SHS Bulb Sale Offers ‘Scent-Sational’ Choices

Trust us: this daffodil (Narcissus ‘Extra-Vaganza’) bloom is white and coral pink, and it smells sensational.


By Ginny Scott

Think ahead a few months: after the grey days of winter, what sight could be more restorative than a perky daffodil? A fragrant perky daffodil!

On Saturday, October 14, the Swarthmore Horticultural Society will feature beautiful, fragrant varieties of spring-blooming bulbs at its annual bulb sale, to be held at the Swarthmore Farmers Market, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Selections include a striking coral and white daffodil, a 48’’ tall white allium, and a tomato red double tulip that has the showy pizazz of a peony. Can’t wait ‘til spring for your blooms? For the first time, SHS will offer a spectacular indoor-blooming — and fragrant — paperwhite daffodil that will bloom in 4 to 6 weeks in a vase with just water and pebbles!

For more details and to download the bulb sale catalogue with photos, prices, and information on all the varieties offered, visit the SHS website at

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