- Canna, Hedychium, Agapanthus, Crinum, Lycoris, Zephyranthes, Cyclamen, Habranthus, Allium, Sprekelia, Hippeastrealia, Amarcrinum, Dahlia, Oxalis and many more
Bulbs for the perennial garden reach far beyond the golden trumpets of daffodils so familiar in spring. Many gardeners are becoming increasingly aware of the wide variety of summer and fall bulbs, corms, tubers, and tuberous rooted flowering perennial plants such as agapanthus, allium, cannas, crinum, lycoris and hedychium.
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When you buy bulbs you bring joy and surprise with new plants seeming to leap out of nowhere to display an amazing flower. Some of the most exotic, rarest and hardest to find new plants that we sell are bulbs. We scour the world and find the coolest exotic bulbs from far off places like China, Japan, and South Africa but also bring you rare and esoteric North American native geophytes. We offer some of the worlds largest collections of eucomis (pineapple lilies), zephyranthes and habranthus (rain lilies), crinum (crinum lilies), lycoris (surprise or hurricane lilies), hedychium (ginger lilies), and hymenocallis (spider lilies). Not only are we plant nuts ourselves, but we are fortunate to work with breeders and plant specialists around the world to bring you some of the rarest and most wonderful geophytes.
Since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery has been the choice of serious gardeners and plant collectors looking for the best and rarest perennial plants. We are pleased to have received the Perennial Plant Association Retail Award in 2011, the American Horticulture Society Commercial Award in 2002, and to have been selected as one of the Best Mail Order Plant Sources - Garden Design Magazine 2010. Welcome to our family of plant lovers!
Zephyranthes 'Scarlet Pimpernel' is a recent creation from Indonesia's Fadjar Marta. After each rain, from midsummer through early fall, the floriferous clumps are topped with 10" floral spikes of scarlet orange flowers, each highlighted by a bright yellow center. Zephyranthes 'Scarlet Pimpernel' is actually named after another plant, the red-orange flowered European annual, Anagallis arvensis. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
(aka: Zephyranthes FM #09) Zephyranthes 'South Pacific' is another in the recent releases from rain lily breeder Fadjar Marta of Indonesia. Zephyranthes 'South Pacific' begins flowering for us in mid-June with 2.5" wide flowers of strong pink. The pink is darker toward the outer edge of the petals and whiter toward the center, giving an almost bicolor effect. Quantities are limited. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Zephyranthes 'Star Burst' is an amazing scarlet-red rain lily from the breeding program of Indonesia's Fadjar Marta. Starting in summer and continuing into fall after each rain, the clumps are topped with bright scarlet flowers, each highlighted by a yellow central star...a 2012 Plant Delights Nursery introduction. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This 2011 Plant Delights introduction is from a cross we made of Zephyranthes 'Ajax' x Zephyranthes pulchella. The fast-multiplying Zephyranthes 'Yolkster' is composed of round, green foliage topped after each rain, in August and September, with an abundance of small, yellow, goblet-shaped flowers on 10" tall stems. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
We are thrilled to be able to offer a very limited number of the very rare orange-flowered Adonis 'Chichibu Beni'. Although thought to be a selection of Adonis amurensis, recent taxonomic work has shown this to be a hybrid between the diploid Adonis multiflora and the tetraploid (2 sets of chromosomes) Adonis ramosa. Like Adonis amurensis, Adonis 'Chichibu Beni' (Chichibu is a city in central Japan and Beni means red)
opens as early as late January with semi-double cinnamon-orange flowers atop the dark stems, adorned with unfurling fern-like foliage. It will take several years for these to bulk up into a clump. We have found adonis to grow best in moist organic soils.
Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
We are proud to once again offer the very rare, white-flowered form of the Chinese Arisaema candidissimum which was thought to be extinct until 1998. Just like the pink form, the stalks emerge in June with large tripartite leaves that form a tropical-looking clump. Alongside the foliage emerge 15" tall flowering stalks topped with a single white hood, striped green and white toward the base. Perhaps this accounts for the popularity of this plant in parts of northern Alabama and eastern Texas. This easy-to-grow cobra lily makes a truly stunning sight after it becomes established. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This rare offering is a cross of the Japanese arisaemas, Arisaema tosaense and Arisaema sikokianum. The offspring have a dark purple or green-veined spathe (hood) that resembles Arisaema sikokianum except for the extended hood tip from Arisaema tosaense. The "jack" spadix is intermediate between both parents, as is the 5-7 leaflet foliage. This offering of flowering-sized plants is extremely limited and will quickly sell out. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
If you have been looking for a nice companion to Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', look no longer. This delightful dahlia has cut-leaf, dark purple foliage on a well-formed 2' tall clump. Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty' flowers throughout late spring and summer, and again in late summer and fall...a hummingbird double delight. In areas with oppressively hot summers, don't expect many flowers until the weather cools. Dahlias will also perform wonderfully well in those Zone 9 and 10 regions blessed with cool, high summer temperatures. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester' is another in the wonderful Gardening Diocese series of dark foliage dahlias. This particular "Bishop" makes a 2' tall x 18" wide clump of dark purple foliage topped, starting in late June, with light lavender (RHS 78C) flowers, often streaked with a lighter hue. The flowers, revered by hummingbirds, are highlighted by a contrasting center cone of orange with a dark center...praise Jeeesus. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This new "Bishop" has the same dark purple foliage, topped with 3' spikes of 3.5" golden flowers brushed with orange (RHS 17A). The robust clump is topped with hummingbird-revered flowers from June until frost. Just like the Bishop of Canterbury, there is also no Bishop of York. I'm sure the Archbishop of York will be quite dismayed to find he's been demoted by the horticultural community...one of the worst nomenclatural faux pas I've ever seen. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This Doyle Smittle hybrid looks like Hedychium coronarium on steroids. The 5' tall stems of Hedychium 'Tai Savannah are adorned with huge green leaves, then topped, starting in midsummer, with 12" tall inflorescences. Each flower head is home to more than 100 very fragrant, creamy-white flowers with a darker yellow central pattern. The contrasting yellow-orange stamens are a nice "Martha" touch. Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.83 L)