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Allium
Anemone
Arisaema
Arum
Bellevalia
Camassia
Cardamine
Chionodoxa
Convallaria
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Colchicum
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Fall Crocus
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Spring Crocus
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Corydalis
Eranthis
Erythronium
Fritillaria
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Galanthus
Geranium
Gladiolus
Hyacinthoides
Iris
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Leucojum
Muscari
Narcissus
Nectaroscordum
Ornithogalum
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Ostrowskia
Polygonatum
Puschkinia
Sanguinaria
Scilla
Tecophilaea
Tulipa
ALLIUM
Ornamental onion

The onion tribe includes hundreds of species, scores of which make good garden plants. Their diminutive to stately stems terminate in dome-shaped to spherical clusters of purple, pink, blue, white, or yellow flowers. The leaves can be grassy or strappy, with some species producing broad, bold, colorful foliage. The flower scapes and leaves arise directly from slender to plump bulbs that carry an idiosyncratic fragrance. Many of the most beautiful ornamental onions are rare in cultivation. Prepare to meet some of them here.

Allium aflatunense 'Ping Pong' ~ Yes, the cultivar name is in reference to the spherical white umbels that open atop 20-inch stems in late spring. If it is in fact a cultivar of Allium aflatunense, it's a relatively petite one. Also a charming one. Steppe; Zone 5.
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Allium akaka ~ File this under "Cool and Unusual Onions." Long broad glaucous leaves (or sometimes a single leaf) emerge in spring, their curving blades describing a ground-to-ground arch. The 3- to 4-inch domes of dusty-pink flowers are held on stout scapes that barely clear the leaves. This singular plant is exceedingly rare in the trade, as they say. Steppe; E Turkey. Zone 5.
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Allium hollandicum ~ Drumstick alliums have been involved in any number of nomenclatural cat-fights. The large, domed, light violet umbels of this taxonomically conflicted species (or hybrid) open atop 3-foot stems in late spring. Our general approach is to enjoy the showy blooms and to leave the botanical wrangling to others. One thing this is NOT is the mass-market cultivar 'Purple Sensation', which sometimes goes under this specific epithet. Steppe/Montane; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Allium komarowii ~ Rich violet-purple flowers rise on 14-inch stems above broad, strappy leaves in late spring, making for one of the most singular and sought-after onions. Sun and a dryish summer dormancy are a must (we winter and summer it successfully in sharply drained soil). Montane; Tajikistan. Zone 5.
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Allium litwinowii ~ We have a thing for blue alliums, which means we HAD to have this thing, perhaps the most beautiful of the bunch. Dense, violet-tinged, luminous blue domes on relatively compact stems (15 inches) provide a cyanean exclamation point in late spring. As with all the blue onions, sun and good drainage are non-negotiable. Steppe/Montane; Uzbekistan. Zone 5.
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Allium nevskianum ~ In the mode of - but in every way superior to - A. karataviense, this rarely offered beauty bears large, short-stemmed umbels of red-purple flowers in May above broad, paired, blue-green basal leaves. A better "doer" than its familiar cousin. Steppe/Montane; Tajikistan. Zone 5.
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Allium ochotense ex South Korea (Allium victorialis ssp. platyphyllum) ~ East Asian representatives of the Allium victorialis tribe are rare in cultivation. The plants offered here derive from material collected from the forests of South Korea. Taxonomic lumpers place this putative species under Allium victorialis. Whatever its affiliation, it's another must for the partially shaded edible onion border. Take your ramps game to next level. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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Allium oreophilum 'Agalik Giant' ~ A. oreophilum, writ large. In every way – size, intensity of color, form – it far outstrips any of its cultivated kind that have gone before. The showy, deep carmine-rose flowers strut their stuff in June. Montane/Steppe; C Asia. Zone 4.
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Allium pendulinum ~ Very close to but far less rambunctious than the alluring A. triquetrum, this well-behaved woodlander carries its white, green-midribbed flowers in upright – rather than side-facing – umbels. Mediterranean; S Central Europe. Zone 6.
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Allium rosenbachianum ~ Here we have the Real McCoy not one of the imposters usually traded under this name. Large (up to 5-inch-wide) globes of luminous, deep violet-purple crown 24- to 30-inch scapes in late May and early June, over broad, bright-green basal leaves which are arresting in their own right (as our photo attests). Zounds. Requires sun and good drainage. Steppe/Montane; Tajikistan. Zone 5.
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Allium ursinum ~ The European analog to our native wild leek (A. tricoccum), this shade-loving onion is worth growing not only for its heads of white flowers in mid-spring but also for its handsome broad leaves. The leaves and bulbs once figured in the diets of cultures throughout its range. Thus the rash of common names, including bear's garlic and gypsy onion. Modified continental/Maritime/Mediterranean; Europe. Zone 5.
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Allium victorialis ~ With its broad, stalked, convallarian leaves, accompanied in late spring and early summer by clusters of green-tinged white flowers on sturdy 20-inch stems, Allium victorialis is one of the best ornamental onions for semi-shade. Its leaves are also quite tasty in stews, preserves, and other culinary guises. Modified continental/Montane/Mediterranean; Zone 5.
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Allium 'World Cup' ~ Janis Ruksans introduced this showy and rarely offered hybrid of drumstick species A. macleanii and A. stipitatum. Large, pale violet orbs stand tall on thick, sturdy, 40-inch stems in late spring. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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ANEMONE
Windflower

