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Wettest, latest planting season yet, then ten weeks 
very dry and our stock the smallest ever and it has 
taken a lot of time and study to make prices as low 

as possible. 

Considering the bad growing conditions here it 
is amazing how nice and healthy our stock is and 
the fine growth made, tho the season was so short we 
have very few No. | bulbs and a good percentage of 
our bulblet stock died for lack of water. Our late 
planting start prevented us from p!anting enough of 
several of our excellent varieties to allow listing them 
this year, and of several others no bulblets were 
planted. However, we hope to have enough stock of 
those we do list to fill all retail orders from both 
old and new customers, but remember, late orders 
could be a disappointment. 

We grow and handle only our own originations so 
please do not ask us for anything outside this list. 

While our 1947 introductions are all good propaga- 
tors, our stock is not as large as we would like. All 
three are distinct novelties with a blue ribbon start 
and should do their share of winning in their classes. 
Everyone needs some dusky shades in their planting 
to take the monotony off all those whites, pinks, reds, 
etc., so why not get real novelties that are absolutely 
different. Our three dusky maidens is the answer. 

We are not giving show to show reports this year, 
leaving that job to you, and you will find that as 
usual Wilson originations have taken over blue rib- 
bons, special and championships in a most gratifying 
way at most all major shows, not just last year, but 
for years. You ae st amisallie growing our orig- 
inations as we hybridize on a large scale and are most 
critical of all our releases, discarding all those NEAR 
good ones such as some hybridizers are putting on the 
market. In this age they must be tops or nothing. 

CANADIAN ORDERS will be shipped by PAR- 

We gladly rectify any mistakes and wish to fill 
orders as generously as our present small stock will 
allow. Shipments during hazardous winter weather 
at purchasers risk. 


Charles Dickens X Janet 
(About 85 days) Sdlg., No. N-101 ... Very dark 

rose, nicely ruffled wide open, not hooded. Five and 
one-half-inch floret, 9 open, good formal type, 22 buds, 
26-inch head, 55 inches overall. Very good substance 
and straight ramrod stem. A dark one with real class. 
First both one and three spike at Tri-State 1946. Only 
time shown. One No. 5 bulb for $4.00; bulblets, 80c 
per each or 10 for $6.00. 


Gray Phantom X Vagabond Prince 

(About 100 days) Sdlg., No. OK-66 ... Big orange 
gray or light slate, deep orange blotch with yellow rib. 
Six-inch floret, 8 open, 20 buds, 28-inch head, 65 
inches, overall. Nothing like it in color today. A big 
dark lovely you will have to admire. Strong attach- 
ment, straight ramrod stem, placement very good. 
Everything you could ask for in any glad. Should tear 
off a big strip of blue tape yardage at future shows. 
First at Ohio State, Cleveland (the big show) in 
1946. Only time shown. Smoky fanciers don’t skip it 
this year. Per each No. 4, $7.00; No. 5, $6.00; No. 6, 
$5.00; bulblets, each $1.00. 

Gray Phantom X Vagabond Prince 
(About 85 days) Sdlg., No. OK-36 . . . Smoky hard 

to discribe. A good guess is orange gray with violet 
orange blotch, occasionally a little plum flecking ‘on 
tips. Most unique coloring as a whole. Betcha never 
saw anything like it. Tellin’ you the truth I don’t 
know what color it is, you'll just have to grow it and 
make your own guess. Could easily be a cross be- 
tween a kankaroo and a walrus. Five and one-half- 
inch floret, 12 or more open with excellent formal 
type, 23 buds, 27-inch head, 56 inches overall. Should 
do a lot of winning with its ideal performance and 
show qualities. Not hooded, strong attachment, strong 
straight stem. A pleasure to look at spike from toe 
to tip. Shown only once, winning both one and three 
spike at Tri-State 1946. Per each No. 5 bulb $5.00; 
bulblets, $1.00 each or 10 for $8.00. 


