Please note this Availability page is always "current" regardless of when it was last updated--I AM TAKING ORDERS ALL YEAR NOW, IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE TO ORDER!!!
Orders placed from January-August will be shipped in August or September. Those placed during the shipping season (August-December) will be shipped as soon as possible after receipt.

NEW OPTION!!!--I PREFER CHECKS, BUT IF YOU NO LONGER USE THEM, I CAN NOW PROCESS ORDERS BY CREDIT CARD, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS INDICATE THIS WHEN YOU SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ORDER (JUST BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER--and when is a good time to reach you?--SO I CAN CALL YOU FOR YOUR CARD NUMBER)


WELCOME!!--THIS IS THE PAGE (updated/corrected periodically as needed!) THAT TELLS YOU PRICING ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE, AS WELL AS, FIRST, HOW TO GO ABOUT PLACING AN ORDER!  SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE A WAYS TO GET TO LISTINGS AND PHOTOS!

IMPORTANT NOTE--Due to rising costs, especially here in California, and the certainty of more of the same in the future, I AM SCALING BACK production of those narcissus varieties that I currently sell in bulk at very low prices.  Please consider this a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY if you have a large property, or are a landscaper or farmers market vendor/cutflower grower, or a group of neighbors or a garden club, whoever, to get bulbs by the 1000's, even 10000's, at VERY VERY LOW prices.  Or, starting in August, why not just take a fun drive down here to the farm.  Phone me ahead of time to make sure I am available--farm is right close to the highway outside of Santa Cruz, and I will make it well worth your while!!!  (One customer has already taken 5 or 6 truckloads for their own property, in that case they dumped the bulbs directly into their large pickup, loose!, filling all the way to the brim--and added crates/bags to the backseat as well!)

ALL MY BULBS ARE VERY HIGHLY DROUGHT RESISTANT and most of them are deer, squirrel and gopher-proof!

"I GROW PLANTS THAT WORK"- My bulbs are ideal for problem soils and other hostile conditions!
I am the world’s leading authority, AND hybridizer, of Tazetta narcissus, with the most genetically diverse collection in the world...my entire life is dedicated to the betterment of Tazetta narcissus--they are truly my family!  And I probably have the world's most diverse and color-advanced collection of Amaryllis belladonna hybrids which I have developed as well...

THESE BULBS ARE THE BEST QUALITY AND MOST NUMEROUS THEY HAVE EVER BEEN--THE WARMING CLIMATE HERE HAS MADE FOR MORE BLOOM AND MORE BULBS THAN EVER ON NARCISSUS, AMARYLLIS, AMARCRINUMS,  OXBLOODS, ETC.

(You can find HEIRLOOM FREESIA THAT SMELL ALOT MORE THAN MODERN HYBRID FREESIA, heirloom nerine, heirloom Byzantine (spring-blooming) gladiolus, plus Oxblood Lilies--RED and PINK!!--and numerous AMAZING Amaryllis belladonna hybrids & Amarcrinums--they are way way down at the bottom of this page!)
DO YOU sell at Farmers' Markets??
My amazing, numerous, and DIVERSELY FRAGRANT NARCISSUS make ideal cutflowers for SMALL FARMERS SELLING AT FARMERS' MARKETS--autumn, winter, and spring--also good for POTTING UP TO SELL IN BLOOM!

ATTN: GARDEN CLUBS...OR POTLUCKS/INFORMAL HOME GATHERINGS~OR~ BRING YOUR GROUP TO SEE THE AMARYLLIS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AND GET YOUR BULBS (OF ALL KINDS!) AT THE SAME TIME:

I absolutely LOVE giving talks and selling these wonderful bulbs within a day's round trip of home!  I only ask that in promoting the event, that you emphasize in your advertising that I WILL BE BRINGING WITH ME A WIDE SELECTION OF BULBS FOR SALE AFTER THE TALK TO THOSE ATTENDING.  Also please mention that while I AM able to process credit cards at these talks if necessary, CASH OR CHECKS ARE PREFERRED as it is so much quicker and free of glitches in the feeding-frenzy of serving everyone's bulb-buying needs all at once before they have to rush off at the end of the talk!

Or, I could arrange to set up and just sell the bulbs at the end of a talk that is ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR A DIFFERENT SPEAKER...

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GARDEN CLUB--ANY gathering, formal or informal, at home or wherever, will do!

My availability for garden talks starts in August/September and ends in November/December.  

Feel free to contact me (PLEASE give me your phone number with the initial inquiry) at any time of year to arrange a date and time for this year or even next year.  There is NO CHARGE for a gathering of 15-20 or more people (or possibly even a dozen or so if it is local enough and they want alot of bulbs!).  I will sell enough to make my time worthwhile!

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ARE YOU A "LOCAL"?  FROM JULY ONWARDS, you can buy many varieties of my bulbs at San Lorenzo Garden Center, on River Street in Santa Cruz. And a number of them are also available at that time at the The Garden Company on Mission Street.  

AND, In July or August I start (if I have time--so check with me first if coming specially) at the Cabrillo College Farmers' Market, every Saturday 8-12, and Menlo Park Farmers' Market, Sundays 9-1.  Sometimes downtown Santa Cruz, Wednesday afternoons

VISIT THE FARM?--IF I were twins, or had the lively, energetic YOUNG partner I so desperately need in this business, I could do SO MUCH MUCH MORE, but as I am the only one in charge around here, I have to minimize interruptions. Large orders or group visitations are best.

PICKUP OPTION AT FARM FOR 500 OR MORE BULBS: 

The FARM is along the highway south of Santa Cruz, generally afternoons during the week are best, please inquire for more details.  I SOMETIMES MAKE SPECIAL DEALS TO THOSE WHO COME TO THE  FARM TO PICK UP THEIR ORDER!  JUST PHONE ME THE DAY YOU WANT TO COME AND I WILL TELL YOU IF IT WILL WORK OUT!

PICKUP ORDERS?--with small orders, even local, it is better for me to just get them out of the way at that busy time by mailing them, but if 100's of bulbs are involved, and I have sufficient notice, I can try to fit them in the truck to bring home to Santa Cruz and they can be left in the carport here for pickup

HOWEVER, DURING AMARYLLIS SEASON THOSE INTERESTED IN SELECTING PLANTS TO PURCHASE WHILE IN BLOOM, CAN SOMETIMES BE ACCOMMODATED, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE COLLECTORS WILLING TO PAY EXTRA FOR THE FANCIEST ONES.

Scroll way down below to see everything I have to offer!  THEN order as indicated below... 

Please remember at the BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE of currently available NARCISSUS you can also find AMAZING OUTDOOR AMARYLLIS, as well as AMARCRINUMS (exciting crosses I have made between these Amaryllis and Crinums!), 3 types of actual CRINUMS, and NOW 4!! kinds of OXBLOOD LILIES (Incl one from Chile!), AND super-fragrant HEIRLOOM FREESIA...as well as two heirloom NERINES...and HEIRLOOM spring-blooming Mediterranean Gladioli

Order NOW to get the biggest bulbs!

HOW TO ORDER: (Minimum order $50.)

