Fall Bulb Sale 2011 – Availability

TYPE CLASS NAME HEIGHT COLOR BLOOM TIME #perBAG HPSW PRICE SOURCE NOTES
ALLIUM ALLIUM CAERULEUM 24″ blue Late-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
ALLIUM ALLIUM CHRISTOPHII 14″ purple Late-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
ALLIUM ALLIUM GIGANTEUM 48″ purple Late-Season 1 $6.00 DeVroomen
ALLIUM ALLIUM GLADIATOR 36″ purple Late-Season 3 $4.00 Choice
ALLIUM ALLIUM HAIR 18″ green/pink Late-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM HIRTIFOLIUM 18″ white Late-Season 3 $4.00 Choice
ALLIUM ALLIUM IVORY QUEEN 8″ white Mid-Season 5 $6.00 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM KARATAVIENSE 8″ purple/pink Mid-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM MULTIBULBOSUM 24″ white/lavender Late-Season 5 $3.50 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM OSTROSKIANUM 8″ pink/purple Mid-Season 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM PURPLE SENSATION 30″ purple Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
ALLIUM ALLIUM SCHUBERTII 20″ purple Late-Season 2 $5.50 DeVroomen
ALLIUM ALLIUM SPHAEROCEPHALON 24″ purple Late-Season 5 $2.00 VanEngelen
ALLIUM ALLIUM STIPITATUM MARS 36″ purple Late-Season 3 $4.00 Choice
BRODIAEA BRODIAEA CORRINA 15″ blue Mid-Season 5 $4.00 Choice
BRODIAEA BRODIAEA IXIOIDES STARLIGHT 12″ yellow Late-Season 5 $4.00 Choice
BRODIAEA BRODIAEA PINK DIAMOND 24″ pink Mid-Season 5 $5.50 VanEngelen
BRODIAEA BRODIAEA RUDY 18″ blue Mid-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA CUSICKII 30″ blue Late-Season 2 $4.00 DeVroomen
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII CAERULEA 32″ blue Mid-Late 2 $4.00 DeVroomen
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII CAERULEA BLUE HEAVEN 24″ blue Mid-Season 2 $5.50 VanEngelen
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA LEICHTLINII SEMIPLENA 32″ white Late-Season 2 $6.50 DeVroomen
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA QUAMASH 18″ light blue Mid-Season 5 $5.00 Choice
CAMASSIA CAMASSIA QUAMASH ORION 15″ blue Mid-Season 5 $3.50 VanEngelen deep blue
CHIONODOXA CHIONODOXA FORBESII 6″ blue Early 10 $3.50 DeVroomen
CHIONODOXA CHIONODOXA SARDENSIS 4″ blue Early 10 $3.50 VanEngelen
COLCHICUM COLCHICUM ALBUM 6″ white Fall 1 $4.50 DeVroomen
COLCHICUM COLCHICUM AUTUMNALE THE GIANT 10″ lavender pink/white Fall 1 $3.00 Choice
COLCHICUM COLCHICUM LILAC WONDER 8″ pink/white Fall 1 $5.00 DeVroomen
COLCHICUM COLCHICUM WATER LILY 8″ pink Fall 1 $4.00 DeVroomen
CORYDALIS CORYDALIS SOLIDA 6″ lavender Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL BIFLORUS PURITY 4″ white Early 10 $2.00 VanEngelen syn. Miss Vain
CROCUS BOTANICAL BIFLORUS SPRING BEAUTY 4″ white/purple Early 10 $2.00 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL CREAM BEAUTY 3″ cream Early 10 $3.50 DeVroomen
CROCUS BOTANICAL SIEBERI FIREFLY 4″ lavender Early 10 $2.00 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL SIEBERI TRICOLOR 4″ blue/white/yellow Early 10 $2.00 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL TOMMASINANUS 4″ lavender Early 10 $2.50 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL TOMMASINANUS BARR’S PURPLE 4″ purple Early 10 $2.50 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL TOMMASINANUS LILAC BEAUTY 4″ lavender Early 10 $2.50 VanEngelen
CROCUS BOTANICAL VERNUS VANGUARD 4″ lavender Early 10 $5.00 DeVroomen two-toned lavender
CROCUS DUTCH FLOWER RECORD 4″ purple Early 10 $4.50 DeVroomen
CROCUS DUTCH JEANNE D’ARC 4″ white Early 10 $4.50 DeVroomen
CROCUS DUTCH PICKWICK 4″ white/purple Early 10 $4.50 DeVroomen striped
CROCUS DUTCH REMEMBERANCE 4″ blue Early 10 $4.50 DeVroomen
ERANTHIS ERANTHIS HYEMALIS 4″ yellow Early 10 $5.50 DeVroomen
ERYTHRONIUM ERYTHRONIUM PAGODA 10″ yellow Mid-Late 3 $4.50 DeVroomen
FRITILLARIA FRITILLARIA MELEAGRIS 8″ white/purple mix Early 10 $3.50 VanEngelen
FRITILLARIA FRITILLARIA UVA-VULPIS 10″ yellow/purple Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
GALANTHUS GALANTHUS ELWESII 8″ white/green Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
GALANTHUS GALANTHUS FLORE PLENO 4″ white/green Early 5 $6.50 DeVroomen
GALANTHUS GALANTHUS IKARIAE 8″ white/green Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
GALANTHUS GALANTHUS NIVALIS 4″ white/green Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
HYACINTHUS DOUBLE CRYSTAL PALACE 10″ blue Mid-Season 3 $9.00 DeVroomen
HYACINTHUS DOUBLE HOLLYHOCK 10″ red Mid-Season 3 $8.00 DeVroomen
