Native bulbs

Native bulbs form a special group of naturalised ornamental plants, mostly bulbous plants, that belong in historic country houses. They were usually brought from southern and central Europe as ornamental or medicinal plants. For example, snowdrops, woodland crocuses, white and yellow wood anemones, wild wood hyacinths, wild garlic and many more. Every spring, the colourful carpets of these wildflowers can be admired under the then bare trees of our historical parks and estates.

Native bulbs

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Allium carinatum subsp. pulchellum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1810. Origin: South East Europe and West Asia. The original form A. cirrhosum (one of the synonyms) has an inflorescence that does not just carry flowers but also bulbils. The flower bud remains ‘hidden’ for a long time at the end of the...
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Allium ursinum subsp. ursinum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1753. Also known as wild garlic. This rampant allium occurs on large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. In the Netherlands it grows wild in some places, but it is a protected species (‘Stinzen plant’). The oval leaves are reminiscent of...
€4.00

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Anemone apennina 'Petrovac'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
In the Netherlands, A. apennina still occurs sporadically. The tubers offered are from a vegetatively propagated lot, collected at the time near Petrovac in Macedonia. Beautiful ferny, soft hairy leaves, bright blue flowers. Ideal for undergrowth,...
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Anemone apennina var. alba
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1771. The (10 to 20) narrow petals are light sky blue at the bottom, while the inside is entirely white. The original A. apennina occurs in forested areas of southern Europe, among others the Apennines in Italy, but also on the island of...
€3.50

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Anemone nemorosa
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Wood anemone (nemorosus means: growing in the forest). A fast-growing, ground covering, rhizome-forming plant that is very wide spread (from Lapland to Italy, but also in Asia and North America). The wood anemone was already known in the 16th...
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Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Was introduced in 1870 by Sir William Robinson, an influential Victorian gardener and journalist who saw this anemone in the Botanical Garden of Oxford. Flower colour: light blue, greyish on the outside.
€4.95

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Anemone nemorosa 'Vestal'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Introduced by the German botanist Maximilian Leichtlin (1831-1910). By far the most beautiful white double-flowered A. nemorosa. The flowers are larger than those of A. nemorosa 'Alba Plena' and the position of the petals is better. Almost...
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Anemone ranunculoides subsp. ranunculoides
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1596. A particularly attractive anemone which occurs in almost all of Europe with the exception of the Mediterranean. This growth habit of this anemone has some similarities with A. nemorosa. The beautiful deep yellow flowers consist of 5-8...
€3.50

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Anemone x lipsiensis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
A sweet and rich flowering anemone, the result of a natural crossing of Anemone nemorosa x Anemone ranunculoides. Somewhat variable, still occurs in places where both parents grow together in nature. Soft primrose yellow flowers in March-April....
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Arum italicum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1693. Italian Arum. Origin: Canary Islands, Cyprus, Italy, Southern France, Spain and England. Also occurs naturally in the Netherlands. The tapered leaves have clearly visible white veins. The ‘flowers’ we see on the bright yellow spadix...
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Arum maculatum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Spotted arum. Origin: Large parts of Europe to Ukraine. The leaves sometimes feature purple stripes and speckles. The bract is light greenish yellow with purple specks. The berries form in the fall. It grows fast on a not too dry soil.
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Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Stately blue flower sprays set with large star-shaped dark blue flowers on sturdy straight stems. Camassia can be perfectly combined with perennials in the herbaceous border. The decorative dark green linear leaves envelop the stem and point up...
€3.75

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Chionodoxa luciliae
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1878. Collected by the Swiss botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810-1885) in the Taurus, who named this glory-of-the-snow after his wife Lucile, who died young. Flower stems with one or two lavender blue flowers with a white heart.
€3.00

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Chionodoxa sardensis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
(Named after von Sardus). Origin: Western Turkey. Was introduced in 1883 by Barr & Sons. Each flower stalk has ten gentian blue flowers, with a barely perceptible white eye.
€4.50

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Chionodoxa siehei
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1880. Origin: Western Turkey. 15-20 cm tall stems feature four to ten blue flowers with a large white heart. Was offered in previous years under the name C. forbesii, but according to Brian Mathew that name is incorrect.
€3.50

