strong><br />

annuals in a<br />

garden, either<br />

type of<br />

P o l i a n t h e s<br />

adds a unique<br />

structure <strong>and</strong><br />

fabulous fragrance.<br />

Here<br />

Polianthes<br />

‘The Pearl’ is<br />

in the garden<br />

with Lespedza,<br />

Curcuma<br />

<strong>and</strong> Allium<br />

tuberosum.<br />

SCADOXUS MULTIFLORUS<br />

(ska-DOX-sus)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, spectacular flower<br />

Nickname: Blood Lily or Pin Cushion Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Hymenocallis; Eucomis; Eucharis<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Impatiens; Salvia; annual Vinca;<br />

wax Begonia; front of Tropical garden<br />

This mass of tiny florets with prominent<br />

stamens clustered in one orange-red, softball-sized,<br />

bottle brush, round flower is so eye-catching it wins<br />

a place in many summer gardens. This South African<br />

native is 8”-10” tall <strong>and</strong> provides bright color in the<br />

late summer garden. Bold, showy, broad green leaves<br />

emerge after the flowering is over. Although it is said<br />

to need partial shade, we have this pest resistant,<br />

adaptable plant happily blooming in full sun; blooms<br />

mid summer; 16+cm bulbs; 3 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10; has<br />

overwintered in<br />

our whz 7 garden<br />

with mulch <strong>and</strong><br />

good drainage.<br />

#92-01<br />

1/$3.42<br />

5/$14.55<br />

10/$26.20<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

Scadoxus multiflorus<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

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Sparaxis tricolor<br />

SPARAXIS TRICOLOR<br />

(spah-RAX-sis)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Special Feature: Heat tolerant flower<br />

Nickname: Harlequin Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Ixia; Babiana; Gladiolus; Crocosmia<br />

Other Uses: Rock Garden; Raised Bed<br />

Another South African native, perhaps the<br />

most colorful one. With a mixture of yellow, pink, purple,<br />

red <strong>and</strong> white, the middle of each 2” starry, tubular<br />

blossom sports a contrasting color to that of its petals.<br />

Its colorful flowers<br />

on 10”-12” stems stay in<br />

bloom for a long period<br />

of time in early-midsummer<br />

making it a terrific<br />

cut flower. Grow in full<br />

sun <strong>and</strong> well-drained<br />

soil; 5+cm corms; plant<br />

early in cool soil; 10-<br />

15 per sq. ft.; whz 7-10.<br />

#94-01 10/$2.90<br />

50/$12.50 100/$22<br />

Sparaxis tricolor<br />

SPREKELIA FORMOSISSIMA<br />

(spreh-KEE-lee-ah for-moe-SIS-seh-mah)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, architectural flower<br />

Nickname: Jacobean or Aztec Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: S<strong>and</strong>ersonia; Gloriosa<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Portulaca; front of Mixed<br />

border<br />

This native of Mexico, sometimes offered<br />

as Amaryllis formosissima,<br />

is reminiscent of a<br />

large (5”) red, velvet orchid<br />

atop a 8”-12” stem.<br />

The petals of this exotic<br />

flower are in 2 groups<br />

- the upper 3 st<strong>and</strong> up,<br />

curving back at the tips,<br />

while the lower 3 are<br />

pendent, rolling up like<br />

a tube at the base, encircling<br />

the stamens. This<br />

pest proof bulb sports<br />

similar foliage to that<br />

of its family member,<br />

the daffodil, <strong>and</strong> makes a great hot-colored container<br />

plant with many other early-mid summer<br />

bloomers. Full sun <strong>and</strong> well-drained soil recommended;<br />

16+cm bulbs; 4-5 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10.<br />

#95-01 1/$4.13 5/$17.55 10/$31.60<br />

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Sprekelia formosissima<br />

Important<br />

Getting your soil right is probably the most important<br />

<strong>and</strong> most cost effective first step that someone can<br />

take to assure gardening success. We’ve believed<br />

in the importance of adding organic matter to the soil<br />

for many years <strong>and</strong> as each year passes, our belief<br />

becomes stronger. More flowers are produced,<br />

plants are healthier, more lush, taller <strong>and</strong> require<br />

less care <strong>and</strong> water when planted in enriched soil.<br />

We sometimes hear the questions, “My soil is just<br />

yucky ole’ clay...that’s okay, isn’t it <strong>Bulbs</strong> grow<br />

anywhere...right” Yes, they may emerge almost<br />

anywhere, but they may not flourish! Our soil is very<br />

s<strong>and</strong>y <strong>and</strong> we constantly add amendments to try to<br />

improve it...or give back to it since it gives SO much<br />

to us! The addition of lots of well-decomposed<br />

compost, leaves, horse manure...anything that will<br />

enrich the soil <strong>and</strong> add unrefined nutrients, is one<br />

of the reasons for our gardening successes.<br />

Triteleia<br />

TIGRIDIA PAVONIA MIXTURE<br />

(ty-GRID-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Special Feature: Colorful midday flowers<br />

Nickname: Mexican Shellflower or Tiger Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Zantedeschia; Dahlia; Caladium; Crocosmia;<br />

Tritonia<br />

Other companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Petunia; Marigold; Zinnia<br />

E xo t i c a n d<br />

beautiful, each<br />

flower only lasts<br />

one day, but like<br />

the very popular<br />

Hemerocallis,<br />

they continue<br />

to produce flowers<br />

for several<br />

we e k s. E a c h<br />

vivid flower has<br />

three large, solid<br />

colored petals<br />

Tigridia pavonia mixture<br />

which form a triangle while the three smaller, spotted<br />

petals form a center triangular cup, usually darker in<br />

color. Its 12”-18” swordlike leaves are upright <strong>and</strong> its<br />

festive flowers bloom on 18”-24” stems. These Mexican<br />

natives prefer full sun, well-drained soil <strong>and</strong> thrive<br />

in heat <strong>and</strong> drought. They look their best at midday<br />

which makes it the perfect flower to plant where lunchtime<br />

strollers can enjoy them. Popular for Victorian Era<br />

Gardens <strong>and</strong> one of our new ‘favorites’! Blooms mid<br />

to late summer; 9+cm bulbs; 5-7 per sq. ft.; whz 8-10.<br />

#96-06 10/$6.40 50/$27 100/$49<br />

TRITELEIA (tri-te-LAY-uh)<br />

Previous Name: Brodiaea<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Lovely color<br />

Nickname: Triplet Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Gladiolus communis; Calochortus;<br />

Bletilla; Asiatic Lily; Camassia; Dichelostemma<br />

Other Companions: Dianthus; Painted Daisy; Roses<br />

Native to our own west coast, the leaves of<br />

this plant often disappear before the flowers bloom.<br />

With striking, dark blue to violet, upfacing starry<br />

umbels blooming on leafless 12”-18” stalks, this is the<br />

‘queen’ of the early summer cut flowers. It’s best to<br />

plant this hardy perennial in full sun or partial shade<br />

with lots of companions around its feet; blooms late<br />

spring/early summer. 6+cm corms; 8-10 per sq. ft.;<br />

whz 5-9.<br />

ixiodes ‘Starlight’ –<br />

starry, upfacing flowers<br />

creates quite a bright<br />

spot; great with Allium<br />

christophii; 20”-24”.<br />

#97-04<br />

10/$5.80<br />

50/$25<br />

100/$45<br />

Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

Triteleia ixiodes ‘Starlight’<br />

T h e d a r k<br />

leaves of Oxalis<br />

reg. var.<br />

triangularis<br />

are the perfect<br />

backdrop<br />

for Triteleia<br />

ixiodes ‘Starlight’,<br />

making<br />

its straw-colored<br />

flowers<br />

‘pop’! It’s a<br />

great partnership!


Triteleia,continued<br />

Triteleia laxa ‘Corrina’<br />

laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’ –<br />

large, dark blue, up-facing<br />

bells in loose clusters; early<br />

summer.<br />

#97-01<br />

10/$3<br />

50/$13<br />

100/$23<br />

Triteleia laxa ‘Royal Blue’<br />

laxa ‘Rudy’ – amazingly<br />

eye-catching white version<br />

with violet stripes;<br />

fabulous in the garden!<br />

#97-07<br />

10/$6.20<br />

50/$26.50<br />

100/$47<br />

laxa ‘Corrina’ – lighter<br />

blue flowers with violetpurple<br />

tips; early summer.<br />

#97-02<br />

10/$3<br />

50/$13<br />

100/$23<br />

laxa ‘Royal Blue’ – large,<br />

dark blue, up-facing double<br />

flowers for early summer.<br />

#97-06<br />

10/$12.80<br />

50/$54.50<br />

100/$98<br />

TRITONIA CROCOTA MIX<br />

(tre-TONE-ee-ah krow-KAH-tah)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Special Feature: Hot sun-loving flowers<br />

Nickname: Blazing Star or Monbretia<br />

Bulb Companions: Crocosmia; Ixia; Sparaxis<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Zinnia; Marigold; Rudbeckia;<br />

Mixed flower bed; hot, Mediterranean dry border<br />

These bowl-shaped blossoms with flaring<br />

petals at its tips provide upfacing, starlike formations<br />

in the summer garden. A native from tropical<br />

South Africa <strong>and</strong> closely related to Chasmanthe,<br />

Crocosmia <strong>and</strong> Ixia, its<br />

vivid flowers on 12”-15”<br />

stems are long lasting in<br />

the garden <strong>and</strong> make excellent<br />

cut flowers as well.<br />

A great bargain! Grow in<br />

full sun <strong>and</strong> moist but welldrained<br />

soil. 5+cm corms;<br />

10-15 per sq. ft.; whz 7-10.<br />

#98-07 10/$5.70<br />

Tritonia crocota mix<br />

Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’<br />

Triteleia laxa ‘Rudy’<br />

50/$24.50 100/$44<br />

TULBAGHIA VIOLACEA<br />

(tool-BAY-ghee-ah)<br />

Family: Alliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant <strong>and</strong> pest resistant<br />

Nickname: Society Garlic or Sweet Garlic<br />

Bulb Companions: Zantedeschia; Dahlia; Crinum; Amarcrinum;<br />

Lycoris squamigera<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Agapanthus; Artemisia; Perilla;<br />

Petunia; Mixed border<br />

Each trumpet-shaped, starry violet-purple<br />

blossom has a tiny corona, all attached to the top of<br />

its 18”-24” stem, makes this flower resemble ‘sparklers’<br />

on the 4th of July! This native to South Africa has<br />

strap-like, shiny green foliage that clumps up from a<br />

central point <strong>and</strong><br />

is drought <strong>and</strong><br />

pest resistant.<br />

I t ’s foolproof,<br />

great for cutting,<br />

terrific in a sunny<br />

garden <strong>and</strong> in<br />

patio containers<br />

in combination<br />

with other sunloving<br />

plants;<br />

widely used in<br />

southern California<br />

l<strong>and</strong>scapes;<br />

top sized bulbs;<br />

5 per sq. ft.; whz<br />

8-10.<br />

#100-02<br />

5/$7.30<br />

25/$31.25<br />

50/$56<br />

Xanthosoma violaceum<br />

Tulbaghia violacea in the garden<br />

†XANTHOSOMA VIOLACEUM<br />

(Zan-tho-ZOH-mah)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Special Feature: Unusual, decorative leaves<br />

Nickname: Elephant Ear<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Colocasia; Canna; Oxalis<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> Uses: Artemisia; Coleus; Fern<br />

(see pg 33 B) The large, glaucous leaves<br />

of this ‘Blue Taro’ elephant ear-type plant drew our<br />

attention all the way across a commercial greenhouse.<br />

It’s a terrific plant that has purplish veins<br />

<strong>and</strong> brownish stems. It will grow in water, in a<br />

boggy area or in a well watered garden; critter resistant;<br />

whz 9-11; 2’-3’; ~4” pots from tissue culture.<br />

# 1 0 0 - 0 8 1 / $ 9 5 / $ 3 5 1 0 / $ 6 0<br />

Xanthosoma violaceum growing in a pot in the garden<br />

B & B’s Favorites †Plant/Special Shipping New for 2011 §Special Requirements<br />