HYACINTHUS SINGLE DELFT BLUE 10″ blue Mid-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
HYACINTHUS SINGLE PETER STUYVESANT 10″ purple-blue Mid-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
HYACINTHUS SINGLE WHITE PEARL 10″ white Mid-Season 5 $6.50 DeVroomen
IPHEION IPHEION ROLF FIEDLER 5″ blue Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen pale blue
IRIS BOTANICAL BUCHARICA 16″ yellow/cream Early-Mid 5 $6.50 DeVroomen
IRIS BOTANICAL KATHERINE HODGKIN 6″ blue Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
IRIS BOTANICAL RETICULATA HARMONY 6″ purple Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen
IRIS BOTANICAL RETICULATA PAULINE 6″ purple Early 5 $2.50 DeVroomen darkest
LEUCOJUM LEUCOJUM AESTIVUM 12″ white Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
LEUCOJUM LEUCOJUM GRAVETYE GIANT 18″ white Mid-Season 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
MUSCARI MUSCARI ARMENIACUM 6″ blue Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
MUSCARI MUSCARI LATIFOLIUM 6″ purple/blue Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
MUSCARI MUSCARI PEPPERMINT 6″ blue/white Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
MUSCARI MUSCARI VALERIE FINNIS 6″ blue Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen pale blue
NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS EMCYS 12″ white/yellow Early 5 $8.00 VanEngelen New; shuttlecock shaped
NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS FEBRUARY GOLD 12″ yellow/yellow Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS JACK SNIPE 10″ white/yellow Early 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS CYCLAMINEUS RAPTURE 12″ yellow/yellow Early 5 $3.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS DOUBLE CHEERFULNESS 16″ white/yellow Late-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen multiflowered
NARCISSUS DOUBLE DICK WILDEN 14″ yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS DOUBLE ERLICHEER 14″ white/yellow Early-Mid 5 $5.00 Choice multi-flowered
NARCISSUS DOUBLE RIP VAN WINKLE 8″ yellow/yellow Early 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS DOUBLE YELLOW CHEERFULNESS 16″ yellow/yellow Late-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen multiflowered
NARCISSUS FORCING INBAL 16″ white/white Indoor 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS FORCING ZIVA 16″ white/white Indoor 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA BELL SONG 14″ white/cream Mid-Late 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA CURLEW 14″ white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $6.00 VanEngelen cup soft yellow to ivory
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA DERRINGER 12″ yellow/orange Mid-Late 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA GOLDEN ECHO 14″ white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA PIPIT 12″ yellow/white Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA PUNCHLINE 16″ white/yellow Late-Season 5 $5.50 VanEngelen ruffled pink-rimmed cup
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA QUAIL 10″ yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA SAILBOAT 12″ white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $4.00 VanEngelen cup matures to white
NARCISSUS JONQUILLA SWEET LOVE 16″ white/yellow Mid-Late 5 $3.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED ACCENT 16″ white/orange Mid-Season 5 $5.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED AMBERGATE 16″ orange/orange-red Mid-Season 5 $7.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED AVALON 16″ yellow/yellow Late-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen cup fades to cream
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED BANTAM 16″ yellow-green/yellow Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen cup has orange rim
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED CAMELOT 16″ yellow/yellow Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen heavy substance
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED CEYLON 16″ yellow/orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED FORTISSIMO 18″ yellow/red-orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED FRAGRANT ROSE 16″ white/orange Mid-Late 5 $6.00 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED KISS PROOF 18″ cream/orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED MISTY GLEN 18″ white/green Late-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED PROFESSOR EINSTEIN 18″ white/red-orange Late-Season 5 $6.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS LARGE CUPPED SALOME 16″ white/cream Late-Season 5 $4.50 VanEngelen cup is apricot-pink
