Daffodil bulb sale features historic and modern varieties

Posted on: August 3, 2018 | Written By: Friends of EG | Comments

Joseph Hamm’s daffodil hortus in Washington County is one of the greatest collection of daffodils in the world. And now he’s offering bulbs that can’t be found anywhere.

His American Daffodil Society public garden features an impressive plant collection of around 2,000 varieties — including some dating to the 1700s and perhaps older.

Our Doug Oster visited the hortus earlier this year and detailed it in this story.

This is the 10th year Hamm and his team of helpers will sell off surplus bulbs to support their not-for-profit work maintaining the garden.

The bulbs are broken into three categories: Historic (registered before 1940); Classic (registered between 1940-69); and Modern (registered 1970 or later.) There are also a pair of debuts from Helen Link, a famed Indiana daffodil enthusiast.

If you’d like to see what each of the daffodils will eventually grow into, the cultivars can be checked out at this online daffodil database.

Here are more details from Hamm and his team: “Pricing, as in the past, is based on rarity and the normal rate of bulb propagation for cultivar listed. As is our usual practice, bulbs are available on a first-come-first serve basis, but we also try to assure each person will receive one bulb. Bulbs are double-nosed or the equivalent in rounds. Do not send payment in advance. You will be billed a $5 packaging charge plus the actual USPS postal charge. An invoice will be included with your bulbs.”

You can take a look at all of Hamm’s available bulbs here: 2018 Joe Hamm Sales List

And the downloadable order form is available here: 2018 Order Form

More from Everybody Gardens

See also, The Last Daffodil Is A Bittersweet Sight.

Follow us on Twitter.

Shop special Everybody Garden products today!