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Zantedeschia (Calla)<br />

ZANTEDESCHIA<br />

(zan-teh-DAY-see-uh)<br />

Family: Araceae<br />

Nickname: Calla Lily or Arum Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Caladium; Hedychium; Dahlia;<br />

Lily; Curcuma<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Echinacea; Phlox; Malva;<br />

Tropical or Evening garden; Mixed border<br />

Well known as a graceful cut flower especially<br />

in elegant, large flower arrangements, what may<br />

not be known about this plant is its adaptability. We<br />

have grown them successfully in a flower border along<br />

with other bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials, but the aethiopica<br />

types also grow happily at water’s edge or even potted<br />

up <strong>and</strong> submerged - pot <strong>and</strong> all - in the shallow<br />

end of our pond. Native to South Africa, its graceful,<br />

vase-like flowers bloom from mid through late summer;<br />

critter resistant; 1-3<br />

per sq. ft.; 12”-18” <strong>and</strong> whz<br />

8-10 except where noted;<br />

16+cm bulbs.<br />

Zantedeschia aethiopica<br />

aethiopica ‘Green Goddess’<br />

– very open, green<br />

flower with a white heart<br />

<strong>and</strong> green/white streaks;<br />

2’-3’; whz 6-10; 16+cm.<br />

#101-07 1/$10.47<br />

5/$44.55 10/$80.20<br />

Zant. aethiopica ‘Pink Mist’<br />

albomaculata – opens<br />

creamy but matures to all<br />

white which echoes the<br />

spots on its dark green foliage;<br />

18”-24”; whz 7-10; 1865.<br />

#101-02 1/$4.04<br />

5/$17.15 10/$30.90<br />

aethiopica – large white<br />

flowers with normally unspotted<br />

leaves; 1687; 2’-3’;<br />

whz 6-10.<br />

#101-01 1/$6.29<br />

5/$26.75 10/$48.20<br />

Z. aeth. ‘Green Goddess’<br />

aethiopica Pink Mist<br />

– a beautifully smooth<br />

white flower with ‘baby<br />

girl’ pink overlay <strong>and</strong> a<br />

darker pink eye; delicate<br />

but strong in the garden or<br />

in pots; 18”-24”; whz 7-10.<br />

#101-10 1/$9.50<br />

5/$32 10/$58.20<br />

Zantedeschia albomaculata<br />

Join us every other Thursday night at 8pm for our<br />

pod cast, which is like a radio show on the computer.<br />

You can call in <strong>and</strong> be a part of the live show, or you<br />

can email your questions to us. We often give away<br />

special prizes announced only on the pod cast. For<br />

more information, see our web site.<br />

Zantedeschia (Calla), continued<br />

Auckl<strong>and</strong>- soft pastel with<br />

varying shade of pink; will be<br />

wonderful for arrangements<br />

<strong>and</strong> will add elegance to the<br />

sunny flower border.<br />

#101-30 1/$6.87<br />

5/$29.25 10/$52.60<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Black Magic’<br />

Black Star – this is close to<br />

the illusion of shadow with<br />

its very dark reddish black<br />

flower; color extends on its<br />

stem <strong>and</strong> markings on the<br />

edge of the lovely mottled<br />

leaves; medium sized; 8”-18”.<br />

#101-24 1/$6.86<br />

5/$29.15 10/$52.50<br />

Zantedeschia ‘ Cameo’<br />

Elegant Swan – a wonderful<br />

calla that opens pure<br />

white, is very floriferous <strong>and</strong><br />

is suitable for containers<br />

<strong>and</strong> the front of borders.<br />

#101-31 1/$6.87<br />

5/$29.25 10/$52.60<br />

Zant. ‘Indian <strong>Summer</strong>’<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Auckl<strong>and</strong>’<br />

Black Magic - spotted<br />

leaves give a nice backdrop<br />

for the yellow flower with a<br />

black heart; creates a magical<br />

setting in your garden.<br />

#101-27 1/$3.71<br />

5/$15.75 10/$28.40<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Black Star’<br />

Cameo – a combo of<br />

yellow <strong>and</strong> red, sometimes<br />

separate <strong>and</strong> sometimes<br />

blended, resembling<br />

your gr<strong>and</strong>mother’s<br />

cameo; a glorious flower!<br />

#101-11 1/$4.22<br />

5/$17.95 10/$32.40<br />

Zant. ‘Elegant Swan’<br />

Indian <strong>Summer</strong> - warm,<br />

calm, ‘earthy’ colors that<br />

you might see during a<br />

warm day in autumn <strong>and</strong><br />

with beautiful foliage.<br />

#101-28 1/$6.86<br />

5/$29.15 10/$52.50<br />

46 Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852 whz = Winter-Hardiness Zone


Zantedeschia (Calla), continued<br />

Majestic Red – A lusc<br />

i o u s , r i c h r u b y r e d<br />

w i t h m o t t l e d l e a v e s .<br />

#101-21 1/$5.12<br />

5/$21.75 10/$39.20<br />

Zantedeschia (Calla), continued<br />

San Remo - bright tangerine<br />

flowers brushed<br />

with red/orange highlights<br />

surrounded by white<br />

spotted albomaculatatype<br />

leaves; smashing!<br />

#101-32 1/$7.89<br />

5/$33.55 10/$60.40<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Majestic Red’<br />

Mango – similar in color to<br />

a very ripe mango; blends<br />

to lemon yellow towards<br />

the base <strong>and</strong> soft green<br />

right above the stem;<br />

speckled green leaves.<br />

#101-05 1/$4.27<br />

5/$14.25 10/$25.90<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Picasso’<br />

Pink Persuasion – dark<br />

rose, almost burgundy<br />

flowers with some cream<br />

deep in the throat <strong>and</strong><br />

lightly spotted, rich green<br />

l e ave s ; 1 8 ” - 2 4 ” ; w h z<br />

7-10. #101-12 1/$5.12<br />

5/$21.25 10/$39.20<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Mango’<br />

Picasso - blended combination<br />

of cream, pale yellow<br />

<strong>and</strong> purple with a backdrop<br />

of beautifully spotted leaves.<br />

#101-26 1/$4.74<br />

5/$20.15 10/$36.30<br />

Zant. ‘Pink Persuasion’<br />

rehmanii – deep to soft<br />

p i n k f l o w e r s , s m a l l e r<br />

than most, but a ver y<br />

good perennial; 8”-16”.<br />

#101-06 1/$4.22<br />

5/$17.95 10/$32.40<br />

Zantedeschia ‘San Remo’<br />

Selina - buttercup yellow<br />

with orangish/red rim for<br />

a bright spot in your garden<br />

or patio container; this<br />

has been one of the best<br />

performers in our garden!<br />

#101-29 1/$6.86<br />

5/$29.15 10/$52.50<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Sunshine’<br />

Zantedeschia ‘Selina’<br />

Sunshine – bright<br />

golden yellow reflec<br />

ting the sun<br />

makes this a 55 mph<br />

flower <strong>and</strong> also a<br />

terrific cut flower.<br />

#101-23<br />

1/$6.96<br />

5/$29.60<br />

10/$53.30<br />

L o o k a t h o w<br />

m a n y f l o w e r s<br />

Z a n t e d e s c h i a<br />

provide - enough<br />

f o r i n d o o r<br />

arrangements <strong>and</strong><br />

some left for color<br />

in the garden. This<br />

particular one is<br />

Z a n t e d e s c h i a<br />

rehmanii.<br />

Zantedeschia rehmanii<br />

rehmanii ‘Mint Julep’–<br />

creamy white flowers<br />

with a hint of minty chartreuse<br />

- a cool refreshing<br />

flower for the garden<br />

<strong>and</strong> arrangements.<br />

#101-19 1/$6.96<br />

5/$29.60 10/$53.30<br />

Zant. rehmanii ‘Mint Julep’<br />

We live right on a tributary of the Chesapeake<br />

Bay. Every year, we hear that our wonderful Bay<br />

is dying a little more each year. The government<br />

has stepped in to monitor industries <strong>and</strong> farmers<br />

<strong>and</strong> they have ‘cleaned up their act’. However, we<br />

as home gardeners also contribute to the pollution<br />

of the water by over fertilizing <strong>and</strong> using heavy<br />

chemicals on lawns <strong>and</strong> gardens. <strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> I now<br />

use only compost <strong>and</strong> no chemical fertilizers on our<br />

property in hopes that what we do will make some<br />

difference. We encourage all of you to search<br />

your heart <strong>and</strong> look at what you use to see if, as a<br />

group, we can all make a BIG difference together!<br />

Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

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Zephyranthes<br />

ZEPHYRANTHES<br />

(zeff-er-RAN-theez)<br />

Family: Amaryllidaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest-proof, surprise flowers<br />

Nickname: Rain Lily or Fairy Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Nerine; Amarcrinum; Tulbaghia<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Sweet Alyssum; Dianthus<br />

Native to Texas, Mexico, Colombia <strong>and</strong><br />

Guatemala, these starry, upfacing, crocus-like flowers<br />

appear several times a season, especially after a rain,<br />

on 6”-12” stems. The main show is generally in August-<br />

September. These pest proof bulbs don’t seem to be<br />

picky about the soil, but they are happier in full sun;<br />

will grow in pots in the water, too; top-size bulbs; 8-10<br />

per sq. ft.; whz 7-10.<br />

Zephyranthes c<strong>and</strong>ida<br />

c<strong>and</strong>ida – creamy flowers,<br />

yellow stamens <strong>and</strong><br />

green throat; prolific; one<br />

of the hardiest.<br />

#102-01<br />

10/$4.80<br />

50/$20.50<br />

100/$37<br />

Cozy companions<br />

We’ve been gardening for a long time <strong>and</strong><br />

enjoy ‘putting it all together’! In this section, you’ll<br />

find some of the perennials that we think look terrific<br />

<strong>and</strong> are very happy being planted <strong>and</strong> ‘strutting their<br />

stuff’ with the geophytes (bulbs) in this catalogue. We<br />

hope you agree! (they should arrive, pre-grown<br />

but DORMANT or bare root - <strong>and</strong> they sometimes<br />

take a season to appear <strong>and</strong> perform well).<br />

acanthus spinosus<br />

(ah-KAN-thus speh-NO-sus)<br />

Family: Acanthaceae<br />

Special Feature: Critter resistant<br />

<strong>and</strong> hardy<br />

Acanthus spinosus<br />

Cozy Companions, Achillea<br />

Nickname: Bear’s Breech<br />

Bulb Companions:<br />

Alocasia,<br />

Caladium, Colocasia<br />

This bold leaved, dark<br />

perennial with its hooded<br />

mauve flowers in early summer<br />

is an ideal addition to<br />

a sun to part shade tropical<br />

border; critter resistant;<br />

whz 5-10; 2’-3’; bare root.<br />

#89-01 1/$9.33<br />

5/$39.70 10/$71.40<br />

When summertime rain storms ruin your plans, you<br />

are rewarded with a smile the next days because that<br />

same storm kicks the Zephyranthes in bloom! It’s critter<br />

proof <strong>and</strong> a great perennializer for us when planted<br />

in well-drained soil. It also shares the garden space<br />

with other plants well!<br />

A c a n t h u s<br />

s p i n o s u s<br />

has become<br />

one of our<br />

new favorite<br />

summer<br />

b l o o m i n g<br />

p l a n t s . I t<br />

s e e m s t o<br />

p e r f o r m i n<br />

many different<br />

areas of<br />

our gardens<br />

<strong>and</strong> causes<br />

many visitors<br />

to stop <strong>and</strong><br />

take pictures.<br />

It grows <strong>and</strong><br />

looks great<br />

w i t h m a n y<br />

other plants<br />

in the garden.<br />

citrina – small golden<br />

yellow flowers; 4” tall.<br />

#102-02 10/$6.20<br />

50/$26.50 100/$47<br />

48<br />

Zephyranthes rosea<br />

Zephyranthes citrina<br />

rosea – overlapping,<br />

soft pink,<br />

flowers with yellow<br />

stamens <strong>and</strong><br />

white throat; the<br />

most tender.<br />

#102-05<br />

10/$4.30<br />

50/$18.50<br />

100/$33<br />

acHILLEA ‘sTRAWBERRY<br />

SEDUCTION’ (ah-KILL-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Compositae<br />