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Corydalis bulbosa
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
The common name "Hollowroot" refers to the subterranean part, which is mostly hollow. Origin: Eurasia. The twenty pink or white spurred flowers form a cluster and bloom in early spring. The plant prefers a slightly woodsy soil. It used to be a...
€6.00

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Corydalis solida subsp. solida
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Also called Spring Corydalis or bird-in-a-bush. Origin: Lebanon, West Asia and parts of Europe. In the Netherlands along the great rivers around old country estates and even some areas in South Limburg. A particular feature of this plant is the...
€4.50

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Crocus tommasinianus
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1847. Also known as woodland corcus or early crocus. Origin: southern 'Yugoslavia' to the south of Hungary , but mainly on the limestone hills in Dalmatia. These star-shaped, light lavender flowers, often with a light brown-yellow glow on...
€4.00

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Crocus vernus subsp. albiflorus
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1765. Origin: Pyrenees, Alps (Switzerland, northern Italy, Austria, Germany and northern Balkans). A rarely offered species with smaller white flowers.
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Crocus vernus subsp. vernus
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1765. Origin: Pyrenees, Alps (Switzerland, northern Italy, Austria, Germany and northern Balkans). A rarely offered species. Colour is variable, from pale to dark purple mostly with a dark spot at the tips of the petals.
€4.95

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Eranthis hyemalis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1570. Grows wild in large parts of Europe and North America. Originally: Southern France, Italy, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria but also in northern Iraq and Afghanistan. The leaves are not as deeply incised as those of E. cilicica, the...
€6.50

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Erythronium 'Pagoda'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
By far the most widely cultivated hybrid of E. tuolumnense, probably crossed with E. californicum in the past as well, courtesy of mr. Lou Eater. The 30cm high flower stem is flanked by four to five nodding sulfur-yellow flowers with a striking,...
€4.95

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Erythronium dens-canis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Cultivated since 1596. Common names are dogs-tooth or dog's tooth violet, but is also called serpent's tongue, trout lily, deer tongue. The available mix consists of the colours white, pink to deep purple with various shades in between. Gorgeous...
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Fritillaria meleagris
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1573. Snake's head fritillary. Occurs almost everywhere in Europe. In the Netherlands it can be found along the floodplains of the river IJssel, and in large numbers near Hasselt and the Reeuwijkse Plassen. It is a Stinzen plant. Ideally...
€5.50

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Galanthus 'Viridapice'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
The outer leaves have green tips as if they have been dipped in a pot of green paint. J.C.M. de Hoog found this snowdrop around 1900 near an old farmhouse in province North-Holland. The English sometimes think that this snowdrop is of English...
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Galanthus elwesii var. elwesii
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
In 1874, the English plant collector Henry John Elwes discovered the great snowdrop. It was named after him, Galanthus elwesii. There are two varieties, Galanthus elwesii var. elwesii and Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus. The two are not much...
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Galanthus nivalis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
The common snowdrop that everyone knows. This species is native to Western, Central and Southern Europe, but was imported into the Netherlands around 1500. The outer petals are white and the inner ones have small, green, U-shaped marks on them....
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Galanthus woronowii
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
This species was found in 1935 by a Russian botanist and named after Woronow, a plant collector from Georgia. This snowdrop is so clearly different that it is easy recognisable. The leaves are much wider than those of other snowdrops and glossy...
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Hyacinthoides hispanica -blauw-
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Spanish bluebells, fantastic in combination with the ostrich fern: Matteuccia struthiopteris. The first description of the wood hyacinth dates from 1601. The broad leaves are somewhat pendulous and ribbon-shaped. The round to 40 cm high flower...
€3.00

