Odyssey Bulbs PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA 01561
978-333-0139
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Allium
Anemone
Arisaema
Arum
Bellevalia
Camassia
Chionodoxa
Colchicum
Convallaria
Corydalis
Fall Crocus
Spring Crocus
Eranthis
Erythronium
Fritillaria
Galanthus
Geranium
Gladiolus
Hyacinthoides
Iris
Leucojum
Merendera
Muscari
Nectaroscordum
Ornithogalum
Pinellia
Polygonatum
Puschkinia
Ranunculus
Scilla
Sternbergia
Tecophilaea
Tulipa

GALANTHUS (Amaryllidaceae)
Snowdrop
 
Galanthus elwesii ssp. monostictus Hiemalis Group ex Highdown ~ This fine selection of the legendary fall-blooming race of G. elwesii originated in cultivation at the estate of pioneering galanthophile Sir Frederick Stern. White flowers with single, bold green, wishbone-shaped sinus marks are held on arching pedicels atop 6-inch scapes in December. The handsome, gray-green leaves emerge with the flowers. Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 6.
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Galanthus elwesii ssp. monostictus Hiemalis Group early-blooming ~ A second selection of the fall-blooming race of Galanthus elwesii, this one blooms earlier than most, sometimes as early as mid-November. It was collected in Turkey in the 1980s. Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus elwesii ssp. monostictus Hiemalis Group late- blooming ~ Yet another, later-blooming selection from the Hiemalis Group, flowering in December. Partner all three with Galanthus reginae-olgae for a Halloween to Christmas snowdrop display. Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 6.
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Galanthus plicatus ~ Still one of the standards by which all snowdrops are judged, Galanthus plicatus has long been prized for its large late-winter blooms borne on relatively tall scapes over broad, glaucous-greem leaves. The inner segments of this handsome form have large green blotches. Steppe/Modified continental; Romania to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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Galanthus plicatus 'Baxendale's Late' ~ One of the final spring galanthi to bloom, this form of Galanthus plicatus extends the snowdrop season well into astronomical spring in these parts. The shapely, medium-sized blooms are blotched olive-green on the apical half of each inner segment. Steppe; Modified continental; Romania to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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Galanthus plicatus Bolu Shades ~ The variably marked flowers of this race from northwestern Turkey are carried on relatively short scapes and appear somewhat later than those of most other forms of the species. Modified continental. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus reginae-olgae ~ Blooming audaciously in mid-autumn, this valuable species looks for all the world like a Galanthus nivalis that popped up a few months too early (in fact, the two species are near cousins). Galanthus generally take a while to settle in, so don't count on blooms this fall. But instant gratification is also a possibility. Mediterranean; Italy to Greece. Zone 6. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus rizehensis ~ We have a few bulbs of a relatively large-flowered form of this elegant and rarely offered snowdrop. Nodding white blooms with generous green sinus marks dangle above narrow leaves that arch as they lengthen, adding a distinctive and dapper touch. Modified continental; NE Turkey to SW Russia. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Galanthus 'Dionysus' ~ In most cases, this singular double produces symmetrical flowers with a rose-like pompon of inner segments that each bears a broad green U-shaped sinus blotch. Newly planted bulbs may go single, however, and even established clumps can have occasional episodes of roguish self-expression. The scapes are among the tallest of the doubles, and the pedicels may be upright or arched. One of the legendary Greatorex hybrids involving Galanthus plicatus and Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno', it still makes quite the splash in the late winter garden. Modified continental. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Straffan' ~ This old but still superior hybrid of Galanthus plicatus typically carries two flowers on each scape. The blooms are large and of good substance, with distinctive longitudinal corrugation and arching, olive-green sinus marks on their inner segments. Flowering occurs in the latter part of the snowdrop season. Modified continental. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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GERANIUM (Geraniaceae)
Hardy geranium
 
