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CONTENTMENT, 1957        Rarest
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 Michigan. We hope to offer this treasure again for spring 2015 delivery. Please check back in August or sign up for our email newsletter.
G. nanus ELVIRA, 1956
Small-flowered and informal, ‘Elvira’ is a perky soft pink with its lower petals splashed with ruby. It’s one of the Nanus group of petite, early-blooming, hardier-than-most glads, and perfect for summer’s simple, no-fuss bouquets. 2-3 feet, from Holland. Chart to compare.
SGL24Add to basket:5/$4.7510/$925/$20.5050/$38100/$71
FIDELIO, 1959
A very rosy, joyful purple, ‘Fidelio’ is named for Beethoven’s only opera, a hymn to loyalty, love, and freedom. Try a few combined with silvery Russian sage or tall artemisia – stunning! 4 feet, from Holland. Chart to compare.
SGL11Add to basket:5/$5.7510/$1125/$2550/$46100/$85
FIREDANCE, 1968        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! Small-flowered, 3 feet, from Maine. We hope to offer this treasure again for spring 2015 delivery. Please check back in August or sign up for our email newsletter.
FRIENDSHIP, 1949
This landmark pink has won every prize there is for glads, and 60-some years after it first bloomed for the legendary Carl Fischer it’s still considered world-class. Frosty pink with a luminous throat, it’s refreshingly cool and exceptionally healthy. 4 feet, from Holland. Chart to compare.
SGL02Add to basket:5/$5.2510/$1025/$22.5050/$42100/$78
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, proudly grown in our Ann Arbor micro-farms. Chart to compare.
SGL47Add to basket:3/$10.755/$1710/$3225/$72.5050/$135
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 Michigan. Chart to compare.
SGL46Add to basket:1/$4.503/$12.505/$19.5010/$3625/$81
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 and Michigan. Chart to compare.
SGL43Add to basket:3/$11.505/$18.5010/$3425/$77.5050/$144
MEXICANA, 1967        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 and the Goetz family’s centennial farm in Riga, Michigan. We hope to offer this treasure again for spring 2015 delivery. Please check back in August or sign up for our email newsletter.
SPIC AND SPAN, 1946
This luscious coral glad is named for the popular household cleanser that dates back to Depression days. It’s the top blue-ribbon winning glad of all time and a personal favorite of our good customer and celebrated Atlanta garden designer, Ryan Gainey. 4 feet, Holland. Chart to compare.
SGL06Add to basket:5/$5.5010/$10.5025/$23.5050/$44100/$82
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