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Friday, October 7, 2016
Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Bulbs

The other day our bulb grower mentioned that they had a number of exceptionally unique and rare bulbs available this fall. Being B.C's plant specialists, we snapped them up right away. Here are 7 unique, if not rare bulbs for Fall 2016

Rare Bulbs Fall 2016

Silver Chimes Narcissi

Silver Chimes is a fragrant, multi-headed triandrus Narcissi. Each stem will produce six plus flowers per stem. Flowers are pure white with a small yellow cup. An excellent choice for cut flower displays. Great for naturalizing. Grows to a height of 12 inches. Prefers full to part sun. Flowers in late spring, usually April through May. Deer resistant.

Diskcissel Narcissus jonquilla

Dickcissel Daffodil produces beautiful lemon yellow trumpet shaped flowers with white throats and centers at the end of its stems. Flowers are fragrant and bloom in mid to late spring. Very attractive when planted in groups. Leaves are grass-like and remain dark green in colour. Grows to a height 10 inches. Prefers full to part sun. Great for naturalizing and deer resistant.

Jenny Narcissus cyclamineus

Jenny Narcissus Cyclamineus produces elegant milky-white petals and a lemon trumpet that fades to creamy white. Flowers emerge in March to April and are very distinctive in appearance. Windswept petals are accented by long trumpets. Flowers stand up well to wind and rain making it ideal for west coast. Ideal for naturalizing too. Grows to a height of 12 inches. Prefers full to part sun.

Diamond Ring Narcissi bulbocodium

Diamond Ring is a very floriferous Dutch selection of Narcissi bulbocodium. Cute, small, bright hellow hoop-shaped flowers are accented by thin green foliage in mid spring, typically, late March. Grows to a height of 6 inches. Prefers full to part sun. Great for naturalizing and Deer resistant

Rare Bulbs Fall 2016

Tommansinianus Snow Crocus

Beautiful pale lavender to deep reddish purple flowers grow on this Heirloom Snow Crocus bulb from 1847. Silvery or creamy accents may appear on the outside of the flower. It naturalizes beautiful and claims to be squirrel resistant as well. Grows to a height of 3 inches. Prefers full to part sun. Flowers in early spring.

G.P. Baker Corydalis

G.P. Baker is a much sought after spectacular dark pink, almost red Corydalis. An excellent perennial variety for creating an unusual splash of colour in a woodland setting. Flowers in late Spring. Grows to a height of 6 inches. Great for naturalizing. Deer resistant. Plant in full to part sun.

Allium Red Mohican

Red Mohican is a flowering allium (onion) with an unusual Bordeaux red colour and a white crest. It’s a form of Allium amethystinus that Flowers in late Spring. Stems are bent when they first appear but gradually straighten out before the flower develops. Grows to a height of 40 inches. An excellent garden plant to attract bees and butterflies as well as being a wonderful cut flower that can last up to 3 weeks. Prefers full to part sun and well drained fertile soil. It is great for naturalizing and is also Deer resistant.

We hope you enjoy these wonderful selections as much as we do! If you are making a special trip, please call ahead 604.882.1201, to confirm availability, as they may sell out quickly.


Thursday, June 12, 2014
Posted By: Lyle Courtice A.H. in Bulbs

Martagon lilies are a great addition to the garden as they are easy to grow and low maintenance. Although not very fast to multiply they are very long lived and tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions.

Blooming later that other species they offer interest from June into July and average 30 or more Turk's-cap flowers per raceme. Their preference is to be in a humus rich, alkaline soil, in open shade, but will tolerate full sun and even clay type soils as long as they have adequate drainage.

They make for great naturalizers in the woodland garden but are more than sophisticated enough to make a home in a more formal setting. Height: varies Spread: 30cm+ Zone: 3

Akimina Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon x ‘Akimina’

Elegant selection having dark pink buds that open to flowers of a light creamy yellow speckled with a few maroon spots toward the center. Each scented flower is slightly recurved with contrasting light green nectaries and golden orange pollen; Blooms in June. Height: 1m

Claude Shride Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon x ‘Claude Shride’

An absolute favorite among martagonaholics having ruffled, semi-reflexed petals of pure deep maroon to mahogany with few yellow-orange spots. A strong grower having dark racemes of numerous (30+), lightly fragrant flowers; Blooms in June. Height: 1.25-1.75m

Guinea Gold Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon x ‘Guinea Gold’

Pink buds open to lightly scented buttercup yellow flowers infused with golden orange; each semi-reflexed petal is dotted with brown spots. Reliably strong grower and floriferous; 30 or more flowers per stem. Later flowering; Blooms from June into July. Height: 1.25-1.5m

Orange Marmalade Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon x ‘Orange Marmalade’

Striking lily with tall dark stems clothed in star-shaped, outward facing, slightly recurved flowers. Blooms are unspotted and a smoky burnt orange in colour with matching orange nectaries. Floriferous, lightly scented and pollen free. Late June into July. Height: 1.25-1.5m

Roseum Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon f. roseum

A form of the species displaying Turk's-cap flowers with wild rose pink tones and dark spotting. Can take a little longer than the hybrids to become established. Floriferous and fragrant. June flowering. Height: 1-1.5m

Album Martagon Lily

Lilium martagon var. album

Charming species from Europe with dainty flowers of pure white with the typical reflexed petals. Very floriferous with up to 60 florets per stem on established plants; scented. Can take a little longer than other forms to become settled in. flowers in June. Height: 1-1.5m

Many of these varieties are available at Arts Nursery now (June 2014) and are in bud or bloom. Call ahead 604.882.1201 to confirm availability or drop by and treat yourself to a treasure today!


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