Special Feature: Critter resistant <strong>and</strong> hardy<br />

Nickname: Yarrow; Milfoil<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia, Gladiolus, Lily, Zephyranthes<br />

The perfect name for<br />

this terrific cut flower<br />

<strong>and</strong> garden perennial as<br />

the colors of this mouth<br />

watering flower imitate<br />

all the shades of the<br />

strawberry’s development;<br />

10”-18”; whz 6-9.<br />

#89-119 1/$4.68<br />

5/$19.90 10/$35.80<br />

Achillea ‘Strawberry Seduction’<br />

B & B’s Favorites †Plant/Special Shipping New for 2011 §Special Requirements


Cozy Companions, cont. Agapanthus<br />

§-AGAPANTHUS (Ag-uh-PAN-thus)<br />

Family: Liliaceae (Alliaceae)<br />

Special Feature: Great for cut or container<br />

Nickname: African Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Ixia, Gladiolus, Liatris, Oriental Lily,<br />

Crocosmia, Amaryllis belladonna<br />

We’ve seen these perform like crazy in<br />

California gardens. They are relatively new to us <strong>and</strong><br />

are not sure exactly what makes them happy <strong>and</strong><br />

bloom prolifically. We will keep planting <strong>and</strong> trialing<br />

<strong>and</strong> will hopefully discover the secrets. If they<br />

perform lusciously for you, we’d love to hear about<br />

your gardening situation. They seem to take AT<br />

LEAST a season to get used to their new home - <strong>and</strong><br />

maybe they need cool summer nights, which are rare<br />

here! A rosette of strap-like leaves surround 1”-2”<br />

long, trumpet shaped blooms clustered on top of<br />

18”-48” stems; perfect for a full sun, well-drained site.<br />

Blooms July - early fall; whz 7-10 unless otherwise<br />

noted; top-sized; bare root unless otherwise noted.<br />

Agap. ‘Headbourne Hybrids’<br />

Polar Ice – very similar<br />

to ‘Headbourne Hybrids’;<br />

fabulous for containers <strong>and</strong><br />

the perennial garden; 1’-2’.<br />

#50-26 1/$7.16<br />

5/$30.45 10/$54.80<br />

Headbourne Hybrids<br />

– these English hybrids<br />

appear to be somewhat<br />

hardier than other varieties;<br />

very vigorous;<br />

2’-4’ tall; 1950-1960.<br />

#50-23 1/$7.16<br />

5/$30.45 10/$54.80<br />

Agapanthus ‘Polar Ice’<br />

Agastache (Ag-uh-STASH-ee)<br />

Family: Lamiaceae<br />

Nickname: Mexican Hyssop<br />

Bulb Companions: Oriental Lily; Canna; Colocasia;<br />

Gladiolus; Hemerocallis; Dahlia<br />

Tiny tube-shaped flowers that cover the top<br />

part of stiff square stemmed spikes that grow 2’-4’ tall;<br />

blooms freely over the summer to early fall <strong>and</strong> are<br />

attractive to butterflies.<br />

Apricot Sprite - perky<br />

apricot/salmon flowers that<br />

invite hummingbirds <strong>and</strong><br />

butterflies to your garden.<br />

#89-120 1/$5.18<br />

5/$22.05 10/$39.70<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Alstroemeria<br />

alliuM CERNUuM (AL-ee-um)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Nickname: Lady’s Leek<br />

Bulb Companions: Asiatic & Oriental Lily; Canna; Colocasia;<br />

Gladiolus; Hemerocallis; Dahlia<br />

Allium cernuum<br />

A lovely, terrific variable<br />

native plant that<br />

can bloom white to<br />

pink to deep pink or<br />

maroon, depending<br />

on the climate, soil<br />

<strong>and</strong> circumstances;<br />

nodding flowers that<br />

look delicate but this<br />

is a strong perennial; a<br />

great choice for the full<br />

sun garden; 12”-24”.<br />

#89-67 1/$5.58<br />

5/$23.75 10/$43.70<br />

§-ALSTROEMERIA<br />

(al-stro-MEER-ee-uh)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Numerous long-lasting flowers<br />

Nickname: Peruvian Lily or St. Martin’s Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Asiatic & Oriental Lily; Canna; Colocasia;<br />

Gladiolus; Hemerocallis; Dahlia<br />

This is NOT an ‘instant gratification group’<br />

but one that often gets better with age, just like the<br />

rest of us! Native to South America, these long-lasting<br />

cut flowers have clusters of azalea or orchid-like flowers<br />

that are often found in vases on the tables of favorite<br />

restaurants. Prefers full sunlight, well-drained,<br />

humus-rich soil <strong>and</strong> in areas where the summers are<br />

extremely hot, a layer of mulch fosters a uniform soil<br />

temperature for longer bloom; or plant in full sun in<br />

whz 5-6; in light shade in whz 7-9. (We want to learn<br />

more ways to successfully bloom the bulbous types<br />

in various areas of our country before we offer them<br />

again.)<br />

Alstroemeria ‘Mauve Majesty’<br />

†Mauve Majesty - (see<br />

page 33 B) a spectacular<br />

clump forming<br />

cultivar that appears<br />

to flower from May<br />

to frost; 2 1/2 - 3’ tall;<br />

from the breeding<br />

program of Dr. Mark<br />

Bridgen at Cornell University;<br />

~2 1/2” pot.<br />

#52-10 1/$9.62<br />

5/$40.95 10/$73.70<br />

Agastache ‘Apricot Sprite’<br />

B l u e Fo r t u n e - l ove l y<br />

l ave n d e r - b l u e f l owe r s<br />

that connect many colors<br />

of flowers together to<br />

make a pleasing design.<br />

#89-108 1/$5.72<br />

5/$24.35 10/$43.80<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’<br />

†Tangerine Tango -<br />

(see page 33 B) lovely,<br />

eye-catching colors<br />

of tangerine, lemon<br />

<strong>and</strong> lime; a new one<br />

from our friend, Mark<br />

Bridgen, who says this<br />

flower is hardy to zone<br />

5; ~4” pot.<br />

#52-11 1/$13.57<br />

5/$57.75 10/$104<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

Alstroemeria ‘Tangerine Tango’<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont. Asclepias<br />

asclepias<br />

(as-KLEP-ee-us)<br />

Family: Asclepiadaceae<br />

Special Feature: Butterfly magnet<br />

Nickname: Butterfly Milkweed<br />

Bulb Companions: Crocosmia, Dahlia, Liatris, Lilium,<br />

Triteleia, Zantedechia<br />

North American native bearing bright<br />

clusters of flowers that are ‘Butterfly Magnets’ on 2’-3’<br />

stems in early to mid summer; full sun; whz 3-9; not<br />

available until mid-late Apr.; bare root.<br />

Asclepias tuberosa<br />

with Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’<br />

tuberosa - bright<br />

orange flowers<br />

that attract the<br />

butterflies.<br />

#89-04<br />

1/$4.84<br />

5/$20.60<br />

10/$37<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Astilbe<br />

ASTILBE (ah-STIL-bee)<br />

Family: Saxifragaceae<br />

Special Feature: Showy early summer flowers<br />

Nickname: False Spirea<br />

Bulb Companions: Lily; Alstroemeria; Dahlia<br />

Other Companions: Perilla; Purple Basil; Dianthus<br />

From a Greek word meaning ‘without brilliance’<br />

because each floret is very small, but collectively,<br />

these plants put on a real show. Ferny foliage<br />

decorates a small shrub like plant, while millions of<br />

tiny florets form spikes of flowers in many soft colors;<br />

prefers rich, humusy but well-drained soil in part<br />

shade in warm climates; blooms early-mid summer;<br />

1’-2’ tall; 3-5 eyes (jumbo bare root clumps); whz 5-8;<br />

bare root.<br />

ASTER<br />

(AS-ter)<br />

Family: Compositae (North American native)<br />

Special Feature: Doesn’t need staking<br />

Nickname: Smooth Aster<br />

Bulb Companions: Lycoris, Amarcrinum, Colchicum, Fall<br />

Crocus<br />

Wonderful introductions from Mt. Cuba that are<br />

some of the most garden worthy natives available;<br />

clean foliage <strong>and</strong> tolerant of many soil <strong>and</strong> moisture<br />

conditions; rarely needs<br />

staking; should be cut<br />

back after flowering to<br />

prevent self-sowing.<br />

Aster laevis ‘Blue Bird’<br />

l a evis ‘ B l u e B i rd ’ -<br />

lovely large single violet-blue<br />

flowers with<br />

g o l d e n - ye l l o w c e n -<br />

ters; 3’-4’; whz 4-8.<br />

#89-86 1/$5.29<br />

5/$22.50 10/$40.50<br />

A m e t h y s t – p a l e<br />

l a v e n d e r f l o w e r s .<br />

#53-20 1/$5.92<br />

5/$25.20 10/$45.40<br />

Aster laevis ‘Blue Bird’ in one of our home gardens <strong>and</strong><br />

gr<strong>and</strong>son, Van sits in the garden while his dog, Mabel,<br />

keeps watch over him. (<strong>Summer</strong> 2009)<br />

Astilbe ‘Amethyst’<br />

E u r o p a – n i c e ,<br />

s o f t p i n k s p i k e s .<br />

#53-21 1/$6.17<br />

5/$26.25 10/$47.30<br />

Astilbe ‘Europa’<br />

Peach Blossom – soft<br />

peachy salmon.<br />

#53-23 1/$6.17<br />

5/$26.25 10/$47.30<br />

novae-angliae ‘Purple<br />

Dome’ - naturally compact<br />

with deep purple flowers<br />

in August & September;<br />

12”-18”; whz 3-8.<br />

#89-124 1/$5.29<br />

5/$22.50 10/$40.50<br />

A. nov.-angliae ‘Purple Dome’<br />

Astilbe ‘Peach Blossom’<br />

Snowdrift – pure, snow<br />

white flowers.<br />

#53-22 1/$5.92<br />

5/$25.20 10/$45.40<br />

Astilbe ‘Snowdrift’<br />

50 Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com


Cozy Companions, cont. Astilboides<br />

Astilboides tabularis<br />

(As-teal-BOY-deez Tab-yew-LAIR-us)<br />

Family: Saxifragaceae<br />

Special Feature: Dramatic giant leaves<br />

Nickname: Rogers Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia, Caladium, Canna, Colocasia,<br />

Hedychium<br />

Astilboides tabularis<br />

This plant with<br />

its gargantuan<br />

l e a v e s l o o k s<br />

like it has come<br />

from the tropical<br />

jungle although<br />

it does best in<br />

cool soil - in fact,<br />

the best we’ve<br />

ever seen it was<br />

in Alaska! Full<br />

to part shade in<br />

m o i s t, h u m u s<br />

rich soil; 3’-4’;<br />

whz 3-9; bare<br />

root.<br />

#89-05<br />

1/$9.48<br />

5/$40.30<br />

10/$72.60<br />

BAPTISIA AUSTRALIS<br />

(Bap-TEEZ-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Leguminosae<br />

Special Feature: Drought resistant<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Gladiolus; Lily; Canna<br />