JUST EMAIL ME...

NO ORDER FORM TO FILL OUT...


JUST SEND AN EMAIL TO:
billthebulbbaron@aol.com (please note there is only one “r” in “baron”).

PLEASE NO ORDERS SENT AS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS

Please give me the following information when ordering (EVEN IF YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM ME BEFORE!):

1)  NAME & ADDRESS (BOTH your full physical address for UPS, and your post office address (if different) in case I send them through the post office).

2) PHONE NUMBERS (DAY numbers and NIGHT numbers!)

3) Give the quantity of each variety you want, and the TOTAL COST for EACH variety.

4) Calculate shipping/handling. Please add $20 for shipping/handling for orders up to $135.  BUT, if over $135 add 15%--or 20% if to Texas or farther east. 

5) California residents please remember to add that 9% sales tax!  

6)  Now just TOTAL IT ALL UP and send off your email!--I will then simply check your math and confirm your total by return email. 

Once I reply, all you have to do is to mail me a check/money order, please make it payable to: William R.P. Welch If sending a check is inconvenient for you, you can ask me to phone you for credit card information.  But in that case, just be sure to indicate in your email that you will not be sending a check so I will know to call you for the credit card info

PHONE ORDERS??--Although I can now process credit cards over the phone please always first email your order rather than phoning it in so all the information is readily accessible on my phone while I am at the farm (this computer stays at home).


(IF YOU DONT HEAR BACK IN A FEW DAYS THEN PLEASE PHONE ME IN CASE YOUR EMAIL WENT IN THE 'SPAM' FOLDER BY MISTAKE--this ALWAYS happens once or twice a year)

It  makes a truly vast amount of difference in how fast I can get your order to you, when I can simply print it out from your email, AS IS, and take it with me when I go to the farm each day, so to those who follow the instructions (and most of you do!), I can only say THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH!!

Please remember to allow me a couple weeks to get your order ready


Please note all sales are final--no cancellations of your order once payment is made.

Minimum order $50 plus shipping.

US MAIL: (If you prefer to order by US Mail instead of email: Give me the same information as for email, just be sure when you mail it, to also enclose a check/money order made out to William R.P. Welch. (AND PLEASE ATTACH A NOTE indicating that the order was NOT ALSO sent as an email so I don't mistakenly think this is just a payment for an existing email order!)

As it is the large wholesale orders for resale purposes that are what keeps me in business (by selling bulbs in efficient quantities so the crop gets sold by the end of the season), I must give those shipping priority in August until the latter part of September, and although most times I can indeed squeeze in the smaller orders as I go along, there is no guarantee, so please be patient and expect to receive smaller orders by the end of September at the latest.  Thanks! Please note:  Due to lack of large storage facilities being possible at the farm, I CANNOT 'HOLD' ORDERS ONCE I AM READY SO WILL SEND YOUR ORDER AS SOON AS I CAN GET TO IT!  So, IF you cannot plant immediately when bulbs arrive: NO WORRIES: unlike Dutch bulbs, these bulbs do NOT require special storage in cool conditions, in fact they actually enjoy heat, but do need to be kept out of the sun and rain so that does mean under a tarp in the shade or under a roof/indoors (don't let anyone confuse them, though, with the onions--these are NOT edible!!!)  Or if you are one of those people who will be traveling in the near future, please give me an alternate shipping address for that time period.  Thanks so much!

NEVER STORE THESE BULBS IN THE FRIDGE--they are animal-proof for a reason (poisonous) and yes I have read stories of another person in the household finding bulbs in the fridge and unknowingly confusing them with the onions--and thus becoming violently ill (they are an emetic--think "emit")!

DID YOU KNOW?--Since it is natural for NARCISSUS bulbs to grow in large clumps, you can plant narcissus in very large groups from the start.  And they are much more impressive that way!  Just dig a hole 6-8 inches deep (depending upon the size of the bulbs) and pour 25 or so in, right out of the bag!  Just make sure the hole is deep enough that the topmost bulbs still have an inch or two of dirt over them.  You don't even have to make sure they point upwards (unless they already have green sprouts of significant size).  Although they won't multiply as much being crowded this way, they are also smart enough to know that they don't need to as there are already so many of them in one place, so they won't continue to multiply significantly and thus overcrowd themselves.  I have noticed the best clumps of bloom are where a gopher, not realizing that it can't eat them, has stored a group of a dozen bulbs or more in one of its storerooms, and then in due course those bubs receive moisture and start growing right where they are! Such clumps are not only by far the easiest to plant, they are also far more convenient to weed, fertilize and water, should that be necessary.  
YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING I HAVE AVAILABLE BY CONTINUING TO SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE!

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ARE YOU A "LOCAL"?  FROM JULY ONWARDS, you can buy many varieties of my bulbs at 
San Lorenzo Garden Center, on River Street in Santa Cruz.  A number of them are also available at the The Garden Company on Mission Street.  

Also, in July or August I often start at the Cabrillo College Farmers' Market (Saturdays 8-12) and Menlo Park Farmers' Market, Sundays 9-1 (intermittently at Menlo before autumn due to space availability). Feel welcome to email ahead of time to confirm my presence.

SORRY, I AM NOT OPEN AT THE FARM FOR PICKUP OF ORDERS, EXCEPT IN LARGE QUANTITIES--Also, with sufficent notice, these can sometimes be picked up at my home in Santa Cruz.  Orders to local addresses will all be sent by UPS or US Mail.

HOWEVER, DURING AMARYLLIS SEASON THOSE INTERESTED IN SELECTING PLANTS TO PURCHASE WHILE IN BLOOM, CAN SOMETIMES BE ACCOMMODATED, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE COLLECTORS WILLING TO PAY EXTRA FOR THE FANCIEST ONES.

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Retail  or Wholesale??  It's all the same here...

Price doesn't matter whether you are buying the bulbs for your own garden or to re-sell, as my costs of production do not change with respect to what purpose the bulbs end up being used.  

Prices are based only upon the quantity you buy.  Large orders are vastly more efficient for me to deal with, as the amount of correspondence and bookkeeping related to a large order is no greater than on a small order, while the amount of the sale is so much greater.  And ironically, it is, generally speaking, the biggest customers that are the most "low-maintenance".  IT IS TRULY THE LARGER ORDERS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN GETTING THE BULB CROP SOLD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE IN THE SEASON TO BE ABLE TO DO SO--and I have neither the time, space, nor need to plant back leftover bulbs, so all the crop dug must be sold each year!

For QUANTITY RATES (50-100 or more of a given variety), please email me if they are not listed for any of the varieties you are interested in.

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SOME SPECIALS:
Amaryllis belladonna hybrids--IMPORTANT!!!  PRICES HERE ARE FOR MIXED COLORS ONLY, so if you want specific colors they are priced differently down in the "Amaryllis" section far far down near the bottom of this page.