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Hyacinthoides non-scripta
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Bluebell. This species has been known since the Middle Ages. Although the original sites can be found in northwestern Italy and southeastern France, we find the harebells wild in most of Europe. The glossy green leaves are quite wide and...
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Leucojum aestivum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1594. Origin: large parts of Europe and southwestern Asia to northern Iran, rare in Belgium and the Netherlands (Stinzen plant). Needs to be planted in a wet spot. The leaves appear during the winter months, frost does not affect them. The...
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Leucojum vernum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1420. Origin from Belgium to Poland and from the Pyrenees to the former Yugoslavia. Grows wild in the Netherlands, southern England and Denmark. The fragrant flowers are creamy white with green dots on the flower buds if the species is...
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Muscari botryoides 'Superstar'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Muscari botryoides is the only true blue grape hyacinth that still sporadically occurs in the wild in the Netherlands (stinzen plant). Unfortunately, our batch has become too small to sell from. Alternatively we offer the selection 'Superstar', a...
€5.25

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Muscari comosum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1596. Origin: South Africa, France, Central Europe, southern Russia and Southwest Asia. Tassel Hyacinth. Occurs scattered throughout the Dutch dunes. The lower part of the flower is composed of fertile olive-green flowers on short stems and...
€3.00

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Muscari latifolium
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1858. Origin: Western and Southern Turkey. The well-developed flowers at the top of the inflorescence are light blue, the lower part of the inflorescence is composed of dark sterile flowers. Typically, the plant has only one broad leaf...
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Muscari neglectum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1568. Origin: Belgium (Meuse valley), France, North Africa and southwestern Asia. The three to six narrow light green leaves can reach a length of up to 30 cm. The flower colour is almost black (very dark), with a narrow bright white edge...
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Narcissus poeticus var. recurvus
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: before 1600. Division 13. Also known as old pheasant's eye. It is when almost all daffodils have stopped flowering, that the fragrant flowers of this beauty open. The bright white, lightly backward curved petals surround a green cup with a...
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Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. lobularis
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Division 13, Section pseudo narcissus. A geographic form of N. pseudo-narcissus, originally occurring in southern Belgium and northern France. It is one of the earliest flowering daffodils (March), the sepals are cream yellow and the cup is...
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Narcissus pseudonarcissus subsp. obvallaris
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Division 13, section pseudo narcissus. In the UK these wild growing, deep golden daffodil is called the Tenby-Daffodil, the national daffodil of Wales. There are several stories circulating about how the daffodil ended up in Wales. The following...
€3.75

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Ornithogalum nutans
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1594. Dutch name: ‘knikkende vogelmelk’ (Drooping star of Bethlehem). Originally occurring in southern Europe and southwestern Asia, but now growing wild in many European countries. Prefers a shady and somewhat afforested area. The flower...
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Ornithogalum umbellatum
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1594. Star-of-Bethlehem, locally: 'booger'. Origin: large parts of Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel. The linear, grooved and half-upright green leaves have a distinct white stripe. The umbel is composed of about...
€4.50

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Saxifraga granulata 'Plena'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
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Saxifraga granulata 'Plena'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Dutch name: 'Haarlems Klokkenspel', described in 1932 by Dr Jacob Botke at the Schierstins in Friesland, where they were called 'stinseblomkes' by locals. From late April, the white, with slightly green in the centre, double flowers appear on...
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Scilla bifolia
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1568, in the Netherlands since 1594. Origin: Central and Southern Europe and Asia Minor. An early flowering (March) and fragrant species. The sheathing leaves are often two in number (bifolia) and placed on one side of the flower stalk....
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Scilla mischtschenkoana 'Tubergeniana'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1931. Origin: northwest of Iran (Tabriz) and the Caucasus. The few leaves are narrow and line to duct-shaped. The flower clusters, which seem to grow directly from the ground, consist of star-shaped, somewhat nodding, very light blue...
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Scilla siberica
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Intro: 1796. Origin: Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Anatolia and southeast Asia. The bright blue, nodding, star- to bell-shaped flowers are marked on each petal by a dark blue central vein. The best-known Scilla, very suitable for naturalising.
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Scilla siberica 'Alba'
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
A white-flowering squill with the same properties as S. siberica. Native to the forests and meadows in the Caucasus, Crimea and northern Iran.
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Tulipa sylvestris
. Delivery planting time sept-nov. 2024
Perhaps the oldest described species, Rembertus Dodonaeus described the forest tulip in 1568. The oldest depiction in Europe of T. sylvestris is from 1549. Origin: Iran, North Africa and Europe, also in the Netherlands, but probably feral, native...
€3.50

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