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Apricot Glow X Emily Aubrun
(81 Days) . . . The greatest show sensation of all
time. Thirty-six firsts, specials and grand champion¬
ships and Award of Merit at Maryland Trial Gardens
in 1938. FORTY-THREE blue ribbons alone at major
shows in 1939. Best basket, best vase and longest
fiowerhead at several, many seconds to own firsts.
Rosette ribbon for best recent introduction at two
N. E. G. S. seedling meetings in succession. Big pure
pink with rosy cast. Commercial growers are stocking
heavily now. It would take too much space to give all
winnings here. You have all read or heard plenty
about this great exhibition and commercial glad or
seen it at the shows. Our prices this year will interest
100 . .
Janet X Minuet
(69 Days) . . . First year exhibited 1939. First Mahon¬
ing G. S. against six entries of Minuet. Second only to
PEGGY LOU in recent introduction class. First Ohio
State three spike commercial with four entries of
Minuet in class. At Wellsville, our vase first and the
six judges voted it the most beautiful flower in the
show taking the McIntosh Memorial Trophy. At
Sioux City first from No. 3 bulb. Our bulblet planting
made 80% bloom in 1939. Light pinkish lavender,
delicately ruffled. Beautiful made up in basket or
corsage. A good stock warrants a neat cut in prices.
(L., $1.00; 10, $8.00.) (M, .70; 10, $5.60.) (S., .40;
10, $3.20.) (Bits., 10; 15, $1.00; 100, $5.00.)
Morocco X Commander Koehl
(70 Days) . . . Dark purple red with black sheen.
Four inch floret, 28 inch flowerhead, 8 open, 20 buds,
56 inches tall. Standing the roughest climatic condi¬
tions with the best. Stem always straight and strong.
Difficult at times to get good placement, but when
placement is good it is unbeatable in its color class.
Shown six times only that we know of, taking six
blue ribbons and one second to own first. (L., .60.)
(M., .40.) (S., .20.) (Btls., .05; 12, .50.)
Janet X Betty Nut hall
(68 Days) . . . Rich smoky coppery tinted old rose
with blue border around all petals. Small velvety
cherry blotch bordered slate. Ruffled and heavily flut¬
ed. Extra heavy substance. Well liked by all smoky
fanciers who have seen or grown it. Again we were
unable to catch any shows with it from large bulbs. No
indication it is no good, if it were not we would throw
it out. For five years it has been our favorite smoky.
Same prices as MALAY CHIEF.
Morocco X Commander Koehl
(76 Days) . . . One of the richest and most beautiful
reds ever introduced that is a consistent field per¬
former. Clear bright velvety dragon red self except for
slightly darker shade on lip in throat. Seldom a two
lip floret. Double row placement. Five inch floret, 10
open, 30 inch flowerhead, 25 buds, 70 inches tall in
the field. As seedling under number took second to
PEGGY LOU at Pennsylvania G. S. 1937. Placement
averages excellent. Strong, healthy, upright, dark
green foliage. Bulbs very clean. While we have missed
show dates with our planting of this two years in
succession, we are p'acing our bets on it to go places
from here on. If you don’t like JULES AMOTT, you
just don’t like glads. Fine propagator, husky grower
from bits. No. 1, 2, or 3 size, $3.00 each. No. 4, 5, or 6
size, $2.00 each. Bits., .30 each.
MRS. RICHARD McGOVERN
Dr. Bennett X Mother Machree
(75 Days) . . . Here is a honey. Clear rich orange
scarlet with small rose red feather blotch over yellow.
Double row placement. Up to 12 open, 21 buds, 4 inch
floret, 25 inch flowerhead, 52 inches tall. Fine propa¬
gator and excellent performer. Shown at three differ¬
ent shows in 1937 with only three large bulbs avail¬
able, took three blue ribbons as sdlg. under number.
At 1939 shows, Mahoning G. S. first in large class
which included four good spikes of Beacon. At Ohio
State, first and second commercial; first and second
recent introduction. Don’t pass up getting a start in
this one if you hit the shows. Mr. J. H. Odell—“I
think it is the most beautiful blotch I have ever seen.”
Fine report from Legion Trial Gardens 1939. Same
prices as JULES AMOTT.
