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Special Offer Bulbs

Available August 19 – September 30, 2016

Save 5% when you buy early!

Please note: The price listed reflects the 5% discount

Back by popular demand, the Woman's Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden is pleased to offer bulbs in large quantities to Garden members with a 5 percent discount for buying early. 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 October 7 to 9, 2016.

Bulbs purchased from a leading Dutch supplier are delivered just days before the sale—timed to coincide with ideal planting conditions. Fresher and larger, these competitively priced bulbs produce more stems and flowers.

The bulb sale and quantity bulb order pickup are located in the Regenstein Center. All orders must be paid for by credit card. Orders may be picked up in the Regenstein Center during the Fall Bulb Festival hours: Friday, October 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 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.

Daffodils

PHOTO: Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix'

Narcissus Blend – All Spring Mix

Blooms: Early to late
Height: 10-20"
A terrific mix of 15 Daffodils that provides 12 weeks of glorious blooms from early to late spring

50 bulbs / $30.40

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Exception'

Narcissus 'Exception'
Div. I Daffodil – Trumpet

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14-16"
This is a tall, landscape-sized daffodil that produces one large, golden, slightly upward- facing flower per stem. It has a long bloom time and works well in borders.

25 bulbs / $26.60

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Accent'

Narcissus 'Accent'
Div. II Daffodil – Large Cupped

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14-16"
This is an American-bred variety with substantial, crisp white petals that surround an intense sun-proof and up-facing salmon-pink cup. This bulb grows vigorously and is one of the very best landscape pinks. It is a winner of the Wister Award, given by the American Daffodil Society for outstanding garden performance and show quality.

25 bulbs / $23.28

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'

Narcissus 'Barrett Browning'
Div. III Daffodil – Small Cupped

Blooms: Early
Height: 14-16"
This flower will remind you of a passage of poetic verse. The reddish-orange cup of this flower is in perfect harmony with the brilliant white petals that surround it. An heirloom favorite since 1945, it forces well and is an excellent perennializer.

25 bulbs / $29.45

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'

Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness'
Div. IV Daffodil – Double

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.

25 bulbs / $25.65

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Jetfire'

Narcissus 'Jetfire'
Div. VI Daffodil – Cyclamineus

Blooms: Early to Midseason
Height: 12-14"
This lovely flower has reflexed yellow petals that sweep away from the bright red-orange cup. It is a reliable selection that is one of the best to perennialize.

50 bulbs / $27.55

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Bell Song'

Narcissus 'Bell Song'
Div. VII Daffodil – Jonquilla

Blooms: Late
Height: 12-14"
This strong-growing, American-bred variety is white with a very smooth salmon-pink cup. It has a delicate, sweet fragrance.

50 bulbs / $33.55

PHOTO: Narcissus 'Actaea'

Narcissus 'Actaea'
Div. IX Daffodil – Poeticus

Blooms: Midseason to Late
Height: 14-16"
Beautiful, white rounded petals surround a yellow cup that has a dark red rim. 'Actaea' has an intriguing scent and is one of the best midspring flowering narcissus.

25 bulbs / $26.60

Tulips

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Princess Irene'

Tulipa 'Princess Irene'
Single Early

Blooms: Early
Height: 14"
Soft orange flowers are streaked with purple near the base. The interior of the flower is orange with yellow near the base. This remarkable tulip is a favorite choice of many gardeners.

50 bulbs / $30.40

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Clearwater'

Tulipa 'Clearwater'
Single Late

Blooms: Late
Height: 18-26"
Pure white flowers appear in tall grey-green, lance-shaped foliage. Graceful and striking, this is the new and improved variety of the old favorite 'Maureen'. Some experts say it's the most important single white in the current offerings.

50 bulbs / $37.05

PHOTO: Tulipa 'El Nino'

Tulipa 'El Nino'
Single Late

Blooms: Late
Height: 24-30"
This superb bulb comes from one of the world's leading tulip hybridizers, D.W. Lefeber, and features a variable display of golden-to-salmon shades that deepen with age, resembling flickering firelight. A favorite of flower arrangers, this bulb has strong stems and showy coloration.

50 bulbs / $38.00

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Orange Princess'

Tulipa 'Orange Princess'
Double Late

Blooms: Late
Height: 12"
This gorgeous, almost triple-flowering selection features fragrant petals that are nasturtium-orange, accented with purple-red flames.

50 bulbs / $34.20

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Hemisphere'

Tulipa 'Hemisphere'
Triumph

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14-16"
Fascinating flowers range from white with feathered rose to solid rose; every bloom has its own unique patterns of freckles and stripes.

