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.” We last offered it in 2011, and our supply this spring is VERY limited. Formerly G. psittacinus
and G. natalensis
, zones 8a-9b(11bWC), 4 feet tall, from Louisiana. We expect to offer this treasure again for spring 2015 delivery. Please check back in January or sign up for our email newsletter.