Geranium linearilobum ssp. transversale ~ A tuberous geranium formerly known, and listed, as G. transversale, this beautiful spring ephemeral has relocated to G. linearilobum. But we don't want this to divert you from the plant in question. The flowers are of the typical geranious carmine-purple (in mid-May), and the leaves are deeply cleft into fine-textured, ray-like lobes. Steppe; Uzbekistan. Zone 5.
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Geranium macrostylum ~ The tuberous geraniums appear far to rarely in gardens (and we're not going to retract that declamation until our tuberous geranium traffic increases markedly). This one is a bit larger (12 to 15 inches) and coarser than G. linearilobum, with clusters of pretty purple-veined, mauve-pink flowers in May. As with the above, it thrives with full sun and relatively dry summer conditions. Modified continental/Montane; Caucasus. Zone 5.
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GLADIOLUS (Iridaceae)
Hardy gladiolus
 
Gladiolus imbricatus RS.0572 ~ This is perhaps the showiest and most garden-worthy of the hardy Gladiolus species. Dense, one-sided spikes of up to 12 zingy carmine-purple, tubular blooms adorn 18- to 24-inch stems in early summer, the flowers held horizontally like blowing (and glowing) banners. Modified continental; E Europe to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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HYACINTHOIDES (Hyacinthaceae)
Bluebells
 
Hyacinthoides non-scripta 'Wavertree' ~ For decades, most alleged H. non-scripta bulbs on the market have actually been hybrids with H. hispanica. Here's an English bluebell that actually rings (and flowers) true. A floriferous, late-blooming selection from the bluebell-rich woods of Wavertree in Liverpool, England, it bears nodding (NOT upright), one-sided clusters of violet-blue bell-flowers in mid-spring. It certainly gets our nod. Maritime/Modified continental; W Europe. Zone 5.
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IPHEION (Alliaceae)
Spring starflower
 
Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo' ~ Albinos are often the runts of the litter, but this extraordinary selection bucks convention by producing the largest (and loveliest)flowers of any Ipheion we know. The beautifully modeled blooms on 4- to 6-inch stems are pure satin-white. The lush, glaucous leaves are also exceptionally broad. If we had to choose only one of the genus (not a happy thought), this would be it. Uruguay & N Argentina. Zone 5.
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IRIS (Iridaceae)
Iris
 