Peggy Lou X Christabel 

(About 85 days) . .. Big clear chamois with clean 
yellow over buff throat. A glad that fits well in all 
make-up work as well as the show room. Thin strong 
stem like steel to tip and always straight. Good propa- 
gator and excellent germinator. Practically a one lip 
floret. A real beauty in a rare and most pleasing color. 
Very flattering comments from all who have seen it. 
A fair stock allows a heavy cut in price this year of 
about one-half. Do not pass this one up if you did 
NOt Pet Aqstattelast year PercachyNo. 5, p1,60;.INo; 4, 
$1.40; No. 5, $1.20; No. 6, $1.00; bulblets, each 25c 
or 10 for $2.00. Hear ye, hear ye, 20 bulblets, for $3.20. 

Peggy Lou X Miss New Zealand 

UA DOUtm/ Dacays some mem bivececpeorativc sand ecreai. 
Yellow lip with crimson feather. Can be spotted a 
mile away. Distant florists who tried a few bulbs last 
year have made advance reservation for stock and 
seem quite enthusiastic over its performance and pos- 
sibilities. Seven-inch, and larger floret, 8 open, 7 in 
COLO Ls DUS ae U-11Ghe Neadss OsediiGhcoeovera lacus 
tomers are reporting 6-inch floret from No. 5-6 bulbs. 
Formal type, strong straight stem, strong attachment 
and good propagator. This also cut one-half in price 
over lastmyears Per cach =NOw4.. pl) Noe. 191-20; 
No. 6, $1.00; bulblets, each 25c or 10 for $2.00. 
Comedy reduction 20 bulblets, $3.00. 

Peggy Lou X Mother Machree 

(About 85 days) ... Clean ruffled orange buff with 
creamy yellow throat. No markings except small 
picotee border of violet not noticeable in subdued 
light. We made up several funeral baskets entirely 
of this variety the past summer and they gave excel 
lent satisfaction. A beauty that has won its blue at 
shows. Five-inch floret, 9 open, 19 buds, 27-inch head, 
70 inches overall the past dry summer. Not hooded. 
Tall straight ramrod stem. Very strong attachment. 
If it’s beauty you want, it answers. Good ‘propagator 
and a good stock also allows a near one-half cut in 
this years price over 1946. No. 4, $1.50; No. 5, $1.30; 
INo:6,, $Ic10;" bulbléts, “cach, 30con 10 fore $2.30. 
Matinee price 20 bulblets, for $3.50. 

Peggy Lou X J. S. Bach 

(About 70 days) ... Large rose self except for small 
orange blotch. Very clear with no flecking. Comes 
very close to being a light orange under natural light. 
Five and one-half-inch, 7 open, 19 buds, 26-inch head, 
60 inches overall. Heavy propagator. Straight strong 
stem. Excellent commerical with strong ambitions to 
win. Give it a whirl for your cut flower trade and 
watch it spin. Per each No. 5, $1.30; No. 6, $1.00; 
bulblets, each 20c or 10 for $1.30. At auction 20 
bulblets, for $2.00. 


Mrs. Richard McGovern X Christabel 

(About 90 days) . . . Simply a marvel in pastel 
beauty and clearness. Looks good under all lights 
and does well under all conditions. It is only a matter 
of a short time till it will be grown in all commercial 
plantings. Rich salmon orange with deep cream throat 
Absolutely no flecks or marks anywhere except two 
small dots of crimson deep in well. Very beautifully 
ruffled. Has a mania for producing only one spike 
from any size bulb. Six-inch floret, 8 open, 30-inch 
head, 72 inches overall. Good producer of large bulb- 
lets, that germinate and grow well. It is impossible to 
convey to your mind the real beauty and quality of 
Victory Queen. Shown but little, to date has won 
sdig. champion, sec. champion and color champion 
at various shows and from here on keep your eye 
on it. Customers report on beauty and performance 
of Victory Queen are really terriftic. To those who 
do not already have it, stock a few bulbs or bulblets, 
and charm yourself. Our supply is limited and quite 
a few advance reservations in now. Per each, Large, 
$1.50; or 10 for $10.00; Medium $1.00 or 10 for $8.00; 
Small, 60c or 10 for $4.80; bulblets, 2 for 25c or 10 
for $1.00. 