NARCISSUS POETICUS PHEASANT’S EYE 14″ white/yellow-red-green Late-Season 5 $5.00 Choice
NARCISSUS POETICUS PHEASANT’S EYE 14″ white/yellow-red-green Late-Season 5 $5.00 VanEngelen syn. Poeticus var. recurvus
NARCISSUS SMALL CUPPED ALTRUIST 16″ yellow/orange-red Mid-Season 5 $7.50 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS SMALL CUPPED EDNA EARL 16″ white/orange-yellow Mid-Season 5 $7.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS TAZETTA SILVER CHIMES 18″ white/yellow Early 5 $7.00 VanEngelen multiflowered
NARCISSUS TRIANDRUS LEMON DROPS 12″ cream/yellow Early-Mid 5 $8.00 VanEngelen soft yellow
NARCISSUS TRIANDRUS STINT 12″ yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $5.00 VanEngelen pale yellow perianth
NARCISSUS TRIANDRUS THALIA 16″ white/white Early-Mid 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
NARCISSUS TRUMPET DUTCH MASTER 16″ yellow/yellow Early-Mid 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
NARCISSUS TRUMPET TOPOLINO 6″ cream/yellow Early-Mid 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
NECTAROSCORDUM NECTAROSCORDUM SICULUM 32″ green/cream/pink Late-Season 3 $3.00 Choice
NECTAROSCORDUM NECTAROSCORDUM SICULUM SSP. BULGARICUM 32″ purple/white/green Late-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
SCILLA SCILLA PERUVIANA 15″ blue Mid-Season 1 $3.00 Choice
TULIPA DARWIN HYBRID APRICOT IMPRESSION 22″ pink blend Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA DARWIN HYBRID DAYDREAM 22″ orange Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA DARWIN HYBRID IVORY FLORADALE 22″ white Mid-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA LILY FLOWERED ELEGANT LADY 20″ pink/cream Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA LILY FLOWERED MARIETTE 20″ pink Late-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA MULTI-FLOWERED PRAESTANS FUSILIER 8″ red Mid-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA MULTI-FLOWERED PRAESTANS TUBERGENS 8″ red Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SINGLE EARLY CHRISTMAS MARVEL 12″ pink Early-Mid 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA SINGLE EARLY PURPLE PRINCE 12″ purple Early-Mid 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SINGLE LATE MENTON 24″ pink blend Late-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SINGLE LATE PINK DIAMOND 18″ pink Late-Season 5 $4.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SINGLE LATE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT 24″ purple Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA SPECIES BATALINII BRIGHT GEM 6″ yellow/orange Mid-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES CLUSIANA LADY JANE 12″ red/white Mid-Season 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES CLUSIANA VAR. CHRYSANTHA 6″ red/white Mid-Season 5 $3.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SPECIES CLUSIANA VAR. CHRYSANTHA 6″ red/yellow Mid-Season 5 $2.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA SPECIES HUMILIS ALBA 5″ white/blue Mid-Season 3 $6.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES HUMILIS MAGENTA QUEEN 6″ white/purple Mid-Season 5 $3.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES ICE STICK 12″ white/purple/pink Mid-Season 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES MARJOLETTII 16″ yellow/red Mid-Late 5 $5.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES SAXATILIS 6″ pink/yellow base Mid-Season 5 $2.50 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES TANGERINE BEAUTY 8″ red/orange Mid-Late 5 $4.00 VanEngelen
TULIPA SPECIES TURKESTANICA 8″ white/yellow Early 5 $2.50 VanEngelen multiflowered
TULIPA TRIUMPH ATTILLA 20″ purple Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA TRIUMPH GAVOTA 18″ purple/orange Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA TRIUMPH NEGRITA 16″ purple Mid-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA TRIUMPH OSCAR 18″ red Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA TRIUMPH SHIRLEY 20″ white/purple Late-Season 5 $3.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA VIRIDIFLORA ARTIST 12″ pink blend/green Late-Season 5 $4.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA VIRIDIFLORA CHINA TOWN 12″ pink/green Late-Season 5 $5.00 DeVroomen
TULIPA VIRIDIFLORA GOLDEN ARTIST 15″ orange/green Late-Season 5 $4.50 DeVroomen
TULIPA VIRIDIFLORA SPRING GREEN 16″ white/green Late-Season 5 $4.50 DeVroomen