Huge sized (MIXED COLORS ONLY!): $4 each, $300 for 100
Large sized: $2.25 each, $200 for 100 
Medium sized:  $1.25 each, $100 per 100
Young ones ("planting stock") 100 for ONLY $65.  1000 for $575

Narcissus: GOLDEN DAWN, THEN: click here for photo of mass planting--6 for $5, 12 for $9, 50 for $30, 100 for $50, $225/500, $450/1000

Narcissus:
ERLICHEER ("EARLY CHEER") click here for another photoMEDIUM-SIZED bulbs: 6 for $5, 12 for $9, 50 for $30, 100 for $50, $225 for 500, $450/1000 

Narcissus:Autumn Colors
3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $35, 100 for $60, 500 for $275, 1000 for $550


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NARCISSUS (CLUSTER-FLOWERED):

(For planting instructions, please go to my About page)

COLLECTIONS OF NAMED VARIETIES:

Pre-selected (I choose the varieties)--"SEASON-LONG" (Early, mid-season, and late blooming)      NARCISSUS COLLECTIONS:

4 varieties, a dozen of each, bagged separately, 48 bulbs for $35 ($30 at farmers markets)

(At the markets, you can make up your own collections as well, choosing whch varieties you prefer out of the many varieties I am offering there individually.)

To find out which farmers markets I am going to, click here: Which markets?

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INDIVIDUAL (NAMED) VARIETIES:

[This list is NOT random--they are listed here in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!  Please remember that all narcissus varieties on this Availability List are WONDERFULLY FRAGRANT, whether I mention that fact or not in the description.]

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Autumn Colors--& NOW for SOME MORE PHOTOS--Click HERE for updated photos!

Believe it or not, I often have a few of these ALREADY in bloom here on the coast, by mid-September, after planting in mid August!!!  (Most will bloom in the October-December, with a few continuing into January and even February with secondary blooms!)  This seed-grown strain is derived from crosses involving Newton, Autumn Sol, Soleil d'Or, Golden Rain and a number of wild and semi-wild forms of Narcissus tazetta native to dry Mediterranean areas. These bulbs will emerge and flower in autumn or winter, soon after the first rains, along with the Paper Whites.  Being seed grown, there are many variations among them in fragrance, color, shape and size of bloom, time of bloom (September-January/February).  Color ranges from white to dark yellow, even orange-yellow, in the petals, with cups of yellow to orange-red, sometimes frilled along the edges, in clusters of 8-15 or more--3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $35, 100 for $60, 500 for $275, 1000 for $550   

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Welch's Seed-Grown Paper Whites--(Photo would be the same as for the Australian Paper White listed below) - Paper Whites traditionally offered for sale are clonal varieties such as Australian Paper White or  Ziva or Galilee, meaning all plants are derived by bulb increase from one original bulb. These Paper Whites, however, are seed grown, so they vary from one bulb to the next in time of bloom thus making flowers from November on into February (September/October-January here on the coast), prolonging the season beyond that which is normally expected of Paper Whites. Plants also vary somewhat in shape and size of flowers, width of leaves, etc. but all are the famous pure icy white in color throughout, as is unique to Paper Whites. This is a very healthy and vigorous family of Paper Whites. If the old flowers are left on the plant, these will often form naturally set seed pods, each containing several round black seeds which can be sown in the autumn, making an interesting demonstration of how some varieties can also be grown from true seeds, resulting in small bulbs which will reach flowering size in 3-4 years. These will vary in the manner seen in the parental plants, or other ancestral types may show up--3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $50, 100 for $95

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AustralianPaperWhite------SORRY NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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"PAPERWHITE--POSSIBLY TETRAPLOID-FLORETS OPEN ALL AT ONCE"--some paperwhites here open over a longer period but this means some florets have faded while others are still opening.  This one has them opening in faster succession so there is a really nice large cluster of blooms with good substance.  Early--$2 each, $20 per dozen

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(Please remember all Narcissus varieties on this Availability List are listed in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!)

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Autumn Pearl  8 W-Y  Don't miss out!--click for more photos
(Autumn Colors x tetraploid Paper White)
A massive vigorous plant, springing into bloom in October or November, before almost anything around it is even up yet, this plant is a cross of Autumn Colors x the tetraploid form of Australian Paper White.   8-12 or more large white and cream florets of excellent substance, like a giant flower of the Polly's Pearl type. Tall and strong-stemmed so excellent for picking, it really stands out in size and vigor.  White petals, of good substance, cup very pale yellow. Increases well. Very tall strong stems, large vigorous bulbs.  Wonderful fragrance!
--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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Shauna Rose  8 W-OYY (Autumn Colors x Paper White)
8-15 flowers per stem, 
1 3/4" wide;  creamy white petals, of heavy substance, cup deep lemon, often with a band of orange at the base.  Very tall strong stems.  Large vigorous bulbs.  Very early--along with Autumn Pearl (above), this is the earliest of the triploid-sized tazettas.  Sweetly scented.--$5 each, 3 for $12, 6 for $20, 12 for $35

$4 each, 4 for $12, 12 for $30, 25 for $55, 50 for $100

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(Please remember that all Narcissus varieties on this Availability List are listed in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!)

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     Chinese Sacred Lily ('Single Chinese') and..........more photos!

MY FAVORITE SCENT OF ANY FLOWER IN THE WORLD...This is the "Chinese Sacred Lily", also known as Single Chinese. With its natural origin in the semi-desert regions of the Middle East, this variety is ideally adapted to naturalizing without irrigation, even in the driest soils. Even in dry years, there should be enough natural rainfall to bring them into bloom by the end of January, if not sooner. In irrigated garden situations it will flower as early as late October or November, but it flowers best if left dry in the summer to flower at its natural time in the winter.

A rapid multiplier, making numerous stems once it is established, having 8 - 12 flowers per stem, white with orange-yellow centers. These have what many consider the best scent of any variety, different from any other and quite unlike the scent of the Paper Whites. Often seen as a permanent feature of old gardens, having been brought to California in the 1800's by Chinese immigrants who used it in their New Year celebrations----3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $40, 100 for $75

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     Double Chinese--This is the "Double Chinese Sacred Lily", also known as Double Chinese. Not to be confused with "Constantinople", this is the true double form of Chinese Sacred Lily. In all other respects it is identical to the single form--3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $40, 100 for $75

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Loveslie Marie--making up to 3 crops of bloom, continuing over much of the narcissus season, this one is really quite exceptional.  Once established there are often 15-19 or more florets per tall stem and THEY ARE OF GOOD SIZE.   It is the offspring of Early Pearl, but one would never guess from looking at it.  Florets are much much larger, and  Loveslie Marie increases at just a normal healthy rate, and every bulb is big enough to bloom heavily.   Whenever I look, it is always putting up more flowers.--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135
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Golden Rain--in appearance, this is much like a yellow equivalent of Erlicheer, this is a rich yellow fully double flower, very impressive and wonderfully scented. 10 - 15 florets on a strong stem 12" tall, a very vigorous plant with good leaves, bulbs, and increase.

