*Two Digit Classification Numbers Above ending in even numbers- 0,2,4,6 and 8 indicate a near or completely solid color with no other colored markings. However, inconspicuous, small markings of any other color are accepted anywhere on the florets, i.e.1/2” by1/2” small markings on throats and centers- blotches, snips, brush marks, spears, etc.
*Two Digit Classification Numbers Above ending in odd numbers-1,3,5,7 and 9 indicate obvious, conspicuous markings to the human eye with any of a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Bi and Tri colored florets are common with a variety of colored blotches, throats, splashes, darts, veining, and various other markings. Smokies will be the base color, Followed by S Such as 426 S Fragrant varieties will be the number followed by F Such as 345 F Blooming Season VE (Very Early): under 70 days E (Early): 70-74 days EM (Early Midseason): 75-79 days M (Midseason): 80-84 days LM (Late Midseason): 85-90 days L (Late): 91-99 days VL (Very Late): 100 days or more Sample on how to read code:
Example 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(trials winners prior to 2009) AAS - All America Select (current trial garden evaluation) (AAS replaced the AA trials starting in 2009)
Size of bulbs Jumbo (J): 1 3/4″ and up Large (L): 1 1/4″ – 1 3/4″ Medium (M): 3/4″ – 1 1/4″ 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.