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Special Offer Bulbs

Available September 1 – 30, 2015

Back by popular demand! The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden is pleased to offer bulbs in large quantities. Support the Chicago Botanic Garden and fill your garden with beautiful spring-blooming bulbs. Orders must be received by September 30 to be picked up between October 2 and 4, 2015.
Bulbs purchased from a leading Dutch supplier are delivered just days before the sale—timed to coincide with ideal planting conditions.
The bulb sale and quantity bulb order pickup are located in the Regenstein Center. All orders must be paid by credit card. Orders may be picked up in the Regenstein Center during the Fall Bulb Festival hours: Friday – Sunday, October 2 – 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additional bulbs may be purchased during these times at the Fall Bulb Festival.

Bulbs are subject to availability and substitutions are not allowed. Orders cannot be shipped. All sales are final.


PHOTO: Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix'

Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix

Blooms: Early to late
Height: 10 – 20”
This is a terrific mix of 15 daffodils, providing 12 weeks of glorious blooms from early to late spring.

100 bulbs/ $68

PHOTO: Narcissus 'British Gamble'

Narcissus British Gamble
Division I: Trumpet Daffodils

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 16”
This very new introduction features impressively large ivory flowers with soft apricot edges on a lemon-yellow throat. Consider this spectacular bulb for your terrace containers as well as your bulb beds.

50 bulbs/ $69

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Mount Hood'

Narcissus Mount Hood
Division I: Trumpet Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 18 – 20”
The cup of this elegant ivory flower matures to pure white. Introduced in 1937, this award-winning selection is an excellent addition to any garden.

50 bulbs/ $62

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Carlton'

Narcissus Carlton
Division II: Large-Cupped Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14 – 16”
This two-toned yellow daffodil is a vigorous and reliable selection that perennializes well and has a lovely vanilla fragrance. It's one of the most popular daffodils of all time!

50 bulbs/ $52

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Jamestown'

Narcissus Jamestown
Division III: Small-Cupped Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 14 – 17”
Surrounded by bright white petals, the bowl-shaped, golden-yellow cup of this beautiful daffodil has an orange rim that is ruffled and a glowing green center.

50 bulbs/ $62

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

Narcissus Yellow Cheerfulness
Division IV: Double Daffodils

Blooms: Late
Height: 14 – 16”
Each stem of this 1937 heirloom holds two to three soft, primrose-yellow double flowers that have a touch of orange at the center.

50 bulbs/ $56

PHOTO: Narcissus 'February Gold'

Narcissus February Gold
Division VI: Cyclamineus Daffodils

Blooms: Early
Height: 12 – 14”
This very early flowering selection has sulfur-yellow petals and a yellow-range cup. This heirloom from 1923 is excellent for forcing and naturalizing.

50 bulbs/ $64

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Quail'

Narcissus Quail
Division VII: Jonquilla Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 12 – 14”
This is one of the most prolific of all daffodils. It has two to four deep golden-yellow flowers per stem.

50 bulbs/ $52

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Actaea'

Narcissus Actaea
Division IX: Poeticus Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 14 – 16”
Beautiful, white rounded petals surround a yellow cup that has a dark red rim. This wonderful heirloom from 1927 was named for one of King Solomon‘s concubines.

50 bulbs/ $59

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Hawera'

Narcissus Hawera
Division V: Miniature Triandrus Daffodils

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 8”
This heirloom charmer is loaded with long-lasting, fragrant, pale yellow flowers. Petals are slightly swept back and present a paler, cup-shaped crown. Very adaptable, this miniature daffodil thrives in partial shade or full sun, naturalizes well, and is a good forcer. It's an all-around winner!

100 bulbs/ $52



PHOTO: Tulipa 'Annie Schilder'

Tulipa Annie Schilder

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14 – 18”
This fragrant award winner is warm orange with azalea-pink flushes and has a persimmon-orange interior and yellow base.

100 bulbs/ $64

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Apeldoorn'

Tulipa Apeldoorn
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 18 – 20”
You can‘t go wrong with this ”tried-and-true” cherry red flower that has a yellow-edged black heart—this tulip is stunning and reliable.

100 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Ballade'

Tulipa Ballade
Lily flowered

Blooms: Late
Height: 20”
The reddish-purple flowers have broad white petal edges. This tulip has a very eye-appealing shape that adds focal interest in the garden.