Flowers early here (in coastal central California), in the December-January period. Derived from French Sol, a variety related to Soleil d'Or, this needs a warm, dry summer baking to flower best. A careful search among the numerous petaloids will reveal viable pollen of value to the hybridizer.
--3 for $7, 12 for $25, 30 for $50

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MINOR MONARQUE--HEIRLOOM--also known as "Italicus", "Stars" or or "Straws" (Straw White)--SORRY NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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(Please remember to allow me a couple weeks to get your order ready, and also that all Narcissus varieties on this Availability List are listed in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!)
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     Jaminia  8 W-W (Matador x diploid Paper White)  
6-10 flowers per stem, 2" wide.  Large and white, somewhat upfacing, with creamy white cups.  Free flowering, makes secondary stems,  good increaser.  Tall strong stems.  Very early bloom.  Nice fragrance.  Large vigorous bulbs
--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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POPP STAR --(Autumn Colors x Paper White)--Outstanding for its numerous (8-12) large 2 inch flowers of heavy subtance, this has a a very tall strong stem ideal for picking.  White with light yellow cups.  Vigorous grower, increases well.  I expect a good wholesale cutflower from this one as numbers increase--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Georgious Sunrise--this has really interesting coloration in the cup.  After opening, the flower, which is white with deep lemon cup, changes its cup color to have a glowing orange suffusion, with the outer third of the cup remaining yellow.  This is also a very vigorous increaser--SORRY NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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Caitlin's Favorite--(Autumn Colors x Paper White)--Radically larger-flowered than others of this ancestry!  Large 2 1/4 inch blooms, of very heavy substance, white with pale yellow cup which fades to creamy.  Stands out among other true tazettas for its very large-sized flowers--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

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"GOOD SCENT AVALANCHE CROSS"--truly outstanding scent, this scent is one of the NICEST of all that I grow--permeates the air all around it--very very noticeable while just walking by.   This Avalanche hybrid is white with lemon cups, many flowers per stem.  Pollen good and sets some seed.  Midseason-- --$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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'LADY ROSANNA' (AUTUMN COLORS X TETRAPLOID PAPERWHITE)--Super-giant, very rigid thick-leaved plant.  Very tall stems, exceptionally heavy flower substance, good pollen and sets some seed, excellent long lasting cutflower.  White with light yellow cups in clusters often 18-20 or more  Blooms early midseason.
Huge plant, very tall stems, exceptionally heavy substance, good pollen and sets some seed, excellent cutflower.  Early midseason.--$5 each, $50 for 12

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     Lemon Cups--the outstanding scent of this variety is its most noteworthy characteristic, standing out among the other varieties it is one that customers at the farmers' markets always want me to include a few stems of in their bunches. The tall, strong, well-ribbed stem also makes this an excellent flower for cutting. January blooming here, it has 8-12 florets per stem, opening white with a deep lemon cup, looking at first like a more slender form of Avalanche, then the color becomes lighter with age so it more closely resembles Grand Primo, but is definitely earlier blooming than either of these two varieties. An excellent multiplier, and a healthy vigorous drought-resistant plant that naturalizes well. Routinely found mixed in with bulbs of Omri imported from Israel, it was possibly hybridized there as I detect some characteristics in common with the wild form of N. tazetta whch is native there, including the type of scent and the prominent ribbing of the stem--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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(Please remember that all Narcissus varieties on this Availability List are listed in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!
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     Early Pearl--
This is also ideally suited to naturalizing without irrigation, flowering in late January. This is a very vigorous plant, with sturdy foliage and tall, strong stems. A derivative of Paper White, flowers are somewhat pointed in outline, creamy white with light yellow cups, 8 - 12 or more per stem.

In many ways this is a yellow cupped version of Paper White with a lighter fragrance. This is the most vigorous increaser of anything I grow, so should be planted deeply (5" or more over the top of the bulb) to slow the rate of increase and thus prevent premature overcrowding. Once planted deeply, these can be left in place on as permanent a basis as any other variety, making clumps of large plants wiht very tall strong stems
----3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $50, 100 for $90

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Avalanch of GoldAvalanche of Gold:

(PLEASE CLICK ON ABOVE BOX TO THE LEFT OF THE NAME (WHERE THE THUMBNAIL PHOTO SHOUD BE)--EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE A DEAD LINK)

This is from a cross of Avalanche x Soleil d'Or, and is in many ways an all-yellow version of Avalanche.

It is a bit earlier than Avalanche, and a bit more lightly built. Being slightly shorter it should make an excellent pot plant, as it can have up to 3-4 stems per bulb. The perianth is light yellow, with a darker yellow cup, 15-20 florets per stem, of similar size and shape to Avalanche.

Strong stems. Nice spicy scent. Good increaser, with fine healthy foliage and bulbs like Avalanche. Pollen fertile.  I will be using this one alot in hybridizing for its always healthy bulbs and fast increasing capabilities, plus lots of well-packed flower clusters. Really a good one--
$2 EACH, $18/DOZEN, $50 for 50, $90 per 100

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     Honeybee--formerly sold as "Newton x N. jonquilla"--dark yellow with a deep golden yellow cup, this is like a large-flowered (1 3/4 inch diameter) version of Newton, with 4-10 florets per stem, but with a different scent due to its N. jonquilla ancestry, fast increaser, very nice--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

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    Hilary Marea (formerly sold as "Golden Cups")--(Avalanche x Gloriosus?)--15-21 1 5/8 inch florets per very thick strong stem, white with a bit darker yellow cups than Avalanche and also a little earlier to flower than Avalanche, thick substance, very large clusters, fairly tall & VERY vigorous plant.  SUPER-HEALTHY BULBS, GROWS SUPER WELL.  More fertile than Avalanche, so can definitely be used in hybridizing, and the offspring have exceptionally large florets in many, even most, cases!
--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

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(Please remember that all Narcissus varieties on this Availability List are listed in the approximate order of bloom, earliest to latest!)

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Polly Amore--newly offered 2016, this is a rapidly multiplying Matador x Paper White hybrid.  Large white florets, light yellow cups, with up to 8-10 florets per stem.  Tall and very very vigorous, makes a GREAT cutflower--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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Nicole’s Favorite 8 W-Ymore photos  
(Polly’s Pearl x Matador)
BLOOMS ON AND ON REPEATEDLY!!!  (
Produces MANY secondary stems, often a third crop)  5-12,  2-1/4" flowers per stem, white petals, long-laster with especially good substance, lemon yellow cups.  Very impressive cluster of large florets, looks somewhat like a glorified Grand Monarque.  Increases well, free flowering, late blooming.   Tall strong stems, a really healthy-looking, “buxom” sort of plant.  Great for cutflower harvesting.  Nice fragrance.--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $20, 25 for $35, 50 for $65, 100 for $125