Sturdy, droughtresistant<br />

native plant,<br />

this is perfect for the<br />

informal border, hillside,<br />

wild garden or<br />

sunny bank where you<br />

can deadhead after<br />

flowering; gives tons<br />

of pea-like flowers;<br />

well-drained, preferably<br />

s<strong>and</strong>y soil <strong>and</strong> full<br />

sun is best; a terrific<br />

perennial; nicknamed<br />

‘blue false indigo’ but<br />

variable from light<br />

mauve to bright indigo.<br />

2’-3’; 2’ spread;<br />

whz 5-8; not available<br />

until late March.<br />

#89-94 1/$6.66<br />

5/$28.35 10/$51<br />

Baptisia australis<br />

Increase the hardiness of most of the bulbs in this<br />

catalogue by employing one or more of the following<br />

cultural practices: 1. Cover beds for the winter with<br />

3”-4” of a light, airy mulch like pine needles, salt hay,<br />

chopped leaves, buckwheat hulls or something similar<br />

to give a protective blanket to help keep the bulbs from<br />

freezing; 2. Plant the bulbs below the normal frost or<br />

freeze line in the soil to help keep them from freezing;<br />

3. Pick the proper site for the particular bulb, i.e. plant<br />

the moisture loving tropical bulbs in an area that does<br />

not dry out during the bulb’s winter rest. Conversely,<br />

plant the bulbs from Alpine or Desert climates in areas<br />

where they will be dry or drier during their winter<br />

dormancy; 4. Select those kinder or warmer microclimates<br />

on your property to plant the tender tropical<br />

bulbs; 5. Change your attitude towards these bulbs<br />

<strong>and</strong> think of them as relatively inexpensive annuals<br />

or temporary perennials <strong>and</strong> treat them the way you’d<br />

treat your Impatiens <strong>and</strong> Zinnias.<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Convallaria<br />

†CAREX PHYLLOCEPHALA<br />

‘SPARKLER’ (KAY-rex)<br />

Family: Cyperaceae<br />

Special Feature: Pest Resistant<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Gladiolus; Lily; Canna<br />

Wo n d e r f u l<br />

grass that can either<br />

be used to<br />

line a border or<br />

can be used as<br />

a ground cover,<br />

helping to discourage<br />

weeds; this<br />

particular one’s<br />

leaves spread in<br />

a swirl creating a<br />

‘sparkler’ effect<br />

at the end of the<br />

stems - it’s SO fun!<br />

~2 1/2” pot.<br />

#89-69<br />

Carex phyllocephala ‘Sparkler’<br />

1/$8.34<br />

5/$35.50<br />

10/$63.90<br />

CONVALLARIA<br />

(con-va-LAIR-ee-uh)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Intoxicating fragrance<br />

Nickname: Lily-of-the-Valley<br />

Bulb Companions: Cornukaempferia; Martagon Lily; various<br />

Oxalis; Begonia; Caladium; Hedychium<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Rhododendron; Camellia;<br />

Hosta; Impatiens; Lamium; Rubus; Fern<br />

Nodding, bell-shaped, extremely fragrant<br />

flowers on 6” - 8” stems decorate the dark green, bold,<br />

lance-shaped foliage of this lovely, deciduous ground<br />

cover. Spreading by underground rhizomes forming a<br />

carpet in shady, evenly moist areas, this native to the<br />

Northern Hemisphere is a great ‘shoes <strong>and</strong> socks’ plant<br />

for shade loving shrubs, perennials <strong>and</strong> bulbs. Leaves<br />

<strong>and</strong> flowers appear in late spring, it often takes a season<br />

to establish itself, but is well worth the effort as it<br />

provides an abundance of cut flowers for market <strong>and</strong><br />

can be used as a natural air freshener in your home. 5<br />

per sq. ft.; whz 5-10; Heirloom, 1420. (flowering pips)<br />

Convallaria ‘Bordeau’<br />

m a j a l i s – p u r e<br />

w h i t e f l o w e r s ; 1 4 2 0 .<br />

#64-01 5/$9.15<br />

25/$38.75 50/$70<br />

Bordeau - taller <strong>and</strong> larger<br />

than the species; flowers<br />

more above the leaves<br />

than the species; stem<br />

base is wine colored.<br />

#64-08 1/$6.12<br />

5/$26.05 10/$46.90<br />

Convallaria majalis<br />

If you have the right indoor growing conditions,<br />

you can request to receive your order earlier than<br />

normal, pot up your bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials using<br />

‘bottom heat’ (see heat mat on pg 61) <strong>and</strong> get a<br />

‘jump-start’ on your summer garden!<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont. Dianthus<br />

DIANTHUS BARBATUS<br />

‘HEART ATTACK’ (Die-ANN-thus)<br />

Family: Caryophyllaceae<br />

Special Feature: Long lasting cut flowers<br />

Nickname: Sweet William<br />

Bulb Companions: LA Lilies; Dahlia; Anemone coronaria<br />

Bright red,<br />

c a r n a t i o n - l i k e<br />

Dianthus barbatus ‘Heart Attack’<br />

DICENTRA<br />

flowers that start<br />

b l o o m i n g i n<br />

spring <strong>and</strong> continues<br />

for a long<br />

time; leaves are<br />

dark green, strap<br />

<strong>and</strong> glossy; 8”-16”;<br />

whz 4-8; available<br />

late March.<br />

#89-98<br />

1/$5.68<br />

5/$24.15<br />

10/$43.50<br />

(Die-SIN-tra)<br />

Family: Fumariaceae<br />

Special Feature: Lovely heart-shaped flowers<br />

Nickname: Bleeding Hearts<br />

Bulb Companions: Martagon Lily; various Oxalis; Begonia;<br />

Caladium; Hedychium<br />

Clump forming perennial arching branches<br />

with heart-shaped, graceful flowers lining the length<br />

of the branch; prefers rich, woodl<strong>and</strong> type situation;<br />

late spring/early summer blooming; often dies back<br />

in midsummer; part to full shade; 2’-4’; whz 3-9; bare<br />

root.<br />

spectabilis ‘Alba’ - pure<br />

white flowers<br />

#89-35 1/$5.29<br />

5/$22.50 10/$40.50<br />

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’<br />

s p e c t a b i l i s ‘ G o l d<br />

H e a r t ’ - g r e e n / g o l d<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> pink flowers.<br />

#89-36 1/$13.72<br />

5/$58.40 10/$105.10<br />

Dicent. spec. ‘Gold Heart’<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Echinacea<br />

§-DODECATHEON MEADIA<br />

(Doe-deh-KATH-ee-un)<br />

Family: Primulaceae<br />

Special Feature: Native to the Eastern U.S.<br />

Nickname: Shooting Star; American Cowslip<br />

Bulb Companions: Bletilla; Convallaria; Triteleia<br />

A woodl<strong>and</strong> native, this little flower is<br />

amazingly visible <strong>and</strong> attractive coming up through<br />

a ground cover of vinca minor <strong>and</strong> small ivy in the ‘dry<br />

berm’ in front of our house; partial to full shade; well<br />

drained but moist soil; plant early for best results; whz<br />

4-8; may arrive pre-potted or bare root.<br />

meadia - clusters of individual<br />

pink flowers on top<br />

of 8”-12” stems.<br />

#70-10 5/$10.35<br />

25/$44.25 50/$79.50<br />

Dodecatheon meadia Dodecatheon meadia ‘Alba’<br />

meadia ‘Alba’ - white form of the above, adding lots<br />

of light to a shady area.<br />

#70-11 5/$30.60 25/$130.25 50/$234.50<br />

ECHINACEA (Eck-ah-NAY-shah)<br />

Family: Compositae<br />

Special Feature: Butterfly magnet<br />

Nickname: Coneflower<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Canna; Lily; Hedychium<br />

A very popular perennial for the summer garden that<br />

keeps blooming for a long time. Terrific for the sunny<br />

garden or for containers; prefers well-drained soil.<br />

Milkshake - our visiting<br />

customers voted this number<br />

1 winner of our trials in<br />

our catalogue garden last<br />

summer <strong>and</strong> we like it, too!<br />

24”-30”; whz 4-9.<br />

#89-113 1/$10.46<br />

5/$44.50 10/$80.10<br />

Echinacea ‘Milkshake’<br />

Pixie Meadowbright<br />

- very floriferous from<br />

Chicagol<strong>and</strong> Grows;<br />

compact, upfacing flowers;<br />

24”-30”; whz 4-9.<br />

#89-72 1/$12.09<br />

5/$51.45 10/$92.60<br />

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ in the garden with<br />

Arisaema sikokianum <strong>and</strong> Moric<strong>and</strong>ia arvensis<br />

(‘Chinese Temple Bells’). They make quite a trio!<br />

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Echinacea ‘Pixie Meadowbright’<br />

in the garden with<br />

Zantedeschia<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone


Cozy Companions, cont. Eryngium<br />

ERYNGIUM PLANUM<br />

‘bLUE HOBBIT’ (Eh-RIN-gee-um)<br />

Family: Apiaceae<br />

Nickname: Alpine Sea Holly<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Canna; Colocasia<br />

Open umbels<br />

of prickly steel-blue<br />

flowers which eventually<br />

cover the foliage<br />

in midsummer;<br />

flowers good for cutting,<br />

either fresh or<br />

dried. A long lasting<br />

perennial <strong>and</strong> good<br />

for the front of a sunny<br />

border or in combination<br />

containers;<br />

doesn’t seem to mind<br />

hot, dry sites; attracts<br />

butter flies; 8”-12”;<br />

Eryngium planum ‘Blue Hobbit’ whz 6-9. deep plugs;<br />

available late March.<br />

#89-109 1/$5.68 5/$24.15 10/$43.50<br />

GERANIUM<br />

(Jer-AAN-ee-um)<br />

Family: Geraniaceae<br />

Nickname: Cranesbill<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia, Gladiolus, Lilium, Oxalis<br />

This is a terrific plant that keeps giving all summer;<br />

often acts as a ground cover with the addition of flowers,<br />

they attact attention to all who visit our garden.<br />

full-sun with adequate moisture to part shade; 12”-18”.<br />

Geranium ‘Orkney Cherry’<br />

Rozanne - beautiful bluepurple<br />

flowers with pale<br />

blue eyes; heat tolerant; foliage<br />

gets bronzy in the fall.<br />

#89-114 1/$12.73<br />

5/$54.20 10/$97.50<br />

Orkney Cherry - pink<br />

to magenta flowers surrounded<br />

with dark bronzy<br />

green leaves create quite<br />

a show with this new cozy<br />

companion. Will look terrific<br />

with many other bulbs<br />

<strong>and</strong> perennials.<br />

#89-121 1/$8.88<br />

5/$37.80 10/$68<br />

Geranium ‘Rozanne’<br />

I’m not sure whether<br />

this color combination<br />

was intentional<br />

or accidental, but it<br />

shows how spectacular<br />

Geranium<br />

‘Rozanne’ is in the<br />

garden. It kept up<br />

the show all summer!<br />

Here with a<br />

dahlia, tradescantia,<br />

caladium <strong>and</strong> oxalis,<br />

it is the plant that<br />

made visitors walk<br />

over to this area of<br />

the parking lot garden.<br />

Be sure to take<br />

a look the next time<br />

you visit during the<br />

summer!<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Helleborus<br />

GUNNERA TINCTORIA<br />

Family: Gunneraceae (GUN-er-ah)<br />

Special Feature: Giant leaves<br />

Nickname: Chilean Rhubarb<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Canna; Colocasia; Dahlia<br />

Gunnera tinctoria<br />

With leaves up to<br />

5’ across <strong>and</strong> 7’ tall,<br />

this is one of South<br />

America’s best; prefers<br />

moist soil; have<br />

read it dislikes high<br />

summer humidity of<br />

the East <strong>and</strong> Southeast<br />

but performs<br />

wonderfully here!<br />

whz 7-10.<br />

#89-73 1/$6.42<br />

5/$27.30<br />

10/$49.10<br />

HELIANTHUS ‘GOLD LACE’<br />

(Heel-ee-AN-thus)<br />

Family: Composite<br />

Nickname: Sunflower<br />

Special Feature: Attracts birds <strong>and</strong> butterflies<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Colocasia; Dahlia<br />

