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TRADER HORN, 1972

Red is the most iconic color for glads, rich, bold, and dramatic in the garden or bouquets. The elegantly smooth petals of this 1970s classic are a bright scarlet delicately brush-stroked with cream. It’s named for the Dutch trader whose autobiography is subtitled A Young Man’s Astounding Adventures in 19th-Century Equatorial Africa. 4-5 feet, from Holland. Chart and care.

SGL-25
10/$11.50
25/$27.50
50/$51.50
100/$97.50
250/$230

WINE AND ROSES, 1976

With its bold splashes of burgundy and white, this shell-pink beauty may remind you of exotic Miltonia orchids. It’s a traditional glad, larger than ‘Elvira’ but not too big, delicately ruffled, and like all glads it lasts and lasts in bouquets. 4 feet, from Michigan. Chart and care.

SGL-32
10/$8.50
25/$20
50/$38
100/$72
250/$170

PINT-SIZED GLADSWeb-Only & Sampler

The garden world is starting to catch on to what we’ve been saying for years now: small-flowered glads have big charms. See for yourself with this diverse sampler of 1 each of 5 bouquet-friendly pixies: ‘Atom’, ‘Bibi’, ‘Elvira’, ‘Green Lace’, and the incomparable ‘Starface’.

For 2, 3, or more of each, order additional samplers. Gladiolus care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

COS-32 1/$13.50 2/$25.50 3/$36.50 4/$46 5/$54 SOLD OUT

BIBI, 1954Rarest & Web-Only

Exotically patterned in a style that dates back to Victorian days, this small-flowered, vibrant pink glad is randomly flecked with rose, recalling batiked sarongs, the psychedelic 1960s, and – to quote the imaginative young son of one of our customers – “pink cheetahs.” 3-4 feet, from Maine. Chart and care. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SGL-17 3/$18 5/$28.50 10/$54 25/$128 50/$240 SOLD OUT

CONTENTMENT, 1957Rarest & Web-Only

With misty, shimmering, soft lavender-pink petals, ‘Contentment’ is hauntingly beautiful. Lightly ruffled and strong-growing, it was once the world’s leading lavender glad, but today it’s all but lost. 4 feet, from Maine. Chart and care. We hope to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SGL-22 3/$17 5/$27 10/$51 25/$120 50/$227 SOLD OUT

DAUNTLESS, 1940Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! You’ll never mistake ‘Dauntless’ for a modern supermarket glad. We call it the Lauren Bacall of glads because its smooth, stylish, angular blooms recall an era of wide lapels and big, sexy hats. Pink with a dramatic splash of ruby in the throat, it’s also one of the oldest surviving traditional glads. 4 feet, from Maine. Chart and care. Last offered spring of 2018. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SGL-12 3/$18 5/$28.50 10/$54 25/$128 50/$240 SOLD OUT

GREEN LACE, 1961Rarest

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, care, and learn more. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SGL-47 3/$12.50 5/$20 10/$37.50 25/$88.50 50/$167 SOLD OUT

LUCKY STAR, 1966Rarest

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. Chart, care, and learn more. We plan to offer this variety again next spring. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

SGL-43 3/$12.50 5/$20 10/$37.50 25/$88.50 50/$167 SOLD OUT

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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