100 bulbs/ $68

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Golden Apeldoorn'

Tulipa Golden Apeldoorn
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 18 – 24”
This lovely clear yellow flower with elegantly flared petals is a sturdy selection that makes a strong statement in mass plantings but also mixes well with other bulbs.

100 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Grand Perfection'

Tulipa Grand Perfection

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 28”
The petals of this creamy white beauty have burgundy and maroon feathering as in the Rembrandt painted tulips of the seventeenth century. Adding to the artistic flair is the gray-green foliage. These big, eye-catching flowers are spectacular in bouquets.

100 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Gudoshnik'

Tulipa Gudoshnik
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 24”
The colors of this selection are variable, ranging from solid red to creamy yellow with red-and-yellow flames and stripes. You might think you planted a mix!

100 bulbs/ $68

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Margarita''

Tulipa Margarita
Double early

Blooms: Early
Height: 10 – 12”
This stunning double early tulip opens to shades of magenta, becoming paler on the edges, and resembles an old-fashioned rose. Like all others in this class, it is robust with sturdy stems.

100 bulbs/ $64

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Pink Impression'

Tulipa Pink Impression
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: 20”
Height: Midseason
This tulip is an incredibly luminous selection, both in the garden and as a cut flower; its petals show a range of rose tones that mature to deep pink with yellow edges.

100 bulbs/ $64

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

Tulipa Queen of Night
Single late

Blooms: Late
Height: 24”
Deep velvety-maroon hues characterize these elegant flowers that add shadows to a sunny garden.

100 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Sun Lover'

Tulipa Sun Lover
Double late

Blooms: Late
Height: 18”
These outstanding, large, double flowers burst into shades of golden yellow, with orange-red accents. This is a dazzling and vigorous selection that won‘t disappoint.

100 bulbs/ $64


Specialty Bulbs

PHOTO: Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades'

Anemone blanda Blue Shades
Wind flower

Blooms: May to June
Height: 3 – 4”
These wonderfully rich, pale-to-dark blue flowers have yellow centers and bloom in April and May.

100 bulbs/ $28

PHOTO: Camassia cusickii

Camassia cusickii
Wild hyacinth

Blooms: May to June
Height: 28 – 32”
This selection features lovely light metallic-blue, star-shaped flowers.

25 bulbs/ $39

PHOTO: Crocus t. 'Barr's Purple'

Crocus t. Barr‘s Purple
Tommy crocus

Blooms: March to April
Height: 3 – 6”
This crocus has large, rich flowers with amethyst-violet on the inside petals and gray on the outside. It is resistant to squirrels and chipmunks.

100 bulbs/ $20

PHOTO: Galanthus nivalis

Galanthus nivalis

Blooms: February  to March
Height:  4 – 6”
The snowdrop is a delightful, fragrant, nodding white flower with a green tip.

100 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue'

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 10”
The soft, lilac-blue florets of this reliable early forcer are beautifully fragrant.

50 bulbs/ $52

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Gypsy Queen'

Hyacinthus orientalis Gypsy Queen

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 8 – 12”
This unique selection has warm coral flowers highlighted with salmon and peach.

50 bulbs/ $58

PHOTO: Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

Iris reticulataHarmony
Dwarf iris

Blooms: Early
Height: 4”
The flower has rich blue standards and a royal-blue fall with white edges; it's accented with subtle yellow spotting. It‘s one of the best dwarf irises.

100 bulbs/ $28

PHOTO: Muscari armeniacum

Muscari armeniacum
Grape hyacinth

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 6”
The grape hyacinith has spikes of heavenly dark blue flowers.

100 bulbs/ $26

PHOTO: Puschkinia scilloides

Puschkinia scilloides
Striped squill

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 4 – 6”
Pale blue to white, star-like flowers with dark-blue striping are clustered at the top of the stems in April. These are wonderful in rock gardens, perennial borders, and under trees and shrubs. They are undemanding, remain trouble-free, and increase rapidly.

100 bulbs/ $28

PHOTO: Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 4 – 8”
This selection, with its beautiful blue flowers, is the most familiar in our area. It readily naturalizes, creating a wonderful blue carpet.

100 bulbs/ $28