A sampler collection of glads from Old House Gardens are all blooming on July 4th after a half-inch of rain last night.
Apricot Lustre is pink, peach, gold all in one flower.
The white with a purple center is Abyssinian Glad. OHG says it was collected form the mountains of Ethiopia in 1844 and was featured as a brand new treasure in Boston’s Garden and Forest magazine in 1888. Formerly Acidanthera, now Gladiolus callianthus ‘Murielae’, 3-4 feet tall.
The red with white edging is Atom. OHG calls the edging silver. It was the Spring 2006 Bulb of the Year. 3 feet tall.