Lavender Ruffles X Marmora 

CADOUC SO Slavs) are mreiee Veet lee Oy le eae) i= 
disputed queen of smokies. Color marvel exclusive 
that charms all who see it. Color, type and perform- 
ance all made to order. A beautifully ruffled wide 
open pinkish lilac jewel. Fine propagator. A year in 
and year out good performer that is bound to do a 
lot of winning in its class when more stock is in 
circulation. Three blues at three different shows in 
1946. If you do not already have Oklahoma, WHY? 
This is your year to buy. Introduced too low, prices 
cut too heavy last year. The large percentage of our 
stock of this item is sold before this writing. While 
we have by far the largest stock of Oklahoma it was 
at no time sufficient to advertise it at wholesale, 
either) bulbss or apulbictss ermecach, slkearve, 1.00: 
Medium, 70c; Small, 40c; bulblets, 2 for 20c or 10 for 
75c. In the small size we reserve the right to substi- 
tute medium size No. 6, as top size No. 6, is practi- 
cally sold out now. 

Mammoth White X Yellow Perfection 

(About 90 days) ... Large creamy white with creamy 
yellow throat, that checks up to or surpasses most of 
our present day glads in this color in the 500 class, 
beth for exhibition and commercial. Many flattering 
reports from cut flower growers and we are at a 
loss to know why it is not more extensively grown. 
It is a sdlg. and the color does not revert back as in 
the sports of this color. A fine performer and shipper 
with good stretchy flowerhead and long cut stem. 
Heavy propagator with bulblets of easiest germina- 
tion. Time commercial growers were waking up on 
this one. Per each No. 1, $1.30; No. 2, $1.10; No. 3, 
90c; No. 4, 70c; No. 5, 50c; No. 6, 30c; bulblets, 15 
for $1.00, 100 for $5.00, 1000 for $35.00. | 


Colossus X Pearl Necklace 

(About 70 days) . . . Big out of the ordinary white 
with the drape shape like my lady’s gown of which 
orders surprised us last year after our disparaging 
remarks on its crooking. The floret of over 7 inches 
is beautiful beyond discription and the crook in stem 
comes mostly just under the flowerhead, just enough 
crook to lay over naturally for classy basket work. For 
cut flower growers with a near by market to which 
they do their own hauling this glad will sell at a 
premium. That is our main purpose in stocking it 
heavily. Not all spikes are crooked, many straight, 
our young stock bloomed late last fall and most all 
had straight stems. Should be a cut flower business 
builder for any grower. Has won several blues for 
us at past shows including first 3 spike ‘Tri-State 
1946. Last year Earl L. Albright, Williamstown, N. J. 
secured one bulb of Snow Mountain from us which 
fortunately bloomed right for the New Jersey state 
show, winning show champion, largest floret in show 
(7% inches) and longest flowerhead in show 29 
inches. Showing in the 500 class. Eight open, 21 
buds, 6 in color. Very heavy propagator of bulblets 
of strong germination and good growth. Has a real 
future and to see it is to want it. A good buy now 
with a fair price cut from 1946. Per each, No. 3, $2.00; 
No. 4, $1.60; No. 5, $1.20; No. 6, 80c; bulblets, each 
20c or 10 for $1.30. 

Vagabond Prince X Rose Defiant 
(About 90 days) ... Mammoth clear light chocolate, 

by far the largest in this color, with contrasting orange 
blotch and a picotee border of cream. Lightly ruffled. 
Color all clean as a whistle, no flecks or off mark- 
ings. The 500 class chocolate you have been looking 
for. Orders coming strong from fanciers who have 
seen it at the shows and at our home show room. 
Good propagator, bulblets of very easy germination. 
Shown at quite a few shows and has never failed to 
cop the blue at all shows. Very tall grower with over 
7-inch floret, stretchy head, good placement and strong 
straight stem. If you add only one dark glad this 
year, make it TONY. Named after our own great 
preacher glad enthusiast, Rev. Tony Birch, who you 
all know. This year’s price cut will excuse no one 
from growing it. Each No. 3, $1.20; No. 4, 70c; No. 
5, 40c; No. 6, 20c; bulblets, each 10c or 10 for 70. 


