Size & Color Classifications

An Explanation of the North American Gladiolus Council's Size & Color Classifications Floret size Classification 100 Miniature.........................Florets under 2.5" 200 Small..............................Florets 2.5" - 3.5" 300 Medium..........................Florets 3.5" - 4.5" 400 Large.............................Florets 4.5" - 5.5" 500 Giant........................Florets 5.5" - or larger Color Classification

Color Pale Light Medium Deep Other
White 00        
Green   02 04 06  
Yellow 10*(1) 12 14 16  
Orange 20*(2) 22 24 26  
Salmon 30 32 34 36*(3)  
Pink 40 42 44 46  
Red   52*(4) 54 56 58 Black-Red
Rose 60 62 64 66 68 Black-Rose
Lavender 70 72 74 76 78 Purple
Violet (Blue) 80 82 84 86  
Smokies/Tan 90 92 94 96 98 Brown

*Includes: (1) Cream, (2) Buff, (3) Orange Scarlet, (4) Red Scarlet Classification numbers ending in odd digit 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 indicate "with conspicuous markings" for the even color number that is one less. For example, while 66 means a plain dark rose, 67 means a dark rose with markings.

Blooming Season

VE (Very Early)................under 70 days LM (Late Midseason)...85-90 days
E (Early)...........................70-74 days L (Late)........................91-99 days
EM (Early Midseason)......75-79 days VL (Very Late)............100 days or more
M (Midseason).................80-84 days  

Sample on how to read code:

STARRY NIGHT (Madson 02) 487 M (AA) Madson is the originator 02 is the year it was introduced 487 - first digit designates floret size - last two digits designate color M - is the blooming season for large bulbs, medium and     small bulbs bloom slightly later AA - All-America Gladiolus Selection

Size of bulbs

Jumbo (J)...........1 3/4" and up Medium (M)...........3/4" - 1 1/4"
Large (L)...........1 1/4" - 1 3/4" Small (S)................1/4" - 3/4"

(L or M) This size includes large and medium bulbs for the same price. Your order will be filled from this range, first come.