Free - f l owering<br />

plant that lightens<br />

up the mid to late<br />

summer garden; lots<br />

of light yellow flowers<br />

which attract butterflies<br />

from July - September;<br />

4’-6’; whz 5-9;<br />

dormant.<br />

#89-74<br />

1/$5.58<br />

5/$23.75<br />

10/$42.70<br />

HELLEBORUS HYBRID MIX<br />

(Hell-eh-BOR-us)<br />

Family: Ranunculaceae<br />

Nickname: Lenten Rose<br />

Special Feature: All Winter Beauty<br />

Bulb Companions: Arum; Galanthus; early Crocus<br />

Next to Hemerocallis,<br />

we feel that these natives of<br />

Greece <strong>and</strong> Asia Minor are the<br />

best companion perennials<br />

for spring flowering bulbs.<br />

Their dark green, segmented,<br />

leathery, evergreen leaves<br />

make a fine backdrop for<br />

spring bulb flowers. Their<br />

Helleborus with daffodil<br />

Helianthus ‘Gold Lace’<br />

nodding, 2”-4”, long-lasting,<br />

bowl-shaped flowers<br />

come in a range of colors<br />

from dark plum purple<br />

through pink, cream, yellow<br />

to green, often with<br />

an attractive dusting of<br />

spots. They grow best in<br />

shade to part sun, in rich<br />

well-drained soil with adequate<br />

moisture <strong>and</strong> are close to critter proof. 12”-<br />

‘Helleborus en masse’<br />

15”; whz 4-9; (will be shipped in a 6 pack of 2” pots)<br />

#89-99 6 pack/$30 flat of 36/$144<br />

Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont. Hibiscus<br />

Hibiscus (Hi-BIS-cus)<br />

Family: Malvaceae<br />

Special Feature: Big, lush flowers<br />

Nickname: Giant Mallow<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Colocasia; Dahlia<br />

This is a terrific plant that puts on an amazing<br />

show all summer long! The flowers are huge but<br />

still look very delicate; thrives in heat <strong>and</strong> humidity or<br />

a ‘long hot summer’ to grow well <strong>and</strong> blooms better<br />

in full sun <strong>and</strong> sufficient<br />

moisture; whz 4-9; dormant.<br />

NOT AVAILABLE<br />

UNTIL AT LEAST LATE<br />

MARCH. 2’-3’.<br />

Fireball - up to 10” almost<br />

red flowers blooming<br />

midsummer to fall.<br />

#89-75 1/$14.31<br />

5/$60.90 10/$109.60<br />

Hibiscus ‘Fireball’<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Kniphofia<br />

§-IRIS FOETIDISSIMA (EYE-ris)<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Bulb Companions: Allium, Camassia, Dutch Iris<br />

Other Companions <strong>and</strong> uses: Hosta; Dianthus; <strong>and</strong> other<br />

early perennials<br />

Deep green leaves form<br />

a ‘fan’ backdrop for the lilac<br />

to topaz to yellow beardless<br />

iris; very late spring or early<br />

summer; if not deadheaded,<br />

astounding seed pods which<br />

pop open showing off their<br />

scarlet color which adds another<br />

season of color for this plant.<br />

O f t e n<br />

t a k e s a<br />

y e a r t o<br />

I. foetidissima in flower<br />

m a t u r e<br />

<strong>and</strong> perform <strong>and</strong> prefers a partly<br />

shady, moist location; 12”-<br />

36”; whz 4-9; bare root.<br />

#80-03 5/$17.65<br />

25/$75.25 50/$135.50<br />

Hibiscus ‘Jazzberry Jam’<br />

Jazzberry Jam - Huge<br />

flowers that seem to ‘glow’<br />

in the garden.<br />

#89-100 1/$15.30<br />

5/$65.10 10/$117.20<br />

I. foetidissima in berry<br />

kniphofia (nigh-FOH-fee-ah)<br />

Family: Liliaceae (Aloeaceae)<br />

Nickname: Red-Hot Poker; Torch Lily<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Dahlia; Lily; Zantedeschia<br />

Striking, tall spikes with hundreds of bright<br />

tubular flowers; works best in full sun <strong>and</strong> well-drained<br />

soil; 2’-3’; whz 6-10; bare root.<br />

Alcazar - bright orange;<br />

like a neon sign; a real<br />

attention getter.<br />

#89-79 1/$5.33<br />

5/$22.70 10/$40.80<br />

Minister Verschuur -<br />

rich clean yellow spikes<br />

o n 2 4 ” - 3 0 ” s t e m s ;<br />

e a r l y m i d s u m m e r.<br />

#89-10 1/$7.65<br />

5/$32.55 10/$58.60<br />

Hibiscus ‘Jazzberry Jam’ has a color echo with Phlox<br />

‘Bright Eyes’ <strong>and</strong> blends nicely with Lilium ‘Vermeer’<br />

Kniphofia<br />

‘Alcazar’<br />

Kniphofia<br />

‘Minister<br />

Verschuur’<br />

IRIS ENSATA ‘LION KING’<br />

Family: Iridaceae<br />

Nickname: Japanese Water Iris<br />

Bulb Companions: Colocasia; Hedychium; Xanthosoma;<br />

Zantedeschia (aethiopica types)<br />

Iris ensata ‘Lion King’<br />

Nor th Americ<br />

a n n a t i v e<br />

t h a t w e ’ v e<br />

h a d a r o u n d<br />

our pond for<br />

years <strong>and</strong> we’re<br />

thrilled to be<br />

able to offer it<br />

nursery propagated<br />

to you.<br />

Prefers full sun.<br />

#89-122<br />

1/$10.22<br />

5/$43.45<br />

10/$78.20<br />

Kniphofia ‘Minister Verschuur’ adds a long-lasting<br />

bright spot in one of our home gardens <strong>and</strong> looks fabulous<br />

with the lilies <strong>and</strong> larkspur. It’s SO cool!<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont.Leucanthemum<br />

lEUCANTHEMUM ‘bECKY’<br />

Family: Compositae (Loo-KAN-thee-mum)<br />

Nickname: Daisy<br />

Bulb Companions: Colocasia; Hedychium; Xanthosoma<br />

Large flowered<br />

Shasta-type daisy that is<br />

a long-term perennial;<br />

w e l l - d r a i n e d a v e r a g e<br />

soil in full sun; can be cut<br />

back to keep compact.<br />

2’-3’; whz 4-9; dormant.<br />

#89-29 1/$6.07<br />

5/$25.85 10/$46.50<br />

Leucanthemum ‘Becky’<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Monarda<br />

MONARDA<br />

(Moh-NAR-dah)<br />

Family: Labiatae<br />

Special Feature: Fragrant plant<br />

Nickname: Wild Bergamont, Bee Balm<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Dahlia; Gladiolus; Hedychium;<br />

Hippeastrum; Hymenocallis; Zantedeschia<br />

A wonderful plant loved by butterflies <strong>and</strong><br />

hummingbirds <strong>and</strong> hated by deer, this plant is terrific<br />

for a meadow garden or as a backdrop for the<br />

flower border; early to<br />

late summer; these are<br />

mildew resistant; if it<br />

spreads too much, just<br />

‘yank’ it out! Whz 3-8;<br />

dormant.<br />

G r a n d Pa r a d e - a<br />

compact, 12”-14”, eyecatching<br />

bright color<br />

for the meadow or<br />

flower border.<br />

#89-102 1/$6.66<br />

5/$28.35 10/$51<br />

Monarda ‘Gr<strong>and</strong> Parade’<br />

Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ performs nicely with any<br />

number of sun-loving summer blooming bulbs <strong>and</strong><br />

perennials. Here with Liatris floristan ‘Alba’ <strong>and</strong><br />

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’, it almost steals the show!<br />

lOBELIA CARDINALIS<br />

(Low-BEEL-yah)<br />

Family: Campulaceae<br />

Nickname: Cardinal Flower<br />

Bulb Companions: Colocasia;<br />

Hedychium; Xanthosoma;<br />

Zantedeschia (aethiopica<br />

types)<br />

N o r t h A m e r i -<br />

can native that we’ve had<br />

around our pond for years<br />

<strong>and</strong> we’re thrilled to be able<br />

to offer it nursery propagated<br />

to you. Prefers full<br />

sun to part shade <strong>and</strong> either<br />

medium to wet soils; often<br />

found along damp ditch<br />

banks on the roadside; 2’-4’.<br />

#89-101<br />

1/$5.58<br />

5/$23.75<br />

10/$42.70<br />

Monarda ‘Gr<strong>and</strong> Parade’ in the garden with<br />

gladiolus,lilies <strong>and</strong> other summer blooming perennials.<br />

Jacob Cline- the buds<br />

of this flower really<br />

look like raspberries<br />

<strong>and</strong> develop into an<br />

even more beautiful<br />

color plant; 3’-4’.<br />

#89-103<br />

1/$5.72<br />

5/$24.35<br />

10/$43.80<br />

Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’<br />

Lobelia cardinalis<br />

To the right, Monarda ‘Jacob Cline’ blooms beautifully<br />

<strong>and</strong> looks quite comfortable in the company of other<br />

summer blooming bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials. → →<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont.Muhlenbergia<br />

MUHLENBERGIA CAPILLARIS<br />

(mew-len-BERG-gee-uh)<br />

Family: Poaceae<br />

Special Feature: Fall color<br />

Nickname: Pink Muhly Grass<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Dahlia; Gladiolus; Hedychium;<br />

Hippeastrum; Hymenocallis; Zantedeschia<br />

Lovely bluegreen<br />

foliage develops<br />

magical fall color that<br />

is a real eye-catcher;<br />

blooms Sept. - Nov.;<br />

requires a site with excellent<br />

drainage, even<br />

in winter; best in full<br />

sun to part shade; 2’-3’;<br />

whz 6-9; dormant.<br />

Pink Muhly Grass -<br />

this has become one<br />

of the most ‘ood <strong>and</strong><br />

ahd’ over plants in<br />

our new garden! Cotton<br />

c<strong>and</strong>y pink puffs<br />

at the top of the very<br />

t h i n g r a s s s t a l k s ;<br />

Muhlenbergia capillaris amazingly beautiful,<br />

‘Pink Muhly Grass’ especially in the fall.<br />

#89-47 1/$8.88 5/$37.80 10/$68<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Pennisetum<br />

