The first African glad in US gardens, this vivid orange, green, and yellow wildling was eventually crowded aside by new hybrids. But it lingered in old Southern gardens, waiting to be rediscovered by savvy 21st-century gardeners. “The most desirable,” Bridgeman wrote in 1837. “It blossoms freely, and the colors are exquisitely beautiful.” As usual, our supply this spring is VERY limited. Formerly G. psittacinus
and G. natalensis
, zones 8a-9b(11bWC), 4 feet tall, from Louisiana.
Last offered in 2015. If you’d like to be notified the next time we offer this treasure, sign up for an email alert.