Commander Koehl X Pfitzer’s Triumph
(80 Days) . . . No joke in the name, and one mam¬
moth that is a good propagator. Shown at four shows
only, largest floret at all. Clean clear color, no flaking.
Indian lake shading to rose doree towards throat. Lips
creamy light yellow. Floret to 8/2 inches, 32 inch
flowerhead, 20 buds, 68 inches tall, opening 5-6. Many
have been waiting for this introduction and stock may
be sold out early. If you fail to get it by not ordering
early, blame yourself. No real mammoth has ever been
introduced at such a low price. Prices same as JULES
Betty Nuthall X Pfitzer’s Triumph
(95 Days) . . . First and only time shown at Wellsville
1939. Our three spike entry won the American Home
Achievement Trophy. Being the first three spikes to
bloom in our field we had no choice. One spike of the
three was awarded grand champion seedling, taking
NEGS rosette. Rich clear golden salmon self. Double
row placement. Six inch floret, up to 10 open, 34 inch
flowerhead, 25 buds, 68 inches tall over all. Strong
stiff stem. Florets buckled on tight. Foliage strong,
healthy, dark green, upright, forty-six inches tall.
Bulbs very healthy and clean. Heavy, ruffled husk.
Excellent propagator, bits, germinating easily and well.
One thing to REMEMBER: plant deep or hill up
when starting to spike as plant is so heavy it will tip
sideways causing spike to turn upwards. You will
want this one sooner or later, why not sooner? Prices
for 1940 to be: Each, No. 1 or 2 or 3 for $3.00; No. 4
or 5 or 6 for $2.00. Choice of sizes while they last.
Bits, may be purchased ONLY with bulb purchases.
One lot of 12 bulblets obtainable with each $3.00 bulb
purchased for a further sum of $3.00. One lot of 8
bits, obtainable with each $2.00 bulb purchase for a
further sum of $2.00. No bits, obtainable without bulb
purchases. Prices net. Bonus bulbs do not apply on this
Commander Koehl X Picardy
(82 Days) . . . Grand champion sdlg. at Wellsville
1938. At Mahoning 1939 show in large—any other
color—class, took second only to our APRICOT
Model, only times shown. Light old rose self with
cream pen line around all petals. Neatly ruffled and
frilled. Nine open, 5 inch floret, 20 buds, 26 inch
flowerhead, 50 inches tall. Double row placement al¬
ways good. Fine propagator. A real beauty if there
there ever was one. One of our largest growers and
cataloguers was very keen to buy this one at the show,
lock, stock, and barrel, but it was not for sale that
way. No. 1, 2, or 3 size, $2.50 each; No. 4, 5, or 6 size,
$1.50 each. Bits., .30 each.
Picardy X Commander Koehl
(78 Days) . . . Grand champion sdlg. at Mahoning
1938. First at Maryland 1939. Only times shown. Fine
big tall exh. medium red. Seven inch floret, 20 buds,
9 open, 27 inch flowerhead, 62 inches tall. Have passed
several chances to sell this one outright. We don’t
think it will disappoint you as a show glad. Same
prices as JULES AMOTT.
Mother Machree X Roderick Dhu
(90 Days) . . . First at Ohio State 1939, only time
shown. A distinctly new shade in glads that is appeal¬
ing. Orange heavily overlaid gray with bright velvety
orange crimson blotch. Just seems to take the smoky
fanciers off their feet. We feel safe in saying you will
hear considerably more of this one at future shows.
We used 98% of our spikes from large bulbs for
hybridizing the past summer. Six and one-half inch
floret. Seven open, 20 buds, 34 inch flowerhead, 63
inches tall. Very well behaved. Propagation excellent.
Same prices as JULES AMOTT.
Commander Koehl X Morocco
(90 Days) . . . First Penna. 1938 as exh. seedling.
First Wellsville 1939. Only times shown. Big dazzling
red scarlet of monstrous appearance. Exh. type. Seven
inch floret, 7 open, 30 inch flowerhead or better, 20
buds, 68 inches tall. Expect to do a heap more winning
with this one. Otherwise not saying much. Just giving
you something to think about. Same prices as JULES
Picardy X Aflame
(87 Days) . . . First at Wellsville 1937 as sdlg. We
have been laying down on the job on this one. Am
sure it would have several good ribbons to its credit
by now with a little cooperation from us. Sort of a
forgotten soldier in our fields. Was not going to intro¬
duce it this year but so many have asked for it we
decided to hang it out. Many voted it the most beauti¬
ful flower in the show. Smoky old rose showing very
little smoke. Heavy substance. Fluted and well open.
