Welcome! This is the homepage of Cates Family Glads, a small gladiolus and cut-flower farm located in central Maine. Owned and operated by Paul and Elisabeth Cates and family, Cates Family Glads provides a large variety of wholesale cut-flowers for florists in the central and southern regions of Maine, as well as gladiolus bulbs for sale to the general public nationwide.
The following varieties were accidentally omitted from the general listing in our 2013 catalog: Fruehling (Kollasch, 2011), Nicholas (Frederick, 1990), and Smoky Mountain (Hartline, 2012). We do have stock of these varieties, and are able to fulfill orders for them.
Attention customers: We will not accept bulb orders later than May 1st, 2013. At that point in the year, most of our bulbs have been planted, and it is difficult to impossible to fill orders we receive. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive our 2014 catalog, please fill out and submit the form on this page.
Our bulb catalogs are typically shipped in late January; bulb orders are shipped by late April. Orders received past late April may not be able to be fulfilled, because we plant our stock once we've sent out all orders. Please note that due to the hurdles which growers are required to navigate in order to ship plant matter internationally, we currently ship only to customers within the United States.
As per usual, some varieties have been rotated out of this year's catalog, despite the fact that it's longer than last year's. If you're interested in a variety which was listed in previous catalogs but is absent from our list this year, just ask! It's possible that we have a bulb or two we can spare for you.
Please note that this year, as in last, we've divided our price list into heirloom and general listings. We hope to be able to continue bringing you healthy, beautiful heirloom varieties of gladiolus for years to come.