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Special Offer Bulbs

Available August 17 – September 29, 2018

Back by popular demand, the Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society is pleased to offer an early buying opportunity of bulbs in large quantities. New this year, members will recieve 20 percent off the purchase price. Support the Chicago Botanic Garden and fill your garden with beautiful spring-blooming bulbs. Orders must be received by September 29 to be picked up October 5 to 7, 2018.

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 to Sunday, October 5 to 7, 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

 

Narcissus 'Rijnveld Early Sensation'
Div. I Daffodil–Trumpet

Blooms: Early
Height: 12-14"
The earliest trumpet to bloom, often in February, this variety hold up very well in inclement weather. It is easily forced, and very reliable.

25 bulbs/ $29.60 member/$37 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘Color Run’
Div. II Daffodil–Large Cupped

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 14-16"
Yellow petals frame an apricot-colored frilled cup. The color intensifies with age.

25 bulbs/ $28 member/$35 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘Sempre Avanti’
Div. II Daffodil–Large Cupped

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 16-18"
New to the sale this year, this selection naturalizes well and makes an excellent cut flower.

25 bulbs/ $26.40 member/$33 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘February Gold’
Div. VI Daffodil–Cyclamineus

Blooms: Early
Height: 7-12"
One of the most reliable reblooming perennial bulbs, this early bloomer is sulfur yellow, with a slightly darker cylindrical cup and a paler base.

25 bulbs/ $14.40 member/$18 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘Jetfire’
Div. VI Daffodil–Cyclamineus

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 8-10"
A lovely, prolific flower with very reflexed yellow petals and a bright red/orange cup. It is one of the most celebrated of all naturalizing early bloomers.

25 bulbs/ $13.20 member/ $16.50 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘Sunny Side Up’
Division XI Daffodil–Split Corona

Blooms: Early to midseason
Height: 16-20"
Pale yellow with cream petals. This split corona daffodil is stunning when planted in mass.

25 bulbs/ $26.40 member/$33 nonmember

 

Narcissus ‘Minnow’
Miniature Div. VIII Daffodil–Tazetta

Blooms: Midseason
Height: 7-8"
Minnow may only stand 8" tall, but it has a big impact in the garden. It bears four to five white-to-ivory to pale yellow flowers per stem with little buttons of yellow cups. ‘Minnow’ is terrific in rock gardens and garden nooks and crannies.

25 bulbs/ $10 member/$12.50 nonmember

Tulips

 

Tulipa ‘Christmas Dream’
Single Early

Blooms: April
Height: 14"
This variety bears beautiful, large, rose pink flowers that fade to silver-pink at the petal edges. It blooms very early in the season and makes an excellent cut flower.

50 bulbs/ $27.20 member/$34 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Violet Beauty’
Single Late

Blooms: May
Height: 18"
Keep a watchful eye on it, for it changes colors over its long bloom period, sometimes more lavender, sometimes more purple, sometimes with a rose sheen and sometimes with a blue sheen

50 bulbs/ $32 member/$40 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Brown Sugar’
Triumph

Blooms: April-May
Height: 13-18"
‘Brown Sugar’ is a strong grower and is sweetly fragrant. The unique, vibrant color of this tulip makes it a great addition to many garden plantings.

50 bulbs/ $27.20 member/$34 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Cape Town’
Triumph

Blooms: April-May
Height: 16"
This bicolored tulip looks stunning planted in any garden bed, container, or border. As the flower matures, the red edging becomes broader and deeper.

50 bulbs/ $30 member/$37.50 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Escape’
Triumph

Blooms: April-May
Height: 18"
This selection offers a beautiful deep red flower that, when planted in mass, will make an excellent display.

50 bulbs/ $26.40 member/$33 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Helmar’
Triumph

Blooms: May
Height: 20-22"
This selection stands out because of its impeccable form and stature. It is blazing primrose-yellow, with varying levels of bright ruby-red flames and feathers.

50 bulbs/ $28.40 member/$35.50 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Antoinette’
Multi-flowering

Blooms: April–May
Height: 16-18"
A chameleon-type variety that opens pale yellow and finally matures to deep salmon-orange with a golden yellow base above slightly variegated foliage.

50 bulbs/ $35.20 member/$44 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Toronto’
Multi-flowering

Blooms: April-May
Height: 12-14"
This charming variety has three to five flowers per stem, making it luscious choice for any garden bed.

50 bulbs/ $25.60 member/$32 nonmembe

 

Tulipa ‘Golden Apeldoorn’
Darwin Hybrid

Blooms: April–May
Height: 18-20"
This selection is great for lightening up dark corners with its large pure yellow flowers. It is also a wonderful naturalizer in the garden.

50 bulbs/ $25.60 member/$32 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Oxford’
Darwin Hybrid

Blooms: April-May
Height: 18-20"
This award-winning variety holds bright red blooms on tall, strong stems. It also makes an ideal flower for cutting.

50 bulbs/ $25.60 member/$32 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Pretty Woman’
Lily Flowered

Blooms: May
Height: 14-16"
An elegant lily-flowering variety that will add a splash of color to any garden bed.

50 bulbs/ $26.40 member/$33 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Purple Dream’
Lily Flowered

Blooms: April–May
Height: 22-24"
This selection holds purple, chalice-like blooms with reflexed, pointed petals. It also makes an ideal flower for flower arrangements.

50 bulbs/ $28.40 member/$35.50 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Chinatown’
Viridiflora

Blooms: May
Height: 10-14"
A highly awarded variety that opens pale pinkish-white with bold green feathering and striking white-edged, blue-green foliage.

50 bulbs/ $29.20 member/$36.50 nonmember

 

Tulipa ‘Negrita Parrot’
Parrot

Blooms: May
Height: 16-20"
These delightfully textured blooms are a velvety shade of reddish purple that is a highlight in any garden.

50 bulbs/ $40 member/$50 nonmember

Alliums

 

Allium caeruleum
Blue Globe Onion

Blooms: May–June
Height: 12-18"
The delicate, true-blue, 1-inch round flower head is easily grown, divides readily, and naturalizes well. The flower works nicely in boarders and bouquets. A. caeruleum has been a charming and popular choice since its introduction in 1830.

100 bulbs/ $30.40 member/$38 nonmember

 

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/ $15.60 member/$19.50 nonmember

Specialty Bulbs

 

Camassia cusickii
Wild Hyacinth

Blooms: May–June
Height: 24-30"
This variety can tolerate wet areas and blooms during a time when most daffodils and tulips are gone, thus offering a burst of color before the summer perennials come up.

25 bulbs/ $33.60 member/$42 nonmember

 

Hyacinthoides hispanic ‘Excelsior’
Wood Hyacinth

Blooms: May
Height: 12-15"
This seventeenth-century heirloom boasts lovely bell-shaped, blue-violet flowers that are stunning in both woodlands and display gardens.

100 bulbs/ $39.20 member/$49 nonmember

 

Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Wood Hyacinth

Blooms: May
Height: 12-18"
Hyacinthoides non-scripta is a slightly fragrant, deer- and rodent-resistant bulb that is a wonderful naturalizer. It’s great for almost any garden.

100 bulbs/ $51.20 member/$64 nonmember

 

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 is one of the best dwarf irises.

100 bulbs/ $20.80 member/$26 nonmember

 

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/ $20.80 member/$26 nonmember

 

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/ $22.40 member/$28 nonmember