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ELMER E. GOVE 

BURLINGTON, VERMONT 



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DESCRIPTIVE 

Gladiolus 




BOOKS YOU SHOULD HAVE 



THE GLADIOLUS BOOK 

is about the most complete treatise published on the gladiolus. Is written by Forman 
T. McLean, William Edwin Clark and Eugene H. Fischer; 224 pages fin-ely bound and 
worthy of a place in any library. Price, $3 plus 15 cents for 
postage If you are a real "glad bug" you want this book. 

All About Flowering Bulbs, by T. A. Weston. Written 
especially for the amateur. This book gives all the information 
a home gardener requires on the culture of flowering bulbs of 
all seasons planted outdoors as well as those that do well in 
the house. This is a very fine book and gives a wonderful amount 
of information on the subject. Postpaid, $2.15 

Modern Dahlia Culture, by W. H. Waite. Brief, clear, 
complete. Based on the actual operations and results of a practical 
experienced grower, propagator and exhibitor written to meet 
the needs of the novice and to interest and inform the expert. 
Mr. Waite's little volume is the biggest value for Dahlia lovers 
132 pages, 24 half-tone pictures and 6 in color. Postpaid, $1.65 

1001 Garden Questions and Answers, by Alfred C. Hottes. A wonderfully 
fine book with a wealth of information covering flower, vegetable and fruit garden. 
Arranged in the form of questions and answers. This is not to be read for literary 
effect but to secure a quick answer to any definite question. If there is anything you 
want to know about the garden, what plants do well in certain places and what do 
not, construction of walks, garden seats, spraying information, judging scales, etc. 
be sure to get this book. I don't know of a better book for the amateur. 320 pages, 
fully illustrated This is a new edition that has been about < >0% revised. 

Postpaid, $2.15 

The Book of Perennials, by Alfred C. Hottes. This book is a veritable storehouse 
of information about perennials, the flowers which come up year after year and is 
indexed and cross indexed in such a way that the amateur cannot fail to have a mar- 
velous perennial garden or bed. Over 125 different species are discussed with their 
culture and requirements. Many pictures. Postpaid, $2.00 

Gladiolus Breeding, by J. A. Kemp. A trustworthy guide of 12 pages for the 
experimenter in the successful breeding of gladiolus. The various operations are des- 
cribed in plain everyday garden language. Postpaid, $.55 

GARDEN GUIDE 

Garden Guide has wonderful chapters devoted to the Vegetable, Flower and 
Fruit Gardens, with practical layouts and planting plans. 

Covers every step from spading the ground to preserving the harvest. 

338 pages and over 275 teaching illustrations, with beautiful cover in four colors. 

Price. Cloth, $2.50. 

WAYSIDE MARKETING 

The author of "Wayside Marketing," Schuyler Arnold, after several years of 
observation and much study on the subject, has written a book that is packed with 
worthwhile suggestions enabling the wayside stand owner to better marshall his op- 
portunities, abilities and equipment. 

Every angle of the situation is covered — location the building of the stand, with 
details of measurement, the stock to be offered (flowers, fruits and vegetables') and how 
to grow it, etc. 

132 pages, bound in cloth and encased in an attractive jacket. Price, $1.50; post- 
paid, $1.65. 




How to Arrange Flowers, by Dorothy Biddle. A very fine book by a real artist. 
Explains how to arrange your flowers artistically. Postpaid, $1.10 



GREETING 



I want to thank all my customers of last season for about the 
best season I ever had. The amount of money received last year 
was not quite equal to the best pre-depression year but the number 
of orders was much greater and I could have filled a great many 
more orders if I had had the stock. Had to return thousands of 
dollars worth of checks. 

The outlook this year is the best in several years. Business 
in general is improving, there is no doubt about it. Whether this 
is because of or in spite of the New Deal depends upon your political 
bias. The main thing is that business is better and there is more 
optimism in the air than for a long time. As business improves 
people will have more money to spend and that means that the 
gladiolus business will improve along with other lines. In fact I 
think it recovers sooner than other businesses. The glad fan is 
bound to have glads if he has any money at all. The grower who 
prepares for the inevitable increased business will be wise. 

The stock of bulbs throughout the country is larger than last 
year but the demand will also be much larger and there is bound 
to be a shortage of some kinds before spring. In some sections I 
have heard that the drought was pretty bad and there was a short- 
age of No. 1 bulbs. My own stock is the best and largest I have 
ever had. 

The thrip is still causing some trouble but many people have 
conquered it and I feel sure that by using the proper methods 
thoroughly that good glads can be raised. I think that where the 
thrip has been troublesome that it was due largely to lack of 
thoroughness either in disinfecting or spraying. To get rid of the 
thrip entirely a whole neighborhood has to be cleaned up. Get 
your neighbors to disinfect their bulbs. 

Many new varieties are coming out this year as usual, most of 
which will be a step in advance over older varieties. To have the 
best you should try as many of these as possible. Some of them at 
least will be a revelation to you. 

Yours for more and better glads. 

Elmer Gove. 



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Purposes of Glads 

There are a number of different purposes for which glads are grown and 
different varieties are suited for different purposes. The main uses of glads are: 
/. For the wholesale commercial cut Jlower market. 

These are grown by the large growers and shipped comparatively long dis- 
tances. Sometimes several hundred or even thousands of miles. For this purpose 
there are comparatively very few varieties suited. They have to ship well with- 
out bruising, stand rough treatment at the wholesalers, open up well in water and 
be of suitable colors. 

2. For local or nearby commercial cut flower use. 

These colors have to be similar to the first class but the varieties don't have 
to be quite so sturdy. Of course they have to open well in water but can be of 
little softer texture. 

3. Exhibition. 

There are many people who grow glads as a sporting proposition. The same 
as they gamble in anything. They get a great kick out of growing the very best 
blooms they can and in winning prizes at the shows. For this purpose you want 
the exhibition type which means having many blooms open at a time, good size 
blooms and good placement. Color is not so important in the strictly exhibition 
type provided there are plenty of blooms open. Now that many glad shows are 
using the decorative and small decorative classes many other varieties can be 
grown for exhibition and stand a chance of winning that would not have a show 
in the exhibition class. In the decorative and small decorative classes color is 
very important. Number open and size less so. 

4. For the home garden. 

For this purpose any varieties can be grown that you like and really the only 
way to tell whether you like them or not is to try them out. If possible it is a 
good plan to visit gladiolus gardens in the summer time and pick out the ones 
that you like. If you can't do this read the descriptions in the catalog and pick 
out what you think you would like and try them. No one else can pick them out 
for you. I tell in my descriptions which I think are the best but many of the 
varieties that are not really the best are good and are liked by many people. 

5. For the roadside stand. 

Another purpose for which glads can be grown is for sale at roadside stands. 
Here many varieties can be sold that would not be suitable to ship to market to 
the florists. Florists are rather prone to stick to the old line varieties and colors 
while at a roadside stand where the general public comes many varieties will sell 
even better than the commercial type. Many people buying flowers in a place 
like this like the odd and bizarre colors which you could not possibly sell to a florist. 



Thoughts While Strolling 

I surely appreciate all the fine letters so many of my customers have written 
in regard to their glads. Sorry that we can't acknowledge them all. It keeps us 
busy growing a crop for you for the next season. 

When will florists wake up to the fact that many of the newer glads are much 
more beautiful than the old kinds? Also many don't seem to know how to use 
glads to secure the best effect. The growers should educate them and so make 
business for themselves. 

No one will become a millionaire growing glads but good money can be made 
if common sense is used in selecting varieties and in selling them. 

About fifteen years ago I asked a leading grower of dahlias and glads if the 
country would not soon be overstocked with glads. He told me No! that the surface 
had hardly been scratched. I did not believe it then but I do now. The reasons 
for this are; bulbs deteriorate after a few years and have to be replaced, as yet 
only a small per cent of people grow glads and new and better varieties are con- 
stantly replacing older ones. 

There is a vast amount of missionary work to be done yet in creating new 
glad lovers. My mailing list is one of the largest in the country but it goes to a 
comparatively infinitesimal part of the families that should be growing glads. 

What an immense amount of pleasure millions of people are missing by not 
growing not only gladiolus but other flowers as well. 

In traveling through the country I find practically every home could be im- 
proved by the use of flowers. There are millions of very poor people who could 



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spend from $1.00 to $5.00 a year for flowers if they thought they could. They 
waste much more than that on things much more nonessential. 

The American people are not nearly so flower-minded as the people of other 
countries. I understand that in England many very poor laborers take home a 
bunch of flowers on Saturday nights. 

Many people ask me if glads will grow in their localities. Glads will grow 
most everywhere that other cultivated plants will grow. I have customers from 
Southern Africa to Alaska and many in the southern United States and Mexico. 

What a thrill when the first bloom of the season opens and how depressing 
to see the last one going in the fall. 

What a marvelous thing is a gladiolus bulb. All bulbs look more or less alike 
but what a difference in the flowers that come from these bulbs and what a lot 
of pleasure giving beauty is enclosed in them. I wish I had the gift to rhapsodize 
on this but my powers of expression are somewhat limited along this line. 

The grower and seller of plants is doing more than his share to make the world 
a more beautiful place to live in. 

I have found most of the gladiolus growers a fine lot of people. 

Debonair is going strong. Some growers say it will make a better cut flower 
variety than Picardy. 

Watch Duna. This is a comer for florist use. The women especially rave 
over it. 

When Rosex gets down to commercial prices it will be a sensation in the cut 
flower market. 

Many hybridizers compare their seedlings with Picardy. This is a com- 
pliment to Picardy but I have seen none that benefited by comparison. 

People ask me what varieties I would prefer if I could have only one. I must 
say that I don't know. I would hate to think of such a thing. 

Comparatively few people appreciate beauty. I believe the principles of 
beauty should be taught in the schools. Growing a collection of Palmer varieties 
is an education in the beauty of glads. 

Do not condemn a variety because it is not a world beater the first year 
you try it. Some varieties have to become acclimated to the locality before doing 
their best. 

Favorite combinations of glads. King Arthur and Wasaga, Duna and bronzy 
foliage, Marmora with yellow or white glads, Picardy and pale blue delphinium. 

How tall and straight Debonair and Wurtembergia stand in the field. And 
what a color Wurtembergia has. Mrs. Langford also is always straight. Few 
varieties have this peculiar straightness like these three. 

The most popular varieties usually have very serious faults so don't complain 
if you get a variety not in the first hundred and find it is not quite ideal. No glad 
nor anything else is perfect. Ideals are to be striven for and not to be attained. 

What a vast field there is for the hybridizer not only in glads but in all kinds 
of plants. Very few varieties of glads introduced ten years ago are grown now. 
Ten years from now many of the present day varieties will be discarded for better 
ones. 

People are becoming more beauty conscious all the time. The Palmer strain 
has helped to educate the public as to what is BEAUTIFUL in contrast to what is 
just large, odd or bizzare. 

When you send flowers for identification be sure to send at least half a spike 
and send them in the bud but do not pack a lot of wet paper or moss in with them. 
A little wet paper tied around the stem will do no harm but too much moisture 
in the package will cause the flowers to come rotted. If they are shipped perfectly 
dry and in the bud they will usually come through all right. 

A Classic 

The following paragraph describing the various stages of gladiolus growing 
has attracted so much attention and been quoted so many times that I am re- 
peating it again. 

"There is a fascination about growing glads that becomes a hobby, then a 
craze. There are five stages of interest in growing "glads." First you just grow 
them as an amateur, same as you would any other flower. Then as your interest 
in them increases you become a "fan," then a "bug," then a "nut.'" then finally a 
"fiend." When you reach this final stage you are hopeless. You think of "glads" all 
day, dream of them at night, spend every available minute of your time in the 



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garden, talk of them,visit the shows, read all the catalogs and spend all your money 
on them. You will look lovingly at the last flower in the fall, will handle over your 
bulbs in the winter time and will hardly be able to wait till you can lovingly plant 
the bulbs in the spring. From then till the first bloom appears is a period of happy 
anticipation. When finally the spikes of bloom begin to appear you are in heaven." 

Culture oS Glads 

With every order that goes out we send a four page circular which gives 
you all the necessary information as to growing glads. If you want to go into it 
deeper would suggest "The Gladiolus Book" by Clark-McLean-Fischer which we 
sell for $3.15 prepaid or "Gladiolus" by Rockwell which sells for $1.35 prepaid. 
Or we give this latter book free with a $12.00 order if you ask for it. 

When your bulbs arrive do not leave them in the package for a long time but 
open them up at once and give the bulbs air. They must have air in storage. If 
they arrive in very cold weather it is all right to put them in a cool place for a day 
or two before opening. The idea being that if there is any frost in them that by 
thawing out slowly they will be all right. However we pack very warm and try 
to have them reach you in good condition. 

Though glads will give a fair account of themselves under most impossible 
conditions it will pay you to grow them as well as possible. They will be so much 
better and give you much more pleasure if conditions are right. In very dry weather 
give them plenty of water. 

Change of Ground 

It is generally recommended to grow gladiolus on different soil each year. 
Most of the growers try to do this. But I know it is impossible for many amateurs 
to change soil as their garden plot is limited and it is necessary for them to grow 
on the same place every year. This need not prevent anyone from growing good 
gladiolus. I know of people who have grown glads on the same place for many 
years and they are still perfectly healthy and free from disease and produce good 
blooms every year. 

If it is necessary to grow in the same place every year I would suggest the 
following procedure: Plant your bulbs from four to six inches deep and after placing 
them in the hole or trench cover them with an inch or two of soil then using a 
water can drench the ground thoroughly over the bulbs with Bichloride of Mer- 
cury solution using a somewhat weaker solution than you would use in disinfect- 
ing the bulbs. For disinfecting we recommend a 1-1000 solution or one ounce to 
seven or eight gallons of water. For soaking the ground would recommend about 
one ounce to twelve or fifteen gallons of water. I know of one grower who some 
years ago had some disease in his garden but this past season there wasn't a dis- 
eased plant on his place and the growth was unusually strong. 

After soaking the soil, finish covering. 

Glads and Florists 

Many people think they do not care for glads because they judge glads as 
a whole by what they see in florist shops and at roadside stands. Glads in such 
places are absolutely no criterion of the race of glads that are raised in private 
gardens or by up to date growers. Florists as a whole are way behind the times in 
the use of glads. They need a lot of educating. They want only the older varieties 
they have been using for years. Many of them still use Halley, a variety that has 
practically nothing to recommend it but earliness. I heard a former F.T.D. president 
say that Giant Nymph was the only pink glad he wanted for his store. No one 
questions the fact that Giant Nymph is a good commercial glad but there are 
many more beautiful ones now and when a florist offers his customers only that 
one variety in pink he is not only not treating his customers fairly by leading 
them to think there is only one good pink glad but is also doing glads great harm. 

Then often florists do not handle the best grade of glads they can get. Some 
of the glads offered in the flower stores are a disgrace to the stores and to the grow- 
ers — often only the old out of date varieties and very poor stock is bought. I 
have seen glads in New York flower shops offered at $2.00 a dozen that I am 
sure did not cost the florist more than $.10 at the most. Instead of buying the 
best and selling at a reasonable price they buy the cheapest stock and try to gouge 
the public. Then they wonder why people don't like glads. I am speaking of 



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general conditions in New York and Boston. Of course a few florists do try to 
handle the best stuff and possibly in other cities florists as a rule are more up to 
date. I certainly hope so. But I think they will nearly all stand some educating 
along gladiolus lines. 

I realize that a real commercial variety that will stand shipping and will be 
profitable for the florist to buy must have qualities that a lot of fine varieties do 
not possess. But there are many beautiful varieties that should be used by florists 
who can buy them from nearby growers that would please their customers much 
more than the older varieties and would give them a greater variety to select 
from and so would create more business for themselves. And it would also benefit 
the gladiolus industry. There is a big field here for growers who will get into the 
newer and better kinds and work up a trade with up to date local or nearby florists. 
Grow up to date varieties as well as possible and demand a premium price over the 
common run of stock. It can be done. 



The Best Varieties For Florist Use By Color* 
Arranged By Blooming Season, Early To Late* 

Some of these varieties are as yet too high for cut flower use but they will 
be commercials as soon as the price gets down and the way to make money on 
them is to get them early so that when the price gets down to commercial levels 
you will have a stock of them. 

WHITE: Escort, Dr. Durr, Albatross, Maid of Orleans, Mary Elizabeth. 
LIGHT PINK: Carolus Clusius, Debonair, Mrs. Sisson, Mrs. Langford. 
ROSE PINK: Schwaben Girl, Constancy, Sunset Cloud, Littlejohn, Dr. Shook. 
SALMON: Al Smith, Early Dawn, Giant Nymph, Coronation, Margaret Fulton, 

Picardy, Rapture, Betty Nuthall. 
LAVENDER: Mary Frey, Dr. Moody, King Arthur, Minuet. 
LIGHT BLUE: Champlain. 
MEDIUM BLUE: Ave Maria. 
DARK BLUE: Aida, Pelegrina, Blue Admiral. 
PURPLE: Chas. Dickens, Troubadour. 

YELLOW: Miss Bloomington, Spray of Gold, Golden Cup, Loyalty, Tobersun. 
ORANGE: Sunshine Susie, Orange Sovereign, La Paloma, Orange Queen, Gay 

Hussar, Orange Wonder. 
BRIGHT RED: Excellence, Dr. Bennett, Wurtembergia. 
MEDIUM RED: Amador, Bill Sowden, Commander Koehl. 
SMOKY: Marmora, Mother Machree, Bagdad. 

PINK WITH DARK BLOTCH: Gladys Clegg, Emma, Pinnacle, Edith Rob- 
son. 

BLOTCHED LIGHT PINK TINTED WHITE: Mibloom, Yvonne, Bleeding 

Heart. 
BUFF: Duna, Wasaga. 



Best Varieties Sor Growers to Make Money 
On in the Next Few Years 

Of course opinions differ but it is my opinion that the following varieties 
will be money makers for the growers to make good money on for the next few years. 
Of course there are plenty of other good varieties also but to me these look like 
sure-fire commercial varieties. 

Alayne, Gladys Clegg, Constancy, Debonair, Duna, Edith Robson, Escort, 
King Arthur, Maid of Orleans, Margaret Fulton, Mrs. Langford, Pelegrina, 
Pinnacle, Picardy, Rapture, Wasaga, Wurtembergia. 



Varieties for Forcing in the Greenhouse 

In general I think most of the early varieties will force well. I know that 
Picardy, Pelegrina, Miss Bloomington, Mibloom, Champlain, Al Smith, Escort, 
Excellence, Spray of Gold and Minuet are good forcers. No doubt there are many 
more. 



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Selecting Varieties 

Some people ask me to pick out the varieties for them. I can do this if you 
insist but would much rather not. I have tried to make my descriptions as accurate 
as possible to give you an idea of what the flowers are like and I think you can pick 
out the varieties to suit you as well as I can. However if you don't know any- 
thing about the different varieties and insist upon me picking out some foryou, 
I can do it. Just give me the colors that you prefer, the price range that you want 
to pay and the sizes and quantities and the amount of money that you want to 
put into it and I will do my best to select some for you that you will like. 



Guarantee 

My guarantee is that I do my utmost to make my customers satisfied. If a 
variety should prove untrue to name I will replace them or if they are not satis- 
factory on arrival I will replace them or refund the money. However I cannot 
guarantee the quality of the bulbs that will be harvested. Sometimes due to local 
conditions bulbs will get diseased during the growing season. I cannot be respon- 
sible for that. 

And we do not guarantee bulblets to grow. In some varieties bulblets are 
very hard to germinate and even in the very best kinds they will not germinate 
100%. Though buying bulblets is in most cases a cheap way of getting good 
stock you do have to take your own risk about making them grow. Some people 
are more successful than others in germinating bulblets and the varieties vary a 
great deal among themselves in their ease of germination. So when you buy 
bulblets and they do not grow don't expect me to replace them the following 
year with bulbs. I have bought many thousands of dollars worth of bulblets 
that did not grow but that is all in the game. You needn't hesitate to buy bulblets 
however as in most cases a large percentage of them will grow if given plenty of 
moisture. 

Foreign Customers 

Foreign customers aside from Canada will please not send the currency of 
their countries nor personal checks. Currency has to be sent to New York and sold 
at a great discount and the checks have to be returned to the bank of their origin 
to be cashed. This in the case of distant countries means a delay of one or two 
months or more. 

Order Early 

If you can spare the money it is much better to order early so to be sure of 
getting just what you want. Last season we had to return thousands of dollars 
worth of checks and money orders for items that we were sold out of. Through 
the winter we have more time to put up your orders and give them the necessary 
attention. If you don't want them delivered until spring we can pick them out 
and hold them for you and ship just when you want them. 

If the order is not received until late some items are bound to be sold out 
and then we are so terribly rushed that we sometimes have to work day, night 
and Sunday and are liable to make mistakes and cannot give each individual 
order the attention we would like to. 



Acknowledgment oS Orders 

We mean to acknowledge all orders within a day or two but sometimes, 
especially later in the season, with the orders coming in pretty fast we are delay- 
ed three or four days or even longer. If you do not receive an acknowledgement 
within what you think is the proper time better write us as occasionally a letter 
goes astray. 

Discounts and Extras 

On all orders at catalog prices we give discounts as noted in the price list, 
and also some extras. You will help us very greatly if you will mention the varieties 
and sizes that you are interested in for extras. We want to give you something 



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that you will like but unless we know what you have or what you are interested 
in we might be giving you something that you wouldn't care for. So if you will 
just mention the kinds for us to select extras from, you will be better satisfied and 
it will save us a lot of time. 

Do You Want to Continue to Receive this Catalog? 

We want everyone to have this catalog who is a prospective customer. If 
you have friends who grow glads we will be glad to send them copies. This is 
the way we sell bulbs. Practically all the business we do is by means of the catalog. 

However there is one thing that perhaps some people don't realize and that 
is that these catalogs cost money. We figure that when we put your name on our 
mailing list and keep it there for three years that it costs us at least $1.00. If we 
get no orders in that time the $1.00 is lost. Every year we pull out of our files 
the names of several thousand people who have been getting our catalog for 
three years but have never bought anything or have been getting our catalog for 
a longer period but have not bought in three years. These names have cost us 
several thousand dollars to put and keep on our mailing list besides that much 
more to secure them in the first place through advertising. So you see if we do 
not secure an order from you we are losing money on your name. 

Some national advertisers when they receive a request for a catalog send a 
copy but do not place the name on their mailing list unless an order is received. 
I do not want to do this. I want to give everyone a chance to get interested in 
glads. I have been keeping names for three years and formerly did longer than 
that but I am now considering making it only two years. So if you want to con- 
tinue to receive my catalog, which I consider is a very good and helpful one, you 
must occasionally send in an order even if it is only a small one. 



A Gladiolus Crank 

I am, to be frank, 

A gladiolus crank. 

I've reached the last stages 

And been there for ages; 

I talk little but glads, 

And think nothing but glads. 

When my glads are abloom, 
Then there scarcely is room 
In my heart for the joy. 
My bliss knows no alloy; 

I give toasts to my glads, 

And I boast of my glads. 

When the winter grows chill, 
Joy abides with me still; 
For my bulbs are all stored 
Like a miser's rich hoard. 

So I dream about glads, 

And I plan about glads. 

But when searing drought came 
O'er the land like a flame, 
It burned up my treasures 
And bereft me of pleasures. 

Then I sighed about glads 

And I cried about glads. 

But with whispers of spring, 
Then my sadness takes wing; 
And my heart's all aglow 
With delight; for I know 

I'll be planting new glads — 

Most enchanting new glads. 

— Edith Fain Collins. 



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"But first of all I want to tell you how very pleased I have been with all the corms 
supplied to me by you this season. Even though I did not care for some of the varieties 
when they flowered the corms themselves have been excellent quality. So far as I know 
I have not had a single failure among the large quantity I had from you." 

— Percy S. Todd, England. 




No. 1 



No. 2 



LARGE 




No. 3 

MEDIUM 





No. 5 No. 6 

SMALL 



SIZES OF 
BULBS 

These pictures show 
the average size of 
bulbs. No. 1 will often 
run larger than this. 
For the very best 
bloom the large sizes 
should be chosen. 

Sometimes there is 
not a great deal of 
difference between the 
blooms from No. 1 and 
No. 2. Some varieties do not natur- 
ally make a large bulb. 

Medium bulbs will give you very 
fine bloom. Many growers prefer No. 
4 to any other size. 

Small bulbs will most all bloom 
and will give very creditable flowers 
and make fine large bulbs for another 
year. 

Personally I like No. 3 size. I 
would very much prefer a young No. 
3 bulb to a large old one, such as are 
often sold in cheap collections and in chain 
stores, tho to the novice the very large bulbs 
look the best. If the largest bulbs are used for 
exhibition flowers all eyes but one should be 
cut out. 

My packages of bulblets and in bulk will 
be mostly medium size. In small quantities es- 
pecially of the newer varieties I send out extra 
large or jumbos as far as possible though some 
varieties never make anything larger than medi- 
um sized bulblets though they germinate well. 




Extra Large Bh Large Br. Medium Br. Small Bh 



"I am more than pleased with the bulbs I ordered from you." 

— Frank V. Moody, Mass. 



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Medal awarded Mr. Palmer by the New England Gladiolus 
Society for "Eminent Service in Breeding in 
producing the variety Picardy" 



The Palmer Strain of Gladiolus 

This strain is composed of varieties produced by Mr. E. F. Palmer, Vineland 
Station, Ontario. The varieties are noteworthy because of their exquisite beauty 
both of color and form and also good propagating qualities. In many of them 
the throats are perfectly clear color without the objectionable markings that 
many varieties have. Most of them are so outstanding in these characteristics 
that they constitute a separate strain. 

The forerunner of this strain was PICARDY. This variety has been on the 
market for several years but it is still the most outstanding variety in existence 
and the most 
popular glad- 
iolus in the 
world. It is 
not only ex- 
tremely out- 
standing itself 
but has prov- 
en to be an 
exce p t i onal 
parent to use 
in hybridiz- 
ing. Some fine 
seedlings of 
Picardy are 
already on the 
market and 
there are 
many more 
coming along 
to be intro- 
duced in the 
next few 
years. PIC- 
ARDY is so outstanding itself and as a breeder that the New England Gladiolus 
Society has awarded Mr. Palmer a gold medal for eminent service in breeding in 
producing this variety. Though two or three other varieties have been introduced 
in the last year or so that can be grown somewhat larger, Picardy still stands pre- 
eminent as the variety combining to the greatest extent large size and exhibition 
type spikes with beauty of color and form. 

There are many other fine varieties in this strain. In the smoky exhibition 
class I know of nothing that can touch BAGDAD. Growers who have tried DEB- 
ONAIR say that it is going to make a better cut flower variety even than 
PICARDY. DUNA is a wonderfully^chastejthing that will make a wonderful cut 

flower variety; COR- 
ONATION is very 
beautiful; RAPTURE 
will make a fine late 
midseason florist var- 
iety; WASAGA is 
probably the most 
beautiful variety in ex- 
istence though it does 
not make so large a 
spike as PICARDY; 
CHAMPLAIN is the 
best early light blue; 
JONQUIL the deepest 
yellow of a perfectly 
clear shade; REVERIE 
is exquisite; ROSEX 
will make a name for 
itself both as an exhi- 
bition and cut flower 
variety when it be- 
comes more plentiful. 




