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2024 Spring-Flowering Bulb Sale


Grand Primo

Grand Primo is a compact, clump-forming daffodil with erect gray-green leaves.  Each stem bears 8 to 12 fragrant white flowers with short pale-yellow cups.  It makes a huge impact when planted in groups in perennial borders or rock gardens. It also does well in containers. Grand Primo is an heirloom daffodil introduced from the Netherlands in 1780. It does well in the South and comes back reliably year after year.

Bloom Time: Very Early


Gigantic Star

For those who love a traditional yellow daffodil, Gigantic Star is a durable choice for the South. Large bright-yellow flowers with a sweet vanilla scent are borne on strong stems up to 20 inches tall. Carlton, another proven performer in our region, is one of its parents. Gigantic Star was introduced from the Netherlands in 1960.

Bloom Time: Early



Ice Follies 

Ice Follies is one of the best daffodils for naturalizing in the Athens area. It multiplies and comes back reliably year after year. Large silvery-white flowers with lemon-yellow cups are borne on strong stems. It holds up well in floral arrangements. In 1993 it received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in Great Britain.

Bloom Time: Mid.



Mount Hood 

Introduced in 1937, Mount Hood remains the best known and most widely grown of the white trumpet daffodils. It performs well in the South. Flowers open creamy yellow and mature an even bright white.  They are large, up to 3 ¾ inches across. Mount Hood has earned numerous awards at international flower shows as well as the Award of Garden Merit in 1995 from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Bloom Time: Early – Mid.



Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill is one of the best double daffodils for the South. It comes back reliably year after year. There are three to five ruffled white flowers with saffron yellow centers on each stem. Each flower is about 1 ½ inches across and sweetly fragrant. When planted in groups, their pleasant fragrance permeates the garden. They are long lasting in the landscape and as a cut flower. 

Bloom time: Mid



Back by popular demand, Tahiti has become a favorite of gardeners in the Athens area. Its double flowers are soft yellow, accented with tufts of coppery orange. It is long lasting in the landscape and in a vase.


Bloom Time:  Early- Mid


Sun Disc (Miniature) 

Sun Disc is a fragrant dwarf daffodil with pale yellow petals surrounding darker yellow center petals that lie almost flat against the outer petals. Each flower stalk bears 3 or more flowers. It blooms later than most daffodils, so it extends the color show. Plant it at the edge of perennial borders, in clusters within  rock gardens, or in containers. In 2010 it received an Award of Garden Merit from the American Daffodil Society.

Bloom Time: Mid. - Late



Tête-à-Tête (Miniature)

This little daffodil is one of the top 25 daffodils of all time, according to a 2019 survey of members of the American Daffodil Society. It bears up to 3 dainty yellow flowers on each stem and multiplies freely in the landscape to provide years of lasting beauty. Use it for edging landscape beds or in large groups to brighten perennial borders. It blooms in mid-February in the Athens area. Blue Squill, also one of this year’s offerings, is an ideal companion.
Bloom Time: Early

Specialty Bulbs



Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa luciliae)

For early spring color, plant Glory-of-the Snow at the edges of perennial borders or rock gardens in morning sun or partial shade. Each bulb sends up two linear leaves, 4 to 6 inches tall, followed by a flowering stem bearing 3 to 6 lavender-blue flowers with white centers.  Plants spread by producing offsets from the Mother bulb and by throwing their seeds, becoming more dense and groundcover-like over time.

Bloom Time: Early



Camassia (Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea') 


Camassia is a bulbous plant in the asparagus family. Also called wild hyacinth, it is native to North America and can often be found growing wild in moist meadows.  The bulbs are edible and were a food source for indigenous people.  Lavender star-like flowers are borne on strong stalks in late April in the Athens area.  Flowers open from the bottom of the stalk upward, so each stalk provides a week or more of color.  Camassia likes moist soil and grows in areas where other spring-flowering bulbs will not grow, like edges of ponds, in rain gardens or other moist spots in the landscape.  Bees love the flowers but deer do not.
Bloom Time: Late