by Dr. Janis Ruksans & Liga Popova

OFFER 2023

Dear Friends

New list - season 2023

SORRY! My quota for 2023 already is full and I'm forced to cancel accepting of new orders!



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Dear friends and garden lovers!

Another very successful year has passed - I participated in 4 expeditions that brought many new discoveries and managed to find at least 8 new species of crocuses, 6 of which have already been published, at least two new species of tulips, but in total I published last year alone or together with my colleagues botanists from other countries 15 new species – Crocus, Eranthis, Leopoldia, Puschkinia, Tulipa. Despite the commitment to reduce growing, the collection has grown again.

But there were also unpleasant things. I have always trusted my customers and have sent bulbs to them even if the order has not yet been paid for. In more than 30 years, I was cheated only once - it turned out to be a mentally ill American who had ordered bulbs all over the world and had not paid anywhere. Unfortunately, this year three customers, despite many reminders, did not even consider it necessary to respond -


It was not easy to prepare the new offer. When the full list of possible plants was compiled - it almost reached 800 entries. But I am already 76 and I have less strength left. I had firmly decided when started this job - no more than 300 entries, but in the end the list turned 358 entries long. I was guided by the principle - first to include the plants that I had not offered last year, and there were 250 of them, after that I added others to the list. Of course, crocuses are the most included, but the lists of other plants were shortened dramatically, although crocuses were also affected by the shortening. However, if you have any plants that you particularly want and cannot find in this year's catalog - write and ask without doubt. If it will be possible and I will have enough time, I will add those to your order. Regardless of very high inflation rate my prices remaine +/- the same as before, very few are slightly higher (depends from size of stock) but some are even lovered. Of course, novelties, where stocks are very small, are expensive, sorry.

All offered plants are grown on my nursery myself. Most of them are propagated from seeds, thus a certain variability in the appearance of the flowers can occur. During flowering, I’m walking around the greenhouse with a brush in my hands, pollinating the flowers. Of course, some hybrids may also appear, as it is impossible to isolate all the flowers, but this is the fate of all small nurseries that sell only their own-grown plants. I never offer wild-harvested bulbs, nor do I sell those grown by others.

My nursery is registered as a small farm, so I have a limited amount of total annual revenue to maintain this status according to our laws. Therefore, I will only accept orders until this gross revenue limit is reached, so don't delay in ordering. Bulbs are shipped from the end of June and usually all orders are already shipped in July.

I just finished work on a Supplement to my Crocus monograph and submitted the manuscript for assembly. Therefore, I do not yet know the total costs and the cost of one copy, so I will announce the price of the book and postage later.

I'M AFRAID THAT THIS IS MY LAST CATALOGUE. I suppose that starting from 2024 will be only occasional sales by special requests, although final decision will be done only next December.

Sincerely Yours

Jānis Rukšāns, Dr. biol. h.c.



If you have problems with login, send your wishlist to me directly by my e-mail address listing item number, name, number of bulbs ordered and total summ of your order.




This year we again will have CROCUS DAYS - when every one can come and watch my collection on place.  Crocus blooming time last season started mid-February, but if winter will be "normal" - it will be in March so we will accept visitors during daylight at any sunny day. Only, please, inform us about your coming at least day before.

Contact me by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details


Mid-june at our place usually is PEONY DAY, the first Sunday of August will be PHLOX DAY organized by my wife Guna who runs perennial nursery - phlox, hosta, waterlilies etc. All summer perennials you can buy in situ - coming to our nursery. We offer bare rooted or potted plants which can't be dispatched abroad by post, so you must come by yourself to pick them up.

Her e-mail address at present is the same as mine.



Some our customers had problems with ordering, so follow instruction step by step as written below, and it will work without any problems:

Log in with your password.

Open catalogue,

select items and numbers of each,

add to Cart,

when finished at top of page go to “Basket

On right bottom corner – Checkout

Enter your name and address, e-mail

and delivery address (if different) or write in each box - xx

Then Next (left bottom corner)

Then enter 0 in field Phyto (or 10,- if phyto is needed), 10,- in field postage costs, 0 in field Bank costs

Then Next

Check your order and put “x” in box “Terms of Business”

Confirm Order

 and it will be sent to me automatically.


Attention! When you will complete your order, don't leave empty boxes for phytocertificate costs (write there - 0.00 if you live in EU), postage costs (at least 10.00 for EU and at least 15.00 for others) and bank costs. You must enter at least "0" in each box. Payment box is only for information how and where (when) you will pay for your order. You must write this in the field. It is not joyned with bank accounts. Sorry.


Wishing you a nice gardening season, sincerely Yours


 Janis Ruksans