Bulblet field. Bagdad in foreground. 
Rows 900 feet long 



But to name only a few of these varieties is to depreciate the others. They are 
practically all good propagators and growers who are wise are stocking up with 
the Palmer varieties. 

We ordinarily introduce only three or four varieties a year but these varieties 
are growing better every year. We are putting out some very fine ones this year 
and have still better ones on the way. 

"I am extremely fascinated with Mr. Palmer's introductions and as a hybridist 
I think he is wonderful." ■ — I. L. Jurd, Australia. 

"I have been entranced with the Palmer seedlings so much so that I must 
have more of them. I am going to ask you for repeats so that I can work up a 
stock." — Percy S. Todd, England. 

Acadia (Com) (Dec) (80) Geranium pink shading lighter toward the 
ova ma center with a blotch of cream yellow with pink lines. 5-6 well 
arranged blooms open on medium tall always straight spikes. Color somewhat 
similar to Sunshine Girl but does not crook like that variety. A nice clean cut 
pink sort. I have had good reports on it. 



l&Af*A2kA (Com) (90-100) Smoky old rose shading somewhat 

************ darker toward the edge and lighter in the throat. Smooth 
clear color. Practically a self color though there is a faint creamy blotch 
marked with pink. 6-8 immense blooms open at a time. Blooms often six 
inches or more across. Fine propagator. Though this variety is really an 
old rose color it can be entered in the smoky exhibition class and when 
well grown it can beat anything I have seen in this class. At the Montreal 
show last August three or four different growers entered magnificent speci- 
mens. There was no question about these specimens beating other varieties. 
It was just a toss up between the different entries of Bagdad as to which 
vase in the class would win. 

"Bagdad, which I consider the most beautiful of all, has shown only 
one slight fault under almost impossible conditions. The extreme edges of 
the petals have a slight tendency to burn and curl in intense heat but what 
a flower." — Lake Deuel, Nebraska. 

"Think Bagdad will go over big. Showed it at the Eastern States Ex- 
position this past week and judging from the comments heard it seemed 
to take well because of its large flower spike and color." 

— Arthur Arenius, Mass. 

"Here is something that perhaps is not a record but very fine indeed. 
I bought 4 No. 4 Bagdad from you in 1934. These gave immense spikes, the 
best of which was a spike with a 31 inch flower head with six open and lower 
floret measuring 634"- When dug gave four over size No. 1 bulbs and about 
80 bulblets, mostly jumboes. These bulblets were peeled and planted on 
April 5, 1935. Practically 100% germination. These began blooming on 
August 29, 1935, most spikes having 12-16 buds. Altogether, twenty-five 
spikes bloomed. The prize was a spike with 16 buds, 6 open, flower head 
23" long, plant 4 feet. Lower floret measured 6", second one 5M"- This 
spike came into bloom September 15, 1935. When dug the 80 bulblets 
produced 74 bulbs, 12 No. 2, 21 No. 3, 30 No. 4 and 11 smaller size." 

— J. J. Jecmenek, Iowa. 



BfiflCOtl (C° m ) (75-80) Clear bright rose doree scarlet with large 

************ cream blotch. Very tall, straight spikes with 8-10 well placed 
blooms open. Blooms medium large, well opened, waved and somewhat ruffled. 
Very striking. Believe this will become a very popular exhibition and commercial 
variety. It is so good and our stock at the time of introducing last year was so 
small that I am not selling bulblets this year. 

CllAfltlttlsiin (Com) (Dec) (62-70) Self light blue with inconspicuous 
^ ******* "****** darker throat markings. Strong vigorous healthy grower 
which is unusual with blues. Spikes very tall and straight with 6-7 large blooms 
open. I believe this variety will be the most popular light blue for early cut flower 
trade. 

Chfifflkfifi (Com) (Dec) (65-70) Color is rose doree shading lighter in 
^***^*** ****** upper throat. Large blotch of dark rose or amaranth purple 
which blends well with the general color effect. Tall spikes with 5-6 large well 
placed ruffled blooms open. I believe this will become a popular early cut flower 
variety. 

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CnrnnAtiAtl ( Ex ^ (Com) (80-85) Soft light salmon shading to 

VUrtlllo cream and creamy yellow deep in throat. 7-8 large well 

placed blooms open. Medium height. Beautiful cream color. Have had some good 
reports on it. 

r}pf*nnflifl* ^ Ex ) (Com) (90) LaFrance pink shading to shrimp pink in 

mMK Qgnair throat with creamy throat blotch lightly peppered crimson. 
This is practically a clear light pink except that it sometimes flakes darker. Very 
tall, strong always straight spikes. 6-8 medium large blooms open. This variety 
along with Bagdad and Symphony has the longest flower heads t have ever seen 
in any glad. Debonair grows 5-6 feet tall and it is a pleasure to cut the spikes 
for market. 

Some growers have tried this variety and say that it will become a better 
cut flower than Picardy. A grower in Oregon who bought a quart of bulblets 
last year for $35.00, said they made growth shoulder high. He was sorry he did 
not buy three quarts instead of one. 

"The free bulbs, Duna and Debonair, were the most beautiful I had ever 
seen." — Orville E. Sletten, N. D. 

"Coronation, Lindesta, Debonair, Duna and Rapture were all fine." 

—J. DeVer Rogers, N. Y. 



Dllfl A (Dec) (Com) (85-90) Soft light pinky buff shading to pale 
MM mart yellow at base of lip petals. Back of petals a shade darker. 
Beautiful clear distinct new shade in glads. 5-6 good size blooms open. 
Especially fine for florist use. Just the kind of flower that florists should 
use more of. I predict great popularity for this variety. Have had good 
reports on it. I especially recommend Duna. 

"Coronation, Debonair and Duna are all that you claim them to be 
and more and all these were from small and medium bulbs." 

— John R. Werger, N. J. 



EvfinSOII0 (Dec) Large ruffled smoky with creamy blotch. 7 or 8 large 
_ gMgwMg flowers open. It has been called an improved Mother Machree. 
Has better color and is larger. 

"Oh why did you hide Evensong from us for so long? I saw it at the glad show 
in Pittsburgh and have waited patiently ever since. It is wonderful." 

— C. R. Wade, Penn. 

Goldfifl Cun (Com) (Dec) (80-85) Deep yellow sometimes flaked a 
^ *^*r darker shade but mostly a clear color. Blooms large 

and somewhat of a cup shape. 5-6 open. 

"You sent me 2 No. 4 bulbs of Golden Cup as an extra last year and it cer- 
tainly is a dandy so I am ordering more this year." H. O. Strenfert, Mich. 

ItlSUit*#ltfOn (Dec) (85-90) Deep shrimp pink, throat lightly marked 
*^ p m k Qn cream ground. Blooms ruffled and semi- 

lacinated giving it a distinctive effect. 

This variety is beautiful but it sometimes comes with bare spots on the stem — 
that is, one or more blossoms may be missing. But it is worth trying. 



JonflUll Com) (Dec) (65-70) The deepest clear yellow in existence. 

" Medium size on tall, straight spike. 8 open at once. Not 

so large as some but positively the deepest and best absolutely clear shade 
of yellow yet produced. 



f grfv Eft tOll (Dec) (80-85) A light rose pink with purple penciling 
— ^ and peppering on an almost white throat. 6-7 large wide 

open blooms with rolled petals on a very tall, strong, vigorous plant. Can be 
very fine. 

"Lady Eaton was wonderful." — A. L. Stephen, Mass. 

"Lady Eaton is beautiful beyond all description." 

— Mrs. T. B. Bigelow, Mass. 

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Lindesta (Com) ( Dcc ) (?°) ? 



r salmon rose with cream 

throat. 7-9 medium large well placed blooms 
open. Tall, strong grower. Sometimes flaked 
but usually clear. Some consider this the 
most beautiful glad of all. 

"Wasaga, Duna and Lindesta are top- 
notchers and three of my joys." 

— B. L. Seamon, Ohio. 
"Lindesta and Wasaga were very beauti- 
ful." — Chester L. Rearick, Pa. 

MvWflfl (Dec) Light though vivid 

" **& salmon shading to white 
throat with large very brilliant showy 
scarlet blotch. Immense round florets some- 
what ruffled and with prominent midribs. 
Everyone who has seen it in my garden has 
enthused at its beauty and showiness. They 
always spot it in the garden even at some 
distance. The name is the abbreviation for 
"My What A Glad" which many people ex- 
claim when they see it. The stems sometimes 
kink but not always and the flower is so 
extremely showy and beautiful that you can 
overlook some of its faults. 

Harold Hayes of Vermont with a "I saw Mywag at Briggs in California. 

nice spike of Picardy It is sensational." — J. D. Long, Colo. 

"I saw a Mywag the other day that was 
seven inches across with five open." — R- A. Walbaum, N. D. 

"The big kick I received from Mywag was that I had only one bulb and of 
course only one spike to judge the immense size and coloring of the bloom." 

— Chas. E. Hunt, N. J. 

"Mywag is everything you say about it and it surely is well named. Only 
I think the emphasis should be on the "What."' Dr. Masek, Ohio. 



PlCafdv *-^ x ) (Com) (90) Soft shrimp pink without flecking. A 
****** ** J blotch of light flesh pink shading to shrimp pink at edges. 
Soft inconspicuous feathering of rose. Usually 7-8 open but has been grown 
with as high as 12 or 13. Blooms have been grown up to nearly 7" across. 
You can get many 6" flowers. A tall, strong grower and very heavy prop- 
agator. 

Picardy is generally considered as the last word in pink glads. The 
most popular variety in existence and is a wonderful parent in hybridizing. 
Many fine seedlings are coming from Picardy. No garden is complete with- 
out Picardy. If you have not seen this variety you have no idea how beau- 
tiful a glad can be. I am giving only one testimonial on this variety as I 
have too many of them and everyone who knows glads at all knows that 
Picardy is the most outstanding gladiolus in the world. 

"Hottest May in thirty-seven years did not hurt Picardy." 

— Arthur M. Erwin, Florida. 



PlfStfi (Dec) (85-90) Beautiful dark rose red. Somewhat lighter in upper 
^ throat. Especially beautiful under artificial light. Several immense 
wide open blooms open at a time. One of the finest in the dark shades. 

"I am writing to say how pleased I was with the bulbs. Especially ,Roi Albert, 
Lindesta, Sultan and Pirate." — R. H. Hall, "England. 



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Pt*PmiPf HetlfV (Dec) (80-85) Geranium pink shading 
j lighter deep in the throat. Moderate size 
diffused blotch of scarlet with carmine center. 4-7 immense round blooms 
on a straight spike of moderate height. Blooms often 6" across are wide 
open and rather heavily ruffled and have very heavy substance. Though 
not quite so tall as we would like it is a wonderfully beautiful variety. This 
variety has also proven itself valuable in hybridizing. 



Rati til l*e (Dec) (Com) (Prim. Grand.) (75-100) Medium light 
salmon with diffused creamy yellow blotch. Very tall, 
strong grower and propagator. Up to seven or more large blooms open at 
a time. Should become a very good commercial. Some wholesale cut flower 
growers have told me that they liked it very much for commercial work. 

"Wasaga and Rapture are both very beautiful and for me Rapture 
made the best spike for cutting. It was so tall and straight." 

— W. Kingsley, Conn. 

"My florist likes Rapture very much." 

— Mrs. Viola L. Shroyer, Ohio. 
J. L. Hague of Arkansas, a big commercial cut flower grower, told me 
that he liked Rapture as a cut flower very much. He said he had a bulblet 
spike with 19 buds. 



RfiVfififi (Dec) (Com) (90) Light safrano pink shading to cream 
^ C A *C m thro^ giving the general color effect of clear, clean 
light pink and cream. A basket of these is a very beautiful thing. Vigorous 
healthy plant and tall strong always straight spikes. 6-8 moderately large 
lightly ruffled blooms open at a time. 

"I also won first with Reverie. I think this is a world beater." 

— R. A. Walbaum, N. D. 



Rldfiail (Dec) (85-90) Unusual and attractive smoky salmon shade. 

c< * ** 6-8 blooms out on medium height spike. Though this variety 
has not been the sensation that some of the other Palmer varieties have it is really 
good and some people like it very much. 

"I was all prepared to dislike Rideau because not many so-called smokies 
are among my favorites but I found it very good." 

— John R. Werger, N. J. 



RflSfiY (Com) Light rose sometimes approaching a salmon 

HvjCA scarlet. Has an inconspicuous blotch. The color of this 
variety varies somewhat sometimes being much darker than at other times 
and often is flaked with a sort of salmon orange. So that under artificial 
light it often looks almost a scarlet. Is fine at anytime but even better under 
artificial light than daylight. Opens 8-10 or even more well placed blooms 
on a long flower head of 18-24 buds. This variety is one of my favorites 
and I am positive that when it becomes more plentiful it will be one of 
the leaders especially as a commercial cut flower variety. It is a seedling 
of W. H. Phipps but far superior to that variety. 

Because of a slight mixture in my planting stock I am not selling 
small bulbs or bulblets this year. 

"The Rosex you gave me was the one I liked best." 

— Edgar Shontz, Pa. 



S<lhaV<l Light russet color with a soft blotch of cream lightly 

^ ******* ** peppered russett and with scarlet penciling. Opens 8-10 medium 
size well placed blooms. Stands the sun wonderfully well. A fair propagator but 
stock is very scarce as yet. 



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SliraV Of Gold (Com) (Dec) (Pnm - Grand -) (60-70) Beautiful 
y * clear deep yellow. No markings whatever on it. 

4-5 large blooms open. 
Somewhat ruffled. A 

time. This variety has 

Bulblet field Picardy in foreground. Just ordinary ^natr^TmucMhl 
field conditions. No irrigation. 2SS5StrfS^h!l 

am sure you will like it. 

"Symphony was particularly good. The color is fine and it produces really 
good spikes." — R. H. Bath, Ltd., England. 



Vagabond PPlllCC "^ x) Color is an unusual iridescent 

—S**""**** garnet-brown lighter in upper throat 

and with a small blotch of glowing scarlet-red on lip petal. 8-10 well placed 
medium size blooms open at a time on a strong straight spike. One of the 
oddest and most gorgeous varieties I have ever seen, ft attracts attention 
anywhere. 

"Just a word to say the Palmer varieties were fine again. Vagabond 
Prince is to me especially outstanding." — Grant Mitsch, Ore. 



W SkKSttSSk (Dec) (Com) (90-95) A glowing buff with wide open 
TT e> ruffled blooms. Color is perfectly clear with no throat 

markings or flecking of any kind. 4-5 good size blooms open though some- 
times opens more. 

Though Wasaga is not so large as Picardy nor has so many blooms 
open at a time it is in my opinion, the most beautiful variety ever pro- 
duced and many other people have told me the same thing. A wonderful 
variety for floral work. If the florists would use more of such varieties as 
this instead of Halley, Giant Nymph, etc. they would increase their sales 
tremendously and the gladiolus would be regarded by the public much 
more highly. A glad is not just a glad when it is Wasaga. 

"Duna, Wasaga, Picardy and Mary Elizabeth are about the most 
beautiful glads I have ever seen. Must have more of them." 

—Dr. C. M. Masek, Ohio. 



"Schubert, Coronation, Lindesta, Debonair, Duna and Rapture all were fine. 

— J. DeVer Rogers, N. Y. 

"Debonair and Coronation were beautiful." — E. G. Shaffer, Pa. 

"Debonair was the most promising thing we tried last year. 

— R. Mauchline, N. J. 

"Champlain was fine, Reverie I think was the most outstanding." 

— Karl Bloom, Conn. 

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Numbered Palmer Seedlings 

26892 



26121 



(Dec) (Com) (Early midseason) Salmon pink. Six or eight medium 
large blooms open on a tall, straight spike. A fine cut flower. 
(Dec) (Com) Very large salmon with cream yellow throat. Very 
beautiful. 5-6 large wide open blooms open at once on a good 
We have several times been on the verge of introducing this variety 



length spike. 

under name but somehow or other there have always been plenty of other varieties 
so we have not named this one. However it is well worthy of a name and is much 
more beautiful than the majority of named varieties on the market. I am sure 
you will like it. 

(Dec) (Com) A very nice orange on which I have had a 
DV^>vO*| number of good reports. Several medium size blooms open on 
a tall, straight spike. I am working up a stock myself for the cut flower trade. 
Think it will go over big in the cut flower markets in the 
fall. I showed it at Boston one year and many people 
liked it very much. 

2fcO%C (Dec) Large pink quite similar to Rosex 
" 3 J but not so tall nor so many blooms open 
at a time. Very nice. 



26242 



(Dec) Tall ruffled rose red. Very pretty. 




Seedling No. 27585 



(Dec) (Com) Huge medium red. Several 
I I massive blooms open on a tall, very strong 
plant. This variety was originally named with the in- 
tention of introducing it but finally decided to sell it as 
a numbered seedling. Many people like this very much. 

(Dec) Immense rich smoky. Very at- 
tf J tractive color. This variety has been sold 
in the Palmer collections of numbered seedlings. Would 
have been introduced but for the fact that the stems often 
crook. But in spite of this have had more calls for it 
from people who have seen it and who have got it in the 
collection than for any other seedling. It doesn't crook 
any worse than a certain new high priced variety from 
New Zealand which is being sold without mentioning the 
fact that it crooks. Through an over sight the bulblets 
of this variety were not planted two years ago so I haven't 
any large bulbs, but any size bulb will bloom. Even 
bulblets will often bloom. A heavy propagator and a 
variety that every glad fan will like. 

"Seedling No. 26895 produced more interest here than any other which I 
grew. I think it is the richest color of any glad I ever saw." 

— James A. Merritt, Ohio. 
M*702I (Dec) (Com) Beautiful flame cerise. 8-9 blooms open with the 
*™ » ^ rest of the buds showing color. Medium size blooms and not 
always well placed but what a color! I feel sure M7021 will make a fine cut 
flower variety and I am working up a stock with that in view. 
T*7#)Q/1 (Dec) (Com) Ruffled needlepoint soft rose. Large beautiful flowers. 
S - *^ The only fault of this seedling is that the spikes aren't as long as 
we would like. If they were only a little longer we would certainly have introduced 
it at a high price. 

2'TCflC (Dec) Salmony smoke or mulberry. Several medium size beautiful- 
S - ly ruffled blooms open. A very beautiful thing in the mulberry shades. 

Vtf%1A X (Dec) (Com) Beautiful creamy salmon somewhat similar in color 
^ to Coronation. It blooms early midseason and at the time it comes 
in there is not a better cut flower in my whole garden. The spikes are not quite 
so long as I would like but aside from this it is a very beautiful thing. A fine cut 
flower. 

"The Palmer seedling H6141 was grand and rivalled Picardy." 

— H. C. Sanderson, Mass. 

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1936 Palmer Introductions 

I am introducing the first four in the list below for Mr. Palmer in the regular 
way. The next two, Hector and Coquette I have bought outright and I am in- 
troducing them on my own account. The last two, Royal York and The Mogul, 
I have bought outright and I am giving them as premium bulbs. This is because 
Mr. Palmer doesn't want to introduce more than four varieties a year at the 
regular price. 

AmherfflOW $dlg. 27725 (Dec) (Com) (70) Clear unmarked empire 
S v yellow. (Ridgeway.)) Deep rich color combined with 

unusually attractive bloom form. 7-8 open. 16-18 buds. Medium large size. 
A beautiful clear amber color much admired by garden visitors who know glads. 
A good shipper. More beautiful than any yellows I have seen. Can be classed 
as a yellow but is really a soft but brilliant amber. $5 each, any size. 

AflffelllS Sdlg - 30292 (Dec) (Com) ( 85 " 9() ) Clear medium unflaked 
salmon pink with unmarked cream blotch. An unusual but 
extremely beautiful color. 7-8 open. 18 buds. Blooms large wide open moderately 
waved and frilled. Attractive in form. Blooms have a waxlike appearance. Tall, 
very strong growing decorative. Exquisitely beautiful shade. Fine propagator. 
$5 each, any size. 

Sdlg. 30169 (Ex) (90) Unusual smoky color consisting of about equal 
********* parts of iridescent salmon and rose ash. Ten large wide open blooms 
open. Usually well placed. Heavy propagator. 

Everyone to whom I showed this seedling this past season was much enthused 
over it. Feel sure you will like it. $5 each, any size. 

Rfiffeilt Sdl§ - 30113 (Ex) (Com) (90) Clear § lowin § scarlet with 9-10 
****8» ****** large blooms opened at once on tall, straight spike of 22-24 buds. 
Opens well to the tip. A good propagator. Winning seedling in the formal class 
at the 1934 Canadian Exhibition. For a commercial this has much better color 
than Commander Koehl of which it is a seedling. $5 each, any size. 



HfifitOf Sdlg. 26201 (Dec) (Com) (Midseason) Salmon scarlet with red- 
**** * w * dish speckles on cream throat. Lighter in upper throat. 5-6 im- 
mense ruffled blooms open at a time on a moderate height spike. This is a seed- 
ling of Pfitzer's Triumph and the best one I have ever seen outside of Premier 
Henry. Everyone who has seen it in my garden has thought it was a wonderfully 
fine thing. It is a gorgeous variety. 

I am introducing this at a low price as I have a fair stock of large bulbs. 
The price of this will probably be the same next year. Shall not sell bulblets or 
small stock for two years. It is a good propagator but through a mistake the 
bulblets were not planted this past season. 

Large bulbs $1.00 each. 

CAflllfittfi Sdlg. 27692 (Informal decorative) (Midseason) Beautiful 
^*"*1 ltCl>l>C c i ear creamy salmon with cream blotch. This variety does 
not open many blooms at a time, the stems sometimes kink a little and though 
the flowers sometimes reach five inches or more in diameter it is not a large flowered 
variety. If you are interested only in the large exhibition varieties regardless of 
color don't buy COQUETTE. But if you want to see something really beautiful 
by all means try it. Rev. Neal R. Van Loon of New Jersey said it was the most 
beautiful thing he had ever seen outside of Wasaga and I think anyone who can 
appreciate real beauty will agree with him. When Mr. Van Loon was here I 
gave him some spikes of different varieties including COQUETTE to take home 
and he said that Coquette was the only one that carried well and opened up to 
the tip after he reached home. He was a day and a half on the road. 

I am selling this at a low price as I have a fair stock of it and it is not a variety 
that a lot of people will want because many people cannot appreciate beauty. 
They just want the big stuff no matter what the color is. But if you are one of 
those who can appreciate beauty of color and form be sure to try COQUETTE. 

$.25 each, any size. 

Discounts and extras do not apply to 1936 introductions. 



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PREMIUM BULBS (Palmer) 

RAVal Yftfl*1c Sdlg " 28293 (Dec) (80) Deep scarlet with a hint of 

**"jf *»* * salmon. Six very large wide open blooms open on an 

extremely strong, robust plant and spike. 

This would have been introduced before but for the fact that occasionally 
some of the blooms are misplaced. However it has been shown at a few shows 
where it attracted a lot of attention and so many people have seen it and wanted 
it that we have decided to introduce it. It won a prize as best seedling at the 
Canadian Exhibition in Toronto. 

This is a premium bulb. Not for sale but is given with an order of $15.00 
or more. 

The Mflfflll Scllg. 28442 (Ex) (Midseason) Salmony maroon with 
M. 11C IfMWjylta darker lines in throat. 8-10 extremely large, well opened, 
slightly ruflled blooms open at a time on a long very straight spike of twenty or 
more buds. Most of the buds are showing color at the same time that the blooms 
are open. A most gorgeous variety in the dark class. I am very sure The Mogul 
will become very popular. 

This variety is not for sale this year but is given as a premium bulb on 
orders of $30.00 or more. On an order of $30.00 or more both ROYAL YORK 
and THE MOGUL will be given. 

Next year this variety will sell for not less than $5.00 each and no bulblets 
will be sold next year. 

A leading seedsman and gladiolus grower from Canada who saw this in my 
garden this past season said it would make a wonderful variety for a premium. 
He was much enthused over it. 




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Lloyd Curtis, Florida, and his Glads. 
This shows they can be grown 
in warm climates. 



The Lady of the Garden 



Oh, I used to be quite happy. I can well recall the time 

When the bells of joy were ringing, and my heart was like a rhyme. 

But those days are gone forever. Ah, alas the time has gone 

When my gladiolus called me in the early purple dawn. 

For the lady of our household has usurped my rightful place. 

Do you wonder I'm dejected? That I wear this mournful face? 

For I'm fussing with a skillet, and I'm dusting up the rooms, 

And I'm feeding Junior spinach while she's cutting early blooms. 

I've considered an injunction; I have thought of a divorce, 
But I have no legal action for the fault is mine, of course. 
And the plain and simple reason why I got myself in dutch 
Was because I talked unwisely — and because I talked too much. 
For I spoke of gladiolus to the poor defenseless gal, 
'Till I broke her sales resistance and I shattered her morale. 
Then I saw her reason totter, and I breathed a thankful sigh 
When I knew that she was bitten by the bug, the same as I. 

Then, for one short, blissful summer, I attained the mountain height 
While we loved our glads together — watching o'er them day and night. 
When the blooming season started, we, with rapture, were replete. 
She'd forget to do the cooking — I could never think to eat. 
From the first faint hint of morning 'till the evening's crimson close 
We would spade and scratch together, weed and rake and play the hose. 
Then we'd pause to rest a moment, when the last faint light had gone, 
Grudging the few hours wasted 'till the coming of the dawn. 

'Twas a paradise we lived in, working there, like army mules. 
'Twas a paradise, but, brother, 'twas a paradise of fools, 
For I learned (Take warning, brother. 'Tis a sorry, sorry tale) 
That the female of the species goes more cuckoo than the male. 
Mine's gone on the budget system, buying bulbs o'er which to gloat, 
While I'm forced to rob a scarecrow when I need a winter coat. 
With my catalogs around her, she sits in a blissful haze, 
While I shiver by the fire as I long for summer days. 

But they'll bring no joys however. They will be drab days for me. 

The bright ones are gone forever; that much I can plainly see. 

She, perhaps, will let me plant them, but when they begin to bloom, 

I'm convinced my waking hours will be spent in this one room, 

For the baby needs attention. (Little chap looks just like me.) 

And, if anyone's elected, I know well whom it will be. 

So, while she is in the garden, in a blissful, happy trance, 

I'll be cleaning up the kitchen, yes, and changing Junior's pants. 

— Burton L. Spiller. 



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"I received my bulbs today and was very much pleased with the quality of the 
bulbs and the generous count. I want to particularly thank you for the fine extras as 
I surely did not expect anything of the kind on an order as small as mine." 

— W. M. Russell, Canada. 



1936 Introductions 

AlaVtlfi Sdlg. 461 (Kinyon) (Dec) (Com) Midseason. Beautiful new 
B1C shade of light rose. Never been known to fleck. 5-7 medium 
size blooms open. Tall, straight stem with 20-24 buds. Petals somewhat ruffled, rolled 
back. An exquisitely beautiful variety that attracted instant attention at the 
A. G. S. Show at South Bend last season where it won an Award of Merit on the 
exhibition scale. It was judged as an exhibition variety because it was so entered 
but it was scored by the judges as decorative and made 88 points — three or four 
points more as I remember it than it scored on the exhibition scale. 

I liked this seedling so well at the National Show that I went to Mrs. Kinyon's 
place afterward and saw that it was a good grower and propagator and I was so 
enthused over it that I bought the stock and I am introducing it this year. 