NASSELLA TENUISSIMA<br />

(NASS-eh-lah)<br />

Family: Poaceae (Stipa tenuissima)<br />

Special Feature: Feathery texture<br />

Nickname: Feather Grass<br />

Bulb Companions: Dahlia; Lily; Lycoris<br />

A d r o u g h t<br />

tolerant grass<br />

with very fine<br />

green foliage<br />

that produces<br />

narrow, straw<br />

colored seedheads;<br />

appears<br />

very soft <strong>and</strong><br />

delicate, while<br />

dancing in the<br />

breeze but is a<br />

strong plant;<br />

lots of visitors<br />

love to fondle<br />

this grass bec<br />

a u s e i t r e -<br />

Nassella tenuissima<br />

minds them of<br />

the time when they used to snuggle with their pet dog!<br />

Full sun; may stay evergreen in cooler climates; requires<br />

very well-drained soil. 18”-24”; whz 6-9; bare root.<br />

#89-83 1/$6.17 5/$26.25 10/$47.30<br />

Pennisetum ‘FIREWORKS’<br />

(Pen-eh-SEE-tum)<br />

Family: Grimineae<br />

Bulb Companions: Curcuma; Dahlia; Hedychium<br />

An intensely colorful grass that stays colorful<br />

all season <strong>and</strong> adds cute, fluffy seed heads in the fall as<br />

an additional treat; a wonderful companion to other<br />

summer bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials; full sun to part shade;<br />

an easy care plant. 12”-15”; whz 9-10.<br />

#89-123 1/$10.36 5/$44.10 10/$79.40<br />

Just when you think the flower garden season is over,<br />

the Muhlenbergia ‘Pink Muhly Grass’ starts its real<br />

show. Then, the Colchicums popped up <strong>and</strong> what a<br />

sight it was to see them singing a duet! This combination<br />

stopped visitors in their tracks!<br />

W h i t e C l o u d<br />

- like white puffy<br />

c l o u d s f l o a t i n g<br />

through the garden!<br />

Heat, drought<br />

<strong>and</strong> humidity tolerant,<br />

this is an easy<br />

plant for the late<br />

summer <strong>and</strong> fall<br />

garden; blooms a<br />

tiny bit later than<br />

t h e p i n k f o r m ,<br />

which makes it nice<br />

to have something<br />

else to continue the<br />

blooming cycle. 2’-<br />

3’; whz 6-10.<br />

#89-82<br />

1/$8.88<br />

5/$37.80 10/$68<br />

Muhlenbergia ‘White Cloud’<br />

Pennisetum ‘Fireworks’<br />

Our Guarantee<br />

All of the bulbs <strong>and</strong> plants in this catalogue are nursery<br />

propagated. We guarantee that they will arrive<br />

in good condition. We ask you to inspect your bulbs<br />

<strong>and</strong> plants as soon as they arrive <strong>and</strong> if they are not in<br />

good shape, you must let us know right away within 7<br />

days! Some of the bulbs <strong>and</strong> plants in this catalogue<br />

are more difficult to grow than others, each having<br />

their own specific requirements. Therefore, we CAN<br />

NOT guarantee their success in your garden. If you<br />

are successful at choosing a suitable site for your<br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> plants <strong>and</strong> they bloom, we DO guarantee<br />

the flowers will bloom true to name. We plant trials<br />

of the same bulbs <strong>and</strong> plants here on our farm. We<br />

will contact you to discuss replacements or a refund<br />

if we find any mistakes, which rarely happens, we’re<br />

happy to say. We wish you much success, lots of<br />

flowers <strong>and</strong> many happy days filled with smiles!<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont. Persicaria<br />

PERSICARIA ‘GOLDEN ARROW’<br />

(Per-seh-KARE-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Polygonaceae<br />

Special Feature: Golden leaves<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Caladium; Colocasia;<br />

Hedychium; Xanthosoma<br />

Golden green lance-shaped leaves decorated<br />

with spikes of amazing scarlet flowers from summer<br />

until fall; perfers moist but well-drained soil; full sun<br />

to partial shade; spread 24”-36”; 18”-24” tall; whz 5-9.<br />

#89-115 1/$7.40 5/$31.50 10/$56.70<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Polemonium<br />

David - vigorous <strong>and</strong> sturdy<br />

plants with stunning<br />

clear white, fragrant flowers<br />

from midsummer to<br />

early fall; mildew resistant.<br />

#89-21 1/$5.53<br />

5/$23.50 10/$42.30<br />

Phlox paniculata ‘David’<br />

Nora Leigh - lovely white<br />

flowers with a purplish eye<br />

decorated <strong>and</strong> made more<br />

special by the incredible<br />

variegated foliage; quite an<br />

eye-catcher.<br />

#89-106 1/$5.68<br />

5/$24.15 10/$43.50 Phlox panicul. ‘Nora Leigh’<br />

Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Golden Arrow’<br />

phlox PANICULATA (FLOX)<br />

Family: Polemoniaceae<br />

Special Feature: Showy long-lasting blooms<br />

Nickname: <strong>Summer</strong> phlox<br />

Bulb Companions: Canna; Dahlia; Gladiolus; Hedychium;<br />

Hippeastrum; Hymenocallis; Zantedeschia<br />

This group of plants have decorated our full<br />

sun, summer garden for years <strong>and</strong> seem to be truly<br />

perennial for us. Amazing colors of long-lasting <strong>and</strong><br />

often fragrant flowers; 18”-24”; whz 4-8; bare root.<br />

Blue Paradise - a wonderful<br />

phlox with an amazing<br />

color; seems to give tons<br />

of flowers!<br />

#89-105 1/$5.59<br />

5/$18.65 10/$33.90<br />

Phlox ‘Blue Paradise’<br />

Bright Eyes - numerous<br />

clear pink florets with a<br />

red eye center; fragrant;<br />

available late March.<br />

#89-19 1/$5.68<br />

5/$24.15 10/$43.50<br />

Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’<br />

Phlox paniculata ‘Nora Leigh’ with Lilium ‘Black Beauty’<br />

POLEMONIUM ‘HEAVEN SCENT’<br />

(Poh-lee-MOAN-ee-um)<br />

Family: Polemoniaceae<br />

Special feature: Butterfly magnet<br />

Nickname: Jacob’s Ladder<br />

Bulb Companions: Allium;<br />

Convallaria; Hyacinthoides<br />

Mounds of<br />

ferny foliage topped<br />

with lovely blue flowers<br />

that butterflies<br />

adore; prefers sun to<br />

part shade; blooms<br />

l a t e s p r i n g / e a r l y<br />

summer once established;<br />

best in middle<br />

to front of border;<br />

18”-24” tall; spread<br />

1 5 ” - 1 8 ” ; w h z 3 - 7 .<br />

#89-116 1/$11.10<br />

5/$47.25 10/$85.10<br />

This image<br />

was taken<br />

in the aft<br />

e r n o o n<br />

when the<br />

light had a<br />

golden hue,<br />

but you can<br />

see how the<br />

butterflies<br />

l o v e t h i s<br />

plant!<br />

Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent<br />

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Cozy Companions, cont.Polygonatum<br />

POLYGONATUM JAP.<br />

VARIEGATUM<br />

(Pah-lee-go-NEY-tum)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: Shade loving plant<br />

Nickname: Solomon’s Seal<br />

Bulb Companions: Allium; Convallaria; Hyacinthoides<br />

Small, white,<br />

pendant flowers<br />

hang from<br />

graceful, arching<br />

stems on this<br />

shade-loving perennial,<br />

giving<br />

the illusion of a<br />

very large ‘lilyof-the<br />

-valley ’.<br />

T h e m e d i u m ,<br />

w a x y , g r e e n<br />

leaves are narr<br />

o w l y e d g e d<br />

creamy white.<br />

Grows 16”-30”<br />

t a l l i n w e l l -<br />

drained, humusy<br />

soil in late spring -<br />

Polygonatum jap. variegatum<br />

early summer; whz 5-9; large bare root perennial tubers.<br />

#90-10 1/$8.69 5/$36.95 10/$66.50<br />

SALVIA<br />

(SAL-vee-ah)<br />

Family: Labiatae<br />

Special Feature: Drought tolerant<br />

Nickname: Sage<br />

Bulb Companions: Eucomis; Dahlia; Gladiolus; Lilium<br />

Easy care, drought tolerant plants with fragrant<br />

foliage whose flowers are often visited by butterflies<br />

<strong>and</strong> hummingbirds. Prefers full sun <strong>and</strong> is deer <strong>and</strong><br />

rabbit resistant.<br />

Hot Lips - amazing<br />

bi-color flower<br />

which varies depending<br />

on temperature<br />

range of<br />

the season; blooms<br />

e a r l y s u m m e r<br />

through fall once<br />

established; 4’-5’<br />

tall; 3’-4’ spread;<br />

whz 7-9.<br />

#89-117<br />

1/$4.70<br />

5/$20<br />

10/$36<br />

Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ (close-up)<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Thermopsis<br />

Salvia guar. ‘Black <strong>and</strong> Blue’<br />

guaranitica ‘Black<br />

<strong>and</strong> Blue’ - an incredibly<br />

beautiful plant which can<br />

become ‘woody’ <strong>and</strong> be<br />

used as a hedge, filler for<br />

the back of a border or<br />

in very large containers;<br />

cobalt blue with near<br />

black stems; blooms midsummer<br />

to fall <strong>and</strong> prefers<br />

full sun to part shade;<br />

deadheading helps prolong<br />

bloom; 2’-4’ tall;<br />

1’-3’ spread; whz 7-10.<br />

#89-118<br />

1/$4.70<br />

5/$20<br />

10/$36<br />

THERMOPSIS CAROLINIANA<br />

(Ther-MOP-sis)<br />

Family: Papilionaceae<br />

Special Feature: Adaptable to<br />

southern heat<br />

Nickname: Southern lupine<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Caladium;<br />

Colocasia; Hedychium<br />

Lovely yellow lupinelike<br />

flowers that, although native<br />

to the mountains of North<br />

Carolina, seem to tolerate the<br />

Piedmont <strong>and</strong> Coastal regions<br />

as well; prefers partial shade<br />

<strong>and</strong> a well-drained site; best to<br />

cut back foliage about a month<br />

after flowering; once established,<br />

it blooms in the spring<br />

with daffodils <strong>and</strong> tulips;<br />

30”-48”; whz 3-9; not available<br />

until at least late March.<br />

#89-112 1/$5.58<br />

5/$23.75 10/$42.70<br />

Thermopsis caroliniana<br />

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Salvia ‘Hot Lips’ (in the garden)<br />

The close up of Thermopsis caroliniana shows just<br />

how lovely each floret is, but this image really shows<br />

how wonderfully it clumps <strong>and</strong> performs in the garden.<br />

It is a very pleasing companion to other late spring<br />

bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials.<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852 whz = Winter Hardiness Zone


Cozy Companions, cont. Tradescantia<br />

TRADESCANTIA ‘SWEET KATE’<br />

(Tra-des-CAN-teeah)<br />

Family: Commelinaceae<br />

Special Feature: Combination of blue & gold<br />

Nickname: Spiderwort<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Caladium; Colocasia;<br />

Hedychium; Xanthosoma<br />

This plant ‘puts on a show’ for most of the<br />

summer with bloom after bloom! A bright spot for the<br />

shade garden<br />

with its clear<br />

greenish yellow<br />

leaves <strong>and</strong> dark<br />

b l u e - p u r p l e<br />

flowers; suitable<br />

for mixed<br />

shady borders;<br />

after flowering,<br />

cut back flower<br />

s t e m s to e n -<br />

courage further<br />

flowers; 12”-15”;<br />

whz 4-9.<br />

#89-58<br />

1/$7.01<br />

Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’<br />

5/$29.80<br />

10/$53.70<br />

Cozy Companions, cont. Seeds<br />

VERBENA BONARIENSIS<br />

(Ver-BEE-nah)<br />

Family: Verbenaceae<br />

Special Feature: Butterfly Magnet<br />

Bulb Companions: Alocasia; Caladium; Colocasia;<br />

Hedychium; Xanthosoma<br />

Fragrant lavender to purple flowers form<br />

into a tight cluster<br />

located at<br />

the top of 2’-4’<br />

stems; blooms<br />

from mid-summer<br />

until frost;<br />

drought tolerant;<br />

suitable<br />

for xeriscap -<br />

ing; good for<br />

cut flowers <strong>and</strong><br />

can be dried for<br />

winter arrangements;<br />

prefers<br />

full sun in welldrained<br />

soil;<br />

whz 7-10.<br />

#89-107<br />

1/$5.68<br />

5/$24.15<br />

Verbena bonariensis<br />

10/$43.50<br />

Tradescantia ‘Sweet Kate’ not only provides the<br />

green/gold foliage <strong>and</strong> the blue flower, it also acts<br />

almost as a ground cover around larger more linear<br />

plants like Zantedeschia (calla) <strong>and</strong> dahlias. It is a<br />

long-term perennial.<br />

uvularia gr<strong>and</strong>iflora<br />

(Yew-view-LAIR-ee-ah)<br />

Family: Liliaceae<br />

Special Feature: 2” yellow bell-shaped flowers<br />

Nickname: Merrybells; Bellwart<br />

Bulb Companions: Anemone;<br />

Arum; Daffodil;<br />

Hyacinthoides<br />

This wonderful<br />

Native American<br />

perennial is a superb<br />

choice for the part<br />

sun to shade garden<br />

in compost rich soil;<br />

12”-18”; whz 3-9;<br />

bare root.<br />

#89-24 1/$5.74<br />

Uvularia gr<strong>and</strong>iflora<br />

5/$24.45 10/$44<br />

Each floret of Verbena bonariensis is lovely. I love<br />

the way it branches <strong>and</strong> allows one to see through the<br />

plant to where other flowers are blooming behind it.<br />

When clumped en masse, it appears bolder, stronger,<br />

<strong>and</strong> makes a totally different statement...the same plant<br />

used differently - each wonderfully effective.<br />

SEEDS FOR A MEADOW<br />

Visitors who have toured our farm <strong>and</strong> gardens have<br />

been amazed at the variety of flowering plant material<br />

in addition to the bulbs <strong>and</strong> perennials, which they<br />

only expected to see. Many have requested that<br />

we share seeds of some of the annuals <strong>and</strong> biannuals<br />

that we adore <strong>and</strong><br />

‘scratch in’ after planting<br />

bulbs in the fall. Below<br />

is only one, but there are<br />

more on our web site.<br />

Moric<strong>and</strong>ia with Leucojum<br />

M o r i c a n d i a a r ve n s i s<br />

(Chinese Temple Bells)<br />

- ‘Violet Cabbage’ which<br />

blooms all spring with the<br />

spring blooming bulbs.<br />

#68-27<br />

1/packet $2.00<br />

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<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s Bouquets<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s Bouquets<br />

