Hansen Nursery is a small specialty nursery that has been in business for 30 years, and is focused primarily on species cyclamen, both hardy and tender. Over the years though, we’ve also added a number of bulbs and perennials, mostly those that grow well in rock gardens and troughs, although a few such as lilies and peonies are more suitable for garden borders. The term “bulbs” is used loosely here and also includes tubers, corms, etc. or to borrow Janis Ruksans’ term “Buried Treasures”, the title of his wonderful account of his search for many of the world’s tulips, crocus, etc. We hope you will take the opportunity to fill your garden with these charming plants.
We are strictly a mail-order nursery focused on retail sales but do have some of the most common cyclamen available wholesale, as well as seed packets of some species for those gardeners who have the patience to wait two to four years for the first flowering.
The nursery is located just inland from the southwestern Oregon coast in an area of old dune with sandy soil, heavy summer winds and about 64 inches of rain falling from October to May. Bulbs seem to thrive in this area, which is no surprise, as there was a lily bulb industry in Coos County years ago. The industry has just moved south into Curry County in Oregon and Del Norte County in California and is thriving.
Our focus has always been on quality and on providing hardy plants that will grow without a lot of attention, will tolerate dry conditions and need minimal fertilizers and pesticides. If properly located in the garden, bulbs will survive amazingly well, provided they are watered well when first planted. Weeding is probably the most important task, and my favorite form of meditation.
All plants listed in the catalog are grown from seed collected in the nursery or purchased through reliable sources or from divisions or cuttings. None are wild-collected.