When I was at Mrs. Kinyon's I cut a spike and brought it home out of water. 
Was on the road two days and it opened up perfectly to the tip lasting about 
two weeks. 

The blooms of this variety are not so large as some but they are an exquisitely 
beautiful shade, always well placed and are plenty large enough for commercial 
purposes. Some varieties are too big and unwieldly for floral work but the spikes 
of Alayne are just right and I predict this will become a very popular commercial 
and decorative variety. Mrs. Kinyon tells me that the florist who buys most of 
her glads wanted every spike of it that she could cut. Several people who saw it 
in her garden and at the show have written me for it. 

$5 each for large bulbs and with each large bulb I will give a small bulb 
free. No bulblets this year or next. 

GlildvS Clggg (Symons) (Dec) (Com) Very earliest. Warm apricot 
J a salmon with large velvety scarlet maroon blotch. 

Extremely early flower, blooming as early as anything I have on my place. Will 
be very valuable as a commercial for this reason. Very hardy and good propagator. 
Color stands well in all weathers and is very attractive under artificial light. Due 
to its nice color and earliness it should become a leading commercial. 

Won an Award of Merit at the Ballarat Test Gardens, Australia. 

$1 each for any size bulb. Stock limited. No bulblets this year or next. 



InilOVStion (Bath) (Dec) Bronze. This is the nearest to a bronze I 
z. have seen in any variety. Four or five large blooms open. 
I showed this in Boston two years ago and everyone was wild about it. For some- 
thing unusual in color I think this will please you. $1.00 each, any size. 

Discounts and extras do not apply to 1936 introductions. 



REGULAR LIST 

In describing the various varieties in this catalog I have tried to make the 
descriptions as accurate as possible without going into fine details of color as given 
by the Ridgeway Chart. Very few people have this chart and wouldn't know 
what it was all about if I did use it. But I have tried to make the descriptions as 
accurate as I can in language that you can understand. And I try to be honest 
in these descriptions. Some people write me asking my advice about certain 
varieties evidently thinking that my personal opinions are different than as set 
down in the catalog descriptions. This is not the case. Where I recommend a 



"Received the gladiolus bulbs this afternoon, Nov. 22, 1935. Many thanks for 
generous count and extras." — Mrs. Andrew Zwack, N.Y. 



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"The bulbs arrived yesterday, Nov. 25, 1935, and were in perfect condition and 
I want to thank you for the many fine extras you sent and also for the early shipment 
of the bulbs." — Walter Kingsley, Conn. 



variety here it is because I personally think it is worthy of recommendation. But 
the opinions given here are my own and I can't guarantee you will think as I do. 

The letters following each variety is the abbreviation of the name of the 
originator: (K) Kunderd; (Pf) Pfitzer; (Horn) Hornberger; (D) Diener; 
(Sal) Salbach. I am marking the varieties (Com) Commercial; (Ex) Exhibition; 
(Dec) Decorative. Where I have put down a variety as commercial I mean 
that the color is such that the florists can use it. But it is not necessarily a good 
variety for shipment to large wholesale markets. Such varieties as are real com- 
mercial varieties I have noted in the text. 

I am giving the blooming dates as near as I can on all the varieties I know 
but these blooming dates are not necessarily strictly accurate as they vary ac- 
cording to weather, climate, locality, etc. and often with the season. If the bloom- 
ing dates are not given you may rely upon them being midseason. So please do 
not write me for any further dates than as given here. 

Varieties in boxes are especially recommended. 



ACcldlcl p a i mer strain. See page 10. 

Aflame (Horn) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Begonia rose shading to bright 
********* ^ orange flame near the base. Back of petals brighter shade 
than the front. Very large, 6-8 open at a time. This variety does not ship well 
long distances but have had reports that local florists like it very much. Very 
popular. 

ASJn (Pf) (Dec) (Com) (70) Very deep blue with small reddish lilac 
******* blotch. Large flowers, five open, very early. Easy propagator. 
The earliest and one of the finest varieties of this color. One of the nearest to blue. 

^^^y^fe (Kinyon) 1936 Introduction. See page 19. 



AHiatmse (Pf) (Ex ^ ( Com ) (80-85) Large pure white with 6-8 
** *** " * a large blooms open. Blooms have a tendency to face 
up in the so-called lily form. Very strong grower and propagator. One of 
the most popular whites both for home garden and cut flowers. 



AMCf4**Q (Pf) (Com) (Ex) New light lavender blue. Looks like a good one. 

allomania (P p ) (Ex) New large scarlet. Quite similar to Com- 
micmania mander Koehl but earlier. 

Al Smith ®® (C° m ) (66) Very early tall salmon rose. Medium large 
r** ^*»"**»*» flowers. Its earliness should make it a good commercial 
variety. Demand exceeds supply. 

Amsdnf (Kingsley) (Dec) (Com) Glowing red that does not burn 
rtUlaUUI j n sun i ar g e beautiful blooms open at a time. Tall 

straight spike. Becoming increasingly popular every year as a cut flower. 

AmberglOW Pa i mer strain. 1936 Introduction. See page 16. 

Altlhffl^ia ^) (Dec) (72) An entirely new and distinct shade of old 
***** *** **^»*» rose tinged with dark salmon. Nothing else like it. 



"Bulbs came in good order this noon, Nov. 21, 1935, and are good. Thank you 
for the extras, Duna, Debonair and Royal York. Will watch out for the last named 
with interest. — F. C. Hubbard, Mass. 

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"Jusi received my order this morning, Nov. 20, 1935, and I was very well pleased 
with it. 

"Thanks for the extras. I was not expecting so many." 

— Wm. L. Baillargeon, N. H. 



Palmer strain. 1936 Introduction. See page 16. 



Angelus 

AtltlAltfi (Dec) (67) Clear deep yellow, slightly ruffled. Not large 

ilowers but very early. 

AnriCAt Glow (Pal) ( Com ) ( Dec ) (70-80) Beautiful, clear 
************ warm apricot shade. Medium size. One of the 

parents of Picardy. Tall straight stems. Nice for baskets and florist work. 



Ave Mafia ( Pp ) ^ Ex ^ ( Com ) ( 75 "80) Medium blue with small 
r^TC *▼» «»*■ *c» purplish blotches. Sometimes flaked. 7-8 large 
usually well placed blooms open. Good propagator and very popular. 
Best medium blue. 



p a i m er strain. See page 10. 
OCftCOIl Palmer strain. See page 10. 

Dp||f| Dntlt12t ^ F -* (Dec) Early large light blue with darker blotch. 
******** *#*JM1M1«* g_g p en a t a time. 

Retl fidflCt (Crow) (Dec) (85) Soft deep rose with six medium large 
m>CllCM»Vl> round ruffled blooms of heavy substance open at a time. A 
beautiful deep rose. 

BfiftV SnOW (Mair) (Ex) (Com) (75-80) Pinkish lavender often 
" flecked darker. 7-10 large well placed flowers on a long 
spike. Good propagator. Quite popular. 

Da* cv RAhiilll (Canine) (Ex) (Com) Light pink sport of Betty 
pcts J ****** Nuthall. Said to have all the good qualities of Betty 

but a lighter color. Should become as famous as its parent. 

(Briggs) (Com) (Dec) Soft crean 
ful. Fine for baskets and florist work. 



Betty CO'CCl (Griggs) (Com) (Dec) Soft creamy pink. Very beauti- 



RettV Nllthall ( Sal ) ^ Ex ^ ( Com ) ( 10 °) Warm coral pink 

*• J *~*** M< »** with pale yellow throat markings and a slight 
tinge of orange. 6-8 medium large blooms open. Very good propagator. 
One of the very best commercial varieties grown. Don't know of anything 
better as a shipping glad in its season. Makes enormous spikes which bring 
top price in the market. 



R| 11 QflWdCH (Fallu) (Dec) Immense massive deep blood 

** ** reo i often flaked darker. 5-6 open. I don't know 

of a more beautiful red in this shade. There is some controversy as to which 
is the better, Bill Sowden or Commander Koehl. I personally think, and 
many others have also told me, that they consider Bill Sowden the most 
beautiful dark red variety in existence. It does not grow so tall as Koehl 
and doesn't have quite so many blooms open but for the home garden I 
consider it one of the very best. Beautiful in baskets and in floral work also. 



"I have bought glads from quite a number of glad growers but I have never had 
finer bulbs and flowers than what your bulbs are and every one of them are true to name, 
something I never before had." — Mrs. J. Winfield Snyder, Pa. 

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LOAD OF TRAyS STARTING 
FOR THE FIELD 



"The Hercules, Odalisque, Mywag, Gate of Heaven, Maid of Orleans (especially 
good, want more) were very fine. I believe I liked Premier Henry the best of the new 
ones." — Ben Linzell, Washington. 



RIoAflina Ifoa«*+ (Brown) (Ex) (Com) (82) White tinted 
DlCCUing °g*£* light pink with large red blotch. Tall, 
straight spike with 8-10 medium large perfectly placed blooms open. Strong 
grower. Good propagator. One of the very finest blotched varieties. Ex- 
pect this to become very popular as a commercial. It is very showy and a 
good shipper. Be sure to try this one. 



Bllie Admiral ( Christ ) (Com) (Dec) Tall straight growing dark 
******* ********* *** blue. Some claim it is better than Pelegrina. It 
does stand up straighter but does not open so many blooms at a time and is a 
little lighter shade. Should become a good commercial where dark blues are 
wanted. Have had many fine reports on it. In big demand. 

Bllie Danube ( Pp ) ^ Ex ^ ( Com ) (80-85) Beautiful medium light 
******* MailUMC blue. Long spike with 6-8 large flowers open. A 
strong grower but does not propagate quite so fast as some. With me stems are 
inclined to fall over slightly. Considered one of the best blues. 



Blue Triumphator 



(Pf) (Dec) Immense pale blue. 



Blushes of Cream (K) (Com , ) , (D f£ } ( ? 8) *h [ghl CTea ^ Y pir ! k ' 

**** *^ >g w * ■ canar y yellow throat. 5-6 open. Fine color 
but not a fast propagator. 

BOUUV Scotland (Stephen) (Com) (Dec) Beautiful perfectly 

j gvvnimu clear light yellow. Dainty and charming. 

Bfiffhtsid.e (P r estgard) (Dec) (Com) Canary yellow flushed pure 
*6** ^ apricot in the upper throat and tips of orange. Tall, 

straight growing variety. Flowers four to five inches across. 4-8 open at once. 
A very beautiful variety though not large. At the Metropolitan Show in New 
York this past season several people voted for it as the most beautiful thing in 
the show. 

Bullfinch (Mair) (Ex) Orange overlaid with slate. A very odd and 
****** »i WM bizarre color. Blooms not always well placed. Very strong 
grower. 

Caitlfilot (Errey) (Ex) Deep salmon pink with crimson blotch. 8-10 
< ******** y ** well placed medium size blooms open. Good exhibition sort. 
Better color than most of the Australians. 

Cardinal Prince ^ ^ x ** ^) ^ se lf-colored cardinal red 
******** vc blooms open. Makes a fine spike but the stem 

is inclined to be a little loppy. 

CamluS ClU£iuS (Velthuys) (Com) (Dec) (75-80) Early light 
varvm» ^* ******** pink of "different" shade. 6-8 large well placed 
blooms open. Fine for an early cut flower. Stems kink sometimes in hot weather 
but when grown for early blooms as they should be have had no trouble. Fine 
commercial. 

CaSSanfll*a (Errey) (Ex) Bright pink with large crimson blotches, 
**** ** *** with nearly the whole spike open at once. Not beautiful 
but extremely showy. One of Errey's best. 



"Picardy, Rapture, Commander Koehl and Red Lory are gorgeous. Inspiration 
is very pretty, also Hillbilly was a strong grower with eight large blooms out at once. 
I like Edith Robson and Maid of Orleans. Also King Arthur is very pretty. In fact 
they were a fine lot of bulbs and it is hard to tell which is the most beautiful." 

—Mrs. B. J. Hayes, Calif. 

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"Last March I ordered your mixed collection of 100 gladiolus and I am pleased 
to say that they were even better than I anticipated. I am afraid I am now a glad fan." 

— H. W. Broome, Texas. 



Cfaftlliplam Palmer strain. See page 10. 

CllAS DickeilS ^ F -* (Com) Early purple violet. Very tall, 

vlloa8 strong grower with long spike of bloom. The most 

popular in just this shade. 

CfaC^flfcCC Palmer strain. See page 10. 

Clai*iOffi (Crow) (Com) (Dec) (70-80) Tall medium early clear deep 
yellow. Five well placed and spaced blooms open. One of the 
best early yellows. 



Commander Koehl (Pf) (Ex) (Com) (8 °- 85) Beautiful 

^* ' 1,<v * * large massive clear blood red. Heavy 

straight spike. This is considered the best medium red. A fine cut flower 
variety for most markets but in New York at least the florists prefer a 
brighter red like Wurtembergia. As between this and Bill Sowden, Com- 
mander Koehl will grow some larger, taller and straighter but I personally 
consider Bill Sowden more beautiful. I think you should have both as they 
are enough different to both deserve a place in your garden. 



CAtlCtailCV (Arenius) (Com) (Dec) Second early. Large clear 
Wtrlla V jr rose w [th small darker throat blotch. 5-6 open. 

This past season was the first time I have had this in quantity and it proved 
to be a very valuable cut flower variety. It comes in at a time when there 
is not much else in this color and I found it one of the very best florists 
varieties. Think it will become a leader as soon as more plentiful. 



CO€HlCtt€ Palmer strain. 1936 Introduction. See page 16. 
CorO.Hatiptl : p a1rner stra in. See page 11. 

ChSmica« fi| A «|r (Betscher) (Com) (Dec) (85-90) Large crimson. 

vnn»on view 0ne of the best of the old time reds _ 



Talttier strain. : See page 11. 



Pebonair 

Tfef»Cffl PflttfiiftP c'.CVilmorin-) : (DecJ (95-100)' Smtilcy purple with cream 

UvlllUllC throat. . 6-7 .large blooms -gpe^ /•'^e^^.Qpular smoky. 

FlAMlittllC (De^ ;(6j)> Early deep purplish, .red- -wth darker throat 

bl6Miestf tv Stfteirbr , fncfre rttedhith sfzfc*bl6dMik : open. Good. 

nnrCflS Alflridl (Dusinberre) (Com) (Dec) Early rose pink 
**** * w overlaid with ashes of roses. Five or six good 

size blooms open. A good seller as a cut flower and a vigorous grower. 

"7 am writing you regarding the gladiolus bulbs which I have purchased from 
you last season. I wish to say they could not be beat. 

I had so many visitors from all sections and they all wondered how I can keep 
them so nice and healthy and I had so many requests for bulbs. 

"Several florists of and asked me to raise gladiolus for them 

next season and a resort park asked me to furnish them with bulbs next year. I sold 
all cut glads to two local florists and received double the market price at Pittsburgh, 
Pa." — S. T. Bieleski, Pa. 



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Winter 1936 

THIS LIST SUPERSEDES 
ALL PREVIOUS LISTS 



IN CASES WHERE PRICES ARE HIGHER THAN IN THE FALL LIST 
ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE OLD PRICES 



ADDENDA PRICES PER 100 

AIDA #1 $3,00 

COM. KOEHL #1 $3.80 - #2 $2.80 - #3 $1.80 

DR. BtNNETT #1 $2.00 - #3 $1.40 
MAMMOTH WHITE #1 $3,20 - #3 $2.00 
MISS NEW ZEALAND Small $2.25 each 

ELMER E. GOVE BURLINGTON, VT. 



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

Do not change collections or special sets. The collections are made up as they are for definite 
reasons and we cannot change them. Any of these collections or specials are very good value. 

Do not split quantities as listed. Where a variety is listed at 2 for 15 cents or 4 for 15 cent6 
do not order 1 or 2 at a lower price. There is no profit in any items of less than ten cents and 
very little at that price. No single item accepted for less than ten cents. 

EXTRAS ON CASH ORDERS. On cash orders of $2.00 to $5.00 you can select 10% 
extra in bulbs of your own choosing. From $5.00 to $25.00 select 15%; $25.00 to $50.00 select 
20% and above $50.00 select 25%. These Discounts do not Apply to Collections, Special 
Offers or Wholesale prices. 

TO MAKE OUT YOUR ORDER put everything down on the order blank, just as listed in 
the price list. Add it up then figure out any special discounts or add on the extra bulbs of your 
choosing. It is all very simple but some people seem to have a lot of trouble in making out an 
order. 

Also on all orders of $15.00 or more I will put in a bulb of Royal York. (See below). 

On orders of $30.00 or more I will put in a free bulb of The Mogul and Royal York. ■ 

The above discounts and extras are all for cash orders. The earlier the orders are received 
and the larger they are the more generous we will be with our extras. If you cannot spare all 
the cash now send 25 % and the balance later and we will see that you are satisfied. But the 
above extras are only for cash before shipment. 

On cash orders of $12.00 or more, except collections, I will give a copy of the "Gladiolus 
Book" by Rockwell if you ask for it and if you have not already had one. 

Packages of bulblets run from twenty-five to fifty or more. We give very good value. 

You can have 3 bulbs at the 10 rate; 25 at the 100 rate. But no single items for less than 
10 cents. 1 

I GUARANTEE SATISFACTION and I mean just that. If at any time, either after 
receiving the bulbs or after blooming, you have cause for complaint just write me about it and 
I will do my utmost to make things right. This is the only basis on which anyone can hope to 
conduct a business that will be permanently successful. 

At these prices all bulbs, except the wholesale offers, are prepaid anywhere in the United 
States and Canada and all countries in the Postal Union. 

SPECIAL QUOTATIONS. Do not ask for special quotations unless you have a large 
order. We will not consider quoting any special prices on small orders. I publish this price list 
to give people the prices and do not consider it honest to give one person a lower price than an- 
other. However on a very large order we may be able to make lower prices on certain 
items to Growers, Dealers or Jobbers. 

REMEMBER in buying bulbs price is not everything. In fact sometimes price is a minor 
item. Consider the quality, count, the reliability of the grower, etc. I always mean to put in 
enough extra count or over size to make up for any lower price that other good reliable growers 
might make. Just leave it to me. 

IF YOU WANT TO PAY TRANSPORTATION and get extra count on your order 
just mention it and I will send your order collect and will see that you are more than satisfied. 
Just mention whether you want extra count on your order or extras in other kinds and what 
kinds. If you want bulbs sent by mail it is better to have them go C.O.D., then we know the 
postage is correct and I will give you more than enough bulbs to make it up. 

ON FAIR SIZED ORDERS, EXPRESS is safest and best especially in the winter time; 
I advise express if you are situated so as to get free delivery by the express company. 

EXTRAS. It is the practice of most growers to give extras on orders. I always put in some 
myself. So it would help me if you will mention whether you want extras of the same varieties 
that you order or in other kinds. And if you have a preference it will help me still more if you 
can name the varieties in which you want your extras and if you want large, medium or small 
bulbs or bulblets. Just give us a list of varieties from which to select your extras. We will put in 
what we think the order rates. 

TWO NEW PALMER VARIETIES FREE 

These varieties are not for sale this year at any price. They can be secured only be sending 
in cash orders. 

ROYAL YORK. Sdlg. No. 28293. Deep salmon scarlet. Very large with heavy texture. 
This seedling won a prize offered by the Royal York Hotel in Toronto for the best seedling at 
the Canadian Exhibition. Many people have wanted to buy this variety but we have held it to 
work up a stock. A few bulbs were sent out last year in collections to see how the public would 
like it and the result has been most gratifying. This variety will be sold next year at probably 
not less than $4.00 each for large bulbs. A bulb of this variety will be given FREE only 
with orders of not less than $15.00. 



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THE MOGUL. Sdlg. No. 28422. Immense dark salmony maroon or to me the color is more 
of a brownish red. A magnificent variety opening up to eight at a time and holding its 
size well to the end. People who have seen this in my garden this past year have thought it 
wonderful. It is one of my favorites. I am sure you will like it. This variety is also not for 
sale and next year will be listed at not less than $5.00 for large bulbs and no bulblets will be 
available next year either. Through a mistake the bulblets of this variety were not planted this 
past season but were destroyed. For that reason my stock is limited. A bulb of this variety 
will be given FREE only with a cash order of $30.00 or more. 

The past three years I have used the varieties The Moor, Rosex and Mywag as premium 
bulbs. These have all proven to be top-notch varieties and I am sure that the two that I am using 
this year as premium bulbs will prove just as good as those I have given in the past. Get your 
orders in early to secure these bulbs. 



PRICE LIST 

Bulblets 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 


ACADIA 


1 


.15 


.10 


20 


.25 


Geranium pink. Choice color. 


10 




1.20 


.80 


100 


1.00 


AFLAME 




2-^12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Huge begonia rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






AIDA 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Early deep blue. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






ALAYNE, $5.00 each for large. A small bulb free wi 


th each la 


rge one. 








ALBATROSS 




2-.15 


2-.10 


5-.15 


25 


.10 


Large pure white. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


ALLEGRO 


1 


3.00 


2.00 








New light blue. 














ALLEMANIA 


1 


3.00 


2.00 


1.20 




.25 


New red. 














AL SMITH 




2-. 15 


2— .10 


5— .15 


25 


.10 


Very early pink. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


AMADOR 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-.15 


15 


.20 


Large glowing red. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


1.20 


AMBFROI OW 




$5.00 c 


ach for any size. 






AMBROSIA 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Distinctive old rose shade. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






ANGELUS, 




$5.00 each for any size. 






ANTIONE 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Early deep yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






APRICOT GLOW 






4-.15 


10-15 


Pa. 


.10 


Early Apricot. 


10 




.30 


.15 


100 


.15 


AVE MARIA 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Tall medium blue, fine. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.15 


BAGDAD 




2-. 15 


2-.10 


6-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Huge smoky old rose. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.20 


BEACON 


1 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 






Salmon with large cream blotch. 














BELLA DONNA 


1 


.60 


.40 


.30 






New early light blue. 














BENEDICT 


1 


.50 


.30 








Rich deep rose. 














BERTY SNOW 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Exhibition and commercial lavender. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






BETSY BOB-UP 


1 


$1.00 










BETTY COED 




2-.15 


2-10 


3-!l0 


20 


.25 


Soft creamy pink. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.80 


BETTY NUTHALL 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Salmon, orange throat. Fine commercial. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.15 


BILL SOWDEN 




2-.15 


2-.10 


5-.15 


25 


.10 


Large deep blood red. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


BLEEDING HEART 




2-. 15 


2-. 10 


5-.15 


25 


.10 


White tinted pink, big red blotch. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


BLUE ADMIRAL 


1 


.60 


.35 




5 


.20 


Tall dark blue New, 


10 


4.80 


2.80 









3 



BULBLETS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 


OI ¥ T 1~* r\ 4 Ml Tim 




2-. 15 


2-. 10 


5-.15 


25 


.10 


Strong growing light blue,. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.25 


100 


.30 


RIIISHFS OF PRFAM 


i 


• Id 


in 


9 in 

• 1U 


15 


.10 


1 rOQin ninl/ 


1 n 


i on 
1 .zu 


on 
•SU 


Af\ 

• 4U 






RI I IF TR H IMPH ATOR ' " \ 

DLUCj 1 IMUlVlrnrt 1 vl\ . . . . V| fl 


i 
i 


i n 


9 15 

L— . Id 








RONNY 'SCOTI AND 


1 
i 


95 

*ZD 


. 1 D 










1 


.13 


1 A 
.1U 








BULI FINCH 


1 
i 


i nn 

1 .nil 










(ira n cr(> c\\Tt>v\ flirl clarp 
KJ l dl lgC UVCl Id Id oldlC . 














fAMFI OT 


1 


in 


9 15 




10 


.15 


Coral pink, scarlet blotch. Several open. 


10 


.80 


.60 




100 


1.00 


CARDINAL PRINCE 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Exhibition red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






CAROLUS CLUSIUS 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Early deep shrimp pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






fASSiNnR A 


1 




1 A 
. Ill 


• la 


15 


.IU 


Pirll/ - \c\vcif* Tf>r\ YtlntTIn pvhiKitinn t\!t~\e> 
I^lHl^., Idl ICU L'IUH.1 1. J^.AI UUJ L1UI 1 LVpc. 


in 




sn 


• 311 


1 AA 
1UU 


PA 

.au 


CHAMPLAIN 


1 


en 


4n 


9* 
• ^o 


7 


.50 


v ci y cdiiy ngni oiuc. ncdiLny. r\ turning 


in 

1U 


d fin 


9n 




100 


6.00 


commercial. i 


















9- 1 9 


A - 1 5 


1 ft— 1 ^ 


ra. 


i n 

. IU 




10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.20 


rHFROKFF 


i 


7 nn 


i 5n 


1 Oft 


2 


.25 


Very early large blotched pink. 














C"i ARION 


1 

. i 


.10 


9-15 


1^ 
o «io 


9C 


. in 


\ff>T\r pn rl \r \7f>\ \r\\\f C i(wi (i i "~ 
v ci y cdi ly yciidw . vi/m 


in 


sn 

• OV 


fin 


4ft 






COMMANDER KOEHL 




2-.15 


2-.10 


4-. 15 


ZD 


i ft 

.10 


\/ £>r\r lorrrp /^£>£>i~\ r"\l/~wvi rorA 

v ci y idigc ciccp uiljlaj i tu. 


in 


.60 


.40 




100 


.30 


PHN^T A MfV 


1 
1 


.10 


2-.15 


J— .la 


9C 
ZD 


i ft 
• iu 


L^dVCIlUCI IUoC. 


in 


.80 


.60 


4ft 


1 AA 

1UU 


«^a 


COOITFTTF 




25 cents any 


size. 






rORONATTON 


1 


.20 


.10 


9—19 


19 
1Z 


i cr 
. la 


Fspqi 1 1" it 1 11 ceil rvinrii il f* rpQin fhrno t~ 
LJCdULllUi JdllilvJIl 1 , CI Cdi 1 1 UllUal . 


10 


1.60 


.80 


.50 


25 


.25 


pDI MCHM C I 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


iu— .la 


ra. 


i ft 

• IU 


I .Ar^ri »vi ! i i r"c*iH 

VJtJLKJ IIlCClILXill I CL1 . 1 ... . - ,3, 


in 


.50 


.30 


1 ^ 
. la 






DEBONAIR 


1 


.20 


.10 


2-. 12* 


1 9 

1Z 


1 c 
.la 


EdridilLt. pi I IK, ClCdll] LIHUdl. V CI y I -ill dllCl 


in 


1.60 


.80 


.au 


25 


.25 


straight. 














nFSHFMONF 


1 


.10 


2-. 15 








ill \j iv y uui pit| vi Lull) Liu uaL . 


10 


.80 


.60 








noiwiiMns 






4-. 15 


iu — • i a 


Pa. 


.10 


Purplish red. 


10 




.30 


.15 






riORrAc; ai npirH 




2-.12 


4-. IS 




ra. 


ift 


^tVic^L'-i/ Tf\^(> Qt" rfin ct \-^f\T~\t liar 
OI 1 1CIK y ILJoC, otlCIl^. rU|JUldI . 


