Miscellaneous bulbs for your Garden

                           Parrot glads, southern white iris

                           and the snowflake for your garden

 
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Parrot Gladiolus
 

Gladiolus dalenii ( Gladiolus natalensis ) The Southern Heirloom Parrot Gladiolus

A rare find but one of the very best bulbs you can grow.  The Parrot Gladiolus has bright orange and yellow blooms on tall 4-5 foot stems that can catch the eye of anyone. Each bloom looks hand painted with fine lines of orange running through the yellow on the back of the petals. The blooms are smaller than the modern hybrids but the stems are stronger. We have not had to stake ours and they multiply into large clumps. Easy to grow and you do not have to dig them up for the winter here in the South ( Zones 7-9 ) This is a rare old species gladiolus found growing on old home sites across the South and it sets seed. Ours start blooming in May and people pull up in the driveway to ask about them.

NOTE: We start digging these at the end of the Summer and Ship in the Fall.

You need to order these separate if you want your other bulbs sooner otherwise we will hold the entire bulb order for Fall Shipment. This works fine as most of the bulbs are Fall Planted. If there is a conflict in planting times we will send you a invoice for the separate shipping charges. You are welcome to order these at anytime through the year since numbers are always limited but we stop shipping at the end of November and will mark them Sold Out for this year when enough orders are placed.

 

Parrot Gladiolus dalenii Parrot Gladiolus 

 

 

Gladilus dalenii   Parrot Gladiolus

One Large Bulb $9.00

Three Large Bulbs $26.00

Ten Large Bulbs $79.00

 

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Snowflakes

Leucojum aestivum  Southern Heirloom Snowflakes

 

Snowflakes have been growing for generations on old home places across the South. Once planted they thrive and multiply into large clumps that add a special charm to the spring bulb planting. Each stem will have 2 to 6 white bell shaped blooms with green spots on the tips. They grow well in partial shade and do not mind heavier soil. Easy to grow and elegant.

These bulbs are available to order now. These bulbs ship May through November.

Zones 5 – 9     15”-24” Tall   Spring Blooming

Leucojumsnowflakes

 

5 Bulbs for $7.95 assorted sizes

10 Bulbs for $14.95 assorted sizes

20 Bulbs for $26.00 assorted sizes

 
 
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Iris

Iris albicans    Southern Heirloom White Iris

This is the first Bearded Iris to bloom here on the farm in the Spring. This is my Grandmothers Iris and her Grandmothers Iris. Has withstood the test of time and no Southern Garden would be complete without them. Sometimes referred to as the White Cemetery Iris since it was planted for love ones beside the graves long before the time of plastic flowers. Tough and long lived it even grows in Houston.

I see these planted at the base of tall pine trees and they are very charming.

Easy to Grow and Multiplies.

Zones 7 – 9        12” to 24” Tall     Spring Blooming

These rhizomes are available to order now. These rhizomes ship from March through November or until we sell out for the year. You will need to pay an extra shipping charge if you want these shipped to you before the rest of the bulbs in your order.

 

 

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One Rhizome   $4.00

Three Rhizomes  $11.00

Ten Rhizomes  $29.00

 
 
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RED SPIDER LILY

 

Not knowing if or when she would ever see her family again, my Great Grandmother Lee moved here to North Louisiana from Mississippi in the late 1800's. She moved to get married and start her own family. She brought with her a few Spider Lily bulbs that came from her grandmother's home place. It was just a small piece of home she was taking with her to this far away strange new place where she was going to build a future. This was long before telephones so she welcomed these visitors early every fall when they popped out of the ground blood red on 18" bare stems. A part of her mother & grandmother were here with her in these flowers, these magical red spider lilies that could bring so much love from so far away.

 

When her daughter, my grandmother, married and moved to her new farm she in turn carried with her a few of these red spider lily bulbs. She planted these bulbs under the large oak trees in front of her house where they have thrived and multiplied.

 

A few years ago I purchased my grandmother's farm and moved here. To my surprise early each fall these magical red spider lilies from my ancestors' past, spring to life and I can almost reach through time and hold my great grandmother's hand. I am also close enough to my great grandmother's old home place that I can still see the spider lilies that are still thriving there also. They are a hardy breed.

 

 

 
red spider lily

red spider closeup

 

Zone 7 to 10                           18" - 24"                         late summer

 

4 bulbs for $5.00  various sizes

10 bulbs for $12.00 - various sizes

 


 

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