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

OSTROWSKIA
 
Ostrowskia magnifica ~ The magnificent, stupendous, mystical Holy Grail of campanulads, this denizen of rocky crags in the Pamir-Alai produces impossibly large, 5-inch-wide, pure white bells on strong stems that can reach 5 feet tall. It does best in full sun; deep, gritty, humus-rich soil; and a relatively arid climate (but it's well worth trying elsewhere!). Steppe/Montane; C Asia. Zone 4.
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POLYGONATUM
Solomon's seal
 
Polygonatum × hybridum 'Striatum' ~ The crinkled, dark green, leaves of 'Striatum' are more heavily marked with cream than are those of long-time favorite P. multiflorum 'Variegatum' (q.v.). Clusters of dangling alabaster-white bell-flowers with green-tinged tips adorn the arching, 18-inch-tall stems in late spring. Partial shade and a woodsy soil will keep it happy. Modified continental/Continental/Maritime; Eurasia. Zone 4.
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PUSCHKINIA
Striped squill
 
Puschkinia bilgineri ~ New to botany and to horticulture, this highly ornamental puschkinia bears dense conical flower clusters that are held just above the relatively broad, strappy leaves. The bell-shaped blooms feature the usual puschkinian color scheme: pale blue segments with bold dark-blue midstripes. Steppe. E Turkey; Zone 5.
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Puschkinia peshmenii 'Jim Archibald' ~ This genus holds many riches beyond Puschkinia scilloides – some of them (such as this) only recently discovered. Glistening white, distinctly bell-shaped flowers with gray midstripes are spaced gracefully along 6-inch flower scapes, resembling something you'd find in the Roman hyacinth (rather than the puschkinia) bin. Splendid new introduction for rock gardens, troughs, and other porous substrates in sun. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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Puschkinia scilloides 'Sky Vision' ~ Announcing the new Queen of the Striped Squills. The light hyacinth-blue flowers (with the usual deep blue midstripes) are larger and deeper in hue than those of other forms, and there are more of them. Time to start building that puschkinia collection! Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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Puschkinia scilloides 'Snowdrift' ~ Puschkinias don't get any more pulchritudinous than this robust, pure swan-white form selected by Janis Ruksans a few years back. Use it in glorious isolation, or combine it with blue squills to accent the beauty of both. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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SANGUINARIA
Bloodroot
 
Sanguinaria canadensis f. multiplex ~ The ruffled, pure white flowers of double bloodroot are the embodiment of perfection, at least for a few fleeting days in April. It's one of the supreme expressions of the North American woodland flora. Modified continental/Continental; E and C North America. Zone 4.
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SCILLA
Squill
 
Scilla bifolia var. taurica RS.156/83 ~ With its large blue flowers, adorned with prominent purple anthers, this is one of the best takes on one of the essential early bulbs. The one-sided racemes appear as early as February. The vigorous form offered here hails from Crimea. Zone 5.Montane. Zone 5.
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Scilla hohenackeri BSBE.559 We have yet to see a spring squill that is not beautiful, and the Caspian bluebell is surely among the most beguiling. Clusters of large light purple-blue flowers whose segments reflex to reveal black anthers open on 4-inch stems in late winter. Each segment is ornamented with a sky-blue midrib, which adds a final note of beauty and elegance. Steppe/Montane; Caspian region. Zone 5.
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Scilla ingridae ~ Take a Siberian squill, increase its size, intensify its color, and start its blooming season a few days earlier, and you've got a standout bulb for the late-winter garden. Or, rather, WE'VE got it. Modified continental/Mediterranean; S Europe. Zone 5.
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Scilla messeniaca AH.0168 ~ If we had to choose one squill, this might very well be it. Five-inch spires of up to 15 starry powder-blue flowers rise from a rosette of handsome dark-green leaves, making "an attractive sheet of pale blue in early spring" (Leeds). Flourishes in well-drained soil in sun or part shade. Mediterranean; Greece. Zone 6.
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Scilla 'Sibrose' ~ Combining the best characteristics of Scilla siberica and Scilla rosenii, this lust-worthy hybrid possesses the vigor and floriferousness of the former and the amplitude and elegance of the latter. The summer-sky-blue flowers are larger, a bit paler, and more elegant than those of Siberian squill, with slightly reflexed segments and prominent stamens that have an Erythronium look to them, showing their rosenii heritage. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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TECOPHILAEA
Chilean blue crocus
 