10 


.50 


.30 








r*P RFNNFTT 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


in- 1 5 


ra. 


i ft 
• iu 


iviOoC popuidr iignL scdricc. 


in 


.50 


.30 


i e 
• id 


100 


.20 


T\T> ni ID D 


1 


.15 


.10 


9 15 


15 


• la 


Large white, cream throat. Early 


in 


1 .20 


.80 


fin 


i nn 

1UU 


7ft 


DRFAM O'RFAITTY 


1 

1 


.10 


2-. 15 








HR 1 H RAII FY 


1 

1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


ID 


• lO 


\/p > I\7f*t"\7 rn^p R^miiifiil 

VClVCty 1 UoC . LJCd L J L 1 1 Li.1 . 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


UK. MOODY 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10— .15 


ra. 


i ft 
• IU 


Early large lavender. 


in 


.50 


.30 


1 c 

.13 


inn 


i * 
■ la 


HR NFI ^DN SHOOK" 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-. 15 


ra. 




Large deep rose. 


in 
ii/ 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.15 


DR. HOEG 


1 




.15 








r»i ima 




.20 


.10 


2-. 12 


1 9 

1 £t 


.15 


Rpaiit"ifiil QOTl" licrrit" r"»ir>k"i/ r*iirr 

LJCdUl I 1 Ul 3UI L il^llL J^'lIlr^Y L'Lill. 


10 


1.60 


.80 


.50 


95 
ZD 


9£ 

.za 


FART Y niWN 


1 


.20 


2-.25 


2-. 15 


20 


.15 


New tall early rose. 


10 


1.60 


1.00 


.50 


100 


1.00 


EARLY MELODY 


1 


.15 


2-.15 


3-.10 


25 


.10 


Light lavender pink. Strong grower. 


10 


1.00 


.50 


.25 


100 


.30 


ECSTASY. . .- 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Deep red, large blotches. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 







4 



BULBLF.TS 





Per 




\/ipf"iii i m 

IVIC^JlUI 1 1 


Small 


Per 


EDITH MASON 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa 
r a. 


in 

tlv 


Lsrge light pink. Good. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






EDITH°ROBSON 


I 


.20 


.12 


.10 


15 


.20 


Salmon, red blotch. Verv tall and strong. 


10 


1.60 


1.00 


.70 


100 


1.00 


ELLA MAY 


1 


.25 


.25 








EMILE AUBRUN 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-15 


Pa. 


.10 


Smoky bronze, large red blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






EMMA 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Exhibition rose, large darker blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.15 


ESCORT 


1 


.30 


.20 




10 


.35 


Earliest white. 


10 


2.40 


1.60 








EVENSONG 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 


10 


.15 


Smoky, cream blotch. 


10 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


100 


1.20 


EXCELLENCE 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


r a. 


in 


I ftrcrp vprv pprlv ^rarlpt 
i — <i i t^v- vw y Vru i i y oval ivi . 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


100 


.25 


GATE OF HEAVEN 


1 


.25 


!l5 


.10 


10 


.25 


Fine ruffled rich yellow. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 


100 


2.00 


GAY HUSSAR 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa 
r a. 


in 


.Salmon nrancp 

— 'CI 1 1 1 IWI 1 Ulul 1 c^V_- . 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






GIANT NYMPH 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa. 


.10 


Good commercial pink. 


10 


!50 


.30 


.15 






GLADYS CLEGG 




$1 .00 


gnu 








GLORIANA 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa 
i a. 


i n 


(idl Hp n wlmnn vpIIou/ thrna t 

v JU1UL1 1 OOII I IWI 1 , VLIIWW till UQ !. . 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


15 


.15 


Cream yellow and pink. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


GOLDEN BROWN 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


r a. 


i n 


Thp namp rlpvrinPQ it V(*rv Hi^tinr't" 

1 1 1C 1 Id 1 1 1C V-Jtot* 1 IUCj I L . V CI V UloLlIILrL. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






GOLDEN CUP 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


15 


.15 


Large clear deep yellow. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


GOLDEN FLAME 


1 


.50 




.25 


1 
111 




Salmon rpri vpllnw throat 

v_'cs ill ivi I i i/Vj, y l 1 1 w w tin t , 














GOLDEN GODDESS 


J 


2.50 










GRAND SLAM 




2-. 15 


2-. 10 


3-.10 






Light orange. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.30 






HEATHFIELD 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 






R pH oiirrilp hlntpn 

1 \CU, J_"_4l J^IC UIULLI 1. 














HECTOR 


1 

1 


1.00 










HELEN JACOBS . . 




2-. 12 


4-15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Light rose, cream throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






HELEN WILLS 






4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa 


1 

.IV 


" — - 1 Cdl 11 VV llllt, 


in 




.30 


.15 






HERCULES 


1 


.75 


.50 


.30 


e 

3 


.20 


Large buff. 














HERITAGE 


] 


.80 


.70 




1 
1 




F Yninition fii nL' 
1 — » AI UL/1 1 yjl I 1 K . 














HILLBILLY 


] 


.35 


.25 








Rose-doree, purple yellow red 














HONOR 


1 


2.00 


1.00 








INCENSE 


1 


2.00 










INNOVATION 


1 


1.00 


1.00 








INSPIRATION 


1 




.12 


.10 


10 


.25 


Ruffled rose salmon. 


10 




1.00 


.80 


100 


2.00 


IAI MA 




$5.00 any size. 








JANET 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Smoky old rose, shaded peach rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






JOAN PETY 


1 


4.00 


2.00 








J. S. BACH 


1 


.80 


.50 








Exhibition salmon rose. Very fine 














JONQUIL 


1 


1.75 


1.25 


.80 


3 


.50 


New deepest yellow known. 


10 


12.00 


8.00 


5.00 


100 


10.00 


J. VAN TETS 


1 


.15 


2-.15 









Large white. 



5 



BuLBLETS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 


KINO ARTHUR 


i 


9C 


• ID 


in 


20 


.25 


Vprv IcircTP mcv lavpnnpr 
v ci y iciigc i uay iclvciivjci. 


in 


7 nn 


i 9n 

1 titV 


fin 


100 


1.00 


KINfi HFORCF 




9— 1 9 

£r~m kit 


A 15 


in i c 


p, 
r a. 


in 

• 1U 


Exhibition red. white blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






KING OF REDS 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Nice bright red. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






¥ k ¥%VT C k Ti^kKT 




.80 


.50 


.35 


2 


.25 


Large light pink., white throat. 














LADY WINSOME 


I 


.30 


.20 


.15 


5 


.15 


Very large rosy salmon. 














¥ k PTCCP 1 


1 


2.50 


1.50 


1.00 






Fine new orange. 














LA PALOMA 




2-. 12 


A- 1 5 


10-15 


ra. 


¥ A 

. 1U 


i — iuii V L/i ai igv> 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 


• • • 




I AIJC.HINC WATFR 




it — ■ 1 it 


A— 1 5 


in— ic 


Pa. 


.10 


kino na rl/ - cq 1 mr^n 
1 11 IC Lid I In. ocl 1 1 1 IKJ\ 1 . 


in 


tn 


"in 

•oil 


1 c 






LAVENDER BRIDE 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Smoky lavender rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






Y 17 A \TIM?H 




.20 


.15 


.10 


15 


.20 


Orange salmon, magenta blotch. 














i Fsrm 


i 


cn 


cn 

• OV 








I INDFSTA 


i 


95 


i e 

• ID 


in 


¥ c 

15 


,lo 


1 all ocl 11 1 l\Jl IV I WC . JL 11 IC . 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


so 


100 


1.00 


I ITTI F JOHN 




2—19 

*. . kit 


A- 15 


in— ii 


Pa. 


.10 


Rose pink, lighter throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






LOTUS 


1 


.10 


9- IS 

■a tkO 


9— in 

it alU 


1 A 
10 


OA 

.20 


1 rpflm r%inl/" 

V_-lCclIlI LJ1I1K. 


10 


sn 

oOV 


fin 


<in 






I OYAI TY 




2— .12 


4- 1 5 


10— .15 


Pa. 


.10 


Fine deep yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






I IJCIFFR 


1 


IC 

• 1 iJ 


.10 


2-. 15 


¥ A 
1U 


¥ e 
.15 


\-* Yr\irsirt<~in fircinfTf* r\a rls r"Sii~\t".r > n 

! — - AI 11 L_H L 1UI I UI &l IgC, Udl IS. UHJLCI1. 


10 


1.25 


.75 


.50 


100 


¥ A A 
1.00 


MAONA RI ANfA 




9-19 

kt . kit 


4- 1 5 


in- 1 5 

IV • 1 «? 


Pa. 


.10 


Very tall white, cream throat. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MATH OF OR! FANS 


1 


1 9 

• kit 


2- 15 

it Bk*J 


O a 1 a7 


OA 

zo 


oe 
.25 


1 r^£> fv»"Vi t r"i <"T PAfVirYiPrnol MJ r riii".c> 
1 X1C CUIIUIl^ <_*JI III I Itl L.Idl WIlILC. 


in 


<tn 


cn 


.40 


¥ AA 
1UU 


¥ AA 

1.00 


MAMMOTH WHTTF 




2-. 15 


3-. 15 


5-.10 


25 


.10 


Huge white. Very popular. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.25 


MARP.ARFT Fill TON 




2-15 

it t kiJ 


3-. 15 


5— .10 


9C 


in 

■ IV 


Beautiful clear rose salmon. 


10 


.60 


.30 


.20 


¥ AA 
1UU 


oe 
..25 


MARf.ARFT PFTFR 


1 


25 


9n 








Early white, red blotch. 


10 


2.00 


1.60 








MARION I OITISF 


1 


2n 

a itV 


i e 


.10 


¥ A 

10 


¥ e 
.15 


Jdd 1 1 y Will L C . 














MARMORA 




2-12 

it . kit 


4-. 15 


10— .15 


Pa. 


.10 


Large gray, purple blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MARY FT I7ARFTH 


1 


.25 


.20 


.10 


15 


on 
.zo 


1\U1 1 1CU WI 11 LC, CI Cdl 11 LI 11 UdL . 


10 


2.00 


1.60 


.80 


¥ AA 
100 


¥ AA 

1 .00 


MARY FRFY 




2-12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Nice early lavender. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MAI INn A 


Withdrawn for increase. 






II I HI ICl lot WI 11 LC 














MAITVF MAT.ir 


1 


.10 


2-.15 


3-.15 


25 


.10 


Nlice mauve shade. 


10 


.80 


.60 


.40 


100 


.25 


MAY HAVinSON 


1 


.50 


.35 


.25 


9 


on 


r-JirNL' fir o \ 1 1 c Vi roct 
l 1I1K, ^Idyloll LdoL . 














MIRI OOM 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Very earlv white scarlet blotch. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MIGNON 


1 


.75 


.50 


.25 


5 


.25 


Pink with white center. 














MILDRED LOUISE 


1 


.20 


.12 


2-.15 


10 


.25 


Strawberry pink. 


10 


1.60 


1.00 


.60 


100 


2.00 



6 



BULBLETS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 


MILFORD 


1 


1.50 


1.00 


70 


2 


.25 


New exhibition light blue. 














MINUET 




2-.12 


4-.15 








Verv fine lavender. 


10 


.50 


.30 








MISS BLOOMINGTON 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Earliest good yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MISS GREELEY 




2-.16 


.10 


3-. 10 






Very like W. H. Phipps but three weeks earlier. 


10 


.66 


.44 


.28 






MISS NEW ZEALAND 


1 


3.50 


2.75 




3 


1.00 


Immense pink 














MOONDARA 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 


10 


.25 


Deep salmon, darker blotch 


10 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


100 


2.00 


MOORISH KING 


1 


.25 


.20 








Deep red. 














MOROCCO 






4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Deep red, fine. 


10 




.30 


.15 






MOTHER MACHREE . . 


1 


.10 


2-.10 


3-.10 


50 


.10 


Smoky lavender tinged salmon. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.15 


MR. WM. CUTHBERTSON 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 10 






Rose with cream throat. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.40 






MRS CHARLES A STEVENS 


1 


.20 


.15 


.10 


15 


.10 


Mallow purple flaked darker. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 


.80 






MRS. E. J. HEATON 


1 


.75 


.50 


.30 


10 


.50 




10 


6.00 


4.00 


2.50 






MRS. F. E. BENNETT 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.io 


White, purple feather. Good 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. GALBRAITH 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Large rose 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. GERTRUDE PFITZER 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Medium blue. Strong grower. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. G. WADE 


1 






2.00 






Yellow, many open. 














MRS. LEON DOUGLAS 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Very large salmon. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. P. W. SISSON 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Fine light pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. S. A. ERREY 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.ib 


Exhibition salmon orange 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






MRS. T. E. LANGFORD 


1 


.15 


.10 




15 


.15 


Peaches and cream. 


10 


1.20 


.80 




100 


.70 


MYWAG 


1 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1 


.35 


Wonder blotched salmon. 














NANCY ANN 


1 


4.00 


2.00 








NERISSA 


1 


.20 


.15 


.10 


25 


.15 


Large salmon pink, scarlet blotch. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 


.80 


100 


.50 


NETHERLAND PRINCE 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


15 


.15 


Giant salmon pink. Good. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


NYORA 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


15 


.15 


Exhibition salmon, dark blotch. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


ODALISQUE 


1 




.20 


.15 






White scarlet blotch. Fine 


10 




1.60 


1.20 






ORANGE BUTTERFLY 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Orange prim. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






ORANGE LADY 


1 


.20 


.15 








Light orange suffused pink. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 








ORANGE PRINCESS 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 


20 


.25 


Salmon orange. 


10 




1.60 


1.20 






ORANGE QUEEN 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa. 


.10 


Good cut flower orange 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






ORANGE SOVEREIGN 


1 


.25 


.20 


.15 






Fine orange 


10 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 







7 



BULBLETS 







Large 


Medium 


c II 

omall 


Per 


ORANGE WONDER 




4-. 15 




Pa 
Id* 


in 




10 




.30 








ORLANDO . . 


1 


.30 


.25 








Rosy salmon. 














OUR ^FT FfTiniSI 




o i o 


A 11 

4— .ID 


1 A 11 

lu— . Id 


Pa. 


.10 


tixhibition salmon flaked darker. 


1 A 

1U 


1A 
• DU 


1A 


1 c 
.Id 






PAITI PFIT7FP 




9 19 

■L— . Az 


4— .lb 


1 A 1 C 

1U— .15 


r a. 


1 A 

• lu 


Earlv deep reddish purple. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






pp api op rAi irrtPNiA 




i o 


4— ,lt> 


1 A 1 C 

1U— .ID 


Pa. 


.10 


LaFrance pink, white throat. 


1 A 
1U 


1A 

•DU 




i e 
.15 






prrp f rcc PTMkT 


1 


OA 


OA 

.ZU 








Deep salmon 














PCI PrDIN A 


1 


1 c 
• 19 


.10 


Z— .ID 


20 


.25 


Best deep blue. 


1 A 

ID 


1 OA 


OA 

•oil 


CA 


100 


.80 


PF1T7FR'Q TR1IT1UPU 




o 1 9 


A K 

4— .13 


1 A 1 C 

1U— .ID 


Pa 

r a. 


in 


Giant reddish salmon oran°e 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






PHII IP RRRITMFYFR 




9- 1 9 


4 ii 

4 » 1 d 


in ii 

1U .1 D 


ra. 


i n 


I -J<X l IS. Id V C I IVJC 1 1 L'OC. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






PHILOMELA 


1 


.20 


.15 








Salmon, flaked orange scarlet. Cream blotch. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 








puvi I I Q iy/I«OI TIPTON 


1 
1 


i nn 
1 .uu 


•ou 


ii 

.DD 


o 


9n 




10 


8.00 


4.80 


2.80 


25 


1.00 


pipaphv 




9 19 


A 11 

4 — . ID 


i in 
D— . 1U 


5U 


.10 


Sensational new salmon. 


in 

IU 


in 

• DU 


o.n 


1 1 

.ID 


100 


.15 


PIMMAfl C 


i 


.DO 


/I A 

•4U 


OA 






Ta 11 f* y h i hi t i on rnsp n i n W 

lull t,.^.! 11 l_' I i. 1 V-'l 1 1 VOI„ 1 1 IIN. . 


10 


5.00 


3.00 


1.50 


10 


.30 


pip ATP* 


i 


i i 

.ID 


i n 

. 1U 


11 

.ID 


2U 


off 
.25 


Fine deep purplish rose red. 


in 

IU 


1 9A 
1 .ZU 


fin 

•oU 


CA 
• OU 


100 


1.00 


PHI AD ict* 


i 
i 


• ZD 


1 Q 
• lo 




in 

111 


i e 
• ij 


Tfltl ^trfiioht whitf* wprfl 1 onpn 

1 Oil Oil Ulgl l\- W I U\.\r } J\s VVIQI \J^~>\— 1 1. 


10 


2.20 


1.60 








pnwn i ii v 




9 19 


4 _ . ID 


1 A 11 

1U— .ID 


ra. 


1 A 
.11) 


Deep rose self color. 


i n 

I U 


in 
o »>y 


in 


1 1 
• ID 






pp A IP IF C* C\\ V\ 


1 
i 


i nn 

D.UU 


1 AA 
D.UU 








Tall HflrW vf*llow 

1 ull, UQI IN vviiv/vv 














PPFMIFR UpMpv 

rKC*IVlIC*Ix tit. IN t\. I 


i 


i nn 

1 tUU 


.OU 


AX. 
-4D 


Z 


.Z5 


1 mm£>r>co i~i t fxii>/~i noro m i 1 wm i nl/ 
1 II UIICIloC I LilllCU ^Cl dl II HI 1 1 pi I IK. 


10 


8.00 


4 An 


i fin 






ppinF OC W A FJ A I*T A 14 




9 19 


4 11 
4~ -ID 


in ii 
IU— .ID 


Pn 


.10 


i /ifVl-' ia v vi ivit i i vA'v . 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






PDTMPrtQC PPIWrFQQ 






4— .ID 


in ii 

1U— .ID 


D_ 

ra. 


.10 


Large light yellow. 


in 
1 u 


in 

• DU 


1A 


1 1 
*1D 






PRINPFQQ VAAnA 


1 


9n 

• ZU 


1 1 
■ ID 








Aoriror tintPfi rvink 

l L VJ 1 Iwl (.11 IL^VB J-M I 3 IV - 


10 


1.60 


1. 20 








ppAC v ci nrTFPFN 




9 11 


o in 


i in 

D • 1U 




1 n 
.15 


Beautiful soft pink. 


in 


fin 

• Oil 


4n 


91 

•ZD 






DTTDDI C C* 1 HDV 




9 19 
A— ■ 1Z 


A 11 
4— .ID 




Pa. 


.10 


Ruffled maroon. 


10 


.50 


.30 








nurrw uci cm ii 


i 
i 


1 1 


i n 
• 1U 


O 11 

Z— .ID 


15 


.15 


Bright pink, yellow blotch. 


in 
n y 


i on 
1 .zu 


fin 


en 

• OU 


100 


7ft 

.70 


d a TV/f A ccr c 


i 
i 


in 

. IU 


9 19 

Z~ e 1Z 


i in 

D • 1U 


25 


.10 


I arcrp rail n lfnpH r>uml** 

1 j Ci 1 fi"^- Lull 1 Ull Iv-^J f^UI I^/IV- • 


10 


.80 


.50 


.25 


100 


.35 


D A PTI IDC 


i 
i 


1 9 
• 1Z 


9 11 1 
Z— • ID 


9 1 A 
z— . 1U 


10 


.15 


Tall laff* Qijlmon c rpflmv hint 

l all laid oau l \\Ji 1 , lui i i y l^i v. i i . 


10 


1.00 


.60 


.40 


100 


1.00 


RED LORY 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-. 15 


10 


.15 


Exhibition red, purplish blotch. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


1.00 


pen puippe 




2-. 16 


2-.10 


i— in 






Light red. Similar to Phipps in growth 


in 

IU 


.66 


.44 


Ofi 






RED SPLENDOR 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa. 


.10 


Light red 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






REGENT, 




$5.00 any size. 








REVERIE 


1 


1.25 


.90 


.60 


2 


.25 


Light pink and cream 


10 


10.00 


7.00 


4.50 


100 


10.00 


RIDEAU 


1 


.12 


2-. 12 


3-.12 


25 


.15 


Smoky salmon. Several open. 


10 


1.00 


.50 


.30 


100 


.60 



8 



BULBLETS 





Per 


Large 


N/ledium 


Small 


Per 


RODERICK DHU 


1 


.10 


2-.15 


2-.10 


25 


.10 


Immense ruffled pink 


10 


.80 


.60 


.40 


100 


.30 


ROI ALBERT. 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa. 


.10 


Beautiful smoky rose. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






ROI SOLEIL 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-. 15 


Pa. 


.10 


Early large yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






DOSF MARIF PF1T7FR 


1 




.35 






. . . , 


Exhibition peaches and cream. 














ROSE MIST. . . . 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Old rose bordered buff 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15. 






ROSE STANDISH. 


1 


.50 


.35 






'.IKi'l 


New light rose pink. 


10 


4.00 


3.00 








ROSE WINGS 


1 


.30 


.20 








Deep rose; decorative. 














ROSEX 


1 


2.00 


1.00 








Salmon scarlet shading to rose X-\0 open. 














ROYAL YORK. Premium bulb See page 2. 














RUSTY 


1 


.75 


.35 








SAHARA 


1 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 






New light brown. 














SALBACH'S ORCHID 




2-. 16 


2-.10 








Pink orchid shade. 


10 


.70 


.40 








SALBACH'S PINK 




2-. 15 


2-. 10 


6-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Geranium pink. 


10 


.60 


.40 


.20 


100 


.20 


SALMON EMPEROR 


1 


.25 


.20 








Ruffled salmon orange. 














SARABAND 




2-. 12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Deep mulberry cream blotch 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






SCARLET BEDDER 




2-.12 


4. 15 


10.-15 


Pa. 


.10 


Fiery scarlet. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 




. 1 ! 


SCARLET WONDER 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Huge red 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






SCHUBERT 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-.15 


is 


.15 


Cream, yellow blotches. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.70 


SCHWABEN GIRL 


1 


.15 


.10 








Pure pink 


10 


1.20 


.80 








SENORITA 






4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Large showy red and yellow. 


10 




.30 


.15 




.... 


SILVERSHEEN 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


5 


.20 


Exhibition pink. 


10 


2.00 


1.20 


.80 






SMILING MAESTRO 


1 


.75 


.50 


.30 


' 5 


.20 


Deep salmon rose, flaked brown 


10 


6.40 


4.40 


2.40 






SO BIG 


1 


8.00 


4.00 








SOLVEIG 


1 


1.50 


1.00 


.50 


3 


.25 


Ruffled white small pink blotch 


10 


10.00 


6.00 


4.00 


10 


.75 


SONATINE. '. 


1 


1.00 


.60 




4 


.25 


Light pink, small red blotches. 














SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Orange buff 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






SPRAY OF GOLD 




2-. 15 


2-.10 


4-.10 


25 


.10 


Early deep clear yellow. 


10 


.60 


.30 


.20 


100 


.30 


STAR OF BETHLEHEM 


1 


.50 


.35 


.25 


3 


.25 


Immense show white 


10 


4.00 


2.80 








STAR PRINCE. . . 


1 


.75 


.50 


.25 

7 






Huge light pink. 












STUTTGARDIA 




2-. 12 


4-. 15 




Pa. 


.10 


Large fiery orange red 


10 


.50 


.30 








SULTAN 


1 


.15 


.10 


2-.15 


25 


' .25 


Large velvety rose red. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


100 


.75 


SUNSET CLOUD 


1 


.20 


.15 








White shaded pink. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 








SUNSHINE GIRL 




2.12 


4-.15 


lo-.is 


Pa. 


.io 


Early clear geranium pink. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 







9 



BULBLETS 





Per 


Large 


Medium 


Small 


Per 


SUNSHINE SUSIE . . . 


1 


•20 


.15 








Very early orange, tinted pink. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 








SYMPHONY .... 


1 


.20 


.15 


.10 


15 


.20 


Light pink. 


10 


1.60 


1.20 


.80 


100 


1.00 


TAKINA 


1 


4.00 


2.50 


2.00 






Huge purple. 














TERESA 


1 


.25 


.15 


.10 


25 


.20 


Exhibition yellowish pink. 














THE MOGUL. Premium bulb. See page 2. 
















1 

11 


OA 

.OU 


.5U 


OA 


3 


.20 


Deep rose red. Opens 8 at a time. 














THE ORCHID 






4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Orchid colored prim. 


1 A 




OA 

.60 


.15 


■ • • 




TIpCD 




9 19 




l a ie 
1U— .10 


Pa. 


.10 


Smoky red flaked blue. 


1 A 


.OU 




.10 








1 


• 10 


1 A 

• 1U 


9 1C 
.10 


i e 
id 


in 


Dark, maroon flaked darker. 


10 


1.20 


.80 


.60 






TOBERSUN 




2-.12 


4-. 15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Fine late yellow. 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






TROUBADOUR 




2-.12 


4-.15 


10-.15 


Pa. 


.10 


Best clear purple 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






VAf A RfiNin PR IMPF 


1 
1 


A AA 


t AA 
O.UU 








Deep brown with flame blotch 














U/ACAr.A 


1 


90 


1 A 

• 1U 


.ID 


20 


.25 


Very beautiful buff. 


1 A 
1U 


1 ttt\ 

1 .OU 


fiA 
•OU 


CA 
.DU 


100 


1.00 


\\f |_J puippc 




9 19 


**— .ID 


1 A 1C 
IU— .ID 


p. 

la. 


in 


1 att> Qnou/ cia 1 mon 


10 


.50 


.30 


.15 






U/IMPFn VIPTHP. V 






.ID 


i a i e 
IU— .ID 


ra. 


1 A 

.10 


Immense pink. 


in 




^A 


1 e 
• ID 






TDTrK/tRFR c* i a 


i 
i 


1 9 


9 1 e 
Z— .ID 


D— .ID 


25 


.20 


Dazzling large light red with cream throat. 


10 


1.00 


.60 


.40 


100 


.60 


WOMMF 




9 19 


•* • ID 


1 A K 
IU— .ID 


Pa. 


.10 


Flesh color, pink blotch. Fine. 


1 A 
1U 


CA 
• DU 


OA 

•ou 


1 C 
• ID 






3 L O 


J 






.50 






Exhibition rose, darker blotch. 














MI IMRFRFH PAI MFR ^FFHI INf.S. 














0£QQO 


1 


in 


9— IK 
£* .ID 


A— IK 
•I .ID 






kjdix i i\Ji i yjx 1 1 1\. . 
















1 
1 


i c 

• ID 


1 A 
• 1U 


9 1 £ 

. ID 






Large salmon, yellow throat. 














Tif^oCflQA 


1 


in 


9 1 H 


A 1 C 
**— .ID 






Tall orange. 
















1 


9£ 


9A 
• ZU 








Large pinK aimuor iu i\ubcA. 
















1 


1 £ 


1 A 
• IU 


9 1 *t 
£ .ID 






Toll rnrflpn m^t> r**ri 

1 all I LU 1 ICLi I UoC 1 CU . 














9*7971 


1 
1 


9* 


9ft 

civ 


1 e: 

• ID 






1— 11 1 C1(> T£*f\ 
iiLl^C I CU . 
















1 




• DU 


^ft 
•OU 






1 1 1 1 1 1 it I Sot- i i ^-i l oi i y . 














HATAOI 


-I 
1 


• ZD 


9A 


1 £ 
• ID 






nnc cense, many upen 














97AQA 


\ 


.15 


.10 








Ruffled needlepc.nt rose 














27585 


1 


.25 


.20 








Salmony smoke or mulberry. Ruffled. 