Windflowers occur in a wide range of guises and habitats throughout the north-temperate zones. "Wood anemones" such as the European A. nemorosa and the American A. quinquefolia make excellent shade-garden subjects, forming networks of stick-like rhizomes that give rise in spring to lobed leaves and dainty white or blue flowers. Less woodsy, more sunny sites are well-suited to tuberous windflowers such as A. blanda, which will self-sow obligingly where happy.

Anemone blanda 'Lilacina' ~ If you're looking for something different in Grecian windflowers, here's a newly minted selection with bright lilac-purple flowers in mid- to late spring. Exclusive to this here catalog. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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Anemone blanda 'Purple Star' ~ Also new to horticulture (and exclusive to this catalog), this showy selection has glowing deep pink flowers with hints of purple. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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Anemone blanda 'Violet Star' ~ Another spanking-new Grecian windflower cultivar, in this case flowering in pink-tinged shades of wisteria-blue, accented by a large white eye. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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Anemone × lipsiensis (Anemone × seemanii) The gorgeous soft sulfur-yellow flowers of this hybrid of A. nemorosa and A. ranunculoides make the perfect complement to pulmonarias and other blue-flowered early-season perennials. Twiggy rhizomes spread gradually into colonies. The ephemeral foliage dies back in late spring. Divisions. Zone 5.Maritime/Modified continental/Continental; Europe to NW Asia. Zone 5.
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Anemone nemorosa 'Blue Eyes' ~ We are always happy to have rhizomes to spare of what may just be our favorite selection of European wood anemone. The name refers to the fittingly eye-catching azure-blue centers of the double white flowers. We can't get enough of them. Maritime/Modified continental/Continental; Europe to NW Asia. Zone 5.
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Anemone nemorosa 'Hilda' ~ The snowy flowers have a second symmetrical whorl of petals, duplicating the first. Somehow, this seems to heighten their wild beauty, adding substance but without a hint of clumsiness or artifice. The extra petals also help to highlight the central brush of golden stamens. A winning introduction, originating from the wilds of Denmark. Maritime/Modified continental/Continental; Zone 5.
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Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal' ~ The 'Vestal' version of the double-flowered European wood anemones bears dapper, intricately fashioned, pure-white (what other kind of white would you expect from a vestal version?) pompons in mid-spring. Somehow "pompons" seems at odds with the other imagery going on here, but that's the best we can come up with at this moment. Maritime/Modified continental/Continental; Europe to NW Asia. Zone 5.
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Anemone nemorosa 'Viridescens' ~ All floral parts of this fascinating curiosity have returned to leafhood, forming ferny green ruffs in lieu of blooms. Riveting, in a twisted way. Maritime/Modified continental/Continental; Europe to NW Asia. Zone 5.
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Anemone ranunculoides 'Pleniflora' ~  Double-flowered form of a cheerfully brash anemone that draws in visitors from a distance when its golden-yellow blooms open in mid-spring. Give it light shade and well-drained, humus rich soil, and it will spread to form a large clump. Maritime/Modified continental; Belgium to Siberia. Zone 4.
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ARISAEMA
Jack in the pulpit; cobra lily
 
Arisaema ciliatum var. liubaense ~ Bold maroon stripes ornament the long-tailed spathes of this excellent variant of one of the most striking arisaema species. They're borne in May and June atop mottled, 3- to 4-foot stems. The spoked leaves perch like parasols above the flowers. The tubers are slowly stoloniferous. Montane/subtropical; W China. Zone 6.
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ARUM
Lords and ladies; cuckoo pint
 