Five and one-half inch floret, 8 open, 20 buds, 27 inch
flowerhead, 55 inches tall. Excellent propagator. No.
1, 2, or 3 size, $2.00 each; No. 4, 5, or 6 size, $1.00
each; bits., .20 each or 10 for $1.25.
Minuet X Picardy
(97 Days) . . . Grand champion sdlg. and grand
champion of the show at Mahoning 1937. Smoky
light violet orange, cream throat blotch, good facing,
strong, stifl stem. Six inch floret, 9 open, 21 buds, 27
inch flowerhead, 56 inches tall. Fine propagator.
Priced very low for its position in life. No. 1, 2, or 3
size, $2.00 each; No. 4, 5, or 6 size, $1.00 each. Bits.,
.25 each or 10 for $1.50. Champions are not very often
introduced at such a price. The pessimist will say,
“Something wrong." “Wrong again—pessimist.”
Picardy X ]anet
(80 Days) . . . Shown but once as sdlg. at Penna.
1939 taking second from No. 3 bulb. We don’t doubt
but it would have moved up a couple of notches from
a large bulb. Large cream with yellow throat and
small light lavender feather. Nicely ruffled. Good tex¬
ture. Not hooded. Five and one-half inch floret, 6 open,
28 inch flowerhead, 19 buds, 62 inches tall. Don’t mind
telling you we know this is good. Excellent commer¬
cial prospects as well as good show timber. No. 1, 2,
or 3 size, $3.00 each. No. 4, 5, or 6 size, $2.00 each.
Bits., .30 each or 12 for $2.00.
Tycho 7,ang X Paul Pftzer
(86 Days) . . . Shown at two shows only. First Penna.
First Mahoning 1939. Fine report from Legion Trial
Gardens. Closer to real purple than most. Placement *
ideal. Mr. Lins, of the Legion Gardens, says: “A very
worth while purple that stood up in our very hottest
weather.” Four and one-half inch floret, 8 open, 25
inch flowerhead, 50 inches tall. Rides high in the
purple decorative class. You should have a few bulbs
of this for your show. No. 1, 2, or 3 size, $2.00 each;
No. 4, 5, or 6 size, $1.00 each; bits., .25 each or 10 for
All varieties subject to prior sale. Feel sure we will
have plenty of stock of all our introductions in small
sizes to meet demands. If you should want No. 1, 2, or
3 sizes in anything herein described, except PEGGY
LOU and LAVENDER RUFFLES, we would advise
correspondence before ordering, as we are about out
of these sizes in several varieties now.
We honestly believe our big bonus plan un¬
equalled. DON’T FAIL TO REQUEST IT WHEN
ORDERING. Are you listening? With every $5.00
RETAIL order for bulbs from this folder sent direct
to us, we will include TWO No. 4 or 5 or 6 size bulbs
of FASHION PLATE, and ONE No. 4 or 5 or 6 size
bulb of PURPLE CLASSIC. A $5.00 value in bonus
bulbs. The bonus will be duplicated on each additional
$5.00 retail order from each customer up to $50.00
order. With one exception, the bonus does not apply
on orders for stock of TREASURY GOLD.
Wilson creations are all good show material. All
winners before introduction except two. All excellent
propagators. No need for us to tell you the big head¬
ache come from late ordering. Many wait thinking
they will get a cut in prices. NOT HERE. We plant
We don’t keep reindeers or whiskers, but we make
Santa Claus look like a July 4th explosion with our
We have a very bad habit of sneaking something
extra into orders that we know you do not have in the
bulb line. Giving our bonus does not mean that all
overcount is taboo. With a cockeyed squint at the size
of your order we play ball accordingly.
Be on the lookout in 1941 for our introductions
APRICOT MODEL, a big live apricot, not a washout.
First in large class at Mahoning 1939. Our PEARL
NECKLACE was voted by the EXHIBITORS the
most beautiful flower in the show. A big ruffled and
fluted cream that sneers at crooks and kinks. Also
large ruffled 6 inch light cameo pink designed by
Our customers all know we appreciate their orders,
so why harp on it? We show our appreciation where
it counts, when we fill their orders.