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     Sugar Cups--
Bred by the noted daffodil hybridizer Graham Phillips of New Zealand, and named and registered by me, Bill the Bulb Baron, this is a remarkably vigorous and healthy plant bred from Grand Monarque x Northland. The very tall strong stems are excellent for picking, and it is well scented and long lasting as a cutflower, with its own distinctive scent. Foliage is greener (less glaucous) than most pure tazettas and resists disease well, staying green a long time. Flowers are a light, soft yellow with a darker yellow cup, in clusters of up to around 19 florets. Blooms about the time of Erlicheer--a little ahead of Avalanche and Grand Monarque. Definitely has inherited Grand Monarque's suitability for naturalizing in dry environments. Though almost certainly a triploid, pollen is very abundant and of good fertility for hybridizing.--3 for $6, 12 for $20, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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Avalanche cross #2--this has done better in colder climates than some of the others, it's florets open with a light yellow cast, which becomes white, cup is a strong lemon in color.  Large clusters of flowers, very tall and vigorous.  Can also be hybridized--SORRY NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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     Erlicheer ("Early Cheer")-- more photos // even more photos!--This is Erlicheer, also known as "Early Cheer". Along with Golden Dawn, it is the most numerous variety I grow, having a gorgeous globular cluster of 15-20 flowers of white with light yellow centers, each is a neat little double flower reminiscent of a rose or gardenia. Very pleasantly fragrant and long-lasting, both on the plant and as a cut flower.  A very heavy bloomer.  Once established, this can also be naturalized on a permanent basis, where it will flower spectacularly in February and March.  A proven performer, as it is simply the double-flowered mutation of the old Grand Primo, commonly seen in old gardens in California and many other parts of the world.

This can also take summer watering with particular ease, so is suited to use in professionally landscaped situations, where annuals are planted over the bulbs during the summer dormant period. In this case, the leaves will emerge again in the late autumn, with flowering in December and January. This is the most popular commercial cut flower variety I grow. Note also the long flowering season the variety is capable of, depending upon when it first receives irrigation or rainfall to bring it back into growth each year.

LARGE FLOWERING SIZE: 6 for $5, 12 for $9, 50 for $35, 100 for $60, $275/500, $550/1000

EARLY CHEER SPECIAL:  Medium flowering-size: $250 for 500, $450/1000

EARLY CHEER SUPER SPECIAL:  FULL bulb crate of Early Cheer, "as dug", (meaning all sizes mixed together) only $75 (best picked up at my farm or home, or at farmers markets)

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     Grand Primo.....and.... more photos-- A standard variety for 200 years, this is super-vigorous with loads of florets per stem and lots of stems per bulb.  Normally flowering in late February and March, the florets are white with a very light yellow center. Height 12". Commonly seen in old gardens in California and in the Texas and Gulf Coast areas, where it is often erroneously called "Grand Monarque".  Ideal for naturalizing and recognized as being well-suited to problem clay soils in Texas and elsewhere. Suitable for wet or dry locations.  Here in California, if watered in the summer can flower in late November or December/January. Heavily scented--$3 each, 5 for $12, 12 for $25, 25 for $40, 50 for $75, 100 for $135

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KAYKAY 7w-y (unknown 2w-p x tetraploid N. fernandesii)--Pure white with a hint of buffy pink in the cup, this flower is SO beautiful.  Has a unique freesia-like fragrance seen in just a few of the jonquilla hybrids.  Fertile both ways and sets seed readily open pollinated.  Throws a very long succession of secondary stems until the very end of the season.  Many stems from each bulb. Narrow dark green foliage sets it well apart from the usual tetraploid jonquils available.--$5 each, 3 for $12, 6 for $20, 12 for $35

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CARRA’S FAVORITE 8w-ooy--Outstanding plant of heavy substance with up to 8 large white flowers on each tall strong stem, with a glowing orange cup, lighter toward the rim, makes large vigorous bulbs.  A Matador hybrid, I suspect crossed with Grand Monarque or Avalanche. Great for picking, also should be suitable for shows.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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     Avalanche-- Blooms in late February or early March here (central California coast).

The sturdiest of the ancient named varieties, having very neatly formed white flowers, rounded in shape, with lemon cups of fairly strong color. The very strong stems carry a cluster of from 15-27 or more florets, making a very impressive cluster, ideal for flower shows. Has a very pleasant sweet fragrance, somewhat like that on the Double Chinese type, but distinct.

A very vigorous plant, making excellent bulbs that increase well and flower abundantly. Also of hybridizing value as it will set seed, especially if repeat pollinated as the florets age, and can be used as a pollen parent as well. Will cross with standard daffodils and others. Does well in wet or dry locations
--$2 EACH, $18/DOZEN, $50 for 50, $90 per 100

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     Grand Monarque-- This is the true Grand Monarque. For at least 200 years this has been the King of the Narcissus, with up to 15 or more 1-3/4" florets of white with strong lemon cups, on strong stems and having an excellent fragrance. This is a very large and vigorous plant making large strong bulbs.

The parent of noteworthy offspring, this variety bears fertile pollen useful to the hybridizer. Season of bloom is later than other varieties of its type, helping to enhance cold hardiness. Bloom time here (coastal central California) is in March. Best in drier locations.
--$2 EACH, $18/DOZEN, 
$50 for 50, $90 per 100

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     Odoratus (miniature)--More slender in nature than the other varieties, this grows 8-10" here, with flower cluster proportioned to match. Small enough to be considered a miniature in many situations. This is very sweetly scented with 8-12 florets per stem, white with orange-yellow cup having a distinctive toothed or lightly frilled edge.

Vigorous grower making healthy, but small, bulbs and good increase. A fairly late bloomer, flowering in March here (coastal central California). Suitable for wet or dry locations
--$2 EACH, $18/DOZEN, $50 for 50

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'MISS MELISS'--formerly listed as "SUPER-FERTILE AVALANCHE HYBRID"--Easily makes large seed pods of large seeds, this is also an excellent flower with has very heavy substance, large healthy bulbs and many florets (up to 31!!) per stem.  it is a very light yellow with deep lemon cups. Blooms midseason--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE IN 2017

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BETTINA’S FAVORITE 8y-y--(Yellow Butterfly x N. jonquilla)--Even better health and vigor than many of the Matador x N. jonquilla crosses, this is a rapid increaser and heavy bloomer, with larger (2 1/4 inch) flowers than most coming from that background.  Cup is deep yellow with an orange glow in the center while the perianth is a medium yellow, both are of good color and not prone to undue fading!  Wonderfully scented, up to 6-8 flowers per stem, on tall strong stems--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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      Matador--essential variety for use in hybridizing, the parent of so many of my best new varieties, also very beautiful in the garden, especially colorful, does best in a dry-summer location--3-5 two inch florets on a very strong, tall stem, very brightly colored flowers of light yellow with orange-red cup, fragrance is very nice and different from most others. This is a cross of the Pheasant Eye (Poeticus) type with the cluster (Tazetta) narcissus, flowering here (coastal central California) in late February with secondary stems in March when established. This variety does best naturalized or in a fairly dry situation. Seed and pollen fertile.  $5 EACH, $45 per dozen

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"MATADOR X (AUTUMN SOL X BALLYMARLOW) O.P."--VERY FERTILE both seed and pollen, very deep golden yellow perianth and orange red cup, large florets, grows very well also.  Blooms midseason--$25

"SUPER FERTILE YELLOW BUTTERFLY SELFED"--AMAZINGLY FERTILE, both seed and pollen, medium yellow perianth with a deeper yellow cup with a rather frilled orange-red edge.  Vigorous and prolific with alot of stems per bulb--$25