Arum alpinum ~ Its dark green leaves (appearing in late winter), pale green spathe, and tawny spadix recall A. maculatum, but the tuber of this rarely offered and highly gardenworthy species differs from lords-and-ladies in being upright rather than horizontal. Despite the specific epithet, it is usually found at low altitudes, and takes readily to most semi-shaded garden niches. Modified continental/Mediterranean; Europe. Zone 5.
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Arum elongatum ~ An arum for the fore-border or rock garden, in spring sending up a less-than-stately 8-inch purple spathe that shades to a greenish-white flame at its center (with a velvety purple spadix). The pseudostem doubles in length as the season progresses, in autumn displaying a cob of bright-red fruit. Modified continental; E Europe. Zone 5.
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Arum rupicola ssp. rupicola ~ This stately aroid produces large, smokey-purple spathes and spadices on 2-foot stalks in late spring. Arrow-shaped leaves emerge in late fall. Dislikes summer sogginess, so site accordingly. Steppe/Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 6.
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BELLEVALIA
 
Bellevalia pycnantha 'Green Pearl' ~ Sometimes, nature's first green is – green. Verdant muscari-like spires open on 8-inch scapes in mid- to late spring, bleaching to greenish-white. Steppe/Montane; Caucasus to Iran. Zone 5.
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CAMASSIA
Wild hyacinth; quamash
 
Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba' ~ It's not every day that you meet a white-flowered "selection" of a white-flowered species (the blue-flowered members of the species properly belonging under subspecies suksdorfii). But why quibble over something that bears hovering clusters of lovely creamy-white flowers on 3-foot stems in late spring? Steppe/Maritime; NW US. Zone 5.
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CARDAMINE
Toothwort
 
Cardamine pentaphyllos ~ The gradually spreading, scaly rhizomes of this sumptuous woodlander send forth jagged clumps of lush five-fingered leaves in spring, topped by clusters of relatively large, pink-blushed, trumpet-shaped flowers. Modified continental/Montane/Mediterranean; C & S Europe. Zone 5.
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CHIONODOXA
Glory of the snow
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Blue Mound' ~ Large clusters of rich violet-blue, white-eyed flowers make for one of the showiest and deepest-hued glory-of-the-snow selections we've seen (and it's new to the catalog this year). This cultivar and all that follow are happiest in light shade or sun and humus-rich soil. Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 5.
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Chionodoxa forbesii 'Zwanenburg' ~ Among the most vigorous, obscure, and outstanding selections of this beloved early-blooming species, 'Zwanenburg' bears clusters of large blue flowers along stems that reach a vertiginous 10 inches in height. Each blossom has the customary white eye. We have received two different clones under this name; we believe this is the correctly identified one. Mediterranean; S Turkey. Zone 5.
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Chionodoxa sardensis ~ The clustered blooms of this charming little snow-glory are a saturated, boraginaceous, October-sky-blue. White anthers accent the flowers' centers. Light shade or sun and well-drained, humus-rich soil are ideal. Mediterranean; W Turkey. Zone 5.
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Chionodoxa sardensis dark form ~ Going the species one-shade-of-blue deeper, this selection is about as cerulean as it gets. Mediterranean; W Turkey. Zone 5.
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CONVALLARIA
Lily of the valley
Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata' ~ One of the most spectacular variegated plants for shade, this heavily cream-striped selection of lily of the valley puts most hostas to shame. It's a slow increaser, behaving more as a clumper than as a vigorous "spreader". Modified continental/Maritime/Montane/Mediterranean; N Temperate Region. Zone 4.
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Convallaria majalis 'Hardwick Hall' ~ Creamy-yellow edging and streaking decorate the blue-green leaves of this elegant but vigorous variegated selection of lily of the valley. Modified continental/Maritime/Montane/Mediterranean; N Temperate Region. Zone 4.
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Convallaria majalis 'Prolificans' ~ "But wait," you say, "lily of the valley is already prolific enough." We have a different kind of proliferation here, however. Each individual bell-flower is multiplied into a dense cluster of smaller, cup-shaped blossoms. From a distance, it reads as a double-flowered form, even though it isn't, botanically speaking. Although moist well-drained soil and semi-shade suit it best, it will adapt to much worse. Modified continental/Maritime/Montane/Mediterranean; N Temperate Region. Zone 4.
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Convallaria majalis var. rosea ~ The usual convallarian swaths of leathery oval leaves give rise in this case to scapes set with fragrant dangling bells of soft purplish pink. Modified continental/Maritime/Montane/Mediterranean; N Temperate Region. Zone 4.
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Convallaria majalis var. transcaucasica ~ Producing relatively long clusters of pink-tinged blooms that are tubbier than those of typical C. majalis, this rarely offered woodlander from the Caucasus is given full species status by some taxonomists. The leaves are also more rounded than those of standard-issue lily of the valley. It makes a nice change from the usual. Modified continental/Montane; Caucasus. Zone 5.
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