Old House Gardens
From America’s Expert Source for Heirloom Flower Bulbs

Spring-Planted:  Dahlias       Daylilies       Gladiolus

Fall-Planted:   Samplers       Crocus       Daffodils       Hyacinths       Lilies       Peonies      Tulips

CHARISMA, 1969        Web-Only & Rarest
Looking like a summer party dress or a tropical fruit smoothie, this luscious, ruffled glad combines soft apricot-pink with pale lemon and gold. Pick a few, settle into your chaise longue after a productive afternoon in the garden, and enjoy! 4 feet, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL51Add to basket:3/$10.505/$16.5010/$3125/$7150/$131
DAUNTLESS, 1940        Web-Only & Rarest
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 traditional glads we’ve ever offered. 4 feet, from Maine and Michigan. Chart to compare.
SGL12Add to basket:3/$9.505/$1510/$2825/$6450/$119
FIREDANCE, 1968        Web-Only & Rarest
Looking more like a cymbidium orchid from the wilds of Borneo than an ordinary glad from your own backyard, this tiny, ruffled beauty is a luscious peachy-orange that’s splashed with gold and richly speckled with cayenne pepper. Wow! Very limited supply, small-flowered, 3 feet, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL34Add to basket:1/$6.503/$185/$2810/$52Limit 5, please.
KAKAGA, 1962        Web-Only & Rarest
Yoda’s favorite glad? With its flaring side petals, this exotic little glad may at least remind you of that big-eared Jedi master. A bit larger than ‘Atom’, it’s a brilliant paprika-orange splashed with gold and absolutely dazzling. As for its name, if you know what it means, we’d love to hear from you. Small-flowered, 3-4 feet, from Maine and Michigan. Chart to compare.
SGL56Add to basket:1/$63/$16.505/$2610/$48Limit 10, please.
KING SOLOMON, 1966        Web-Only & Rarest
Velvety and sumptuous, this jewel-toned glad is deep wine-red shaded with purple and highlighted by midrib lines and a picotee edging of silver. It was bred by gladiolus farmer Russell Bevington of Indiana who the local newspaper once described as a “hippy with a glad business.” 4 feet tall, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL62Add to basket:3/$115/$17.5010/$32.5025/$74.5050/$138
LA CORUNA, 1957        Web-Only & Rarest
With velvety petals of an incredibly dark, intense ruby shaded with burgundy and smoke, this 50-something glad is still turning heads. Order early — we never have enough! 3-4 feet, from Maine and Michigan. Chart to compare.
SGL54Add to basket:1/$9.503/$26Limit 3, please.
MELODIE, 1955        Web-Only & Rarest
As featured in both Garden Gate and The Old-House Journal! Small-flowered and richly patterned, this little gem is very much like the rococo glads of the late 1800s. Rosy-peach with a blaze of scarlet and gold — one stem in a bud vase is all you’ll need. 3 feet, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL18Add to basket:3/$105/$1610/$29.50Limit 10, please.
MEXICANA, 1967        Web-Only & Rarest
Wildly ruffled — like skirts swirling at a fiesta — this complex, exuberant glad is a soft, spring green blended with cream-to-gold and richly feathered at the throat with crimson. ¡Olé! 4 feet, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL19Add to basket:3/$95/$14.5010/$2725/$6150/$113
G. dalenii, PARROT GLAD, 1830        Web-Only & Rarest
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 ususal, our supply this spring is VERY limited. Formerly G. psittacinus and G. natalensis, zones 8a-9b(11bWC), 4 feet tall, from Louisiana. Chart to compare.
SGL10Add to basket:1/$15.503/$42.50Limit 3, please.
SNOW PRINCESS, 1939        Web-Only & Rarest
It’s back! Now that ‘White Friendship’ and ‘White Goddess’ have gone commercially extinct, we’re happier than ever to have this snowy-white Depression-era beauty with its intriguing pink anthers. One of the oldest traditional glads we’ve ever offered, it was a florists’ favorite for decades and long praised as “sturdy,” “stately,” and “exquisite.” 4½ feet tall, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL59Add to basket:3/$8.505/$13.5010/$25.5025/$57.5050/$106
SUNBONNET SUE, 1967        Web-Only & Rarest
Named for the traditional quilt pattern of little girls in over-sized bonnets, this pastel glad is a warm apricot-buff with a sprinkling of freckles in its golden throat. Customers at our local Farmers Market loved it as a cutflower, and it’s even better when you grow your own! Small-flowered, 3-4 feet, from Maine. Chart to compare.
SGL48Add to basket:3/$9.505/$1510/$28Limit 10, please.
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