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'HAPPY HANA BANANA'--formerly offered as
"INCA GOLD HYBRID" 1Y-Y--nicely formed very deeply colored large trumpet daffodil.  Midseason--$5 EACH, $50 DOZEN

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RACHEL'S MAGIC SPELL--those of you who know me well know of my affection for my longtime friend Rachel, so this, my best variety yet, is named after her.  It is a cross of Erlicheer pollen onto Matador, combining the best qualities of both varieties:  the tall stems and large flower size of Matador plus the full doubling, color, and good health of Erlicheer.--$5 each, $50 per dozen
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Kerryteuila 8 Y-O  ((Autumn  Sol x Ballymarlow) o.p. x N. jonquilla)  
3-5 flowers per stem, 1-1/2" wide,very rich golden yellow, prominent upright deep orange cup, paler at the rim, entire flower holds its color very well in the sun, very free-flowering, super-rapid increaser.
 Like Golden Dawn makes smallish but very productive bulbs and will likely be grown in large numbers in the future.  Jonquilla scent.  Late flowering--$5 each, 3 for $12, 6 for $20, 12 for $35

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     Bright Spot-- This is Bright Spot (Matador X redcup daffodil probably), formerly known as A16/1. Quite distinct from other Matador crosses, being closer to the poeticus or Division 3 redcup daffodil types. 1 - 3 large florets (up to 2-1/2") of very heavy substance, creamy white with blazing orange-red cups, on very tall, strong stems.

Often gives a second crop of stems later in the season. Main crop of stems appears in late February/early March here (here being the central California coast), slightly ahead of Matador and most others of redcup coloration. Very vigorous grower and excellent increaser. Should have good cold hardiness given its apparent large dose of redcup daffodil or poeticus in its ancestry. Good for wet or dry locations. Fertile pollen.

Bright Spot was developed by the noted daffodil and iris hybridizer Sid DuBose of Stockton, California, then named and registered by Bill the Bulb Baron.--
3 for $6, 12 for $20, 50 for $50, 100 FOR $90

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     Golden Dawn

GOLDEN DAWN NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

AND THEN DON'T MISS more photos-- Easily the heaviest producer of flowers and one of the fastest increasers of anything I grow, this variety puts up an entire second crop of stems as the first ones are fading, and sometimes even a third or even fourth one after that. Flowering here begins in mid-February, continuing into the beginning of April. Flowers are larger than on the earlier varieties, and of a rich yellow with light orange cups, in clusters of 5 - 8 on tall strong stems.
This is a hybrid of the cluster narcissus tazetta type crossed with the Spanish jonquil, from which it inherits its reblooming ability as well as its naturally small bulb size and narrow foliage. Also from the jonquil comes its unique and heavenly scent, and its ability to flower well even from very young offset bulbs. Golden Dawn can be both naturalized in a dry-summer situation, or grown where irrigated including when overplanted with summer annuals during the dormant season, making it, like Erlicheer, ideal for professionally landscaped situations, and one of the best all-around varieties in existence.--
6 for $5, 12 for $9, 50 for $30, 100 for $50, $225/500, $450/1000 

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Deluna 4 Y-YYO (Matador x Tahiti) 
One of my greatest achievements!  1-2,  2-3/4” fully double flowers per stem, light yellow perianth, golden yellow coronal segments with broad bright orange band.  Increases very well.  Nice spicy fragrance.  
Late blooming.--$25 each

Jamage (tazetta Grand Primo x large-cupped daffodil Green Island)--Developed by G.W. Tarry in UK, this a remarkably strong, heavy-substanced pentaploid plant with long-lasting flowers, white with a lemon cup, usually 3 very large florets per tall, strong stem, large bulbs and vigorous with multiple stems per bulb.   Late blooming.--$5 EACH, $45 per dozen

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JESSIE JANE --(unknown Div 3 x Matador)--Outstanding!! 1-2 very large light yellow 3 1/2 inch flowers per stem, fading to creamy white, with deep yellow shallow cups having colorful red rims.  Substantially larger flowers and alot healthier than Matador which it otherwise somewhat remembles.  Vigorous grower, flowering and increasing well.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


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AMARYLLIS--THESE HAVE REALLY BEEN CATCHING ON IN RECENT YEARS THANKS TO THE DROUGHT!

PLEASE NOTE--My amaryllis can be grown in WET or DRY locations!

WOW!--These have been TRULY AMAZING AND SELLING BETTER THAN EVER THIS YEAR--hillsides of bloom here, a veritable sea of color, thousands and thousands more than I can possibly keep track of! 

(WARNING--These are NOT the same as Lycoris squamigera, whch is the Naked Lady "Amaryllis" of the Midwest!)

WATCH OUT FOR THE "EXPERT" ADVICE ON GROWING THESE!!--When I first started selling these at farmers' markets 20 years ago I used to parrot the prevailing expert advice that they should be left completely dry in the summer. BALONEY!!!    YES, they can handle summer drought very very well,  but the happiest customers of all were those who competely ignored my advice and put them right in the garden among all the other plants...one customer even put them along the edge of the lawn, admittedly it was sandy soil but still that is alot of water and they absolutely thrived!!  

SO PUT THEM ANYWHERE UNLESS IT IS FULL SHADE OR CLOSE TO IT!

For further planting and growing information, click Amaryllis belladonna Hybrids (mixed colors), and then click "About
Amaryllis belladonna" in the upper left corner of that page.

Amaryllis belladonna Hybrids (mixed colors):

IMPORTANT NOTICE: THESE LOW PRICES, BASED UPON SIZE, APPLY ONLY TO MIXED COLORS--Whereas SPECIFIC colors are priced SEPARATELY down below the double line!!!

Huge sized--THIS PRICE APPLIES TO MIXED COLORS ONLY: $4 each, $300 for 100

Large sized--THIS PRICE APPLIES TO MIXED COLORS ONLY$2.25 each, $200 for 100  

Medium sized--THIS PRICE APPLIES TO MIXED COLORS ONLY $1.25 each, $100 per 100

Young ones ("planting stock") THIS PRICE APPLIES TO MIXED COLORS ONLY: 100 for ONLY $65.  1000 for $575

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SELECTED COLORS...AMARYLLIS BELLADONNA HYBRIDS--and now...it's time for the selected colors!!!!