H6141 


1 




.15 


.10 







Early light pink. 



"Bill Sowden is liked by more people who see my Glads than any other of this color— even 
better than Com. Koehl. — F. R. Cates, N. C. 



10 



Choice Bulbs and Bulblets at Prepaid Prices 

In selecting from this list you may have 3 bulbs at the 10 rate. Also 25 of one kind and 

size for twice the price of 10. 25 bulblets at 100 rate. 

If you want to pay express or parcel post just mention it and I will send thern C.O.D. for 

carrying charges and will put in enough extra bulbs to much more than make it up. 

Per No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Bulblets 

ACADIA 1 .25 .20 .15 .12 .10 2-.15 20 .25 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 .95 .80 .60 100 1.00 

BLUE ADMIRAL 1 .75 .60 .45 .35 5 .20 

10 6.50 5.00 3.50 2.80 

BULLFINCH 1 1.25 1.00 

CHAMPLAIN 1 .80 .60 .50 .40 .30 .25 3 .25 

10 6.40 4.80 4.00 3.20 2.40 2.00 100 6.00 

CORONATION 1 .25 .20 .15 .10 2-.15 2-.12 12 .15 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .50 25 .25 

DEBONAIR 1 .25 .20 .15 .10 2.15 2-.12 12 .15 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .50 25 .25 

DUNA 1 .25 .20 .15 .10 2-.15 2-.12 12 .15 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .50 25 .25 

EDITH ROBSON 1 .25 .20 .15 .12 .10 2-.15 15 .20 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 .60 100 1.00 

ESCORT 1 30 .25 .20 10 .35 

10 2.40 2.00 1.60 100 2.50 

EVENSONG 1 .30 .25 .22 .20 .18 .15 10 .15 

10 2.40 2.00 1.80 1.60 1.40 1.20 100 1.20 

HERCULES 1 .75 .60 .50 .40 .30 .25 5 .20 

10 6.00 5.00 4.00 3.20 2.40 2.00 

JONQUIL 1 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 .80 3 .50 

10 15.00 12.00 9.00 7.00 6.00 4.00 100 10.00 

KING ARTHUR 1 .30 .25 .20 .15 .12 .10 20 .25 

10 2.40 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 100 1.00 

LINDESTA 1 .30 .25 .20 .15 .12 .10 15 .20 

10 2.40 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 100 1.00 

MAID OF ORLEANS 1 .15 .12 .10 2-.15 3 .15 . 20 .25 

10 1.00 .90 .80 .60 .40 100 1.00 

MARION LOUISE 1 .25 .20 .18 .15 .12 .10 10 .15 

10 2.00 1.60 1.40 1.20 1.00 .80 100 1.00 

MARY ELIZABETH 1 .25 .20 .15 .10 2 . 15 3 .15 15 .20 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .40 100 1.00 

MILDRED LOUISE 1 .25 .20 .15 .12 .10 2-.15 10 .25 

10 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 .60 100 2.00 

MILFORD 1 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 .80 2 .25 

10 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.40 4 .50 

MOONDARA 1 .30 .25 .22 .20 .18 .15 10 .25 

10 2.40 2.00 1.80 1.60 1.40 1.20 100 2.00 

MRS. E. J. HEATON . . . 1 1.00 .75 .60 .50 .40 .30 10 .50 

10 8.00 6.00 4.80 4.00 3.60 2.40 100 4.00 

MRS. T. E. LANGFORD 1 .20 .15 .12 .10 15 .15 

10 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 100 .70 

MYWAG 1 4.50 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 3 1.00 

NERISSA 1 .25 .20 .18 .15 .12 .10 25 .15 

10 2.00 1.60 1.40 1.20 1.00 .80 100 .50 

PELEGRINA 1 .15 .12 .10 .08 2-.15 3-.15 20 .25 

10 1.20 1.00 .80 .70 .60 .50 100 .80 

PHYLLIS McQUISTON 1 1.00 .80 .70 .60 .50 .35 3 .20 

10 8.00 6.40 5.60 4.80 4.00 2.80 25 1.00 

PINNACLE 1 .70 .65 .50 .40 .30 .20 4 .15 

10 5.60 5.00 4.00 3.00 2.00 1.50 10 .30 

PREMIER HENRY 1 1.00 .80 .60 .50 2 .25 

REVERIE. 1 1.50 1.25 1.00 .90 .75 .60 2 .25 

10 12.00 10.00 8.00 7.00 6.00 4.50 100 10.00 



1 1 



Per No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 6 Bulblets 



SOLVEIG 1 2.00 1.50 1.25 1.00 .75 .50 3 .25 

10 16.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 10 .75 

SYMPHONY 1 .25 .20 .18 .15 .12 .10 15 .20 

10 2.00 1.60 1.40 1.20 1.00 .80 100 1.00 

THE MOOR 1 1.00 .80 .60 .50 .40 .30 3 .20 

10 8.00 6.40 4.80 4.00 3.20 2.40 10 .50 



esale Prices, Not rrepaid 

Prices listed are per 100. 

Not less than 25 bulbs of one kind and size at the 100 rate. 1,000 bulbs for 8 times the 100 
price with not less than 250 of one kind or size at the 1,000 rate. 
500 bulblets at 1,000 rate or one pint at quart rate. 

Bulblets 





No. 1 


No. 2 


No. 3 


No. 4 


No. 5 


No. 6 


1,000 Quart 


ACADIA 






8.00 


6.00 


4.00 


2.50 


8.00 




AFLAME 


2.20 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


1.00 


3.66 


ALBATROSS 


3.50 


3.00 




1.80 


1.20 




2.50 




AWI7 IX A Dl t 


2.50 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


1.00 


.70 


1.00 


3.00 


BAGDAD 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


1.00 


1 ftft 

i .uu 


A eft 


BETTY NUTHALL 


2 00 


1 .60 


1.20 


1.00 


.80 


.60 


.75 


2.00 


p> it | crfcwr^Pisi 


a ftft 
4.UU 


i *>ft 


O A(\ 


O ftft 

z.uu 




1 Oft 


2.50 


8.00 


BLEEDING HEART 


3.00 


2.40 


1.80 


1.50 


1.00 


.80 


2.00 


5.00 


CONSTANCY 


4.50 


3.75 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.25 


1.50 


5.00 


CORONATION 


10.00 


8.00 


6.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


6.00 


20.00 


DEBONAIR 


10.00 


8.00 


6.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


8.00 


25.00 


DR. MOODY 


2.20 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


1.00 


.70 


1.00 


3.00 


DR. NELSON SHOOK 




1.60 


1.20 


.80 


.70 


.60 


.75 


2.00 


DUNA 


10.00 


8.00 


6.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.60 


£ ftft 


Oft ftft 

zu.uu 


EDITH ROBSON 


12.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 


3.00 


6.00 


20.00 


IT ft/I ft/I A 

C.1V1IV1A 




O Aft 


O ftft 


"1 Cft 

I .oU 


1 Oft 




1.00 


2.50 


FSrORT 








10.00 










EXCELLENCE 


3.00 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


.90 


.60 


2.00 


4.00 


GIANT NYMPH 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


.90 


.70 


.50 


.50 


1.00 


GOLDEN CUP 


10.00 


8.00 


6.50 


5.00 


4.00 


3.00 


6.00 


20.00 


HELEN JACOBS 




2.40 


1.80 


1.20 


.90 


.60 


1.00 


2.50 


JANET 


2.80 


2.20 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


.80 


1.50 


3.00 


KING ARTHUR 


16.00 


12.00 


10.00 




7.00 


5.00 


10.00 


25.00 


LA PALOMA 


3.00 


2.40 


1.80 


1.20 


1.00 


.70 


1.00 


3.00 


LINDESTA 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 






3.00 


8.00 




LOYALTY 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


L20 


.90 


.60 


1.50 


3.66 


MARMORA 


2.20 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


.90 


.60 


.75 


2.00 


MARY FREY 






1.50 


1.20 


.80 


.60 


.75 




MI BLOOM 


3.00 


2.40 


2.00 


1.50 


1.00 


.70 


1.50 


3.00 


MILDRED LOUISE 


12.00 


10.00 


8.00 


6.00 


5.00 


4.00 


12.00 


40.00 


MISS BLOOMINGTON 


3.00 


2.40 


1.80 


1.20 


.90 


.60 


2.00 


5.00 


MOTHER MACHREE 




3.20 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


1.00 


1.00 


3.50 


MRS. P. W. SISSON 


2.40 


1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


1.00 


.60 


1.00 


2.00 


MRS. T E. LANGFORD 


8.00 


6.00 


4.50 












ORANGE BUTTERFLY 


3.00 


2.50 


2.00 


1.50 


1.20 


.90 


1.00 




ORANGE QUEEN 


2.00 


1.60 


1.20 


.90 


.70 


.50 


.75 


1.50 


OUR SELECTION 




1.80 


1.40 


1.20 


1.00 


.80 


1.00 


3.00 


PELEGRINA 


8.00 


6.00 


4.00 


3.00 


2.00 


1.50 


8.00 


20.00 


PICARDY 


3.00 


2.40 


1.60 


1.20 


.90 


.70 


1.00 


2.00 


PIRATE 




8.00 


6.00 


4.50 


4.00 


3.00 


10.00 


25.00 



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BULBLETS 

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 No ■ No 5 No. 6 1,000 Quart 



POND LILY 2.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 .80 2.00 

PRIDE OF WAN AKAH 1.60 1.20 .80 .60 .40 .75 1.50 

RAPTURE 8.00 6.00 4.00 3.20 2.40 1.80 6.00 20.00 

REVERIE 80.00 60.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 60.00 

SCARLET BEDDER 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 1.50 

SPRAY OF GOLD 2.40 2.00 1.60 1.20 .80 2.50 5.00 

SULTAN 8.40 6.80 6.00 4.00 6.00 

SUNSHINE GIRL 2.00 1.60 1.20 1.00 .80 .60 1.00 

SYMPHONY 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 4.00 8.00 

TOBERSUN 2.50 2.00 1.60 1.20 .90 .60 1.50 3.00 

TROUBADOUR 3.00 2.40 1.40 1.00 .60 1.50 3.00 

WASAGA 12.00 10.00 8.00 6.00 4.00 3.00 8.00 25.00 

WURTEMBERGIA 9.00 7.00 5.40 4.20 3.80 3.00 5.00 15.00 

YVONNE 2.00 1.60 1.20 .90 .50 1.00 2.50 



Special Collections and Sets 

I WILL DUPLICATE THE SPECIAL OFFERS OF ANY OTHER RELIABLE 

GROWER IF I HAVE THE STOCK 
ALL COLLECTIONS PREPAID. 

No. I. UNLABELED COLLECTION. 100 assorted large bulbs (1 inch up) in at least 
40 varieties in about every shade in gladiolus. I have sold this collection for years and have 
thousands of very well pleased customers. I positively guarantee there is not a better col- 
lection sold by any grower in the country for anywhere near the price. I get many 
repeat orders every year from well pleased customers. 100 for $3.00; 50 for $1.75; 25 
for $1.00 all prepaid. With each 100 bulbs of this collection I will put in 5 medium 
Picardy labeled, FREE. Also 1 large Reverie bulb worth $1.25. 

No. 1A. SAME COLLECTION IN MEDIUM SIZE BULBS. 100 bulbs for $2.00. 
50 for $1.25. With 100 bulbs will give 5 medium Picardy free. 

No. IB. SAME COLLECTION IN SMALL BULBS. Same as above except the bulbs 
are small. They should all bloom but the blooms will not be quite so large as from large bulbs 
Will make fine bulbs for another year. The biggest value in my catalog. If you don"t get several 
dollars worth of pleasure out of this one dollar collection and have $3.00 worth of bulbs in the 
fall I want to know about it. This is the size I plant myself. 100 Small Bulbs $1.00. Not less 
than 100 sold. 

No. 2. UNLABELED COLLECTION. 100 assorted as above containing 45 varieties or 
more including many of the newer and higher priced ones. A wonderful collection at a mod- 
erate price. 100 for $5.00; 25 and 50 at the same rate. 

No. 3. UNLABELED COLLECTION DE LUXE. 50 or more varieties many of them 
being exhibition sorts and worth several times the price asked. Real aristocrats in gladiolus. 
Nothing better to be had in an unlabeled collection. 100 for $10.00 ; 25 and 50 at the same rate. 

NONE OF THE ABOVE COLLECTIONS ARE LABELED AS TO VARIETIES. Don t 
ask us to give you the names of the varieties in the collections as we positively do not do it at 
these prices. If you want them labeled buy them under name. I guarantee the collections to be 
the best you can buy for the price. 

No. 4. BETTER TIMES COLLECTION. Large bulbs $3.00. All Labeled. A very 
fine collection for a beginner or anyone else. Splendid varieties in many types and colors ranging 
from white thru many shades of pink, red, orange, yellow, salmon, smoke, blue and lavender. 
You can't get started in good named varieties in a less expensive way than in getting this col- 
lection or one of the next five. 

2 AIDA 2 HELEN JACOBS 2 MRS. GALBRAITH 
4 APRICOT GLOW 4 JANET 2 OUR SELECTION 

3 BETTY NUTHALL 3 LA PALOMA 2 PAUL PFITZER 
3 BLEEDING HEART 2 LAUGHING WATER 4 RED SPLENDOR 

3 DUNA 2 LOYALTY 3 RIDEAU 

2 ESCTASY 2 MAGNIFICENT 2 SARABAND 

2 EMMA 2 MAMMOTH WHITE 2 SENORITA 

4 EXCELLENCE 2 MARMORA 4 SUNSHINE GIRL 
4 SPRAY OF GOLD 2 MARY FREY 

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No. 5. Same as above in medium size bulbs for $2.10. Wonderful value. 



No. 6. $3.00 LABELED 
colors. Large bulbs. 
2 ACADIA 
2 AFLAME 
2 ALBATROSS 

2 AMBROSIA 
5 BAGDAD 

3 BILL SOWDEN 

3 BRIGHT WINGS 
2 BROWN WINGS 
2 CASSANDRA 



COLLECTION. Another fine assortment of varieties and 



2 CONSTANCY 4 

3 DOMINUS 4 

2 EMBLEM 2 

3 GIANT NYMPH 3 
2 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 3 

2 27271 Red Seedling 2 

3 LITTLEJOHN 2 
2 HELEN WILLS 5 
2 SEEDLING 27123, fine blue. 



MISS BLOOMINGTON 
ORANGE BUTTERFLY 
PFITZER'S TRIUMPH 
POND LILY 
RAPTURE 
SALBACH'S PINK 
SCHUBERT 
YVONNE 



No. 7. $2.00 LABELED COLLECTION. Same as above in medium size. 



No. 8. $3.00 LABELED 
the two previous sets. 

2 BEAUTY FLOWER 

3 BERTY SNOW 

2 BLUSHES OF CREAM 
2 CAROLUS CLUSIUS 
2 CATTLEYA ROSE 
2 CHAS. DICKENS 

2 CORONATION 

3 CRIMSON GLOW 
2 DR. DURR 



COLLECTION. Large bulbs. Another lot all different from 



2 EMILE AUBRUN 3 

3 GAY HUSSAR 4 
3 GLORIANA 3 

3 LAVENDER ROSE 4 
2 MI BLOOM 4 

4 MOROCCO 3 
2 MOTHER MACHREE 2 
2 MRS. SISSON 2 

2 



OCTOBER 

ORANGE QUEEN 

PELEGRINA 

PRIDE OF WANAKAH 

PRIMROSE PRINCESS 

STUTTGARDIA 

SWORD OF MAHOMET 

TOBERSUN 

TROUBADOUR 



No. 9. LABELED COLLECTION. $2.10. Same as above in medium size. 

The above collections, No. 4, No. 6, and No. 8 are all different. Also of course the cor- 
responding collections No. 5 , No. 7, and No. 9. The whole three sets either of the large or medium 
ones will make a really wonderful collection and will make your garden the envy of your neigh- 
borhood. 

Will sell the three sets, No. 4, No. 6 and No. 8, for $8.00. Or sets No. 5, No. 7 and 
No. 9, for $5.25. 

With any one set No. 4 to No. 9 ordered and paid for before March 1, I will put in 5 
medium Picardy EXTRA. Or if you order the three sets No. 4, No. 6 and No. 8, will put in 
a large Rosex or Reverie FREE in addition to the 5 medium Picardy. With sets No. 5, 
No. 7 and No. 9, will give a medium The Moor or Jonquil. 



No. 10. LABELED COLLECTION ENTIRELY DIFFERENT FROM THE 
VIOUS ONES, $1.90. One large bulb each of the following. 2 bulbs each for $3.40. 

BLUE DANUBE LEANDER NYORA 

BLUSHES OF CREAM KING ARTHUR QUEEN HELEN II 

COM. KOEHL LINDESTA RED LORY 

EDITH MASON MOONDARA SULTAN 

EDITH ROBSON MRS. LANGFORD WURTEMBERGIA 
ESCORT NERISSA 



PRE- 



$1.35. 



No. 11. LABELED COLLECTION 
in No. 10. 2 each for $2.50. 

No. 11A. CONNOISSEUR'S COLLECTION. 1 large each 
Rose Standish, Smiling Maestro, Sonatine, Hercules for $3.25. 

No. 11B. Same as above except medium size for $2.00. 

No. 12. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $1.50 
following varieties. 2 bulbs each for $2.75. 
ACADIA DUNA 
BAGDAD LEANDER 
CORONATION LINDESTA 
DEBONAIR PICARDY 

PIRATE 



One medium bulb each of the varieties 
The Moor, Pinnacle, 



One large bulb each of the 

RAPTURE 
RIDEAU 

SPRAY OF GOLD 
WASAGA 



No. 13. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. 

varieties in No. 12. 

No. 14. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION, 
plain, Lady Eaton and Premier Henry. 

No. 15. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. 

varieties in No. 14. 



$1.50. 2 medium bulbs each of the 



$1.75. One large bulb each Cham- 



$1.25. One medium bulb each of 



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No. 16. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $3.50. One large bulb each Jonquil, 
Reverie and Rosex. 

No. 17. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $2.25. One medium bulb each of 
varieties in No. 16. 2 each for $4.00. 

No. 18. LABELED PALMER COLLECTION. $.75. 2 selected bulblets each of var- 
ieties in No. 16. 

No. 19. PICARDY SPECIAL. $1.00. 3 large, 30 medium, 20 small. These Picardy 
collections have always been very popular. 

No. 20. PICARDY SPECIAL. $2.00. 5 large. 60 medium, 50 small, 100 bts. 

No. 21. PICARDY SPECIAL. $3.00. 30 large, 60 medium, 60 small, 400 bts. 

No. 22. PICARDY SPECIAL. $5.00. 12 No. 1, 35 No. 2, 50 No. 3, 50 No. 4, 60 No. 5, 

70 No. 6, 800 bts. All for $5.00. 

No. 23. BAGDAD SPECIALS. I will duplicate the last four offers in Bagdad. 
This is very special as Bagdad is higher priced in the regular list than Picardy and is be- 
coming increasingly popular all the time. 

No. 24. DUNA SPECIAL. $1.00. 3 large, 5 medium, 8 small. 

No. 25. RAPTURE SPECIAL. $1.00. 4 large, 8 medium, 10 small. 

No. 26. DEBONAIR SPECIAL. $1.00. 3 large, 5 medium, 8 small. 

No. 27. CORONATION SPECIAL. $1.00. 3 large, 5 medium, 8 small. 

No. 28. GOLDEN CUP SPECIAL. $1.00. 5 large, 5 medium, 10 small. 



COLLECTIONS BY COLOR 

No. 32. DARK BLUE. 5 medium each, Aida, Pelegrina, 1 Large Blue Admiral for 
70 cents. 

No. 33. MEDIUM AND LIGHT BLUE. 5 medium each Ave Maria, Blue Danube, 
1 each medium Bella Donna, Champlain for 70 cents. 

No. 34. DARK RED. 5 each medium Ecstasy, Morocco, Dominus, 3 Pirate for 
50 cents. 

No. 35. MEDIUM RED. 5 each medium Bill Sowden, Com. Koehl, 2 large 27271 for 
60 cents. 

No. 36. MEDIUM RED. 5 each medium Crimson Glow, Cardinal Prince, Red 
Splendor, King of Reds for 45 cents. 

No. 37. SCARLET. 5 each medium Excellence, Scarlet Bedder, Scarlet Wonder and 
Wurtembergia for 55 cents. 

No. 38. ORANGE. 5 medium each Gay Hussar, La Paloma, Orange Butterfly, 
Orange Queen, Spirit of St. Louis, Orange Wonder for 65 cents. 

No. 39. YELLOW. 5 medium each Loyalty, Primrose Princess, Spray of Gold, 
Tobersun, 3 Golden Cup for 60 cents. 

No. 40. PURPLE. 5 medium each Troubadour, Paul Pfitzer, 3 large each Chas. 
Dickens, Ramasses, 3 medium Mrs. Chas. A. Stevens for 75 cents. . 

No. 41. LAVENDER. 5 medium each Berty Snow, Dr. Moody, Mary Frey, Philip 
Breitmeyer, 3 King Arthur for 65 cents. 

No. 42. ROSE PINK. 5 medium each Constancy, Dr. Shook, Littlejohn, Pond 
Lily, Janet for 65 cents. 

No. 43. ROSE PINK. 5 medium each Aflame, Bagdad, Dorcas Aldrich, October, 
seedling 27694 for 65 cents. 

No. 44. SALMON PINK. 5 medium each Betty Nuthall, Gloriana, Laughing 
Water, Mrs. Leon Douglas, Our Selection for 55 cents. 

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No. 45. SALMON PINK. 5 medium Picardy, 3 Coronation, 4 Rapture, 2 each 
seedling 26892 and Acadia for 75 cents. 

No. 46. LIGHT PINK. 5 medium each Carolus Clusius, Mrs. Sisson, Edith Mason, 
Pearl of California and 2 Debonair for 65 cents. , 

No. 47. PINK. 5 medium each Giant Nymph, Helen Jacobs, Sunshine Girl, 2 
Lindesta, 3 Queen Helen II for 65 cents. 

No. 48. WHITE. 5 medium each Albatross, Helen Wills, 3 each Dr. Durr, Mary 
Elizabeth, 4 Maid of Orleans for 80 cents. 

No. 49. BLOTCHED. 5 medium each Mrs. F. E. Bennett, Bleeding Heart, Emma, 
3 Edith Robson, 2 Moondara for 75 cents. 

No. 50. SMOKY AND ODD SHADES. 5 medium each Mother Machree, Saraband, 
Rideau, Desdemone, Ambrosia for 65 cents. 

No. 51. CREAM AND BUFF. 5 medium each Apricot Glow, Yvonne, 3 each Duna, 
Schubert, Wasaga for 65 cents. 

No. 52. EARLY VARIETIES. 5 medium each Excellence, Mibloom, Al Smith, 
Miss Bloomington, Antione for 55 cents. 

No. 53. EXHIBITION VARIETIES. 5 large each Picardy, Bagdad, Edith Robson, 
Mrs. Errey, Bleeding Heart, Pelegrina for $1.80. 

No. 54. EXHIBITION VARIETIES. Same as above except in medium size for $1.10. 

No. 55. GROWER'S COLLECTION. NOT PREPAID. 100 each of any 10 of the 

following varieties in medium size for $9.00. Not less than 100 and not more than 300 of any 
one kind allowed on a 1,000 order. 500 at the 1,000 rate. This collection has been very popular. 
Order early as many kinds are sure to be sold out early. 



AFLAME 
ANTIONE 
APRICOT GLOW 
AVE MARIA 
BAGDAD 

BETTY NUTHALL 
BLEEDING HEART 
CARDINAL PRINCE 
DORCAS ALDRICH 
DR. MOODY 
DR. SHOOK 
EMMA 



GAY HUSSAR 

GIANT NYMPH 

JANET 

LA PALOMA 

LAUGHING WATER 

LITTLEJOHN 

LOYALTY 

MARMORA 

MARY FREY 

MOROCCO 

MRS. DOUGLAS 

MRS. SISSON 



ORANGE BUTTERFLY 
ORANGE QUEEN 
OUR SELECTION 
PAUL PFITZER 
POND LILY 
PRIDE OF WANAKAH 
SARABAND 
SCARLET WONDER 
SPRAY OF GOLD 
YVONNE 



On a 500 order not less than 50 nor more than 150 of one variety. 



"Just received your order of glads. I want to thank you for all the extras and the replace- 
ment of Rose Standish. It is certainly nice to buy from somebody where you get more than your 
moneys worth. Hope to get your catalog soon." — August Siegrist, Calif. 

"I received the bulbs in a fine condition and I am very much pleased with them for which 
1 thank you." — Anna Krayner, Missouri. 

"This past summer I had the most beautiful flowers and I have never harvested such won- 
derful big bulbs and bulblets. I used sheep manure for the first time. 

"The summer before I got no blooms at all on account of thrip so last spring I put naphthalene 
oh bulbs for about three weeks and had not a sign of thrips." — C. C. Grout, Vt. 

"I received the bulbs in good condition and thank you for the extra ones." 

— Wm. R. Breining, N. Y. 

"I know that it is the custom of most glad growers to include something extra but 1 was not 
prepared for any such generosity as this. When an enthusiastic but depression-ridden glad 
fiend like myself suddenly finds himself in possession of such head-liners as Jonquil, Lindesta, 
King Arthur and Reverie — well, I know just how a hungry newsboy feels when someone seats 
him in front of a turkey dinner and tells him to "go to it." It makes me believe in Santa Claus." 

— Lake Deuel, Nebraska, 

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50 CENT SPECIALS 

To get first-class flowers it is not at all necessary to plant large bulbs. In my own fields 
I plant almost entirely small ones and get fine bloom. Small and medium size bulbs will often 
give you nearly as good flowers as larger ones but will bloom later. So if you plant various sizes 
all at the same time your season of bloom will last over a much longer period. For that reason 
I have selected some varieties here on which I can give you an assortment of sizes which if you 
plant at one time early in the season will give you a long blooming season in the same variety. 

I am not telling just the number of bulbs and sizes that will be in each collection as it will 
depend somewhat on the variety and the stock I have on hand but I will give you very good 
value. Just leave it to me and I guarantee you will be satisfied. 

If you want some bulblets in place of part of the bulbs just say so, otherwise I will put in 
all bulbs in several different sizes. There will be at least one or two large ones in each set to 
give you the biggest bloom and then some smaller ones to follow on later in the season. 

On some of these varieties even giving you big value there will not be many bulbs so you really 
should have two sets of each one. But one set of a kind will give you more flowers than you could 
get in any other way at the price. Remember it is 50 cents for an assortment of sizes of just one 
variety. You cannot use more than one variety in making up 50 cents worth. But you can have 
as many varieties as you want. Any five lots for $2.25. Any ten lots for $4.00 or any fifteen 
for $5.75. In addition to this I will put in a bulb or two of something good for you to try out. 