Peggy Lou X Marmora 

(About 90 days) ... The king of the big smokies. 
Just can’t be beat today on the show table in the 500 
or any other class when shown with enough open 
and it easily opens 11 to 14 formal type. With reason- 
ably fair growing conditions will make 8 inches or 
better. Customers have reported 8'%-inch floret. 
Twenty-one buds, 36-inch flowerhead, 60 inches over- 
all. Color is a beautiful shade of soft lavender gray 
with a small attractive blotch. Florets well open, not 


Winner of first and champion sdlg. Tri-State. Cham- 
pion sdlg. Penna. State. Am. Home Achievement, 
Southeastern Mich. First Ohio State both Akron and 
Cleveland shows, all first year out in 1942. Ohio 
State with a score of 92 points, the highest score ever 
awarded by the Ohio Society. First A.A. and best 
Ohio orignation at Ohio State (Akron). First and 
special for most open florets in show (13) at Ohio 
State, Cleveland. All in 1944. Show champion Ten- 
nessee. Longest flowerhead at N.E.G.S. Boston. First 
Ohio State in 1945. First open and longest flower- 
head Tri-State. First open Ohio State, Cleveland. 
First open Chagrin Falls. First open East Liverpool 
in 1946. You can’t keep the Fort from winning. It 
hasn’t started yet. Per each, Large, $1.00; Medium, 
75c;soinally 50c; bulblets;-cachml Uceone1Usiors 0c 

Ohio Nonpareil X Marmora 

(About 80 days) ... Very clean deep red scarlet self. 
Formal type with perfect placement on almost every 
spike. Your scarlet should be Gracie Allen for both 
show and commercial. Florists really like it. Five and 
one-half-inch floret, 8 open, 20 buds, 27-inch head, 
62 inches overall. While we will not take the space 
to give all winnings here, they are very good. Priced 
way down this year so you can all get in on this 
fine scarlet. Has been in very good demand. Each, 
$1.00 for Large; 75c for Medium; 50c for Small; 
bulblets, each 15c or 10 for $1.00. 

Tangarine X Marmora 

(About 90 days)... Fine big clean deep orange 
with blotch. Very persistent in making top quality 
show spikes for us and showing in the 400 class. 
Good formal type. Our personal preference over all 
oranges. Winner of championships and many blue 
ribbons. This fine orange should have a much larger 
circulation than it has. Will be more extensively grown 
when better known. Each Large, $1.50; Medium, 
$1.00; Small, 75c; bulblets, 10 for 40c. 

Janet X Mother Machree 

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Extra choice in this color and a very dependable good 
performer for us and has merited favorable com- 
ments from many growers. Over 6-inch floret, 8 open, 
19 buds, 58 inches overall. Strong straight ramrod 
stem and well proportioned head. A good show win- 
ner. Sold well last year so our stock is small this 
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Peggy Lou X Janet 

(About 90 days) 1943... Large 500 class light brick 
red. Extremely ruffled with a terriffic unbreakable 
substance. One novelty we shall always grow for 
our own pleasure. Good producer of large bulblets, 
somewhat hard to germinate, same as Jack Pot. We 
soak them good before planting. Quite frequently 
winner for most ruffled floret in show. Has been 
in good demand recently from those who have seen 
it ateshows.. Hach Nom leew U0-Nose2, 6 80c = Noa. 
75c; No. 4, 50c; No. 5, 25c; No. 6, 15c; bulblets, each 
15¢ or LO for $120) 

Commander Koehl X Peggy Lou 

(About 80 days) 1944 ... Large formal bronze red. 
Very fine under artificial light. Though it is a heavy 
reproducer, very little stock has been sold, conse- 
quently we planted very little last spring. Growers 
have not seemed to realize the quality. We are hold- 
ing most of our stock of this variety for propagation. 
We have been accused of under rating Tunisia and 
Skyline, maybe so. These two will still make the 
grade if we have to grow in quantity and show them 
ourselves. First one spike TriState and most open 
florets at Ohio State in a three spike entry with 
12-10-10 opening in 1944. Sec. champion and reserve 
show champion at Ohio State (Cleveland) 1946. It 
took two ballots by five judges to beat it for this last 
award. Many who saw these three spikes at Ohio 
State with 11-12 open in fine condition have sent 
reservations for stock. Two of these spikes were cut 
on Tuesday for Sat. show and kept in warm bulb 
house, proving its keeping qualities. Each, No. 4, 
$120: No. 5, 900; Now 6, 60c> ibulblets, each 15c: or 
10 for $1.00. 