50 bulbs / $35.15

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Kung Fu'

Tulipa 'Kung Fu'
Triumph

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 16-18"
Elegant, cherry-red blossoms and delicate silvery-white edging are hallmarks of this Triumph tulip. For beds, borders, and containers, 'Kung Fu' is also suitable for forcing. For the best visual effect, plant in groups of 10 to 15 bulbs.

50 bulbs / $30.40

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Shirley'

Tulipa 'Shirley'
Triumph

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 20"
These charming flowers are composed of ivory-white petals edged and splashed, in varying degrees, with shades of purple and lavender. For the best effect, plant the bulbs in drifts of a dozen or more.

50 bulbs / $33.25

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Lightning Sun'

Tulipa 'Lightning Sun'
Darwin hybrid

Blooms: 20"
Height: Midseason
This slightly fragrant flower is brilliant marigold-orange with an azalea-pink sheen, a yellow center, and strong stems.

50 bulbs / $34.20

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Ballerina'

Tulipa 'Ballerina'
Lily Flowered

Blooms: Late
Height: 22"
Sweetly fragrant, this tulip pirouettes with golden yellow petals with red flames, yellow edges, and a red center.

50 bulbs / $31.35

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Maggie Daley'

Tulipa 'Maggie Daley'
Lily Flowered

Blooms: Late
Height: 20"
Twelve years in development, this tulip with a special relationship to Chicago made its debut on Michigan Avenue in spring 2010. This magnificent purplish-rose flower blooms on a sturdy stem. This is a standout in any garden and sensational when massed—especially after our long, white winters.

50 bulbs / $35.15

PHOTO: Tulipa 'Exotic Emperor'

Tulipa 'Exotic Emperor'
Fosteriana

Blooms: Early
Height: 20"
This is a semi-double flower with creamy-white petals and green flames. Not only is it fragrant, but it also has a large flower head, making it perfect for cutting.

50 bulbs / $33.25

Specialty Bulbs

PHOTO: Allium 'Graceful'

Allium 'Graceful'
Ornamental Allium

Blooms: May – June
Height: 12-16"
The 3"-inch globe-shaped blossoms are composed of white-to-pale-pink florets with darker stamens. Ornamental onions perform beautifully, blooming late spring through early summer; they add a spectacular and architectural dimension to the garden; many are suitable for sunny, well-drained gardens and make wonderful cut and dried flowers.

50 bulbs / $34.20

PHOTO: Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium sphaerocephalon
Drumstick Onion

Blooms: May – June
Height: 24-36"
The rich burgundy florets of this selection form a tight pear-shaped blossom about 1" in diameter. The unusual flowers are very long-lasting and create an eye-catching display. It is one of the most reliable of all allium.

100 bulbs / $17.10

PHOTO: ACamassia quamash 'Blue Melody'

Camassia quamash 'Blue Melody'
Wild Hyacinth

Blooms: May – June
Height: 12-24"
This cultivar has a similar flower to its parent but features very attractive green and golden-yellow variegated foliage.

50 bulbs / $23.75

PHOTO: Crocus t. 'Barr's Purple'

Crocus t. Barr's Purple'
Tommy crocus

Blooms: March – April
Height: 3-6"
Large, rich flowers with amethyst-violet on the inside petals and gray on the outside. Squirrel and chipmunk resistant.

100 bulbs / $17.10

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Gypsy Queen'

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Gypsy Queen'
Hyacinth

Blooms: Midseason to Late
Height: 8-12"
This unique selection has warm coral flowers highlighted with salmon and peach.

25 bulbs/ $26.60

PHOTO: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Splendid Cornelia'

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Splendid Cornelia'
Hyacinth

Blooms: Midseason to late
Height: 6-10"
The very fragrant mauve flowers have blue veins and are accentuated by purple stems.

25 bulbs/ $26.60

PHOTO: Iris reticulata 'Harmony'

Iris reticulata 'Harmony'
Dwarf iris

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

100 bulbs/ $22.80

PHOTO: Muscari Mix

Muscari Mix
Grape hyacinth

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 3-6"
This mix of many shades of blue with white will create a dramatic effect.

100 bulbs/ $22.80

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/ $22.80

PHOTO: Scilla forbesii 'Pink Giant' class=

Scilla forbesii 'Pink Giant'
Glory of the Snow

Blooms: March – April
Height: 6-8"
An unusual, slightly larger form, this selection has up to ten star-like, blush-pink flowers per stem. This selection was formerly known as Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'.

100 bulbs/ $26.60

PHOTO: Scilla siberica

Scilla siberica
Squill

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/ $24.70