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Geranium
Gladiolus
Hyacinthoides
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Ostrowskia
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Polygonatum
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Sanguinaria
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Tecophilaea
Tulipa

GALANTHUS
Snowdrop
 
Galanthus alpinus var. bortkewitschianus ~ In late winter, this irresistible little elf produces slightly chubby, 2/3-inch flowers on 5-inch scapes that tower above the just-emerging leaves. A thin green chevron marks the sinus of each inner flower segment. Once considered its own species, this rarity is confined in the wild to only a few acres in the foothills of the north-central Caucasus. It thrives in cultivation in cool, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil and partial shade. Montane/Modified continental; N Caucasus. Zone 5.
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Galanthus angustifolius ~ This could be (and has been) taken for an especially gray-leaved (and narrow-leaved) form of Galanthus nivalis. The relatively small, moustache-style blotches that decorate the sinus tips of its cherubic flowers literally mark it as a species apart, however. It's also quite rare in cultivation. And quite cold-hardy. Montane/Modified continental; N Caucasus. Zone 4.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Beluga' ~ Yes, indeed – a little whale of a snowdrop (one of a new series from Dutch galanthophile Patrick van den Berg). The large, pleasingly chubby flowers have rounded, cupped outer segments, and each inner segment bears a large olive-green blotch that brings picture-book cetaceans to mind. Very broad, very glaucous, slightly hooded leaves complete the picture. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Comet' ~ Undoubtedly one of the best of the elwesii cultivars, bearing large, beautifully modeled 'drops with broad u-shaped sinus marks. The outer segments sometimes exhibit faint green ribbing at their tips. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Godfrey Owen' ~ Six symmetrical outer segments bring an enchanting and elegant new look to snowdrops. The inners are also a sextet, with paired green dots for sinus marks. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Mrs Macnamara' ~ One of the best and earliest elwesiis, in January opening large, perfectly modeled blooms with a sharply etched deep green chevron on each inner segment. Zone 5.
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Galanthus elwesii 'Polar Bear' ~ Like 'Beluga', it's big and rounded and white, with generous olive markings on its inner segments (its habit and leaves are also similar to those of its cetacean kin). In this case, though, the markings are divided in two, with one broad basal band separated from a narrow sinus stripe. The flowers are also quite late, appearing in late winter and early spring. Zone 5.
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Galanthus lagodechianus ~ One of several beatiful, closely related snowdrops from the Caucasus, Galanthus lagodechianus – in superior forms such as this one – sends up numerous relatively large, clawed 'drops with neat, singleton sinus marks. The lush, dark green leaves are flat-edged (rather than curled as in many galanthus). Montane/Modified continental; Caucasus. Zone 4.
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Galanthus nivalis 'Blonde Inge' ~ Not many cultivated snowdrops combine a green ovary with a yellow sinus mark. None did before the discovery of 'Blonde Inge' in 1977. It's also one of the best increasers of the gold-marked snowdrops. Zone 4.
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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.
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Galanthus plicatus 'John Long' ~ Two scapes per bulb produce a veritable blizzard of good-sized, rounded flowers with somewhat hooded outer segments and large, antlered sinus marks. The broad leaves arch obligingly out of the way of the flowers. Steppe/Modified continental; Zone 5.
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Galanthus woronowii ~ It's one of those few snowdrops that's also an outstanding foliage plant. Not that the rather large flowers (white, of course) with relatively small sinus blotches aren't nice too. But the dense, gradually expanding clumps of broad, shiny bright green, nattily creased leaves are what take this Galanthus into "gotta-have-it" territory. The foliage provides a handsome foil for other shade plants throughout the growing season. Modified continental; NE Turkey to SW Russia. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Baylham' ~ This very symmetrical, distinctive, and rare double has an almost dome-shaped inner rosette with generous apple-green markings. Arching pedicels on erect tall stems hold the flowers parallel to the ground, in street-light fashion. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Christmas Wish' ~ Giving the impression of a handsome, very early form of Galanthus nivalis, this possible hybrid between the aforementioned and Galanthus reginae-olgae often welcomes the winter solstice with its first blooms (here in zone 6 it typically starts flowering in late January). The inner segments have a bold sinus mark and faint green striping. Zone 5.
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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. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Heffalump' ~ The inner segments of this vigorous double are broadly brushed with green at their base, while also bearing bold wishbone-shaped sinus marks. Their impact is increased by the narrow outers, which frame rather than obscure the inners. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Lapwing' ~ Beautifully shaped conical flowers are decorated with a large broad-brushed x-shaped mark on each inner segment that does indeed suggest a bird in flight. This vigorous hybrid steadily offsets into substantial clumps. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Magnet' ~ Large but refined snowdrops with broad sinus markings sway lantern-style from long, slender, arching pedicels. Discovered more than a century ago, this distinctive cultivar is still at the top of the all-time-best-snowdrops lists. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Ophelia' ~ The dense, symmetrical inner rosette of this strapping, vigorous, very double snowdrop is nearly pure green. Broad cup-shaped sinus marks cover much of the inner rosette's exterior. The outers are large and long-clawed. This excellent Greatorex hybrid often produces multiple flower scapes.
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Galanthus 'Richard Ayres' ~ One of the largest and most vigorous doubles, 'Richard' is distinguished by his very full, boldly marked inner rosettes and by his lordly, foot-high scapes, which occur in relatively rapidly increasing clumps. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'Trumps' ~ The heavy-textured outer segments of this very early-blooming 'Trym' seedling have dark, elongated heart-shaped markings at their tips, which are stunningly displayed when the nodding blooms open wide. Destined to join its parent on the Top 10 Snowdrop popularity list. Zone 5.
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Galanthus 'White Swan' ~ Unlike most of its Greatorex double-flowered kin, this excellent cultivar did not receive a name from Greek mythology (via Shakespeare), which may explain why it's relatively obscure. Large flowers on tall, strong scapes are are adorned with u-shaped sinus markings on their inner rosettes. Zone 5.
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GERANIUM
Hardy geranium
 