ACADIA 


GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 


PEARL OF CALIFORNIA 


AFLAME 


GOLDEN BROWN 


PELEGRINA 


ALBATROSS 


GOLDEN CUP 


PICARDY 


AMBROSIA 


HELEN JACOBS 


PIRATE 


APRICOT GLOW 


HELEN WILLS 


POND LILY 


AVE MARIA 


JANET 


PRIDE OF WANAKAH 


BAGDAD 


KING GEORGE 


PRIMROSE PRINCESS 


BETTY NUTHALL 


KING OF REDS 


RAPTURE 


BILL SOWDEN 


LA PALOMA 


RIDEAU 


BLEEDING HEART 


LAUGHING WATER 


ROI ALBERT 


BLUE DANUBE 


LITTLEJOHN 


ROI SOLEIL 


BLUSHES OF CREAM 


LOYALTY 


ROSE MIST 


CARDINAL PRINCE 


MAGNA BLANCA 


SALBACH'S PINK 


CHAS. DICKENS 


MAMMOTH WHITE 


SARABAND 


COMMANDER KOEHL 


MARGARET FULTON 


SCARLET BEDDER 


CONSTANCY 


MARMORA 


SCHUBERT 


CORONATION 


MARY FREY 


SENORITA 


DEBONAIR 


MI BLOOM 


SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS 


DORCAS ALDRICH 


MISS BLOOMINGTON 


SPRAY OF GOLD 


DR. BENNETT 


MOROCCO 


SULTAN 


DR. DURR 


MOTHER MACHREE 


SUNSHINE GIRL 


DR. NELSON SHOOK 


MRS. CHARLES A. 


SYMPHONY 


DUNA 


STEVENS 


TROUBADOUR 


ECSTASY 


MRS. GALBRAITH 


WASAGA 


EDITH MASON 


MRS. GERTRUDE PFITZER 


WURTEMBERGIA 


EDITH ROBSON 


MRS. LEON DOUGLAS 


YVONNE 


EMMA 


MRS. P. W. SISSON 


26892 


EXCELLENCE 


ORANGE BUTTERFLY 


26121 


GAY HUSSAR 


ORANGE QUEEN 


BC25084 


GIANT NYMPH 


OUR SELECTION 


26242 


GLORIANA 


PAUL PFITZER 


27271 



DOLLAR ASSORTMENTS 

Here is another lot similar to the previous one but each set of assorted bulbs of a kind is $1 .00. 
Any five for $4.60, any ten for $8.50 or the fifteen for $12.00. 

Just leave it to me to satisfy you on any of these lots of assorted size bulbs in the last two 
offers. If you want SOME bulblets and less bulbs just say so and I can fix them up that way. 

CHAMPLAIN KING ARTHUR MILDRED LOUISE 

ESCORT LINDESTA PINNACLE 

EVENSONG MARY ELIZABETH QUEEN HELEN II 

HEATHFIELD MAY DAVIDSON RED LORY 

HERCULES MIGNON THE MOOR 



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Euphorbia Corolata 

(FLOWERING SPURGE) 

This is a hardy perennial somewhat similar to double Baby's Breath but blossoms later. 
Blooms through August and September. Just the thing to go with glads or any other kind of 
flower. Will grow on most any kind of soil, even on dry sand, but good garden soil will make it 
very much better. 

This is a plant that should be grown in every garden and commercial growers should plant 
it by the hundred. Absolutely hardy and I am sure you will like it. 

In the northern states I would suggest Euphorbia be planted early in the spring. In the 
south or where it does not freeze hard, fall planting would be perfectly all right. 

Though Euphorbia is easy to handle, and there should be no reason for it not doing well, 
I have had some complaints about the roots not growing. I don't know why this is because if 
they are planted at once and given a good watering they should all grow. I have had no trouble 
with them myself. But in as much as I have had some complaints I no longer guarantee the 
roots. I do give good strong healthy roots and if given half a chance they should grow but if 
they do not grow I shall not be responsible. 

Prices are 4 roots for 60 cents or one dozen for $1.25 prepaid. We do not sell less than 
four. As they cannot be shipped with the gladiolus bulbs we have to make a separate 
shipment. 

100 roots $6.00 f.o.b. with 50 at the 100 rate. 



"Your glads are certainly a joy. Altho mine went in late and in a hard clay soil I had won- 
derful blooms and until late fall, October even." — Marion S. Bryant, Maine. 

"Bagdad and Coronation are winners." — P. E. Andrews, Mo. 

"I sure had some wonderful glads from those I ordered last year. Everybody that saw them 
backed up the above statement. No trouble with thrip this year because I kept just one jump 
or more ahead of them by using Magnesium Arsenate or the spray I use for Mexican bean beetle. 

"Have not found any diseased ones yet. Thanks to the clean bulbs purchased." 

— Philip O. Richardson, Mass. 

"The glads I got of you last year were simply beautiful especially the Palmer varieties 
which in my judgment have it all over the other creations." — F. D. Whitall, Mich. 

"Last spring I decided to try your No. 1 collection, 100 bulbs for $3.00, and I can safely say 
that it is the very best collection that I have ever seen, and I ought to know, as I have been buy- 
ing collections from all over the country for years past." — R. E. Green, Pa. 



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ABOUT THRIP 

In many parts of the country gladiolus growers have licked the thrip menace but in many 
places thrip is still doing a great amount of damage. I firmly believe that where it has done 
damage it is due to the carelessness of the growers. Each gladiolus grower should not only dis- 
infect his own bulbs before planting but should try to get all his neighbors to do the same. It 
is only by cleaning up a whole neighborhood that you can be reasonably sure of not getting any 
thrip. By all means disinfect every single bulb that is planted no matter where it came from 
even if they are some that you have grown yourself and you have not noticed any thrip on them. 
Disinfection of bulbs before planting is the first thing to do. 

In the fall after the bulbs are cured and cleaned up put them in a fairly warm place, about 
sixty degrees or so, for four weeks, scatter napthalene flakes over them, about one ounce to 
100 bulbs, and cover the containers with paper or some material to confine the fumes. Then 
in about a month shake the nathalene off and store the bulbs away in a cool place. Chances 
are very strong that there will be no thrip on them then but to be on the safe side I would dis- 
infect before planting just the same. My new catalog will give full instructions for disinfecting 
and an instruction sheet will go with all orders of bulbs. 

As soon as the plants are just a few inches high keep a watch out for thrip. They are a very 
small black insect about one-sixteenth of an inch long and about the size of a pencil mark. At 
the first sign of them begin to spray. There are various sprays on the market, commercial sprays 
and the Paris Green, molasses and water spray. Rototox has given good satisfaction in spraying 
in many places this past season. Another spray that has evidently done good work is Magnesium 
Arsenate, brown sugar and water. Four pounds of the Arsenate, sixty-six pounds of brown sugar 
and one hundred gallons of water or at that same rate. 

I firmly believe that by proper treatment of bulbs, disinfecting, spraying, etc. that perfectly 
good gladiolus can be grown even in an infested area. Many people who have had trouble with 
thrip before have grown fine glads this year and say they have the pest entirely under control. 

We used to think that gladiolus were impervious to all diseases and insects and that all we 
had to do was put them in the ground and they would bring forth a bountiful crop of bloom. It 
has got so now that we have got to spray for everything. We can't continue to raise good roses 
without spraying every few days and the same is true with dahlias. Why is it any worse to 
spray gladiolus? Of course they can be grown sometimes without spraying the same as roses and 
dahlias can be grown well sometimes with no special work, but it is safest to do things right and 
reap the reward. 

If you have had thrip this year do not under any circumstances throw the bulbs away as 
they will not be harmed in any way whatever. Just treat in napthalene, disinfect in the spring 
and they will be perfectly all right for another year. 



TESTIMONIALS 

"Bulbs arrived all O.K. Many thanks for the liberal count and extras.*' 

— R. L. Boardman, Mass. 

"From the bulbs I bought from you last spring I got very good success raising show flowers. 
Many blue ribbons. Bagdad took grand sweepstake at our flower show last August. Debonair, 
Picardy, Duna all took blue ribbons." — Jos. Ziegler, Minn. 

"And now just a word about the bulbs and bulblets which I got from you last spring. I 
never had bulbs and bulblets grow so good as those did. I cut spikes of glads three feet tall with 
flower heads 16 inches long grown from your bulblets such as Rapture, Debonair and Edith 
Robson." — E. D. Seaman, Pa. 

"This is just to let you know how well pleased I was with the bulbs I bought of you last 
spring. They did better in our hot dry summer than any others I had. I am ordering all my 
glads from you this year as I am convinced your bulbs are the best to be had." 

— Mrs. J. Goltz, Minn. 



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HOW TO GROW GLADS 



With every order of bulbs a four page circular is enclosed which gives you all the necessary 
information about growing glads. There was a time when anyone could just chuck the bulbs 
in the ground and be assured of having fine flowers. Some people still do that and in a neighbor- 
hood where there are no thrip or other injurious insects this can still be done. But nowadays 
we have to be more careful with most all kinds of plants and it certainly pays to do everything 
you can to get the best results. 

Here are the main essentials for growing good glads. My cultural instruction sheet will 
fill in the details. 

Plant in northern latitudes about the time that the trees are leafing out and up to July 1 . 

Glads will grow in most any kind of soil provided they have plenty of water during the 
blooming season but prefer a nice mellow loam. However with good culture and water at the 
right time they can be grown in hard clay or in sand. 

Nowadays with thrip, a very injurious, very small insect so prevalent in many localities, 
it is best to disinfect your bulbs before planting and spray them occasionally through the season. 
In place of disinfecting the bulbs you can scatter naphthalene flakes on them and keep the flakes 
on and the bulbs in a warm place for about three weeks. (I can furnish naphthalene flakes if you 
can't obtain it locally.) I prefer to disinfect just before planting. Many careful growers both 
use naphthalene and disinfect. 

TO DISINFECT. Use Bichloride of Mercury one ounce to seven or eight gallons of water 
and soak seven hours or longer. My instruction sheet will tell more about this. 

Glads do not want wet soggy soil but if there is good drainage they will take a lot of water 
during blooming season. 

If you wish ope of my instruction sheets before getting your bulbs drop me a line and I 
will send you one. 

ABOUT LABELS. There is an almost infinite variety of labels. Some prefer one kind 
and others another. Some like metal tags on a heavy wire stake and others use wooden ones. 
I personally prefer the wooden labels. Have always used painted labels but this past season 
had a little unpleasant experience in that the paint came off during the middle of the season and 
of course took the writing with it. I found that unpainted labels marked with an indelible pencil 
would last right through the season in good shape. I have a special pencil that I am using now 
and I can sell it for 15 cents each. As a convenience to my customers I can furnish any size wooden 
labels you wish. 

WIRED TREE LABELS to use in marking bulbs while bulbs are being disinfected. You 
can wire these to any kind of stake afterwards to label plants in the field. 35 cents per 100, 500 
for $1.50, 1,000 for $2.50 prepaid if sent with bulbs, otherwise f.o.b. 

GARDEN LABELS 

6 inch same price as tree labels. 10 inch, 25 for 25 cents, 100 for 90 cents. 

8 inch, 25 for 20 cents, 100 for 75 cents. 12 inch, 25 for 35 cents, 100 for $1.25. 

Prepaid to 6th zone if with bulbs. 

EVERMARK PENCIL, 15 cents each. 

BAGS FOR DISINFECTING. For your convenience I am offering bags to disinfect 
your bulbs in. These will last for several soakings and can be kept two years or more. 
Prices postpaid. 

Size A to hold up to about 5 or 6 large bulbs, 2 cents each. 

Size B to hold up to about 25 large bulbs. 3 cents each. 

Size C to hold up to about 1 peck of bulbs, 5 cents each. 

Size D to hold up to about 1 bushel of bulbs 10 cents each. 

SHORTAGE OF BULBS. Since my fall list was sent out and I have begun to 
work on this latest price list I have found that there is a very serious shortage of a 
number of kinds of glads. Maid of Orleans, Minuet, Star of Bethlehem and a number 
of other kinds are in big demand and there positively are not enough in existence to 
supply all those who want them. So to make sure of getting the kinds that you want 
you will do well to order early. 

Where I have discontinued at wholesale certain varieties that were in my fall list 
please do not ask for them at wholesale as I positively cannot furnish them. 



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"Your collection of glads in No. 1 is very nice. I never saw so many varieties 
in one collection. I had two of each color from pure white to almost black." 

— Thalia G. Pingkney, N. Y. 



|~)t* Ollf*t* (^ F ) (Dec) (Com) Ruffled cream white. Early. 6-8 
open. This past season I liked this very much. Bloomed 
before any other white that I had in quantity and it proved a very valuable 
commercial variety for its season. Spikes are not so long as we would like 
but at the time it blooms good whites are scarce and this showed up very 
well as a cut flower variety. 



nt» F F Rptinpft (°) ( Ex ) ( Com ) ( 9 °- 95 ) Fier y scarlet 

ur ' r * PC " IICil with white lines in the throat. 7-8 large 

well placed blooms open. One of the very best for exhibition or commercial 
purposes. Still considered the best cut flower red. 



Q« IIaoa (Prestgard) (Dec) Glistening dark red. This seems to be 

* quite popular. Some well known growers think it is the best 
dark red. 

Dt* W U RaileV ^ (Dec) (^2) Deep tyrian rose with deeper 

* J velvety blotches. Several medium size blooms 
open. A beautiful variety. 



Dp MaaHv (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) (75-80) Second early. Light 
* lavender with very fine penciling of a darker shade. 

Long spike of blooms with many open. Strong grower. In the south I am 
told this variety makes a better cut flower than Minuet. In the north it 
is a matter of taste as to which is better. They are enough different to 
warrant trying both. Fine propagator. 



Dr. NelSOn Shook (Ex) ( Com ) ( 78 ) Dee P tyrian rose of a 

«^ dark shade. Strong grower. Large, strong 

spikes with 6-8 blooms open. 

Dream O' BeailtV (Zimmer) (Ex) (Com) Large rose red. Very 

& tall strong grower. A delightful color. Very 
large flowers. Big spike and all in all a very nice thing except that it is inclined 
to have poor placement. However Mr. Zimmer tells me that he can sell to the 
florists every spike that he can grow. Heavy propagator. 

Pm*»«* Palmer strain. See page 11. 

EMflV Da\iytl (Briggs) (Com) (Dec) (65-70) A new early geranium 
*^ ***** ~ ** pink. Large blooms on a tall vigorous spike. Good 
propagator. 

Fa 1*1 V MfilodV (Arenius) (Com) (Dec) Second early light lavender 
" pink. 6-8 good size blooms open at a time. 

ECStSSV ^) (Dec) (85) Dark cherry red with blotches on all six petals. 
Very odd and distinct. 

Edith MaSOtl ( Vaughan ) (Ex) (Com) (90-100) Large light pink with 
** *** "1<»jW*» white throat and white mid-ribs. Strong grower. A 
really beautiful variety. 

"While Picardy was a beautiful glad it can't compare with Wasaga which was 
the most wonderful glad I have ever grown. 

"No. 1A was the finest assortment of colors I ever got in mixed bulbs." 

— Mrs. E. A. Green, Pa. 



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"The gladiolus bulbs purchased from you last spring developed into the most 
gorgeous bloom we have ever seen outside of flower shows." 

— Miss L. E. Taylor, Mass. 



Edith Rnftenn ( Brown ) ( Ex ) ( Com ) ( 8 °- 85 ) Li § ht salmon 

IWggUH rose with reddish blotch. Very tall, strong 
growing plant with huge spike of bloom. One of the very best varieties 
originated in Australia. 10-12 well placed blooms open. 

This is one of my favorite varieties and have had very fine reports on 
it from other growers. Makes a wonderfully fine commercial variety as 
well as one of the best for exhibition. 

"Edith Robson proved to be very good and it is such a lasting flower it 
should make a really splendid commercial variety." 

— R. H. Bath, England. 



Ella MaV (Clark) (Small Dec) If you are interested in the small 
******* if>«»jr decorative type this is one of the prettiest ones I have seen 
and would advise you to try it. Light rose with creamy yellow lower petals. The 
flower heads are not very long and it doesn't open many at a time but the color, form 
and placement make it one of the ideal varieties in this type. 

Entile Allhflin (Lemoine) (Ex) (85-90) Coppery bronze often over- 

^ **** i a id with slate. Large cherry red blotch. Under 

good culture this produces long spikes with 8-12 blooms open but unless con- 
ditions are good the spikes are apt to be rather short as with many Australian 
varieties which are seedlings of Emile Aubrun. 



Elfima (Velthuys) (Ex) (Com) Salmon with reddish blotch. Long 
spike with 8-10 large well placed blooms open. This has been 
very fine with me this past season and I feel sure that it will make a first 
class cut flower variety. Have had a number of good reports on it. If you 
want a blotched pink you can't do better than get Emma. 
"Thank you for recommending Emma. It is a beauty." 

— Rev. James A. Vincent, Wis. 



EsCOft (Tower) (Com) (65-70) Very early ruffled cream white 
MZt9\*%9M. 9, w j t k cream throat. Eight or more medium large well placed 
blooms open with most of the remaining buds on the long spike showing 
color. Won as best white at the Washington show at Seattle 1933. Forces 
well in the greenhouse. Because of its extreme earliness being one of the 
first to bloom and making such a nice spike I feel sure that this will become 
a very popular standard variety for florist work. 

"Think Escort will prove a good commercial white because of its earliness 
and more than the average number open at once." 

— A. A. Arenius, Mass. 



Evensong 



Palmer strain. See page 11. 



Excellence (K) (Com) (Dec) (69) Ver y lar § e H § ht red « and 

m * Jfc%> ^ a *^** %> ^ early. The earliest large red and the largest early 
red that I know of. A glowing color. About the only fault of this variety is 
that it opens only three or four blooms at a time but they are so large, 
such a bright color and so early that it should make a good early com- 
mercial. I know of no other good red blooming so early. 
Have had a number of fine reports on this variety. 



"No 26121 was so lovely that I saved the small bulblets from them." 

— Cora A. Thompson, N. Y. 



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"Made three entries of Picardy and one of Pirate and came out with firsts on all. 
Am more than pleased with them. Pirate is very beautiful." 

A. H. SCHLESINGER, N. J. 



flat© of HfiflVfill Beautiful ruffled deep yellow. Buds 

** c< * * C1B sometimes greenish. Medium height. A very 
pretty thing but doesn't seem to be a fast propagator. 

£1'«V HllSSSf (Sal) (Com) (Dec) (80-90) Salmon orange shading to 
wOjr ** a jct*. yellow throat and scarlet throat markings. Six or more 
blooms open. Moderate height. A nice cut flower. 



Giattt Nvmnh (Coleman) (Com) (Ex) (80-85) Large light 
^ y> *****' mr mm salmon rose. Good color but often flakes. Con- 

sidered one of the very best commercial and exhibition pinks. An old 
variety that has stood the test of time. 



Gladys Clegg 



1936 introduction. See page 19. 



Glofifltia (Betscher) (Ex) (Com) (85-90) Golden salmon with clear, 
** ** cream yellow throat. Blooms do not open up wide but are 
rather cup shaped. A beautiful color and can be grown wonderfully well. A good 
commercial. 

CillflPtl Antl1VPrcai*V (K) (Dec) (101) Fawn yellow suffused 

WWMSM Jmonmirgrgqiry w i t h blush pink. Large red blotch. 
Finely ruffled. 4-5 open. A distinct and beautiful variety. Strong grower. 

Gfildfill BfOWH (Dec ) (72) Mahogany red shading to brown in 

* the center. The nearest to a brown color in glad- 

iolus. Medium size. Novel coloring. 

Goldd! Clip Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Coldfitl FlSltlfi (Kingsley) (Com) (Dec) Dark orange salmon with 
g yellowish lip and mid-ribs. Orange feather. Tall, 
straight spike. 6-8 blooms of heavy substance open at a time. Does not wilt in 
the hottest sun. Sometimes placement is none too good. 



Golden Goddess (Sal) (Ex) ( Com J Rather light medium 

yellow with 10 or more medium size well 
placed blooms open. The first patented gladiolus. Has created quite a 
sensation wherever shown. Has a long spike of bloom. 

As this variety is patented it can be grown only for your own use and 
the increase cannot be sold or transferred in any way without the written 
consent of Mr. Salbach. 



6f3tld Slam (Sal) (Dec) Large clear orange salmon. Said to be a 
^ JIBUi sport of Pfitzer's Triumph. Makes a tall plant and 

fine spike of bloom and would be a very fine variety but with me has been quite 
subject to crooking. Possibly in other places it wouldn't do this. 

Hfiflthfifild (Errey) (Ex) Bright orange crimson. 8-10 large well 
miiicw placed blooms on an exhibition type spike. 

HeCtOr 1936 introduction. See page 16. 

"// / had to choose the two I liked best I should name Hillbilly and Pelegrina. 
Hillbilly is truly named, a husky towering red-and-jumble. 
"We liked Rideau immensely. 

"I must say that your stock gave us much satisfaction which I greatly appreciate 
and am eager for our second season with your bulbs." — Donald B. Howard, Vt. 

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"Allow me to extend to you and your assistants for the satisfactory glads you 
sent me last spring a vote of thanks. And hope I may be able to get as good a select- 
ion again." — Geo. H. Van Dusen, N. Y. 



Hfiletl IZftCOhfi (Sal) (Com) (Dec) Salmon pink and lower petals 

cream colored with crimson stiplings. 6-8 medium 
size flowers open. Very strong and vigorous. 

Helfitl Wills (Sal) ( Com ) (85-90) Tall plant. 6-8 medium large 
creamy white blooms with pale yellow throat open at 
a time. A rather slow propagator and does not make a very large bulb but is a 
nice cut flower. One grower wrote me that it was the best white he had. 



HftPCIlleS (Crow) (Dec) Orange buds opening up into a distinct- 
V j ve s h ac j e of bronzy orange or deep buff. Very tall, 
strong, massive grower with long flower heads. 4-5 open at a time though 
has been known to open as high as ten. Extremely popular with garden 
visitors. Fair propagator. Always in big demand. 



HfifitaSe (Ristow) (Ex) (Com) Rich warm pure pink lighter in the 
e» throat with white mid-ribs on the lower petals. Long spike of 
bloom but sometimes the stem below the first flower is rather short and it some- 
times crooks. However it can be grown very fine. 

HHlbillv (Tower) (Dec) Rose doree overlaid and heavily ruffled and 
Wlimmj striped amaranth purple. Large cream blotch thickly 
striped and penciled scarlet red. 4-6 very large wide open well placed blooms. 
Have had a number of fine reports on this variety. 

HonOP (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Clear lavender with dustings of self 
color on white on lower petal. Six large well placed blooms open 
at a time making a good showing. Not so tall as some but a good straight spike and 
large flower head and an unusually beautiful clear color. This looks to me like 
an improvement in the lavenders. 

IncenSfi (Mrs. Miller) (Dec) The fragrant glad. A medium size pink. 

The color is not unusual but this variety is the only one I have 
seen that unmistakably has a fragrance. There is no question whatever but that 
this variety is really fragrant. You can detect it easily from one bloom and a 
bunch of them in a room perfumes the whole room with a very pleasing fragrance. 

In addition to Incense having a fragrance of its own it has proven that it 
can transmit its fragrance to its seedlings. Something really good in fragrant 
glads should come from crosses of this variety. 

Mrs. Miller, the originator, is offering prizes for seedlings of Incense. 

This variety is patented and anyone buying it must sign the coupon on 
page 45 and the bulbs will be shipped direct from the originator. 

See page 45 for further information about this. 

Innovation 
Inspiration 

Ifllffl Sk 

Palmer strain. 1936 Introduction. See page 16. 

Janet (Crow) (Dec) (80-85) Smoky gray shaded peach pink. 4-5 large 
velvety blooms open at a time. A beautiful decorative. 

"The corms which I got from you this year have done remarkably well. Very 
pleased." — Geo. R. Cox, England. 

"Made a hit this past season with Bagdad, Picardy and Rapture. Next season 
I will put these three on the map sure enough." — F. R. Cates, N. C. 

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(Bath) 1936 Introduction. See page 19. 
Palmer strain. See page 11. 



"/ want to write and tell what wonderful gladiolus I had this summer. I thought 
I had very pretty ones. They were but I never saw anything as gorgeous as Picardy." 

— Mrs. Mae Smith, Ohio. 



Juaft Pe£v (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) (75-80) Pure pink with small 
» ^l>jr violet markings on cream , throat. 6-10 or more perfectly 
placed medium large flowers open at a time. Plant always tall and straight. A 
very beautiful variety. 

J C Ra|«1| (P p ) (Ex) Early. Orange salmon, lighter in throat with 
* white mid-ribs. Sometimes the color varies a good deal 

some flowers being much darker than others. Medium height plant but has a long 
massive spike with as high as 12 or more blooms open. A fine variety when well 
grown but rather slow propagator. 

Jonlcheer Van Tets (Pf) (Ex) (Com) ( 90_95) Lar § e P ure 

" * J white with seven or eight blooms open. 

Placement not always the best. Rather slow propagator. 

Palmer strain. See page 11. 



IC §f§o A l* thill* (Arenius) (Com) (Dec) Immense ruffled rosy 
WMli lavender of a distinct form and color. 4 or 5 
immense blooms open at a time. I like this variety better every year. When 
used with Wasaga or other pastel shades it makes a beautiful thing for 
florist use. A very fine variety that everyone should have. 

"The 50 King Arthur you sent me were very much liked not only by my- 
self but by all who saw them." — R. C. Kauffman, Penna. 



ir{ n g Georfffi (Mair) (Ex) (Com) (85-90) Large red with white 
, g— throat. Tall plant with long spike of bloom. Very showy. 

Killg Ot RedS (K) (Dec ) 02) Large red with darker markings. 

***^dy EtttOll Palmer strain. See page 11. 

Lfldv WinSOIIIfi P ALMER ) (Dec) (90-95) An exquisite new 

* rt * w * g decorative variety of large size and very strong 

growth. Luminous rosy-salmon with small carmine throat marking. Buds are 
a lovely salmon-buff and open with rolled petals. Never streaks. Fine in every 
way except that in hot weather it may need staking as it has a large heavy flower 
head and grows very tall. Good propagator. Popular with garden visitors. 

W Fiesta (Sal) (Ex) (Com) A most vivid new shade of orange. Flowers 
**** **** are not the largest but the color is so vivid and it makes such 

a nice spike that I feel sure it will become very popular. 6-7 well placed florets 
open at a time with several buds showing color. 



f« PfllOfllia (Dusinberre) (Com) (Dec) (70-75) Second 
***** *<»'vM"» early. Large bright vivid orange of heavy texture. 
A new and distinctive shade and one of the best orange varieties. 4-6 open. 



LailfihifA0 Watftl* (Fischer) (Com) Salmon pink. Long spike 
■ V<*»s"*»B " <*1> , C* w ith 6-8 or more open. It is said to be a fine 
forcing variety. A nice commercial. 

"Had wonderful blooms from your bulbs this year. I had never seen Picardy or 
Mildred Louise. The Mildred Louise bloomed first and I thought it the most beau- 
tiful thing I had ever seen but after Picardy bloomed I decided J was wrong. It surely 
is a wonder. Also liked Bagdad." - — E. G. Smith, Ohio. 

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"For your information I won the first prize with Picardy which I purchased 
from you. This is my first experience with gladiolus and I am very much pleased with 
the results." — Alden Miller, N. J. 



I 9V»tll1»r Rf*iffo (Bride) (Dec) (70-80) Very large smoky 

LdV SHUCr OriUC lavender. Very well liked but stems inclined to 



be weak. 



¥ PAtlflPf (Errey) (Ex) Bright orange salmon with soft magenta blotch. 

Long spike with 8-10 or more open at once. Wonderfully 
showy and different. Should be cut in bud as bright sun sometimes fades it. 