We offer irises from a diversity of groups, including Junos, Regelia species and hybrds, Beardeds, and Cresteds (Evansia). The Junos hail primarily from Central Asia and other steppe-climate regions, and are thus well adapted to dry summers and well-drained soil (something they absolutely require in localities that receive summer rain). Given these, they are typically quite easy. Most Regelias and their hybrids require slightly drier conditions than Junos do. They will often succeed unprotected in steppe and Mediterranean climate areas of the U.S., but in regions with damp summers they may need to be lifted after bloom or grown under cover. Reticulatas and Beardeds generally take well to gardens (given a well-drained soil) in most areas of the U.S., even though their epicenter is the steppes of Turkey and Central Asia. In some cases they also accept partial shade, which is usually anathema to the Junos and Regelias.  
Iris aucheri ~ This Juno iris received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for its icy-blue, yellow-crested, delightfully fragrant flowers, as well as for its relative ease of cultivation. The flowers are borne on 12- to 15-inch scapes in early spring. Steppe; Turkey to Iraq. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris graeberiana dark form ~ Large, luscious sky-blue flowers with violet suffusion deck the 15-inch scapes of this Iris graeberiana hybrid. Very nice. April bloom. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris graeberiana Yellow Fall ~ As many as seven clear-blue flowers -- blazed primrose-yellow -- appear on 12- to 20-inch stems in April. As with the above, this is undoubtedly a hybrid, with I. graeberiana probably involved. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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histrioides 'Major' ~ Long absent from the trade, this old and beloved cultivar is deeper-hued and earlier blooming than most forms of the species, its 6-inch-tall, gentian-blue flowers often debuting in February. Fragrant. Our bulbs are propagated from vigorous, reselected stock. Only a few available this year. Steppe; C Turkey. Zone 5. AGM
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Iris hoogiana ~ “One of the most beautiful of the irises” (Thomas), with “refined flowers of clear uniform lavender-blue,” accented by yellow beards, this is also among the easiest of the temperamental Regelia group, thriving in dry-summer climates and succeeding in other regions in sharply drained soil and sun. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris hoogiana 'Bronze Beauty' ~ A vigorous and breathtakingly beautiful cultivar with pale purple standards and deep violet falls, the entire flower suffused and edged with bronze. At 28 inches tall, it's also one of the most stately Regelias. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris hoogiana 'Purple Dawn' ~ The large, almost iridescent flowers of this spectacular Janis Ruksans introduction shimmer with shifting shades of lavender, lilac, violet, and pale rose, accented by a yellow beard. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris hoogiana dark form ~ Same species, third beautiful color (deep violet, in this case). Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris magnifica 'Alba' ~ A splendid form of a truly magnificent Juno iris species, it opens its snow-white, orange-blotched flowers on leafy, 2-foot stem in mid-spring. Grows easily (and occasionally self-sows) in sun and porous soil. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris reticulata 'Armenian Form' ~ Of Armenian extraction, this excellent early-blooming selection of netted iris has violet flowers with prominent golden-yellow blazes and white veining. Steppe/Modified continental. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris 'Mars Landing' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ Canadian hybridizer Alan McMurtrie has been doing some amazing things with Iris reticulata and its kin. In this singular and spellbinding case, the sulfur-yellow falls are heavily stippled and edged in an unearthly shade of purple-gray, which completely overtakes the styles. Remarkable. Steppe. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris 'Orange Glow' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The falls of this near-miraculous McMurtrie creation are a strong yellow, intensifying to egg-yolk orange at their centers. The falls are freckled and the styles heavily banded with charcoal-purple. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Sea Breeze' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ In this irresistible McMurtrie hybrid, the styles are bright banners of refreshing bluebird-blue, with boldly contrasting snow-white tips. A central splash of golden-yellow enlivens the pale blue, dark-freckled falls. The likening to a cool ocean breeze is indeed apt. SOLD OUT
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Iris 'Velvet Smile' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ The rich blue-violet blooms of this McMurtrie hybrid have broad, elegantly fashioned falls with white-streaked centers and pointed, prow-shaped tips. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Dardanus' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ The Regeliocyclus hybrids are “garden toys of the greatest interest” that not only “fascinate and impel” (Thomas) but that also “should be much more widely planted” (Jelitto & Schacht). In this case, the Regelia I. korolkowii ‘Concolor’ teamed with the Onco I. iberica to produce a fetching hybrid whose large flowers – poised on strong, 2-foot stems in mid-May – have bright lilac standards and creamy, purple-veined falls. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Dunshanbe' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ I. korolkowii, parent of many outstanding aril hybrids, teamed here with 'Persian Pansy' to produce a multi-hued beauty which is perhaps most remarkable for the iridescent orchid-mauve centers of its falls. The falls lighten to pale blue and amber at the base; the standards have plummy-grey tones with deep purple veining. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Iris 'Evening Shade' (Juno hybrid) ~ The Juno irises I. willmottiana and I. magnifica have co-parented a number of beautiful and garden-worthy hybrids. The flowers of 'Evening Shade' are an ethereal pale blue, with a yellow blaze on their falls and a hint of pearly gray throughout. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Morning Sky' (Juno hybrid) ~ Another in the series of willmottiana magnifica. In this case, the yellow blazed flowers are a mid lilac-blue, shading to a deeper purple-blue at their base. Gorgeous. We sell very few of these hybrids, but continue to offer them because they're too good not to share! Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Teucros' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Another of those fetching and fascinating regeliocyclus hybrids (some might call it an oncogelia, but we won't get into that), this time with silvery, lilac-veined standards, and ivory falls blotched and veined deep maroon (causing us to guess that the incomparable I. iberica is in its pedigree). Mmmmmmm. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Werckmeister's Beauty' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Another hybrid that appears to have a goodly dose of I. iberica in it (not surprisingly, since 'Teucros' is one of its parents), this is indeed a beauty, with mysterious dusky lavender flowers liberally veined with maroon-purple. It is a tetraploid and thus ideal material for those looking to breed their own regeliocyclus cultivars. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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ODYSSEY BULBS
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561
mail@odysseybulbs.com