THE PRICES BELOW ARE WHAT YOU MUST PAY IF YOU WANT SPECIFIC COLORS--BUT, THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN A CHOICE OF SIZES LIKE THE MIXED COLORS ABOVE,  HOWEVER ALL BULBS ARE DEFINITELY LARGE ENOUGH TO FLOWER:

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"Reds" --a dark hot pink, this is a type of red with a shade of purple...
$5 each,  3 for $14, 12 for $55, 30 for $130, 50 for $215, 100 for $400

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"Darker Reds"--definitely deeper colored than the above, --$10 each, 3 for $25, 6 for $45, 12 for $85, 30 for $200, 50 for $300, 100 for $550

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(AND NOW, THE DARKEST OF ALL!!)--"Reddest of reds based on purple"--most intense
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(ALSO DARKEST OF ALL!!)--"Red based on orange rather than purple"-- $50 each, 3 for $140

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"Salmon shades--reds"--dark but paler than the above
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"Salmon shades--pinks"--these are pinks with a salmon shade all over--
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"Hot pink"--SIGNIFICANTLY darker pink than the next pink below, but not as deeply colored as the various "reds" above----$4 each, 3 for $10, 12 for $35, 50 for $125, 100 for $225

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"Pinks"--similar colors to the old-fashioned type, or maybe a bit darker--but flowers often have unique veinings, more wide-open florets, and usually a larger, fuller, umbel than the original A. belladonna----$5 each, 3 for $12, 12 for $45, 30 for $110, 50 for $175, 100 for $300

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NEW!!!--"HUGE-CLUSTER TALL PINK"--THESE HAVE UP TO 35 FLORETS PER STEM!!!--$35 per bulb

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"Whites"--some whites have a glowing throat of apricot coloration down in the tube, but some lack this and are basically a pure white, others occasionally have a very faint blush of pink as the flower ages--but all have the light green stem unique to the whites----$5 each, 3 for $14, 12 for $55, 30 for $130, 50 for $215, 100 for $400

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NEW!!!--"HUGE TALL WHITE"--SUPER-TALL AND VIGOROUS, MANY LARGE  FLORETS PER STEM--$35 per bulb

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NEW!!!--"HUGE-CLUSTER WHITE"--THESE HAVE UP TO 35 FLORETS PER STEM!!!--$50 per bulb

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"Whites-- blushing"-- these show a more-than-usual shade of very light pink all over------$5 each, 3 for $14, 12 for $55

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"Whites with more of a glowing apricot cast than usual"--these could be useful in breeding for potentially an apricot-colored flower in a few generations----$50-100 each depending upon amount of color desired

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NEW ITEM--especially of interest to hybridizers:  "UNUSUAL TYPES COLLECTION" 12 bulbs for $100   These are anything that stands out as significantly different from the norm--wide open flowes shaped more like a hippeastrum, green striping on outside (or inside) of flower, unusually tall, or unusually dwarf, or some petaloids suggesting a trend toward doubling, unusually high number of florets per stem, or more orange in the throat (of pink or red), more veining, larger white centers upon opening, larger flowers, etc.  12 bulbs for $100

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AMARCRINUMS:

SEED-GROWN, very vigorous and healthy, these have become VERY popular in recent years!!

Amarcrinums:


***************NEW OFFERING!--DARK HOT PINK AMARCRINUM!  I HAVE A COUPLE CLONES IN THIS COLORATION AND AM ACTIVELY WORKING ON DEVELOPING MORE!  1 BULB $50****************

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MIXED PINK AMARCRINUMS:

These are for wet or dry locations, but ideally with at least occasional water in the summer, as their wish is to remain evergreen. (Although, like Crinums, they can handle freezing back to the ground in winter.)  In general, put them right in the garden with everything else!!

These are crosses I have made using pollen from Crinum moorei (and other Crinums!) onto my best selected Amaryllis belladonna hybrids. They range in color from light to dark pink and bloom repeatedly throughout the late spring, summer, and fall even until Christmas.   In fact, in the warmer, drier winters we had during the recent drought, they continued in bloom all year!!  Scent is TRULY MAGNIFICENT, different from the Amaryllis and in my opinion far better!  They can be described as being in many ways a Crinum but with longer lasting flowers, as there are many more florets open and in good condition at once. Each plant is genetically unique.  

FLOWERING-SIZE --$15 each 

GIANT-SIZED BULBS --Likely the biggest plants genetically --$25 each
 

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CRINUMS:

EMMA JONES--scent is incredible, just delightful, and plenty of it!!  2 1/2 feet tall, starts blooming in April often continues through December.  Large wide-open flowers with distinctive yellow pollen (unlike other crinums I grow).   VERY healthy, vigorous grower--$35 each

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Powelli alba--evergreen plant, fragrant white flowers possible year around, but especially in spring, summer, and fall--$10 each, 3 for $25

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Powelli form (unidentified)--evergreen plant, fragrant flowers year around, pink inside, dark pink outside--from old garden in Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara, CA--bears quite a bit of pollen which has worked in making Amarcrinum crosses--$30, 3 for $65

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Moorei--evergreen plant, fragrant flowers, the ancestor of most Amarcrinums, large wide-open pink flowers, very abundant good pollen--$40

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ANTIQUE FREESIA (Freesia alba)--The scent of these is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, perhaps my favorite scent next to the best of the narcissus, VASTLY more fragrant than the modern hybrids which everyone grows in the various colors that are commonly offered
--people are always complaining to me that the modern freesias don't have much fragrance...BUT THIS FREESIA IS DIFFERENT!!!--Amazing scent, great for picking, easy to grow, multiplies quickly, even bears seed to grow even more if you like!
$1.75 each, $12/dozen, $35/50, $65/100,  OR...SPECIAL!!--200 BULBS FOR $100.........1000 BULBS FOR $450

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Habranthus texanus (texensis)--Very easy to grow Texas native, this is a type of "Rain Lily", so multiple flushes of bloom are triggered by rainfall or watering during the summer, yellow flowers with a coppery brown color on the outside.----3 for $5, 12 for $15, 50 for $40, 100 for $75

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Nerine sarniensis--heirloom 'Fothergillii Major'-DO NOT put in really heavy soil----SORRY NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR

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Nerine sarniensis 'Corusca Major'--larger ones $5 each, $50 Per dozen, OR young ones (offsets) $2.50 EACH,  12 FOR $25

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Chilean Oxbloods!(Chilean "Oxbloods")--Rhodophiala advena--These are very diverse and there may be more than one species involved (possibly R. chilense?).  They flower from May through August into September.   These are the the same genus as the Oxblood Lily, but come from coastal Chile rather than Argentina.  Chilean Rhodophialas have a reputation as being hard to grow,  however my experience with these,  just growing them in ordinary, rather heavy soil has been that they are just as easy as the normal Oxbloods!  They range in color from almost white through many shades of yellow and greenish yellow,  to orange and orange-red, and pink and hot-pink.  Some of the yellows have a deep salmony pink stripe down the center of each petal, or are tipped with this color!  They also form numerous seeds which flower as early as the third year of life.  Temperatures in the mid 20s have not damaged them, but they are largely dormant in the winter, then come into growth in spring and stay green through the summer, until and just after flowering, then go into dormancy in the late autumn.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE FOR AWHILE!--very popular so ran out!  SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE FOR AWHILE UNTIL MORE REACH BLOOMING SIZE FROM SEEDS)  

NEW!--Chilean Oxbloods--older, extra large bulbs--often put up multiple stems--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE--Withdrawn for increase (WAS $5 each, 6 for $25, 25 for $85, 50 for $150--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE!) 

