Here you’ll find our VERY rarest bulbs along with late finds and others we simply couldn’t squeeze into our print catalog.

Those marked “Web-Only & Rarest” are sometimes in such short supply that they sell out within days — and some years we can’t offer them at all — so if you see one you like, we recommend you order it now!

Spring-Planted:  Dahlias    Daylilies    Gladiolus

Fall-Planted:  Samplers    Crocus    Daffodils    Hyacinths    Lilies    Peonies    Tulips

ALLEGRO, 1965        Web-Only & Rarest
Please don’t mistake ‘Allegro’ for an ordinary red glad. Its color is a wonderfully deep ruby with smoky undertones that’s so intense it almost seems to be pulsating. In Italian its name means “quick, spirited, lively,” and this show-stopper definitely is! 4 feet tall, from Maine. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
BLUE SMOKE, 1957        Web-Only & Rarest
Don’t be surprised if this smoldering beauty leaves you and your garden visitors babbling! A half-century after it was introduced, its exotic coloring is still very unusual. From a glowing heart of apricot and bronze its petals shade into a smoky, lavender-gray that’s almost beyond words — and ravishingly beautiful. Very limited supply, 4 feet, from Maine. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
BLUEBIRD, 1968        Web-Only & Rarest
As small as ‘Atom’ and surprisingly close to blue, this cheery little glad always reminds us of a nest full of hungry baby birds. Winner of the gladiolus world’s highest honor, the All-America award, it blooms with vigor all across the country. Very limited supply, Small-flowered, 3 feet, from Maine and our Ann Arbor micro-farms. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
CARIBBEAN, 1957        Web-Only & Rarest
If you look with your imagination, it’s easy to see the blue skies and sandy beaches of the Caribbean in this well-named little glad. It’s not really blue, of course, but a lovely soft lavender highlighted with thumbprints of purple. Small-flowered, 3 feet tall, from Maine. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
CHIPPER, 1965        Web-Only
If this little glad were any bigger, its brilliant splashes of deep rose on white might be too much. But it’s one of the smallest-flowered glads we grow, and we never seem to get tired of its cheery brightness. Try it yourself and see what we mean! 3 feet tall, from Maine. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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. Although we hope to offer this rarity again for spring 2016 delivery, availability can’t be confirmed until this fall. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for an alert.
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