Fresh from the Farm<br />

FLOWERS OF THE SEASON<br />

For Any Reason<br />

In the 70’s <strong>and</strong> 80’s, <strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> I picked daffodils<br />

on our farm, sold them by the box <strong>and</strong> shipped them<br />

overnight to those who wanted something special <strong>and</strong><br />

different. We were only growing daffodils at the time,<br />

but we were growing about 3000 different types, so the<br />

boxes were amazingly beautiful. When we made the<br />

decision to open our farm <strong>and</strong> home gardens for tours,<br />

we stopped picking <strong>and</strong> selling the flowers, because, if<br />

we picked the flowers, there wouldn’t be as much for<br />

the visitors to see when they came for the garden tour.<br />

Now we have additional property <strong>and</strong> have added additional<br />

gardens on the farm. Since the 70’s, we have<br />

added to the palette, many more types of plant material<br />

that gives us beautiful flowers. We’ve been sharing them<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s Bouquets, cont.<br />

Heather picking tulips from a cut flower field behind<br />

our warehouse for the Bulb Shoppe’s flower cooler!<br />

you have allergies, which you’ll have to deal with!) We<br />

are excited to offer you the choice of a mixed bouquet<br />

with or without a vase. These will be shipped overnight,<br />

(otherwise, delivery is not guaranteed the very next day!)<br />

so PLEASE give us a very specific physical address <strong>and</strong><br />

the telephone number of the person receiving it just in<br />

case someone needs to call for directions.<br />

#103-01 Mixed Bouquet $60<br />

#103-02 Mixed Bouquet + vase $75<br />

So, what are you getting for this Stem thicknesses <strong>and</strong><br />

flower heads are SO diverse in the garden flowers, that<br />

it’s difficult to say. (i.e. Alliums versus Dutch Iris; Lilies<br />

versus Crocosmias) When the stems are bound together,<br />

you will have a BIG h<strong>and</strong> full of flower stems! (AT LEAST<br />

the circumference of a baseball). We feel confident that<br />

you’ll enjoy them!<br />

with neighbors <strong>and</strong> friends, but there are almost always<br />

many more! Someone suggested that others may enjoy<br />

having field grown flowers for their corporate gifts, their<br />

office, home, spouse or friends. So, we’re offering you the<br />

opportunity to order fresh, farm raised mixed bouquets<br />

from March 15th - October 15th. At this moment, we<br />

can’t tell you what colors will be in bloom on any given<br />

Possible springtime<br />

selections with lots of<br />

different daffodils<br />

Possible late spring/<br />

early summer selections;<br />

eremurus, daffs,<br />

lilies, etc.<br />

A cut flower field in the spring behind our warehouse.<br />

day, but we would love to know your preference (pastel;<br />

hot colors; patriotic) <strong>and</strong> we will do our best. If there is<br />

a color you just can’t abide, we’d like to know that, too.<br />

We’ll give you a call if the weather doesn’t cooperate. As<br />

gardeners, you know we are ruled by ‘Mother Nature’ so<br />

keep that in mind. These are NOT ‘greenhouse flowers’!<br />

They are organically grown. We use NO pesticides or<br />

chemicals so you’ll be able to put your nose right in the<br />

bouquet <strong>and</strong> enjoy the fragrance without worries! (Unless<br />

Possible summer<br />

selections with warm<br />

colors; lilies, hippeastrums,<br />

gladiolus, etc.<br />

Possible summer<br />

selections with pastel<br />

colors; lilies, hippeastrums,<br />

gladiolus, etc.<br />

There are seeds <strong>and</strong> other items on our web<br />

site that are not in this catalogue. Just go to<br />

www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com, click on the<br />

SUMMER BULB CATALOGUE <strong>and</strong> choose web<br />

site exclusives to see other exciting options for<br />

your garden!<br />

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B & B’s Favorites †Plant/Special Shipping New for 2011 §Special Requirements


Garden Accessories<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong> Planting Stake - Believe it<br />

or not, most bulbs <strong>and</strong> plants are very forgiving as<br />

far as planting depth is concerned. However, this is a<br />

great tool for those of you who like to double check<br />

the depth ‘to the bottom of the hole’; for our zone 7b<br />

garden, so if you’re in a much colder area, perhaps a<br />

bit deeper; in a much warmer area, perhaps not as<br />

deep. It’s a great tool for the office as well; yellow<br />

so it’s difficult to loose; vinyl so it’s difficult to break!<br />

#48-0118 $1.50<br />

Bug Button - A button that you pin on your clothing,<br />

hat or other fabric; repels mosquitoes, bees, flies,<br />

gnats, <strong>and</strong> many other annoying<br />

flying pests. Each button is individually<br />

wrapped <strong>and</strong> is not activated until the<br />

package is opened. Once opened, they<br />

are effective for up to 72 hours; pleasant<br />

citronella fragrance; no spray, just button<br />

<strong>and</strong> go!<br />

#48-0119 1/$1.50 5/$5<br />

Great Bulb Gardening Gloves -<br />

We do enjoy gardening, but have such a hard time getting<br />

our fingernails clean when we have to dress up <strong>and</strong> go<br />

out in public. Wearing gloves has been difficult because<br />

we couldn’t find ones that allowed us to<br />

feel the plants. Also, my h<strong>and</strong>s are so<br />

small that I normally have to buy gloves<br />

in the children’s department! All that has<br />

changed since we’ve found these yellow<br />

<strong>and</strong> green ones. They’re not water proof,<br />

but do keep our nails cleaner than any<br />

we’ve tried <strong>and</strong> you can even feel the<br />

plants! Machine washable, but air dry.<br />

Specify small, medium or large.<br />

#48-0114 Small $7 pair<br />

#48-0115 Medium $7 pair<br />

#48-0116 Large $7 pair<br />

G<br />

P<br />

M<br />

A<br />

O<br />

B<br />

(new)<br />

B<br />

(old)<br />

Sleeks - a different type<br />

of glove but equally wonderful;<br />

lightweight nylon,<br />

dipped in the new hightech<br />

tough nitrile; has a<br />

‘barely-there feel’! Great<br />

when it’s hot outside but<br />

you still don’t want dirt<br />

crammed under your<br />

fingernails permanently!<br />

Please choose your color preference <strong>and</strong> size. (Atlas has<br />

changed the color of the blue. We have the old blue<br />

available in medium <strong>and</strong> large only, the new blue is currently<br />

only available in small. When the old blue color<br />

is gone, we will send the new blue on all future orders.)<br />

#48-0135-A (aqua) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-B (blue) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-G (green) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-M (magenta) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-O (orange) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-P (purple) Small $7<br />

#48-0135-A (aqua) Medium $7<br />

#48-0136-B (blue) Medium $7<br />

#48-0136-G (green) Medium $7<br />

#48-0136-M (magenta) Medium $7<br />

#48-0136-O (orange) Medium $7<br />

#48-0136-P (purple) Medium $7<br />

#48-0137-A (aqua) Large $7<br />

#48-0137-B (blue) Large $7<br />

#48-0137-G (green) Large $7<br />

#48-0137-M (magenta) Large $7<br />

#48-0137-O (orange) Large $7<br />

#48-0137-P (purple) Large $7<br />

Order toll free: 1-877-661-2852<br />

Garden Accessories<br />

Heat Mat - Designed as<br />

a seedling heat mat with<br />

helpful lighting <strong>and</strong> planting<br />

information printed on<br />

one side of the mat. This<br />

mat is also great for giving<br />

bottom heat to potted<br />

bulbs like Paper Whites <strong>and</strong> other forcing bulbs.<br />

We’ve also found that our plastic computer keyboards<br />

are ‘toasty warm’ <strong>and</strong> much nicer to type on when<br />

they are sitting on these mats! 9” x 19.5”; 120volt.<br />

#48-1113 $21.50 each<br />

Rich Earth - Finally a mineral rich<br />

humate soil, which contains over<br />

70 trace minerals, is available to<br />

help you grow stronger, healthier<br />

plants <strong>and</strong> flowers <strong>and</strong> it’s a natural,<br />

non-chemical product! By<br />

adding 16 ounces to 100 sq. feet of<br />

soil, you can breathe new life into<br />

your garden. ‘What is humate’ As<br />

plant matter decomposes, peat is<br />

created first, then humate, lignite<br />

<strong>and</strong>, eventually coal. Rich Earth<br />

is humate, a collection of three<br />

acids - Humic Acids (45%) enable<br />

plants to extract nutrients from<br />

the soil; Ulmic Acids which stimulates <strong>and</strong> increases<br />

root formation <strong>and</strong> growth <strong>and</strong> Fulvic Acids (14%) which<br />

gives plants strength to withst<strong>and</strong> stresses caused by<br />

pests, dry weather <strong>and</strong> cutting. It also helps aerate the<br />

soil <strong>and</strong> improves water retention. Mix or till in 1 lb. to<br />

100 sq. ft. of soil.<br />

#48-0143 25 lb. - shipped $35<br />

#48-0143-S 25 lb. - pick up $30<br />

Vita-Grow - This is the rich compost<br />

that we use to pot up all of our tropical<br />

plants <strong>and</strong> bulbs to either grow in<br />

our greenhouse or in our display pots.<br />

It’s basically comprised of composted<br />

peanut hulls, composted pine bark <strong>and</strong><br />

composted cotton seed hulls. It is reputed<br />

to be the most bio-active media<br />

available <strong>and</strong> we have been thrilled with<br />

the quality of our plants <strong>and</strong> bulbs that<br />

have been grown in it; locally sourced<br />

ingredients <strong>and</strong> earth friendly. (shipped<br />

in a bulb crate) 32 qt.<br />

#48-0149 shipped $11<br />

#48-0149-S pick up $7<br />

Rite in the Rain® - I found these a few years ago <strong>and</strong> gave<br />

some to <strong>Brent</strong> as a gift. He loves them <strong>and</strong> uses them<br />

everyday! When you’re a gardener or enjoy activities,<br />

a little mist or rain doesn’t keep you inside<br />

<strong>and</strong> invariably, you need to write something<br />

down. He uses them in Holl<strong>and</strong> where they<br />

are extremely useful as it rains there a lot. This<br />

is a special paper that sheds water, enabling<br />

you to write whatever you want right in the<br />

rain - or if you leave it out in the rain, it will<br />

be just fine! Just use a #2 pencil or the all<br />

weather pen!<br />

Pocket Notebook: 3”x 5”<br />

#48-0145 $3.25<br />

Birder’s Journal: 7”x4 3/4”<br />

#48-0146 $7<br />

All Weather Pen<br />

#48-0148 $7.95<br />

whz = Winter Hardiness Zone<br />

Garden Accessories<br />

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Garden Tools<br />

H<strong>and</strong>made Dutch Trowels<br />

These trowels <strong>and</strong> spades are individually<br />

h<strong>and</strong>made by a 3rd generation Dutch Family, Fa.<br />

Sneeboer-Grootebroek, in a village not far from our<br />

warehouse in North Holl<strong>and</strong>. The trowels are fashioned<br />

out of the finest hardwood <strong>and</strong> stainless steel<br />

available <strong>and</strong> are used by many European professional<br />

gardeners <strong>and</strong> Dutch growers.<br />

Garden Tools<br />

Garden Tools<br />

Stainless Steel Garden Trowels<br />

Real gardeners need real trowels - tools of<br />

the trade. These are among our favorites! They have<br />

stainless steel blades so they won’t rust <strong>and</strong> also have<br />

nonslip ribbed red h<strong>and</strong>les so they’re easy to spot in<br />

the garden.<br />

Stainless Steel red<br />

h<strong>and</strong>led Trowels<br />

From left to right:<br />

22”; 14”; 12”; 9”<br />

(<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s<br />

<strong>Bulbs</strong> Planting<br />

Stake<br />

as size reference)<br />

H<strong>and</strong> Made Dutch Trowels<br />

From left to right: Small Truffle Spade; Narrow ‘Slim<br />

Jim’ Trowel; Spade Trowel; Heart-Shaped Trowel; (<strong>Brent</strong><br />

<strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong> Planting Stake for size reference)<br />