Commander Koehl X Tangarine 

(About 85 days) 1942 . . . Choice big orange with 
solid blotch. Seems to be meeting with the approval 
of all growers and exhibitors. Has given a fine account 
of itself at the shows and good enough to keep right 
on winning for some time to come. Our stock 1s 
small this year only because of lack of time in our 
late planting season. We do have some stock to sell. 
Each, No. 4, $1.00; No. 5, 80c; No. 6, 60c; bulblets, 
each 15c or 10 for $1.00. 

Peggy Lou X Janet 

(About 85 days) 1944... . Extremely ruffled light 
salmon with cream throat. All very clear and very 
heavy substance. Another pastel beauty that wins 
very consistently as the most ruffled floret in the 
show as well as blue ribbons. We want to build up 
our stock of this one so will offer only bulblets this 
year at, per each 10c or 10 for 70c. 


Several of our other heavy show winning introduc- 
tions we were unable to plant in sufficient quantity 
to warrant listing owing to the lateness of our sea- 
son, besides many of our customers are growing and 
listing them and we do like to give our customers 
a break by pulling out of competition or nearly so 
before prices get too low. We may have a few to 
spare of the following in small lots. Ohio Nonpareil, 
King Click, Purple Supreme, Honolulu, Southern 
Drama, Frances M. Irwin, Bush Ranger, Beauty 
Clinic, Mary Virginia, Show Boat, Skyline, American 
Home, Rose Defiant, Buckeye Bronze, King Tan, 
Zanzibar, Lavolier and Heart String. If in need of 
any of these please let your wants be known. 

By eliminating a lot of deadwood we are able to pass 
along a better deal to our customers, and we have 
never had any squawk on that score. 

If you are a base runner at the shows let WILSON 
originations clip the circuit for you and like it, 

While we have said plenty in our regular descrip- 
tions and do not wish to stick our neck out beyond 
arm’s length, we still do not wish you to overlook 
some of the best buys of the year. Victory Queen, 
Oklahoma, Lake Placid, Flying Fortress, Snow Moun- 
tain, Tony, Gracie Allen; Uarime, Wunisiay Daniel 
Boone, Chungking and Glenolden, to mention only 
a few. These glads are not a patent medicine but a 
cure for many ills. 

ACTON USUI D 2. PAL IOMRGRE 4 2 co dete, SHUR e, 
Wr PLES GLAD Sa le Ete Wein 

If you are not a member of the two following 
gladiolus societies you're plumb out of date. Keep 
read up on current topics of which these societies 
supply you with plenty PLUS. 

The New England Gladiolus Society, Inc., Albin 
K. Parker, Secy., Box 2, Norwood, Mass. North Amer- 
ican Gladiolus Council, Thomas R. Manley, Secy., 
525 Coleman Ave., Fairmont, W. Va. Annual dues 
of N.E.G.S., $2.00 per year. N.A.G. Council, $1.00 
per year. Almost everyone on our mailing list 1s a 
member of these two societies but we are passing 
along the information just in case some are not. 

A last thought. Picture of Snow Mountain on front 
cover was taken at the New Jersey show, of the 
champion spike. On second day of the show it had 
eight open in perfect condition. 


From No. 3 bulbs. 

THAN $3.00 

ALL VARIE- PIER SsINe Grlissinis 
Originated by 

Gladiolus Hybridist 
Re D., N@.-3, LISBON, OnIO 

Our Location Is Eight Miles East of Lisbon, 
Ohio, on State Route 154.