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus ~ The legendary Chilean blue crocus, whose "exquisite flowers" (Bryan) are not just any blue, but a deep, saturated, luminous blue of a purity and intensity rarely found in nature. The 1-1/2-inch, white-veined, trumpet-shaped, violet-scented blooms appear on 4-inch stems in spring. A spectacular subject for a cool greenhouse, or possibly outdoors in milder districts of the western U.S, it needs rich, gritty soil and a dryish rest in summer. Always in short supply and high demand.Montane/Mediterranean; W Central Chile. Zone 5. SOLD OUT
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Tecophilaea cyanocrocus 'Leichtlinii' ~ An equally ravishing form of a lighter, ethereal, summer-sky blue, with a generous white eye.Montane/Mediterranean; W Central Chile. Zone 5.
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TULIPA
Tulip
 

Offering some of the most spectacular and elegant flowers in the genus, "species tulips" are also valuable for their relative longevity and for their adaptability to conditions most tulip hybrids can't tolerate. T. clusiana and T . saxatilis , for example, are among the few tulips that thrive and flower in southern California, the southeast U.S., and other mild-winter areas. It is a group of bulbs that deserves considerably more attention from gardeners.  Unless stated otherwise, they prefer well-drained soil and sun.
 
Tulipa binutans ~ Although taxonomists have assigned this white-flowered, yellow-eyed tulip to Tulipa biflora, its nodding buds give it a different look in the garden. The flowers face upward when they open, but the scapes resume their nodding habit post-bloom. Steppe; C Asia. Zone 5.
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Tulipa greigii 'Evening Fire' ~ Large smoldering-red flowers accented by black basal blotches and maroon-banded leaves distinguish this exceptional selection from Berkara Gorge in southern Kazhakstan. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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Tulipa greigii 'Sunset' ('Saulriets') ~ Large, glossy, brilliant golden-yellow flowers are marked at their centers with crimson flames that narrow into midstripes toward the tips of the pointed, arching petals. The glaucous leaves show hints of maroon striping. A show-stopper, originating in Berkara Gorge, Kazakhstan, and selected by Janis Ruksans. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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Tulipa humilis 'Rosea' ~ Elegant pink-blushed chalices with deep amethyst-blue centers are borne on sturdy gray-green scapes in early spring. Not to be confused with the much more common 'Alba Coerulea Occulata'. Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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Tulipa humilis 'Zephyr' ~ Bright scarlet goblets with charcoal-purple eye zones arise in early spring from rosettes of narrow, upright, blue-green leaves. This 1987 introduction is one of the rarest and most dazzling Tulipa humilis cultivars (we're likely the only U.S. source). Steppe/Montane. Zone 5.
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Tulipa kaufmanniana Ugam ~ This new selection from the wilds of Kazakhstan bears lovely rosy-pink flowers with white "petal" margins and white interiors on relatively tall (12- to 15-inch) stems very early in the tulip season. Steppe/Montane; Kazakhstan. Zone 5.
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Tulipa vvedenskyi ~ Va-va-voom. Although 'Tangerine Beauty,' the commonly offered clone of this species, is a perfectly nice plant, it certainly doesn't supersede the original. So allow us to reintroduce you to this "beautiful, but rare species" (Jelitto & Schacht), with vivid (or is it vved?), red-orange, wide-flaring flowers – shaded yellow at their centers – on 8- to 12-inch stems in April. The narrow, gray-green leaves are also attractive.
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Tulipa 'Girlfriend' ~ Janis Ruksans continues to busy himself with hybrids of T. vvedenskyi in this case with T. mogoltavica . The result is fascinating: rose-red flowers which open to satiny pale yellow interiors with a coppery/peachy blush that strengthens as the flowers age. The long wavy blue-green leaves are banded with broad purple stripes. A singular beauty. Zone 5.
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Tulipa gold hybrid ~ Glowing golden-yellow flowers with scarlet-flamed and chocolate-eyed centers are held on compact stems in early spring. Maroon streaks ornament the gray-green leaves. We have yet to put a name to this excellent Ruksans hybrid of T. vvedenskyi. Zone 5. Modified continental/Montane. Zone 5.
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