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. It thrives with full sun and relatively dry summer conditions. Modified continental/Montane; Caucasus. Zone 5.
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GLADIOLUS
Hardy gladiolus
 
Gladiolus caucasicus ~ 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. (Formerly listed as Gladiolus imbricatus.) Modified continental; E Europe to N Turkey. Zone 5.
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Gladiolus italicus ~ Another of the many hardy and showy gladiolus species that are under-utilized because gardeners tend to associate the genus with tender primadonna hybrids. The flowers are magenta banners spaced along 3-foot scapes in mid-spring. And the plants are anything but wimpy, wintering in much of the U.S., and often self-sowing freely in milder climes. Modified continental/Steppe/Mediterranean; SW Europe to C Asia. Zone 6.
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HYACINTHOIDES
Bluebells
 
Hyacinthoides italica ~ Daintier and earlier than those of the much more commonly grown Spanish bluebell, the starry, stonewash-blue flowers of the Italian version are borne in steepled clusters atop 8- to 12-inch scapes. They appear in early spring above handsome clumps of lax strappy leaves. Combine them with the other Hyacinthoides species for a spring-long choir of bluebells. Mediterranean; Portugal to NW Italy. Zone 6.
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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 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.
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Iris graeberiana hort. 'White Fall' ~ In mid-spring this vigorous, sterile hybrid produces up to seven clear-blue flowers – with white, maroon-tipped falls – on 12- to 20-inch, leafy stems. Like most Junos, it appreciates good drainage and summer warmth. It's undoubtedly a hybrid, with I. graeberiana probably involved. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris graeberiana hort. '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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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 Deep Purple ~ If you prefer your hoogiana in one of its highly sought-after deep-hued forms, here it is in rich mulberry-purple. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Iris magnifica 'Agalik' ~ Magnificent indeed, its leafy stalk (reminiscent of corn) rising to 30 inches and bearing several pale lavender-blue, orange-crested flowers in April and May. Another easy Juno, thriving in sun and any well-drained soil.Steppe; Uzbekistan. 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.
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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.
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Iris 'Deep Blue Sea' (Reticulata hybrid) ~ Intense royal-blue flowers with buttery blazes make for another outstanding McMurtrie creation. New (and exclusive) to the catalog in 2019. NOTE: Most of the previously offered McMurtrie hybrids from the catalog until we can find a reliable source of adequate stock. Many of the bulbs of McMurtrie cultivars that we sourced elsewhere arrived here in a not so happy state, with some showing signs of extensive damage from blue mold (quite a few went directly to the trash bin). Reports are that some of the cherry-picked, presumably healthy bulbs that we sent to customers developed problems, presumably because of mold (spores are tough cookies). Please contact us if your McMurtrie bulbs had problems. Steppe. Zone 5.
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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 'Dunshanbe' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ I. korolkowii, parent of many outstanding aril hybrids, teamed here with 'Persian Pansy' to produce a multi-hued beauty which catches the eye with its iridescent mauve-lavender hafts, and takes it from there. The falls morph to plum and amber at their edges; the standards have plummy-grey tones with lilac highlights and deep purple veining. And did we mention the luxiuriant pale-blue beards? Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Onlooker' (Arilbred hybrid) ~ Ruffled, incurved, icy lavender-blue standards find the perfect contrast in broad, rounded, lemon-chiffon falls with maroon-black signals. All floral parts are veined with violet and feathered here and there with amber. In other words, 'Onlooker' is a jaw-dropper. One of many outstanding iris hybrids from the hand of Ben Hager, joining the likes of 'Beverly Sills' and 'Edith Wolford'. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Teucros' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Silvery, lavender-tinged, purple-veined standards and silvery-white maroon-striped falls are accented by large black-purple beards. As with 'Dardanus', this cultivar originated nearly 100 years ago as a primary hybrid of I. korolkowii var. concolor and I. iberica. Steppe/Mediterranean. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Theseus' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ This heirloom (1915) regeliocyclus is still well worth growing for its lavender flowers, heavilly veined with purple and bearing a large deep-purple central blotch on its silver-white falls. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Vera' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Astonishing flowers of coppery brown with purple undertones and shaggy luminous sky-blue beards are freely produced in May and June on 20-inch stems. This heirloom variety appears to be a near-primary hybrid involving I. stolonifera and I. korolkowii. Steppe. Zone 5.
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Iris 'Werckmeister's Beauty' (Regeliocyclus hybrid) ~ Another hybrid that has a goodly dose of I. iberica as well as I. susiana in its pedigree, 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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