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Oxblood Lily--Texas form (Rhodophiala bifida 'Hill Country Red') more photos


These are AMAZING!!   They don't have to be kept dry in the summer,  but if you do manage to do so, try watering just once around the 1st of September...within a day or two the flower buds will come bursting through the ground, and within a week (OR EVEN 3-4 DAYS!!!) they will rocket into full bloom approaching a foot tall!!!  The speed of growth is truly phenomenal...and a good-sized planting will be a sea of bloom!  These will thrive in even the worst soils, heavy clay etc., whether in wet or dry locations.  Summer water, or drought, heat, etc., will not hurt them, but bloom is most abundant if allowed to be totally dry until you trigger bloom with the one watering in late summer.  (You may water them occasionally after that, and once established there should be a second or even a third round of flowering later in the autumn.)  The bulbs will multiply into large clumps, often with the largest bulbs descending a foot or more into the ground.  Everything above ground dies off in the summer, then in late summer the blooms appear, "Naked" like Amaryllis, Surprise Lilies, etc.  Narrow, tidy, dark green foliage appears after bloom and remains til going dormant at the start of the next summer.  INTENSE deep-red flowers, hence the name. 

Large flowering-size----$3 each, 6 for $15, 25 for $55, 50 for $100

Small flowering-size----$1.50 each, 6 for $8, 25 for $30, 50 for $50

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ORANGE-RED OXBLOODS--seed-grown ORANGE-RED/RED shades--these are from crosses of the Texas oxbloods with various wild-collected material from Argentina & Uruguay including R. granatiflora.  LARGER flowers than other Oxbloods, often with taller, thicker stems, and MORE FLORETS per stem.  Variable in color.   $5 each, 6 for $25, 25 for $75, 50 for $125

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NEW!--Pink form of Oxblood

Pink form of Oxblood
In other respects than color, these are like the reds above, but since this one is rare I mostly propagate it from seeds, which are
abundantly set.  (Since these are seed-grown they are variable from light pink to reddish pink)-- $3 each, 6 for $15, 25 for $55, 50 for $95

Small NON-flowering size (Will flower next year)----$1.50 each, 6 for $8, 12 for $15, 25 for $25, 50 for $40

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BRUNSVIGIA JOSEPHINAE:

Brunsvigia josephinae--AND see MORE BRUNSVIGIA JOSEPHINAE PICTURES 

Flowering size: $100 each

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HEIRLOOM GLADIOLUS:

HEIRLOOM SPRING BLOOMING BYZANTINE GLADIOLUS TRUE TEXAS FORM... A spring-blooming Mediterranean-origin gladiolus, naturalizes well.  

HUGEST BULBS  $5 EACH   

OR........Smaller, but still flowering-sized bulbs: SPECIAL OFFER THIS YEAR...ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST...$3 each, 6 for $15, 25 for $55, 50 for $100

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White Heirloom Gladiolus--this is offered occasionally as a white form of the Byzantine Glad, however it is actually G. italicus alba.  Blooms earlier than the true magenta Byzantine, this also increases faster.--$3 each, 12 for $25

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WATSONIA--Big salmon-pink flowers about 2 inches across, stems 4-5 feet tall, these grow really really well, and unlike gladiolus, the gophers and squirrels don't touch them!  Don't know the exact name of this one, it was a gift from a customer.  Great multiplier from year to year!  Starts blooming in April.   $10 each

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PAST NARCISSUS LISTINGS, UNAVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. ARE:

KERRYS FAVORITE 8 Y-O (Matador x pollen from Manuel Lima of one of his N. viridiflorus crosses with a large daffodil).  This the FIRST of of the large flowered tazetta hybrids to bloom.  Deep yellow perianth with deep orange-red cup, with greenish eye, 1-3 florets per stem.  Bright and colorful!--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


GODDESS CHISPA --AMAZING UNIQUE FRAGRANCE--A sister to Kerry's Favorite, this is, unlike many N. viridiflorus hybrids, a fast increaser.  Lighter in color and blooming slightly later than Kerry's Fav, it is a clear light yellow, with a slight greenish cast, while the cup is golden yellow wth a small orange rim. Equally large-flowered (2 3/4 inch blooms, 1-3 per stem), this stands out among the others that typically bloom here in the autumn.  Heavy flower substance and with a very nice spicy N. viridiflorus scent.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


AMAZING ALEXIS --(Tetraploid Paper White x Golden Rain)--Giant 2 1/4 inch flowers, white with lemon yellow in the center.  Looks like a vastly magnified Erlicheer, but with fewer florets (4-10) per stem and longer pedicels.  Very tall stems, increasing and flowerng well!--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Marisol  8W-O 
(Matador x Gloriosus)
3-8 flowers per stem, 1 3/4" wide, somewhat upfacing; white with frilled orange cup.  Good increaser. Free-flowering with secondary stems over a very long period.  Starts blooming very early in the season, and repeats for a long time thereafter. Uniquely delightful scent.
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"AUTUMN COLORS X CHINESE SACRED LILY"--this is quite similar to the Single Chinese, the same exact white with golden cups,  blooming at the same time, however I find it to be even more vigorous!  Slightly smaller florets but with the same AMAZING scent.  Abundant  fertile pollen.  Likes a warm location.  --SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


Avalanche x (Chinese Sacred?)   Not sure of the pollen parent, this has large florets of white with deep lemon yellow cups.  One of the earliest blooming of the Avalanche hybrids.  Very nice scent!  --SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME R

CAITY AURORA -- (Matador x Autumn Colors).  2 inch florets, 4-8 per stem, this is (aside from Goddess Chispa and Kerry's Favorite), the first of the large-flowered Matador crosses to flower here.  Tall and colorful, this really stands out.  Smells great, makes a great cutflower. Light yellow with a deep orange-red cup.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Princess Hallie's Gold--VERY VIBRANT--the deepest color early in the season!
formerly sold as “8 o-r”-, this has an intense deep golden-yellow perianth, deeper colored than in Soleil d'Or, with orange-red cup, 8-15 florets per stem.
--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Royal Connection--VERY intense color, 4-8 large flowers per stem, TALL stems, makes secondaries (repeat blooms) combines the best of both its parents (Matador x Soleil d Or)--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

BETTINA’S FAVORITE 

TANIA’S FAVORITE--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Orange Prince--heirloom Dutch variety, orange-toned yellow perianth and deep orange red cups, very nice and colorful and grows well.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR--Withdrawn for increase

Deluna 

TARA'S FAVORITE--Purest white with intense orange-red cups, very large florets of heavy substance, 1-2 per tall strong stem, this is from Bright Spot crossed onto an unknown Div 3 W-R. Great for picking, very colorful in a bouquet!  Late blooming.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

"AVALANCHE X N. TRIANDRUS ALBUS"--all white, increases well, smaller thean Silver Chimes.  Late.--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

"VERY VIGOROUS AVALANCHE X N. TRIANDRUS ALBUS"--very vigorous white with lemon cups, many florets per stem.  Late--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

"VERY VIGOROUS MATADOR X N. BULBOCODIUM"--very large wide somewhat frilled bowl-shaped light orange cups, creamy perianth, several florets per stem, a great flower, distinct. Midseason--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

"MATADOR X HILLSTAR"--nicely fiormed yellow with slightly deeper cup, blooms late in the season, up to 4-5 Matador-sized florets per stem, vigorous, smells good, all around great!  Late--SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

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