LfiSfihi (Kaylor) (Dec) (85) Rich deep maroon red with nearly black 
blotch. Velvety sheen. Very beautiful. 
H. V. Wright, of Maryland, a good grower who knows glads, says that Leschi 
is the best dark red he has ever seen. 

jjjljlgSto Palmer strain. See page 12. 

W ittleiollft (Stevens) (Dec) (Com) Deep rose with a soft feather of 
* z. * , **»J"***» rosolane purple on lower petals. Six or more medium size 
blooms open. A good dark rose. 

LotllS (Prestgard) (Dec) (Com) Large ruffled cream pink. When well 
ljW> ' ua grown a very beautiful thing. 



LflVftltV (Austin) (Com) (Dec) (Late midseason) Large clear 
**** J *** deep yellow. Several open. Very strong, husky plant. 
Some people consider this the best commercial yellow. Larger than most 
of the yellows and about as good as any for commercial purposes. 



LllCitfil* (Errey) (Ex) Bright orange with amaranth crimson 
^***' blotch. Long spike with nine or ten open at once. This 

is a very showy variety and I believe will become very popular. Stem is a 
little weak but for exhibition or the home garden it is a fine thing. One of 
Errey's best. 



Jut afpf* *» MctflC«ft (Sal) (Dec) Large ivory white with creamy yellow 
waguo Piaiiva throat. Very tall and makes a beautiful spike of 
bloom but stems are inclined to be weak. In California has been grown 8 ft. tall. 



Maid Of Orleafie < Pp ) < Ex ) ( Com ) t 90 ' 95 ) Beautiful milky 
* ****** w * *^»*** J white. with cream throat. Tall sturdy grower 

with eight or more well placed flowers open at a time. This variety is gen- 
erally considered by most of the growers who have tried it as the coming 
commercial white. For all general purposes and under all conditions I don't 
know of a better white for cut flower growers. There may be other whites 
that are better for exhibition but not for commercial work. 



Mammoth WhitP ( Pf ) ( Ex ) (Com) Immense pure 
wamilWUI VVJUMVG white with som etimes just a hint of 

cream. 5-6 or more immense flowers open. Often over six inches across. 
Wonderful exhibition variety and becoming increasingly popular as a com- 
mercial for nearby use. Does not stand long distance shipping but for local 
use is one of the very best commercials. Very outstanding. 



"/ have won a lot of prizes with your glads this year." 

— N. B. Gutterson, Vt. 



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"7 have had wonderful results with the glads that I bought from you this year and 
I want to thank you for your many extras and fair dealings." 

— Wm. L. Baillargeon, N. H. 



Margaret FultOn (Ogrodnicheck) (Com) (Dec) Clear 
*™ < **5 < * m ^ 1, ** rich soft dark salmon of a distinct shade 

which is different from the color of any other variety. 6-8 well placed medium 
size blooms open. This should be a fine cut flower variety. 



MaPflaffit Petef (Errey) (Dec) Early. White flushed pink 

w ith large crimson blotch. 6-8 large flowers 
open. A fine variety though stems are a little inclined to be weak. 

]Lff « t*ion LoUflSfi (Carpenter) (Com) (Dec) Early midseason. Large 

«W p Ure w hite with several blooms open on a tall, 

straight spike. This will be popular when better known. 



MafltlAfa (Errey) (Ex) (Com) Sport of Emile Aubrun. Color 
roaflllWl €» j s f ine gray with a pale purple blotch. Sometimes part 
of a flower or sometimes a whole flower will revert back to the Emile Aubrun 
color. 8-10 well placed blooms open. Fine variety for exhibition and should 
be used more by florists. Harmonizes well with white or yellow. Early. 



Mat*V Elizabeth ( Stevens ) ( Ex ) (Com) (90-95) Medium 
****** y BllattUCm s j ze beautifully ruffled white with yellow 
throat. 6-9 open on a long spike. One of the most beautiful whites and has 
won a lot of prizes at exhibitions. Last year all bulbs were sold out so order 
early this year. 



]Lff amw Ft*eV (Gelser) (Com) (Dec) (75-80) Medium early lavender 

JT y » C jr pink. The earliest good lavender. Opens eight or more at 

a time. 

MAUnffA (Burns) (Ex) New immense pure white. 4-5 open. This has 
not bloomed for me but understand it is very fine. 

MailVfi ftf Affic (Arenius) (Ex) New tall lively mauve of an odd 

c iracig>v shade. Opens eight large blooms at a time. 

JJK a V Davidson ^" ^' ^ ROWN ) (Ex) (Com) Soft rose with deeper 

S. SL aja _ shadings with crimson blotch. Petals edged steel 

blue. 8-10 medium large blooms open. 

JLf ihloOffl (Steves) (Com) (60-65) This is as early as anything on my 
^* *********** place and the first to bloom when forced in the greenhouse. 

Large white tinted pink with scarlet blotch. 5-6 open. If you want early flowers 
this variety will give them to you. Good florist variety. 

JLf Smmam (Christ) (Com) (Dec) Medium size. Soft pink with yellow 
Ifngiwu throat. Very pretty. 



Mildred Louise ( Wentworth ) (Com) (Dec) (76) Origina- 
**** aau »»»Jv |_ r S description: "Prevailing color a pure 
strawberry pink self on upper petals with lower petals tipped strawberry 
pink, blending to pinard yellow in the throat with faint spectrum red pencil- 
mgs on midrib quite deep in the throat. Anthers delphinium blue." (Ridge- 
way color chart). 

Distinctive shade and becoming more popular all the time. 



"My order of gladiolus collection No. 1 which went in with Mrs. Henry's order 
was most satisfactory." — Mrs. B. P. Phinney, Mass. 

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"The bulbs bloomed superbly." — Mrs. F. W. Longfellow, N. Y. 

"Mrs. T. E. Langford though a No. 6 bulb had a beautiful long spike of bloom 
in delicate colors." — Amber B. Mann, Iowa. 



MilfdPd (Rides) (Ex) (Com) New exhibition light blue. Considered by 
** some growers as about the last word in light blues. 



MftlOfit (Coleman) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Beautiful light pinkish 
**** lavender. Large size. Usually 5-6 blooms open at a time 
though sometimes more. The standard by which all other light lavenders 
are judged. Always in big demand. In the north at least is considered 
about the best lavender though I understand that in the southern states 
Dr. Moody is better as a commercial. 



Mice RlAntnittffton (K) ,c,,m) (Uec - ) ((,)7) Ver >" earl >' 
qaiag pwuming iun tall light yellow . Six or more good 

size well placed blooms open at a time. Growers who are looking for some- 
thing for the early cut flower market should try this. It looks to me like 
one of the very best yellows for commercial purposes and is extremely early. 



IMisS GlffifilfiV (B RIGGS ) (Com) (Dec) Somewhat similar to W. H. 
Itmmgg w*C^*^jr phipps. Though a darker shade of pink and though it 
probably will not make so long spikes as Phipps at its best it will average fully as 
good. Its main feature is that it blooms three weeks earlier than Phipps. Valuable 
on that account. 



ft|| ee Vow TAalonil (Julyan) (Ex) Apricot salmon suf- 

waaag r*cw *ggwra fused with rose- Peach color b i otch 

in throat. This variety is the first of a new giant strain. Eight or more 
immense blooms open. Has been grown with eight inch flowers but ordinarily 
they do not get so large. The bloom spike is so heavy that it needs staking 
up. A good variety for exhibition or the home garden but really not so 
beautiful as Picardy or some others. 



MftAWliara (Errey) (Ex) Deep salmon with orange crimson blotch 
** bordered with yellow. Long spike with eight or more blooms 



open. 



MAAvfch K itiO (IV • (Ex) Immense, rich very deep red on a tall 
WWUi nu ^'"5 stem. Not a fast propagator. 

MOPOCCO ^ x -* Glistening deep red. About the color of Persia tho 

iy>\ya. tFV W a j^t lighter but larger and better in every way. 6-8 good size 
blooms open. 



Mather MaehPee (Stevens) (Ex) (95-100) Vinaceous 
* * ****'*** **** lavender overlaid toward the edges of the 

petals with salmon pink. When bloomed outdoors it has a rather dull slaty 
color. Should be picked in the bud and opened inside where it opens into 
a really beautiful flower. Tall plant with 8-12 blooms open. One of the best 
smokies. Was $100. each a few years ago. 



"7 also want to thank you for the fine bulb of Mywag sent this year. The name 
Mywag certainly fits the glad perfect. Was very sorry that I didn't enter the spike 
in the recent New York City show as I am sure it would have won several prizes, one 
for the tallest spike, largest floret and other for most outstanding spike." 

— Chas. Hunt, N. J. 



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"I had wonderful results from the small bulbs you sent me this spring, especially 
Bagdad, Coronation, Debonair, Duna, Early Melody, Mauve Magic, Netherland 
Prince, Schwaben Girl, Star of Bethlehem and Wasaga." 

— Chas. A. Everett, Mass. 



U« Wm ClltfltlPrf Cftfl (Mair) (Ex) (Com) Rose flaked 

TWJMMm VttWOgrggn lighter with cream throat. Ex _ 

hibition type spike. Some Ihink this will make a good commercial. 

Mrc pk 9 c A Ctovflfic (K) (Dec) (72) Mallow purple flaked 
|far>> *-*»«»»• J1>CVCI1> w ith deep rhodamine purple. An 

odd but beautiful and distinctive color that is liked by those who favor the purplish 
shades. Makes a nice spike. 

Ml*S F E Bennett (Boynton) (Dec) (Com) White with small 

* PWWH 1 purple blotch. Seems to be popular. Good. 

j^g Gdlbrsitli A1 i; 1 ' '"" 1 ' "" ' L ' |; exmm ^° n rose sami ° n - 
Mrs. Gertrude Pfitzer £d e ( ?f ec biue tron§ growin§ medium 

Kf f*c G WaHp (Whitely) (Ex) (Com) Light yellow. Long spike 
xrm* «mc with many blooms open at a time. 

lflt C V aam nAitolac(Q) (E x ) (Com) Salmon rose striped with 
gaggi; i*C»U UOUgim flame and scar i et . An old variety that 

has been very popular and still one of the tallest, largest and showiest glads. Six 
or more very large blooms open. Often grown for exhibition for the tallest glad 
in the show. 

Vf rs p mmf SlSSOn (Coleman) (Ex) (Com) (90-95) Beautiful 
**** a * * * TV * creamy light pink. Six or more large blooms 

open at a time. Has been used extensively as a commercial though some of the 
growers say that it is a little inclined to be soft. Certainly makes a nice cut flower 
for nearby use. 

fyf **c § A ErreV (Errey) (Ex) (Com) (85-90) Very large orange 

* J * xm * salmon with orange red blotch. Eight or ten 

immense blooms open at a time. It should be cut in the bud and opened in the 
house as it fades somewhat in the sun. 



Mrs. T. F Lanfff ord ( Crow ) ( Ex ) ( Com ) 05-ioo) e x - 

***** &* v ** quisite apple blossom pink with 

touch of canary in the throat. Good height, always straight stems with 8-10 
medium size blooms open. This variety is very fine both as an exhibition 
and commercial sort. A very good shipper and will be immensely popular 
when more plentiful. Some people have had trouble growing the bulblets 
but with me it is a good doer. I am not offering planting stock or bulblets 
of Mrs. Langford this year as I have found a slight mixture in the small 
stock. 

"Mrs. Langford does wonderfully well here." 

— R. A. Walbaum, N. D. 



Palmer strain. See page 12. 



Mywag 

NatlCV Ann (Kinyon) (Com) (Dec) (80-85) Light lavender pink 
** #^nil shading slightly deeper on edges of petals with cream 

blotch. Six perfectly placed lightly ruffled blooms on a long, always straight spike. 
Will make a good commercial. 

"/ have always been perfectly satisfied with bulbs purchased from you and treat- 
ment in general." — W. Smith, N. Y. 



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"I have stock from Mr and besides small amounts from several 

other sources but of all must say that yours are equal to or better than any of the others." 

— B. J. Parker, Wis. 



NfiflSSS (Errey) (Ex) Large salmon. Orange salmon markings on lower 
^ petals. 8-10 open. Good exhibition variety. Very pretty. 



MAtfiAf*1a«iH PriflCP (Stevens) (Ex) (Com) Immense 
A^CHlCHctfllU. milCC bright sa lmon. Tall, strong grower 

with 6-8 open. Blooms often six to seven inches across. Flower head is so 
heavy that sometimes it will bend over somewhat but does not crook. 



NVfifA (Errey) (Ex) Rosy salmon with crimson blotch. 6-8 open. Very 
3 ** showy variety. 

OdflHSflllfi (Errey) (Ex) (Com) Large creamy white with scarlet 
blotches. Tall, strong grower with 7-10 blooms open. One 
of the very finest in this color class. Not a fast propagator. One of my favorites. 

Oratl&e Rlltterf IV ^ Sal ^ ( Prim ) ( Ex ) (75-80) Bright orange of 
w» wug* aM ** ** **«J fme substance. 10 or 12 well arranged medium 
size flowers open at a time. A spike of bloom looks like a flock of butterflies in 
flight. Crooks sometimes. One of my favorites. 

Opafa&A Lftdv (Steves) (Dec) Early. Clear light orange, suffused 
** *o c 1,<>w J f pink. Darker on lower petals. Several blooms open 
at a time. 

OFAflfyf* PpiflCfiSS (DeGroot) (Dec) Beautiful salmon orange 

ri iiivwa with small crimson feather. Somewhat ruffled. 
Very good propagator. 

OranBfi Olieetl ^ Pf ^ ( Com ) ( Dec ) (75-80) Light orange, deeper 
** ^ ^ ** color toward edge. Orange red lines in throat. Tall, 

slender stems. One of the standard commercial varieties. 

OPatlfffi Wotlflei* ( Kemp ) (Dec) (Com) Late. Large dark orange 
w "o v TV w»*»^m. on ta j^ straight spike. A good orange but 
opens only about four blooms at a time. 

Qy^frfldO (Errey) (Ex) Rosy salmon. Many blooms open. 



£)Uf* Selection (Australia) (Ex) (Com) Salmon red flaked with 
^ deeper shade and usually marked on the outer 

part of the flower with slate flakings. Lower petals have a blotch of cerise 
bordered with cream. 8-10 well placed medium large blooms open. Good 
exhibition variety and when opened inside so that the slate flaking fades 
out it makes a nice cut flower. Medium height. 



Pmffl PfiltZfiV ( Pf ) (Com) (Dec) (75-80) Beautiful medium early 
****** « *Mi>^car re ddi s h purple with velvety texture. Nice easy grower. 

Pf»a««1 ftf Galifnmifl (Kingsley) (Ex) (Com) (85-90) Large 
re ctri U» ^dlliurnitt LaFrance pink. 6-8 blooms open. 

PfififlfiCC Pflflllc (DeGroot) (Dec) (Com) Deep salmon self color. 
* 5-6 large blooms open at a time. 

"This year's show I won 7 out of 9 firsts placing Rapture, Debonair, Bagdad, 
Star of Bethlehem and Spray of Gold first. 

"I am more than satisfied with the quality of the stock not even mentioning the 
generous count." — G. A. Krueger, Minn. 

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"I checked every gladiolus I got from you with the color description in the catalog 
and ivas amazed to see how closely they checked. After that experience I wouldn't 
hesitate to buy a bulb from the catalog description. — Norman W. Mason, N. H. 



PslfifffiflS (C° m ) Early large dark blue. Six or more 

* ^* C S* we jj pi ace( j blooms open with, nearly all the remaining 

buds showing color which gives the appearance of a large spike of bloom. 
Stem is a little weak but when forced in the greenhouse they stand perfectly 
straight. To my mind the best dark blue variety. 



Pf itzer's Triumtih (Pf) (Com) < Dec ) ( 85 " 90) Giant reddish 

» »*»*'^* jL^____*__ salmon orange with bright reddish blotch. 
One of the most popular salmon pinks. 

PKilin Rr^itstiAVPt* K ' (Dec) (73) Rose pink tinted lavender. 

roaiap orcumcycr Dark lines in throat 

Pf* ilofff d a (Steves) (Dec) Salmon flaked orange scarlet. Large cream 
** blotch on lower petals. 9-10 large blooms open. Sunproof. 

PhvlliS McOllistiotl ( Stewart ) ( De c) (Com) Midseason. 

**J ***** * * *** J »>» v» Large deep glowing shrimp pink shading 
a little lighter in the throat. Tall straight vigorous plant. 18-20 buds with five 
or more large flowers open. Have not seen much of this myself but have heard 
many good reports on it. 



Picardy 



Palmer strain. See page 12. 



PitltlACle (Arenius) (Ex) (Com) A new rose pink opening 10-12 
medium size blooms at a time on a tall, straight spike. 
The color of this variety is not so unusual as some and the blooms are not 
extra large but it grows so tall and straight and opens up so many perfectly 
placed blooms at a time so easily that it looks to me like a coming com- 
mercial as well as exhibition variety. I consider this a real acquisition in 
the rose pink class. Be sure to try it. 



Pirate 

* — »>^> Palmer strain. See page 12. 

Polat* Ice ( Pf ) (£° m ) (Dec) Early. Medium to large size white with 
several blooms open. With me placement is not always good. 
Claimed by the originator to be a very fine forcing white. Have not forced it myself. 

POtld, LllV (Dec) (80) Large deep rose pink with darker throat. 

* Six or more open. Beautiful and distinctive rose variety. 

Pr2|it*ie Gold (Corrington) (Dec) (Com) Deep yellow with fine 

_ penciling of carmine making the color seem still darker. 

Four or more fairly large blooms open at a time on a spike of about fifteen buds. 
Tall, strong, vigorous grower and propagator. 

Premier Henry Palmer slrain . seepage 13. 

Pride Of Wanakah (Criswell) (Ex) (Com) (90-95) Large 
* * ***^ CTimiVcUl beautiful deep i ave nder rose. When well 

grown is magnificent but needs good culture to get long spikes. A good commercial. 

"Here are the three I rank the best; Pelegrina, Constancy and Maid of Orleans. 
Of course the others were all nice but this is my choice and I did not have thrip either. 
Your bulbs were wonderful and so were the extras." 

— Rainbow Glad Gardens, N. H. 



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"Rototox is a spray which I cannot recommend too highly. 

"Your bulbs have done wonders for me this summer and I have been glad to tell 
all glad lovers I meet where they come from." — -Miles Oakley, N. Y. 



Primrose Princess ^ Sal ^ ^ Ex ^ ( Com ) (95-100) Tan clear 

wa * primrose yellow, lower petals darker. Long 

spike of well placed blooms. One of the best light yellows. 

(Alkemade) (D( 

beautiful soft rose color. Nothing else 



Prof • Van Slogteren 



just like it. You should try this one. 



Pflffftlfk QlAfv (K) (Dec) (79) Large ruffled deep velvety maroon. 
** " c jr Popular old variety. 

Ollfifin Hfilen II (Sal) (Dec) (Com) Light rose with cream blotch. 

** Carmine feathering in throat. Very strong grow- 
ing pink that looks like a good one. 

RdltlSSSeS (Stevens) (Ex) (79) Very tall plant with large heavily 
ruffled purple flowers of a beautiful shade. When well 
grown this is very nice. Blooms up to 7 inches across. 

*^ *^ Ptlir C p a i m er strain. See page 13. 



Red LfirV (Errey) (Ex) (95-100) Carmine rose with large 
sL purplish red blotches. Large flowers and nearly the 
whole spike open at once. Needs good culture to get long spikes. One of the 
most gorgeously magnificent varieties grown. 



DaJ PhinnS (Briggs) (Ex) (Com) Late midseason light red. Similar 
* M 'rF" in habit to W. H. Phipps but spikes average longer. This 
looks like a good coming commercial. 

Red Snlfindfir (K) ( Com ) ( Dec ) ( 77 ) Brilliant light red. Somewhat 
mlfcJPl* jpwiHWv ruffled. Lower petals rich velvety darker shade. 

RCgCttt Palmer strain. 1936 Introduction. See page 16. 

*^feVCMO Palmer strain. See page 13. 

R*»*Cail Palmer strain. See page 13. 

RflderiClC Dhll (Stephen) (Dec) Immense rose pink. Something 
********** *V«» MJMmMM jjj^g M rs- Pendleton but a much softer shade and 
more beautiful. You can easily get six inch flowers on this variety. 

II 1*5 A Ihert (Lemoine) (Dec) (91) Smoky coppery salmon. 5-6 good 

***** _ size blooms open. Soft pleasing color. One of the most 

popular smokies. 

D«S Snleil (Velthuys) (Dec) (Com) Very early. Very large light 
***** yellow with red lines in throat. Well worth while. 

"Have been a customer for several years and have always had good bulbs and been 
used very satisfactory." — Fannie Farrows, Conn. 

"/ wish at this time to thank you for your promptness in handling my order last 
spring and for the extra bulbs you sent. They sure were beauties. In fact all that 
have bloomed so far are far superior to any glads I ever raised before." 

— Mrs. T. B. Bigelow, Mich. 

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"My gladiolus were the most beautiful ones I had ever seen. Have given your 
address to several. Expect to place another order with you next spring." 

— Miss B. Karnes, Virginia. 



D..A Maf*flP PSitT#»f" ( Pf ) ( Ex ) Ruffled white tinted pink. Peach 

***** wMUMiWS* anc j cream co lor which varies somewhat. 

Sometimes is rather pale. Eight or more immense closely set blooms open at a 
time. Makes a wonderful spike. Rather slow propagator. 

Rn«e Miet (Fischer) (Prim. Grand.) (Dec) (80-90) Old rose with 
1 *"* v D uff showing through. 5-8 well spaced blooms open on a very 

tall straight spike. A fine decorative variety. 



Ro«P Cf- a fl ff i«fl (Kinyon) (Dec) (Com) Beautiful clear shade 

■miFgg q> f ijgjjt rose pink. Five or six wide open 
ruffled blooms of good size well placed on straight slender spike of eighteen 
or more buds. The buds of this variety are very beautiful with their delicately 
ruffled edges. An outstanding variety. Something appealing about it. 

This variety was just introduced last year. I consider it one of Mrs. 
Kinyon's best. A beautiful basket glad or for florist work. 



I^OSe W^itlff S (Crow) (Dec) (Landscape) (75-80) Rosy carmine deepen- 
" ***i»* i n g toward the edges and with a deeper velvety lip. A 
fine gold line edges the petals. Blooms are medium size, wide open and slightly 
ruffled. Straight, slender stems of medium height with 4-6 blooms open. 

One feature of this variety is the dark green foliage and stems tinged with 
dark rose, something I have never seen in any other variety. This is a very beauti- 
ful decorative variety and should become immensely popular where people want 
this color. Makes a beautiful basket or vase. 

"I liked Rosewings very much." — Fred M. Cassebeer, N. Y. 

Palmer strain. See page 13. 
ROYdl YOt*k. Palmer Introduction. Premium bulb this year. 

RfllctV (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) (75-80) Yellow overlaid with hairlines of 
scarlet. Gives the effect of deep orange. Yellow blotch on lower 
petal. 6-8 large well placed blooms open on long spike. An unusual color and I 
think will be very popular both as a florist variety and for the home garden. I 
don't know of anything better in this color for exhibition. Just the color the 
florists want in the fall. 

6 ^It awn 

Palmer strain. See page 13. 

Salfaacfl'S OPChid (Sal) (Dec) (Com) Somewhat similar to 

****** Minuet but more pink in it. Several very 
beautiful well placed somewhat ruffled blooms open at a time. A beautiful variety. 

SslbflCh'S Pink (SAL)(Com) Late. Good size wide open geranium 

* *"**■ w ith soft carmine, lines in throat. Long spike 

with six or more blooms open. With me sometimes blooms are not well placed. 
A very heavy stem. 

Cnlmntl Fmnoi*AV (Roozen) (Dec) Ruffled salmon orange with 
joiuiu ii ampci ur dark feather Loo ks like a seedling of Pfitzer's 
Triumph. Very pretty but inclined to have short spikes. 

"The Netherland Prince and Debonair which you put in as extras in our 1934 
order have been wonderful and they with Pelegrina have increased remarkably well 
for us. Every visitor to our place has had a word of praise for the former two." 

— Albert W. Davidson, Calif. 



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"/ assure you what I received from you came in good condition. Very clean 
bulbs and all true to name — another good reason why I like to deal with you." 

— Armand Poirier, N. H. 



SflfSbflnd (Sal) (Dec) (100) Rich velvety bordeaux or deep mulberry, 
******** straw yellow blotch. An unusual and beautiful color. Good 
size. Very desirable. 

SCSflfit Bfiddfif (Sal) (Prim. Grand.) (Com) (Dec) (78) Beauti- 

ful soft yet glowing scarlet. Distinctive and 

beautiful shade. 

Scarlet Wonder 

old red. 



(Groff) (Dec) Very large light red. Popular 



Sdlllbert (Dec) (C° m ) Creamy yellow with vivid scarlet blotches. 

_ Very showy and looks like one that may become very popular. 

SchWSlbfitl Grirl ( Pf ^ (D ec ) (Com) Early. Pure pink self color. 7-8 
v ** large beautiful blooms open. All garden visitors 
noticed this one even at a distance. It may supersede Mrs. Sisson as a commercial. 

SfinOPltS (Sal) (Dec) (Landscape) (90) Large yellow shading to 
orange with red markings on bright orange lower petals. A 
short grower and blooms often badly placed but it is exceedingly showy. 

SilVfiPShfifill (Symons) (Ex) (Com) Glowing salmon pink with a 
_ white tongue on lower petals. Tall, strong grower with 

up to ten flowers open on a strong spike. A fine variety. 

Smilltlfi ftfafteStfO (Christ) (Dec) Large deep salmon rose flaked 
UMimug mjm. Ova tr brown. Several open. This is considered as 
one of the very best Christ varieties. Better try this one. 



SO RliS? (Kinyon) (Ex) (Com) (80-85) Deep rose pink with violet 
c> feather on lower petal. 6-8 immense blooms open on tall, 
straight spike. Can be grown wonderfully well. 

I have not grown this myself but saw it in Mrs. Kinyon's garden this 
past season and thought so much of it that I have bought a half interest in it. 



SfllVfiiS (Decorah) (Dec) Immense ruffled white with small cerise blotch. 

^ c *& 5-7 open. Can be grown wonderfully well but needs first class 
culture to get it good. Rather slow propagator. 

Snnatine (Pf) ( Com ) ( Dec ) (90-95) Tall growing light pink often 
JWMCl MUg flaked, with small red blotches. Good size blooms. 

Spirit Of St. LOUiS ( MuELLER > ( Com ) ( 8 °-f. 5 ) Good early 
ZUL — orange saffron. 6-8 medium size blooms 

open on a long spike. A good orange. 

SPriiy Ooid p a i mer strain. See page 14. 

eta** aS Hetlilefiem (Pp ) ( Dec) Ver y lar § e white which some 

^ *■«»*■ mm^ *,«m»w growers consider the finest white on the 

market. Not so fast a propagator as some but very big spikes can be grown. 

St«ir PrinCe (Christ) (Dec) Immense light pink. 

"Duna, Pelegrina, Picardy, Bill Sowien, Wurtembergia, Com. Koehl and 
Rapture all had six inch blooms. Lindesta and Wasaga were very beautiful and Wasaga 
had a 5 l A inch flower. I want to get more of Palmer's varieties for next year." 

— Chester L. Rearick, Pa. 