Sex Change

Weigela middendorffiana flower color change

Did that get your attention?  It certainly does for the bees that pollinate Weigela middendorffiana.  They have learned to visit yellow flowers preferentially, as they contain the most nectar.  As the flowers age, they turn red, and one study noticed that bees visit the older, less nutritious flowers less frequently.  Floral color change after fertilization is not uncommon (Asters, Orchids, Fuchsias), but the color change is probably dependent on age, not bee-behavior, because the pollen tubes require several days to reach the ovaries.  If the flower dropped off right after pollination, the plant wouldn’t be able to reproduce!  Thanks again go to Dan Hinkley and the Miller Garden for introducing me to this unusual shrub.

Spiny Holly?

I live in Gig Harbor, WA (cold zone 7) and would like to plant a “spiny” leaved holly that can grow to at least 10′ in height & width as a yard parameter hedge. The soil is acidic and has full shade from the towering Douglas Firs on the property. I found the below info about Blue Holly. Can you let me know if this will work before I invest the time and monies please. Any specific species recommendations that do well in the wet Pacific Northwest?

Photo Credit Jim Ross One Tree Landscape

Ilex x meserveae ‘Blue Princess’ actually prefers full sun to partly sunny conditions.  Although it may reach a height of ten-feet, it does so at a slow pace and probably wouldn’t fit your needs.  We’d recommend the standard English holly, Ilex aquifolium, as a plant that could work for you.  It does well in shade, grows fast, and can be pruned into a hedge shape if you desire.

English holly has both male and female plants and bee pollinated, so you’ll want one male holly for each hedge.  As with any new plants holly would require appropriate watering for the first several years to get it well established.

Susan, Bob, and Carrie

Rooftop trumpet vines?

Dear Expert (Carrie, Bob or Susan)
We have a client who’s property is situated on the 16th floor with a rooftop garden in downtown Seattle. The terraced garden faces south and southeast. The 4 trumpet vines are each in their own containers that are 24″ square x 26″ deep along with Algerian Ivy, trailing Rosemary. They get full sun and some wind, but are up against a wall. The foliage growth appears normal and they’re working their way up the metal trellis support. They have not bloomed yet, nor do they seem to be developing any buds. They bloomed last year (their 1st year in that spot) just coming out of a #5 nursery pot. So I can’t imagine that it’s because they’re growing in containers now. The pruning I did this spring was very light so I can’t see how that may be to blame. I also fertilized them in spring with an organic 9-3-4 all purpose fertilizer. I can’t figure out why they haven’t bloomed and hope you can.
Cheryl

Dear Cheryl,

Thank you for your question on trumpet vines, (Capsis radicans).  An American native, this vine really likes warm weather and with the exception of several days we really didn’t even have summer this year.  Also, some say it takes several years for the trumpet vine to flower but since it flowered last year this is probably not the problem.

This size of your container sounds fine, and your pruning technique was probably okay. The trumpet vine blooms on new wood, but it’s best not to cut it back too severely in the winter.

We’d recommend fertilizing your container plants more often, at least every two weeks if not weekly.  Miracle Grow would be an easy product to use.

Let us know how this works (next year).

Susan, Bob, and Carrie

Beesia?

I would like to plant some beesia at the top of a shady ravine.  I am concerned about the moisture level, though.  The area is dry shade, although I could run a line from my drip system along there.  Even though  I’ve read that beesia prefers moist soil, can it do OK with drier conditions? In this area I am trying to replace very established ivy.  If the beesia won’t work, what would you suggest?  Thanks so much!

Epimedium x versicolor 'Neosulphureum'

Epimedium x versicolor ‘Neosulphureum’

We love beesia!  Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be happy with the site you’ve described.  Beesia is an excellent ground cover for shady to part-shady, and consistently moist conditions.  I’m also curious if you’re able to remove all of the ivy.  I would put this at the top of the list, as ivy will pop back up if you haven’t gotten rid of every bit of it, and overwhelm almost any ground cover.

    Here are some suggestions of plants that would be appropriate for a dry shady site:

  • Privot honeysuckle, Lonicera pileata, is an evergreen boxwood-like foliage with a slow spreading habit, and makes a good bank-covering ground cover in part shade.
  • The woodrush, Luzula sylvayica is used as an ornamental ground cover for shady areas. It is best when planted in drifts.
  • Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae also does well in dry shade, after it’s established.
  • It sounds like a site that would be appropriate for native plants such as Oregon grape, Mahonia repens, combined with sword ferns, Polystichum munitum.
  • The sedge, Carex ‘Ice Dance’ makes a nice ground cover in the shade garden, although will look it’s best if kept from average to moist conditions.
  • Evergreen epimediums are great woodland plants and are perfect for dry, shady spots. Epimedium ‘Enchantress’, E. x versicolor ‘Neosulphureum’ and ‘Sulphureum’ are among a few of the evergreen ones.