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GREEN LACE, 1961        Rarest
No matter how hard we try, we can never seem to capture the soft, juicy spring green of this small-flowered glad in a photo – so you’re just going to have to grow it yourself to see how wonderful it is. Daintily ruffled and cute as a button, it always draws ooos and ahhs in the garden and makes every bouquet more interesting. 3-4 feet, from Maine. Chart and care.
SGL-47
3/$12
5/$19
10/$35.50
25/$81
Limit 25, please.
LILAC & CHARTREUSE, 1960        Rarest
From the decade that brought us paisley shirts, black-light posters, and Sergeant Pepper comes this weirdly wonderful glad of ruffled, lavender florets splashed with pale chartreuse. And you don’t have to be a hippie to enjoy it! 3-4 feet, from Maine. Last offered spring 2017. We hope to offer it again next spring but are waiting to see how the harvest counts are this fall. For an alert, subscribe to our email newsletter.
LUCKY STAR, 1966        Rarest
Fragrance in glads is as rare as hen’s teeth. Although a few wild ones have it, breeding it into modern glads has proved difficult. In fact, ‘Lucky Star’ was the only fragrant seedling to come from many years of crosses made by New Zealander Joan Wright using garden glads and the even more fragrant Abyssinian glad. Its bold, angular good looks are a bonus, and night-flying hawk moths love it. 4 feet, from Maine. Last offered spring 2017. We hope to offer it again next spring but are waiting to see how the harvest counts are this fall. For an alert, subscribe to our email newsletter.
NOVA LUX, 1965        
Bright yet soft, the lemon yellow color of this full-sized glad is just right, carrying across the garden and lighting up bouquets. We’re fans of its classic, triangular shape, too, and the old-fashioned smoothness of its barely rippled petals. 4 feet, from a third-generation family farm in Michigan. Chart and care.
SGL-64
5/$4.50
10/$8.50
25/$19.50
50/$36
100/$67
PETER PEARS, 1958        
Named for a honey-voiced English tenor and pronounced “Peers”, this warm, summery flower is a harmonious orange blending to a golden throat (get it?) with a splash of strawberry. Excellent for adding some color or a little height to any garden. 4’, from Michigan. Chart and care.
SGL-05
5/$4.50
10/$8.50
25/$19.50
50/$36
100/$67
PRISCILLA, 1977        
We’ve never offered a bulb from the 1970s before, but when eight of our Maine-grown glads were lost to a brutally hot, dry summer, and two of our Dutch-grown heirlooms went commercially extinct, we knew it was time for ‘Priscilla’. White with ruffled, bright rose petal edges and a lemon-yellow throat, this is not only a gorgeous glad, it’s an unusually hardy and enduring glad – and an heirloom of the future! 4-5 feet, from Michigan. Chart and care.
SGL-67
5/$5
10/$9.50
25/$21.50
50/$40
100/$74
SPRING MAID, 1961        Rarest
As dewy fresh as spring itself, and very early blooming, this small-to-medium flowered, lightly ruffled glad is a soft, almost silvery yellow. Combine it with pink roses, blue salvia, and a hosta leaf or two for a cool, refreshing summer bouquet. 3-4 feet, from Maine. Last offered spring 2017. We hope to offer it again next spring but are waiting to see how the harvest counts are this fall. For an alert, subscribe to our email newsletter.
STARFACE, 1960        Rarest
This just might be the most beautiful glad we’ve ever grown. Charmingly small-flowered, it has upper petals of dappled apricot and lower petals of pale yellow spiked with ruby. Victorian gardeners loved patterned glads like this, and we say it’s high time for a revival! 3 feet, from Maine. Chart and care.
SGL-35
3/$11.50
5/$18.50
10/$34
25/$77.50
Limit 25, please.
SUNSET SKY, 1965        Rarest
One of the smallest-flowered glads we grow, this ruffled beauty is a soft lemon yellow, deeper in the center and paling to almost white towards the edges which are richly suffused with glowing orange. Early blooming, strong growing, small-flowered, 3 feet tall, from Maine. Last offered spring 2017. We hope to offer it again next spring but are waiting to see how the harvest counts are this fall. For an alert, subscribe to our email newsletter.
WIG’S SENSATION, 1965        Web-Only
To tell the truth, we didn’t think we’d like this big red glad with the clunky name. But a farmer friend gave us a big bouquet of it and (a) it was so beautiful we found ourselves staring at it whenever we walked by and (b) it lasted and lasted in the vase, longer than any other glad we've ever grown. So here it is – enjoy! 4 feet, from Holland. Chart and care.
SGL-66
5/$5.50
10/$10.50
25/$23.50
50/$44
100/$82

WHY GROW GLADS? They make luscious, long-lasting cut-flowers. They add dramatic spikes of color to the garden. And they multiply and store so easily (if you feel like it; it’s NOT a moral imperative!), you’ll soon have many more.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL — More and more gardeners today are rediscovering the charms of species and small-flowered glads. In 2006, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden asked Scott to extol his favorites in an article titled “Glads for Glad-Haters.”

GLADIOLUS HISTORY — The first hybrid glads appeared in 1837, and Victorian gardeners — including Monet and Gertrude Jekyll — loved them. Unfortunately, virtually no glads from the 1800s survive today, and even glads from the 1930s are very hard to find.

GLADIOLUS ARCHIVES — For customer tips and raves, the stories behind the bulbs, links and books, history, news, and more, see our Gladiolus Newsletter Archives.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS — Glads are easy to grow, doing best in full sun and well-drained soil. They’re most often grown as annuals, but they’re perennial in zones 8 and warmer — and often return in zones 7, 6, and even 5, according to many of our customers. See our complete planting and care info here and learn more about overwintering glads in the garden here.

THRIPS are one of the few pests that bother glads. They’re almost invisible but they can be devastating. Learn more.

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