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"I am sending a small order for gladiolus this fall as I don't want to wait until 
spring like I did this year and find that you are sold out of all the ones I want. 

"The gladiolus I received from you in 1934 were the finest bulbs and the finest 
gladiolus I have ever grown." — Mrs. Leo Harris, Ind. 



Still"!* £ 3 V^L i «ft ^ ec ^ (75-80) Bright orange red. Very strong and 



sturdy grower. I like it. 



Cm] faff (Crow) (Ex) (Com) Deep rose. 6-8 very large ruffled blooms 
J*** open with several buds showing color. Tall, strong grower. 

Good propagator. Can be grown very fine. Should become extremely popular. 



Cflftcfkf ClAlld (Steves) (Dec) (Com) Early midseason. White 

J "»**•*"* ^ ** overlaid with and shaded pink toward the edges. 

Several large well placed blooms open. One of the very best Steves varieties. 
This has proven to be very good here. Looks to me like a coming commercial 
variety. Good strong grower. 

SllflChifllfi Oifl (Steves) (Prim. Grand.) (Dec) (82) Clear geranium 
^ ********* *■**"* w** * pink with a yellow throat. 7-8 well placed blooms 
open. A fine variety except that the stems often crook. 

4* f] ft C til fie SllSifi (Steves) (Com) (Dec) Extremely early orange 

JUiialllllC slightly tinted pink. Deep orange yellow in 

throat. Several good size ruffled blooms open. Very tall, straight stems. Should 
become valuable as an early commercial. 

Sword of Mahomet [ Ellis) ( Fs c L, (92) Large ma A s f ive smoky 

*~ TT v v * »""*"» •» brown. 6-8 blooms open. Always very 
popular. 

Sy**l*P**101iy Palmer strain. See page 14. 



TflkinA (Burns) (Ex) Immense purple of an odd shade. One of 
* the new giants from New Zealand. A fine propagator. Said 

to be the largest variety in existence, producing eight inch flowers under good 
field conditions. 



TfiffiCfl (Christ) (Ex) (Com) Medium size pink with a yellowish tinge 
* and yellowish throat. Several open at a time. Very pretty. 

T|*a MaoiiI Palmer strain. 1936 Introduction. Premium bulb this 
Inc WP B UI year. See page 17. 

Tflfi MOfIS* (Crow) (Ex) (80) 8 good size well placed deep rose red 
iv» blooms open. Somewhat ruffled. A beautiful variety but 

needs good culture to get long spikes. Can be grown wonderfully well. 

The Ofchld. (Sprague) (Prim. Grand.) (Dec) Shape and color some- 
V* ******* thing like a lavender orchid. Badly hooded. Nice for 

its kind. 

"You may be interested in how the bulbs performed during the season so here 
are my opinions after this past season of the varieties bought of you. 

"Maid of Orleans is the best white I have grown. Pelegrina the best of the darker 
blues. King Arthur is all you say it is. I liked Netherland Prince, Red Lory and 
Wurlembergia but most of all I liked the Palmer varieties! Picardy of course but it 
will only be repetition to say its the best — everyone has said it. Bagdad did wonder- 
fully well this season. Rapture is next in my favorites, beautiful." 

"I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your fine bulbs which I have 
purchased from you in the past. Also for your generous extras. I have never had bulbs 
from you which were not true to name and which did not give fine spikes or produce 
healthy bulbs the following season." — J. V. Miller, N. Y. 



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"I want to tell you what wonderful blooms I had from Sunshine Susie, Orange 
Sovereign and Netherland Prince. 

"The colors in these gladiolus were most beautiful." 

—Mrs. A. Wellman, N. Y. 



1|a (Burgess) (Ex) (Com) Rose slightly flecked deeper with carmine blotch 
^ on cream ground. Have not bloomed this myself but understand it is 

a very large variety with up to 12 blooms open on a strong stem. 

TSmam (K) (Dec) (78) Smoky blue flaked salmon red. Five or more open. 
*B^* One of the best in its color class. 

T*i§€f Kill§ ^ ec ^ Somewhat similar to Tiger but darker 

TollfirSlin (Austin) (Ex) (Com) (100) A late yellow somewhat larger 
JMl* than Golden Dream but with me doesn't grow so tall. Beau- 
tiful color. 7-8 blooms open. One of the best. 

TPyOflftad.Olll!' (P F ) (^ x ) (Com) (85) Beautiful clear purple. Tall 
************ — * grower with long spike of bloom with six or more open. 
I consider this the best clear purple variety. 

Vagabond Prince Pa i mer str ain. see page 14. 

jWTaSafia palmer strain. See page 14. 

W H PhitltSS (D) (Ex) (Com) (112) Light rose salmon. Formerly 

* * MI Pr* this variety opened up the longest spike of any 

variety known but late years for some reason it seems to be difficult to get a 
long spike on it. Where formerly it would open up 12-18 blooms on a spike of 
24 or more buds it now often produces short stubby spikes though with eight or 
ten blooms open at a time. 

WillSfid VictOl* V (Briggs) (Dec) Immense light pink. Have had 

o _ *■*** jf n eight inches across one way but it is much 
wider than high. 



WuPtfifnbfif^ifl (Com) (Dec) Fiery scarlet with cream 

**C* S*** wn it. e throat. Immense blooms on a very tall 
always straight spike. The most dazzling red you can imagine. One of the 
"must haves" for your garden and should become a good commercial. A 
variety that stops everyone. The only successor to Dr. Bennett as a cut 
flower I have seen. 



YvOllllli (Krelage) (Ex) (Com) (78) Blush white or very pale 
* * ******** pink with soft cerise spot in throat. 6-8 very large blooms 
on a tall, strong growing plant. A wonderfully fine variety. 



'My gladiolus have been blooming for the past six weeks and everyone who has 
seen them has proclaimed them the prettiest glads they have ever seen. They certainly 
have done wonderfully well and I wish to thank you very much for the wonderful 
extras you sent. When I read your description of Mywag I was rather skeptical of 
whether or not it could be as beautiful as you claimed but it certainly has lived up to 
its claim for beauty. And the bulb of The Moor was certainly the most beautiful deep 
rose red glad I've ever seen. It had two enormous spikes with twelve blossoms open on 
one spike and ten open on the other at one time and it had very beautiful ruffled blooms. 

"Wurtembergia is certainly a dazzling variety when the sun hits it but for sheer 
beauty nothing in my opinion beats Mrs. T. E. Langford except Picardy." 

— W. Kingsley, Conn. 



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"I was very much pleased with those glads you selected for me in the spring. They 
were gorgeous." — Mrs. Mary Sheffmaker, Mass. 



GLADIOLUS SEEDS 

I have had so many calls for gladiolus seeds that I am listing a few crosses 
this year for another grower. These seeds are all from carefully hand-pollenated 
flowers and should give you some good seedlings. However I want it distinctly 
understood that no one can guarantee results in gladiolus seed. None of the seeds 
can be guaranteed to produce seedlings that you will like. But the chances are 
they will and there is always the chance of getting something unusually good or 
even a world beater. No one can tell till they bloom. 

To grow these seeds you simply plant them an inch or inch and a half deep 
and keep them moist until they germinate. You can do this either with peat moss 
or with a burlap or other cloth put over the row or by frequent watering. It doesn't 
matter as long as they are kept moist. They are as easy to grow as many other 
seeds. There is nothing finicky about their culture. They should produce bulbs 
this year up to No. 4 size or with good culture sometimes you can get quite large 
bulbs the first season but do not expect blooms until the second season. Then 
sometimes the blooms change more or less the second or third time of blooming. 
A variety is not considered established until you get blooms from bulblets. 

Remember no two gladiolus seedlings can ever be alike. Every one is dif- 
ferent. 

The supply of these seeds is not large and no doubt they will be sold out 
before spring so it would be well to send in your order at once and give a second 
or third choice. 



Packages of 25 seeds of any one cross, 50 cents. Order by number. 



No. 


Female Parent 




Male Parent 


3511 


Picardy 


X 


Seestern 


3514 


Libelle 


X 


Allegro 


3516 


Coryphee 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3517 


Marmora 


X 


9th Symphony 


3522 


Vagabond Prince 


X 


Picardy 


3523 


Champlain 


X 


Blue Herald 


3531 


Sonatine 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer Sdlg. 


3539 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


X 


Aflame 


3547 


Picardy 


X 


Miss New Zealand 


3557 


Rose Marie Pfitzer Sdlg. No. 2 


X 


Marchen 


3558 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


X 


Golden Goddess 


3567 


Wasaga 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3573 


Picardy 


X 


Moorish King 


3574 


Comm. Koehl 


X 


Pioardy 


3587 


Moorish King 


X 


Dream of Beauty 


3512 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


X 


Picardy 


3513 


Madame Mounet Sully 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3515 


Allegro 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3521 


Apricot Glow 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer Sdlg. No. 1 


3524 


Bella Donna 


X 


Blue Herald 


3530 


Gehemrat Duisberg 


X 


Allegro 


3532 


Jonkheer Van Tets 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3533 


Max Reger 


X 


Allegro 


3535 


Ave Maria 


X 


Pastoral 


3536 


Mother Machree 


X 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


3537 


Rose Marie Pfitzer 


X 


Bit of Heaven 


3551 


Jonkheer Van Tets 


X 


Heiligtum 


3556 


Mrs. Sisson 


X 


Picardy 


3559 


Tip Top 


X 


Emile Aubrun 


3560 


Beacon 


X 


Tip Top 


3561 


Emile Aubrun 


X 


9th Symphony 


3563 


Jonkheer Van Tets 


X 


Andreas Hofer 


3570 


Golden Goddess 


X 


D. 0. X. 



"I had some bulbs of you in the spring. The best bulbs I ever had." 

— Melvin Cline, Maine. 

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VARIETIES BY COLOR 

It is very hard to separate varieties of gladiolus into definite color classifica- 
tions. In the pinks especially it is difficult to separate the salmons, light pink, etc. 
Some varieties could go into any one of three or four classes. There are a number 
of different shades of pink that don't have a class by themselves. It is hard to 
say in just which one of the classes I have here they should go. However I have 
classified the varieties in my list to the best of my ability. 



DARK RED 

Dr. Hoeg 
Ecstasy 
Moorish King 
Morocco 
The Mogul 



MEDIUM RED 

Allemania 
Amador 
Bill Sowden 
Cardinal Prince 
Com. Koehl 
Crimson Glow 
Dominus 
Heathfield 
King George 
King of Reds 
Red Lory 
Regent 
Royal York 
27271 



SCARLET 

Dr. Bennett 
Excellence 
Red Phipps 
Red Splendor 
Scarlet Bedder 
Scarlet Wonder 
Stuttgardia 
Wurtembergia 



ORANGE 

Brightside 
Gay Hussar 
Grand Slam 
La Fiesta 
La Paloma 
Leander 
Lucifer 

Mrs. S. A. Errey 
Orange Butterfly 
Orange Lady 
Orange Princess 
Orange Queen 
Orange Sovereign 
Orange Wonder 
Rusty 
Senorita 

Spirit of St. Louis 
Sunshine Susie 
BC25084 



YELLOW 

Amberglow 
Antione 

Bonny Scotland 
Clarion 

Gate of Heaven 
Golden Cup 
Golden Goddess 
Jonquil 
Loyalty 

Miss Bloomington 
Mrs. G. Wade 
Prairie Gold 
Primrose Princess 
Roi Soleil 
Spray of Gold 
Tobersun 



CREAM, BUFF, FLESH 

Apricot Glow 
Duna 

Golden Anniversary 
Hercules 
Innovation 
Lotus 

Mrs. T. E. Langford 
Reverie 

Rose Marie Pfitzer 

Sahara 

Schubert 

Wasaga 

Yvonne 

WHITE 

Albatross 

J. Van Tets 

Maid of Orleans 

Mammoth White 

Marion Louise 

Mary Elizabeth 

Maunga 

Polar Ice 

Star of Bethlehem 

CREAM WHITE 

Dr. Durr 
Escort 
Helen Wills 
Magna Blanca 

WHITE 

(With Blotch) 

Margaret Peter 
Mibloom 

Mrs. F. E. Bennett 

Odalisque 

Solveig 

SALMON PINK 

Acadia 

Al Smith 

Betty Nuthall 

Coquette 

Coronation 

Gloriana 

Golden Flame 

Hector 

Inspiration 

Joh. S. Bach 

Lady Winsome 

Laughing Water 

Mildred Louise 

Miss New Zealand 

Mrs. Leon Douglas 

Mrs. E. J. Heaton 

Netherland Prince 

Orlando 

Our Selection 

Pfitzer's Triumph 

Picardy 

Rapture 

Rosex 

Salmon Emperor 
W. H. Phipps 
26892 
26121 

LIGHT PINK 

Betsy Bob-up 
Betty Co-Ed 
Blushes of Cream 
Carolus Clusius 
Debonair 



Edith Mason 
Mrs. P. W. Sisson 
Pearl of California 
Salbach's Orchid 
Sonatine 
Star Prince 
Symphony 
H6141 



PINK 

Angelus 
Early Dawn 
Ella May 
Giant Nymph 
Helen Jacobs 
Heritage 
Incense 
Joan Pety 
Lady Eaton 
Lindesta 
Margaret Fulton 
May Davidson 
Miss Greeley 
Peerless Pink 
Phyllis McQuiston 
Prof. Van Slogteren 
Queen Helen II 
Rose Stan dish 
Salbach's Pink 
Schwaben Girl 
Silversheen 
Sunset Cloud 
Sunshine Girl 
Teresa 

Winged Victory 
26935 



PINK AND SALMON PINK 
(With Decided Blotch) 

Beacon 

Bleeding Heart 
Camelot 
Cassandra 
Edith Robson 
Emma 

Gladys Clegg 

Mignon 

Moondara 

Mr. Wm. Cuthbertson 

Mywag 

Nerissa 

Nyora 

Philomela 

Premier Henry 

Roderick Dhu 



ROSE PINK 

Alayne 

Aflame 

Bagdad 

Benedict 

Cherokee 

Constancy 

Dorcas Aldrich 

Dr. Shook 

Janet 

Littlejohn 

Mrs. Galbraith 

Pinnacle 

Pond Lily 

Pride of Wanakah 

Rose Mist 

Smiling Maestro 



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So Big 
3Lo 
M7021 
27694 



ROSE RED 

Dream O'Beauty 
Dr. L. H. Bailey 
Leschi 
Pirate 

Purple Glory 
Rose Wings 
Sultan 
The Moor 
26242 



PINKISH LAVENDER 

Berty Snow 
Dr. Moody 
Early Melody 
Honor 
King Arthur 
Lavender Bride 
Mary Frey 
Mauve Magic 



Minuet 
Nancy Ann 
Philip Breitmeyer 
The Orchid 



LIGHT BLUE 

Allegro 
Ave Maria 
Bella Donna 
Blue Danube 
Blue Triumphator 
Cham plain 
Milford 

Mrs. Gertrude Pfitzer 



DARK BLUE 

Aida 

Blue Admiral 
Pelegrina 



PURPLE 

Chas. Dickens 
Dominus 

Mrs. Chas. A. Stevens 
Paul Pfitzer 



Ramasses 

Takina 

Troubadour 

GRAY 

Marmora 

SMOKY 

Desdemone 
Emile Aubrun 
Evensong 
Jalna 

Mother Machree 
Rideau 
Roi Albert 
Saraband 

Sword of Mahomet 
Tiger 

Tiger King 

26895 

27585 

ODD SHADES 

Ambrosia 
Bullfinch 
Golden Brown 
Hillbilly 

Vagabond Prince 



THE FRAGRANT GLADIOLUS 
INCENSE [Miller] 

This is the only gladiolus I have seen that unmistakably has a fragrance and 
it will be the second patented glad, patent pending now. There is no doubt what- 
ever about the fragrance of this variety and Mrs. Miller, the originator, says that 
it transmits its fragrance to its seedlings. To encourage hybridizers with this 
variety with the idea of producing better glads with fragrance she is offering a 
trophy for the best fragrant seedling produced from Incense to be awarded in 
1943. This is to give everyone a chance to do some crossing and produce a fragrant 
glad and it is allowing time enough for the seedling to become established and be 
ready for introduction. 

In order to secure this variety the buyer must sign the following coupon and 
send it to me with the price, $2.00. If you do not wish to mutilate the catalog you 
can copy this agreement on another sheet of paper and sign it and send it in. 



COUPON 

193 

I hereby agree not to sell, give or transfer either the bulbs, seeds 
or cut flowers of Incense (the fragrant gladiolus) without written 
permission, for a period of five years. 

Bulbs given as gifts will have to be signed for and both the names 
and address of donor and recipient shall appear on this form. 



"Glad to see you named No. 6142, Symphony. I thought it extra fine. You 
gave it a good name." — Dr. I. H. Braunwarth, Wis. 

"Had lovely blooms from the bulbs received last spring. Want to thank you for 
the extras especially Bagdad." — Margaret Chilcote, Md. 



"Your bulbs were great." — John J. O'Donnell, Mass. 

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A New Spray— Rototox 

Tho molasses or brown sugar and Paris Green is probably as effective a spray 
as any it does make a nasty mess on the plants and is not so convenient to use as 
a commercial spray. Also as sometimes thrip do not bother till late in the season 
when some varieties are in bloom and others just in bud and you don't want to 
spray with a sticky mess I want to recommend ROTOTOX. This is an insecticide 
that is perfectly clean, leaves no sediment on the plants, is harmless to humans 
and animals but is death to most all insects. 

ROTOTOX contains ROTONONE that acts as a stomach poison and 
PYRETHRUM that is a contact insecticide. Dr. Roark of the Dept. of Agriculture 
considers Rotonone 15 times as effective as Nicotine and 30 times as effective as 
Arsenate of Lead. PENETROL (oxidized petroleum carbon, |sulfonated) acts as 
a spreader and carrier for the other ingredients. 

Whether you want an insecticide for your glads or for any other insects in 
your garden I would recommend ROTOTOX. It is about the most up to date 
insecticide formula on the market. 

Prices are as follows: POSTPAID, Terms cash or C. 0. D. 

Trial oz $ .35 1 Quart §3.00 

8 oz 1.00 1 Gallon 10.00 

1 Pint 1.75 5 Gallons 45.00 

ROTOTOX is not sold in stores. WRITE DIRECT TO THE MANU- 
FACTURERS. Do not order from me. 

ROTOTOX 

813 Yale Street 

East Williston, N. Y. 

THE ROTOTOX CO. publishes a fine booklet which is a complete treatise 
on thrips. Send 25 cents, coin or stamps, direct to the Company. 

Large quantities of Rototox were sold last year and the Rototox Company has 
hundreds of fine testimonials in regard to it of which the following are fair samples. 

"Fine. It's the best stuff I've ever used. Used it for everything in the garden. 
1-200 I think. My brother mixed it for me. Used as a precaution against thrips, 
though I don't know if we have them here. Made 2 or 3 applications and obtained 
just about 100% control, as far as I could judge. All the little bugs seemed to lose their 
appetites at the same time. No treatment. I just packed them in dry peat moss." 

— Miss Louise Bevitt, San Francisco, Calif. 

"Very much pleased with ROTOTOX. Used 1-200 for thrips on Gladioli. Made 
6 applications and obtained practically 100% control. Used Naphthalene crystals for 
4 weeks in February. I plant about 2,000 Glads each year for my own and my friends' 
pleasure. Thrip infestation rather bad in 1933-34 especially after Sept. 1. Paris 
green, brown sugar mixture not satisfactory. Shall order ROTOTOX again next 
Spring." — Charles F. Bigelow, Providence, R. I. 

"Used Rototox on your catalog recommend and found it just what the doctor 
ordered." — Lester G. Brownell, Mass. 

"So far have had no thrip. I have sprayed with Rototox every ten days since my 
glads were six inches high." — M. Oakley, N. Y. 

"Entirely satisfactory. Sprayed 3 times at 1-200 for thrips on Glads. Used 
only as a preventatwe — no losses. No treatment in storage. Soaked corms in 1-800 
solution of Corrosive Sublimate before planting." 

— Carl Weaver, East Jordan, Mich. 

" Very good. 4 sprayings at 1 oz. to l l A Qol. water for aphis, leaf hoppers and 
ants. 90% control. Naphthalene Flakes in storage." 

— Tom J. Weible, Davidsville, Pa. 

"Best of any I have used. 4 or 5 sprayings on Glads at 1-200 and some at 1-400. 
100% control of thrips. Used Naphthalene Flakes for 2 months before being cured. 
No treatment when planting." — William H. Martin, Somerville, Mass. 

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MY NEW BULB HOUSE 

Well, folks, you forced me to it. Two years ago when I built a large storage 
shed I thought I was all through building but last year my business was so much 
better than previously and this year, as my crop was about 50% larger than ever 
before, I just had to have more room, so tore down my old bulb house and put 
up this new modern building. It is 36x72 ft., two stories high and has a fine vapor- 
vacuum heating plant in it. It is thoroughly up to date and with modern con- 
veniences I can handle your orders better than ever before. This building with the 
second story and basement of the office building, at the left of the picture, I think 
will be ample storage for some time to come, though this year I did use my house 
cellar for an over-flow. Now let the orders come and I will take care of them. 

Horticultural Wire Fencing 




Here is a wire support for glads that many growers have liked. This support 
consists of two parallel strands of wire seven inches apart and has cross wires 
about every six inches. This wire is simply tacked on to the tops of stakes driven 
into the ground. You can have them any height you want but for glads about 
eighteen inches is a good height. This might be too high for some short varieties 
but should be high enough for most kinds. Of course for very tall growing varieties 
that are inclined to crook the wooden stake is the best support but where glads 
are planted fairly shallow so as to get the best increase a wire support of this 
sort is very useful. It keeps the plants right up straight and there is no danger 
of them falling over into the row. It can be used many years. 

Price for a full roll of 500 feet is $3.00 f. o. b. Joliet, Illinois. For less 
than a full roll price is 2 cents per foot f. o. b. Burlington. No orders taken 
for less than 25 feet. 



"1 was very much pleased with the bulbs I purchased from you last year and 
many thinks for the extras you sent me." — Herman Edward, Vt. 



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Join a Gladiolus Society 

If possible be sure to join some gladiolus society even if it is only a local one. 
By getting acquainted with different growers and hence through an interchange 
of ideas and experiences you will learn a great deal about growing glads and about 
new varieties and will thus get a great deal more pleasure out of your flowers. 

Here are two national societies that you should join if possible. 

AMERICAN GLADIOLUS SOCIETY which publishes a magazine every 
month from which you will get much greater value than the cost of the annual 
dues. During the last year three issues have been sent at one time to effect sav- 
ings in various ways. We hope to remedy this soon as business conditions im- 
prove and as the membership increases. 

With each bona fide new membership in the A. G. S., not just a change from 
one member of a family to another, I will give you a bulb of any one of the follow- 
ing varieties: HECTOR, REVERIE, JONQUIL, ROSE STANDISH or BLUE 
ADMIRAL. 



I hereby apply for membership in the American Gladiolus 
Society, and inclose $2.00 as annual membership dues, $1.00 of 
which is for a year's subscription to the Gladiolus Review. 
Mail the application and $2.00 to 
ROSCOE HUFF, Secretary 
Goshen, Indiana 

Name...: _ > 

Street and No 

City or Town State 

Amateur or professional 

Recommended by Elmer E. Gove 



The New England Gladiolus Society publishes a Year Book which is generally 
conceded to be the best publication put out by any gladiolus society in the world. 
Last year they published a 272 page cloth bound book that sold for $1.75 in book 
stores. This year the book is about the same size and fully as good if not better 
than last year's. It is given free with a $1.00 membership in the society. 





Please enroll me as a member of the 
NEW ENGLAND GLADIOLUS SOCIETY 




Mail the coupon and $1.00 to 




G. E. Folk, Secretary 
Oakdale, Mass. 


Name 




Street 




P. O 


, State 

Recommended by Elmer E. Gove 



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Below are some books that everyone having a garden should own. I can 
take your order and have them sent direct from the Publisher. 

I can secure for you any book on any garden subject. SEND FOR COMPLETE 
CATALOG. Add 10 cents per book for postage. 

Gladiolus, by F. F. Rockwell. Recommended as "the best briel guide on gladiolus 
growing ." It tells how to plant, fertilize and cultivate; how to grow from seed or bulb- 
lets; how to harvest and cure; how to handle for cut flowers; and every other detail 
needed for success with this popular flower. 45 illustrations. 79 pages. $1.25 

The Book of Bulbs, by F. F. Rockwell. With this complete and practical book 
you can get the utmost in beauty from every kind of bulbous plant. Clearly written 
by one who knows; illustrated with 187 beautiful photographs and instructive draw- 
ings. Ir.-cludes tulips, daffodils hyacinths, lilies, crocuses, glads, dahlias, peonies, irises, 
begonias, and scores of other beautiful but not-so-well known bulbs. We recommend 
it as the best and most complete bulb book. 187 illus., 264 pages. $2.00 

Garden Pools: Large and Small, by Ramsey and Lawrence. Nothing else can 
add so much to your garden as a pool, even if it is only a transformed wash tub in the 
tiniest garden space. How to have one is fully explained in this new book. Its text is 
so complete and its illustrations are so numerous and practical that you can easily 
find the type of pool that fits in your garden and learn all about designing, planting 
and caring for it. 41 illus., 122 pages. $2.50 

The Home Garden Handbooks, by F. F. Rockwell. A series of pocket-size 
books, now nine in number, that it is a pleasure for us to recommend because each 
volume covers its ground so well and concisely. Use them when your seeds or plants 
arrive; they will show you how to prepare the soil, plant the seed, or transplant. Carry 
them out to the garden when you cultivate, prune and fertilize, they will save you 
many steps and help you avoid disappointments. Each volume has from 30 to 70 
illustrations and contains about 90 pages. Strong cloth binding, four-color jackets 
Price, $1.25 per volume. The titles now published are: 

Rock Gardens Gladiolus Evergreens 

Dahlias Roses Shrubs 

Irises Peonies Lawns 

Manual of Gardening, by L H. Bailey. You can depend on this book to supply 
you with complete and practical information on planting and landscaping your home 
grounds Tells how to make the most of natural features; how to drain, cultivate, and 
fertilize the soil; how to sow, propagate, transplant, prune, and graft the different 
classes of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Gives lists of varieties suited for different 
purposes. 350 illustrations, 539 pages. $3.00 

Around the Year in the Garden, by F F. Rockwell. If you are busy and must 
use every minute of your time in the garden to the best advantage, this book will 
help you be more efficient. It is arranged in 52 chapters, each telling what to do in the 
garden every week of the year. It covers the vegetable garden, flower garden, roses, 
shrubs, berries, fruit trees, insects and diseases, vegetables for winter, pruning and 
all other garden operations. 88 illustrations, 350 pages $2.50 

The Rose in America, by J. Horace McFarland. A complete guide to successful 
growing, based on Mr. McFarland's own experience and the exchange of ideas with 
other enthusiasts while acting as editor for the American Rose Society. Contains the 
newest information on cultivation, pest control, and varieties. 66 illustrations, 233 
pages. $3.00 

The Garden Club Manual, by Edith R. Fisher. Practical, tested information 
on every detail of the organization and management of garden clubs, including model 
constitutions, program suggestions, complete directions for staging flower shows, 
civic improvement projects, and junior garden clubs. $2.00 



How to Grow Delphiniums, by L. H. Leonian. An authority A practical book 
100 pages. Postpaid, $1.10 




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