Heart-Shaped Trowel –perfect for your gardening<br />

‘sweetheart’; sharp <strong>and</strong> pointed for digging at the tip<br />

of the ‘heart’ <strong>and</strong> both rounded edges at the top of<br />

the ‘heart’ are sharpened for weeding purposes; it’s<br />

pretty <strong>and</strong> useful, too! 10”.<br />

#48-0121 $50 each<br />

Spade Trowel – 6” long blade <strong>and</strong> shaped a bit like a<br />

pointed shovel; a great all purpose tool for planting<br />

bulbs, perennials <strong>and</strong> annuals; 13”.<br />

#48-0124 $52 each<br />

Narrow ‘Slim Jim’ Trowel – 7½” long, narrow blade<br />

makes this the perfect tool for planting annual or<br />

perennial plugs or those special bulbs that need to<br />

be planted deeper than most. Also great for carefully<br />

digging out those unwanted weeds in tricky spots;<br />

16” overall.<br />

#48-0123 $50 each<br />

Small Truffle Spade – This is <strong>Brent</strong>’s all time favorite<br />

garden implement; ideal for digging <strong>and</strong> dividing<br />

or planting large clumps of perennials or bulbs; the<br />

16” long, tough White Ash h<strong>and</strong>le with a ‘T’ grip<br />

gives the extra power needed to make vigorous jobs<br />

requiring a 2 h<strong>and</strong>led grip a cinch <strong>and</strong> is perfect<br />

in places where a larger spade may be cumbersome;<br />

a lifetime garden companion; 21½” overall.<br />

#48-0122 $65 each<br />

CobraHead - Like a steel fingernail<br />

that weeds, cultivates, edges, plants,<br />

transplants & more! We’re finding<br />

that we use this tool more <strong>and</strong> more!<br />

13” X 6”.<br />

#48-0135 $24.95 each<br />

9” Stainless Steel Trowel – perfect size for planting<br />

small bulbs like anemones <strong>and</strong> crocus in the lawn<br />

or borders or for planting small annuals or plugs in<br />

your garden.<br />

#48-0111 $8 each<br />

12” Stainless Steel Trowel – a similar design as the 9”<br />

trowel, but with a 2” wide blade; perfect for tulip <strong>and</strong><br />

other midsize bulbs as well as annuals, perennials <strong>and</strong><br />

other gardening activities.<br />

#48-0125 $10 each<br />

14” Stainless Steel Trowel – similar in design as the 9”<br />

trowel but with a ~3” wide blade like the end of the<br />

22” trowel, perfect for planting potted perennials <strong>and</strong><br />

annuals, as well as bulbs.<br />

#48-0120 $11.50 each<br />

22” Stainless Steel Trowel – very sturdy <strong>and</strong> long<br />

h<strong>and</strong>led, this trowel can be used for any number of<br />

projects (planting, transplanting, digging) - it even<br />

makes a terrific ‘pooper scooper’! Also large enough<br />

to plant larger bulbs; ~3” wide blade.<br />

#48-0112 $15 each<br />

Garden Knife with Sheath<br />

- This has become <strong>Brent</strong>’s new<br />

favorite garden tool. He uses it<br />

to cut the roots of weeds, using<br />

the ‘stab/pull/drop’ method of<br />

planting small bulbs <strong>and</strong> for<br />

planting small perennial plugs;<br />

stainless steel blade; leather<br />

sheath with ‘<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s<br />

<strong>Bulbs</strong>’ logo <strong>and</strong> web site address<br />

on it; yellow h<strong>and</strong>le so it’s difficult<br />

to loose!<br />

#48-0140 $30 each<br />

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Find additional photographs of each item in the garden: www.brent<strong>and</strong>beckysbulbs.com


Garden Books<br />

Daffodils for North American Gardens by us! – We are<br />

very proud to offer you the revised edition of the book<br />

that we wrote about our very favorite<br />

bulb! It’s filled with regional cultural<br />

information based on 3 generations of<br />

research. There are over 300 full color<br />

photographs, taken by us, mostly in<br />

our own garden; an encyclopedia by<br />

division in the back; our special catalogue<br />

price; HC.<br />

#49-0122 1/$12<br />

Tulips for North American Gardens – We are thrilled<br />

to bring you the second book in what we hope will<br />

be a series; a similar format as our<br />

book about Daffodils; 140 pages;<br />

over 300 color pictures of tulips as<br />

they grow outside in gardens; how to<br />

plant, fertilize, care for, protect <strong>and</strong> arrange<br />

this marvelous flower; regional<br />

information <strong>and</strong> an encyclopedia<br />

of currently available cultivars; HC<br />

#49-0121 1/$12<br />

<strong>Bulbs</strong>, Revised Edition by John Bryan – Revised edition<br />

of the earlier 2 volume version; covers<br />

230 genera <strong>and</strong> many species, varieties<br />

<strong>and</strong> cultivars; detailed encyclopedic<br />

plant listings are complemented by<br />

more than 1100 photographs <strong>and</strong> 43<br />

color reproductions or botanical illustrations;<br />

HC. (original price $100!!!)<br />

#49-0124 1/$30<br />

The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Cannas - by<br />

Ian Cooke – A complete practical<br />

guide to growing <strong>and</strong> collecting<br />

these flamboyant flowering plants<br />

<strong>and</strong> using them effectively in the<br />

garden; 160 pages includes original<br />

color photographs for identification,<br />

inspirational garden shots <strong>and</strong> detailed<br />

botanical illustrations; SC.<br />

#49-0127 1/$19.95<br />

Educational Materials<br />

Garden Books <strong>and</strong> Educational Materials<br />

Pocket Guide to <strong>Bulbs</strong> by John Bryan - Gardeners of<br />

all levels will appreciate this sturdy,<br />

h<strong>and</strong>y pocket guide’s detailed information<br />

of more than 700 bulb species,<br />

cultivars <strong>and</strong> hybrids; illustrated with<br />

300 photographs, it should help with<br />

identification <strong>and</strong> l<strong>and</strong>scape decisions!<br />

228 pages; flexibind.<br />

#49-0128 1/$19.95<br />

Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels <strong>and</strong> Wayne<br />

Lewis - we preach ‘feeding the soil’, ‘getting your soil<br />

right’ <strong>and</strong> ‘using compost’, but sometimes<br />

knowing how to improve soil<br />

<strong>and</strong> work WITH nature as opposed to<br />

against it can be difficult to implement.<br />

We all need to be caretakers of our l<strong>and</strong>,<br />

our water <strong>and</strong> the bays (<strong>and</strong> also each<br />

other!). This is the book that will help<br />

us start in the right direction. HC.<br />

#49-0130 1/$24.95<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong> ‘Seminars <strong>and</strong> Workshops<br />

for Gardening Success’- DVD’s packed<br />

with over an hour of photography <strong>and</strong> advice on how<br />

to use specific bulbs in many garden situations. And<br />

now you have one of the world’s foremost authorities<br />

<strong>and</strong> third generation bulb experts, <strong>Brent</strong> Heath, speaking<br />

to your organization or in your own living room!<br />

These are a MUST for the avid gardener’s library or<br />

terrific as a gift for a gardening friend!<br />

<strong>Bulbs</strong> As Companion Plants - Whether you are<br />

planning to plant bulbs in a<br />

fresh, newly prepared empty<br />

garden, or whether you are<br />

adding them to an already<br />

existing one, this DVD will<br />

give you the information<br />

you need. <strong>Brent</strong> will show<br />

you how to combine bulbs,<br />

perennials, annuals, ground<br />

covers <strong>and</strong> flowering shrubs<br />

that will create just the feeling<br />

you want to generate for<br />

three seasons in your garden!<br />

#48-0134 DVD $50 ea<br />

($25 with bulb order of $250<br />

or more)<br />

<strong>Bulbs</strong> for Garden Habitats by Judy Glattstein - A<br />

new approach to planting bulbs based<br />

on matching the plants to the garden<br />

habitats where they’ll be healthiest <strong>and</strong><br />

happiest. The author teaches readers<br />

how to adapt the planting scheme to<br />

the environment; 296 pages; lots of<br />

color pictures <strong>and</strong> illustrations. HC.<br />

#49-0131 1/$29.95<br />

The Plantfinder’s Guide to EARLY BULBS by Rod<br />

Leeds - If you can’t wait for spring so<br />

you can be in your garden, this book<br />

talks about <strong>and</strong> pictures lots of the<br />

bulbs that bloom even before the<br />

real spring arrives. Lots of helpful<br />

hints for success with these bulbs; 192<br />

pages; over 100 color pictures; HC.<br />

#49-0129 1/$34.95<br />

The Tropical Paradise Garden with <strong>Summer</strong> <strong>Bulbs</strong> -<br />

From the tropical rain forest, the sunny shores of the<br />

Mediterranean, the veldt of South Africa <strong>and</strong> the slopes<br />

of the Andes, come bold, lush leaves <strong>and</strong> a myriad of<br />

stunning diverse flowers of summer bulbs. This DVD<br />

will show you how to weave<br />

these spectacular bulb plants<br />

into your own relaxing, tropical<br />

garden getaway. You’ll see<br />

breath-taking pictures with<br />

summer bulbs in gardens,<br />

patio containers <strong>and</strong> as living<br />

sculpture. We all need a<br />

piece of the tropics in our own<br />

backyard! This DVD will show<br />

you how to achieve that goal!<br />

#48-0144 DVD $50 ea<br />

($25 with bulb order of $250<br />

or more)<br />

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<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong><br />

7900 Daffodil Lane<br />

gloucester, VA 23061<br />

(804) 693-3966<br />

Order NOW for delivery between March 15th - May 16th<br />

Mailed only ONCE a year to save trees, so keep until next year!<br />

or current resident<br />

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<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong> Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong><br />

7900 Daffodil Lane<br />

gloucester, VA 23061<br />

(804) 693-3966<br />

Presorted St<strong>and</strong>ard<br />

U. S. Postage<br />

PAID<br />

<strong>Brent</strong> <strong>and</strong><br />

Becky’s <strong>Bulbs</strong><br />

or current resident<br />

Mailed only ONCE a year to save<br />

trees, so keep until next year!<br />

Order NOW for delivery between<br />

March 15th - May 16th<br />

Crocosmia ‘Burnt Umber’<br />

Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’<br />

Lilium species martagon<br />

‘Sunny Morning’<br />

Lilium O.T. ‘Garden Affair’<br />

Dahlia Breeders Mixture

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