Trio of Gladiolus Bundle: 45 Corms
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- ZONE Grows everywhere in the USA (annual in zones 2-6, tender perennial in zones 7-11)
- SHIPPINGBeginning in April, or after your last frost date
- INCLUDES45 corms in cloth bags, 15 each of Smokey, Rigoletto & Careless, with wooden plant markers and planting instructions
- Botanical NameGladiolus
The warm and bright color effect of these three Glads together just make us so excited for spring. Plant with Cats White Violas and Scabiosa Fama White up front to really set off these pink, mauve and apricot hues. Can you just picture it? Gah! We can't wait!
- SUN Full sun to part shade
- HEIGHT 4ft high and 1ft wide
- SPACING 4-6" between plants
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- CLIMATE Hardy in mild winter zones. Dig up and store in cold winter zones
- WATER Requires regular water
- INDOOR+POTSIn ground or in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole about four inches deep and plant your Gladiolus corms with the pointy end up, 4-6" apart. Fill in the soil and lightly compress. Water them. Ta da! That's it.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets full to part sun, in well-drained, fertile soil. Gladiolus work nicely planted behind your shorter, bushier plants.
When to Plant
Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring, when the ground has warmed.
When to Expect Blooms
Summer, about 90 days after planting. Gladiolus bloom once a season for about 10 days. Stagger planting every 1-2 weeks for continuous summer bloom time.
Stake to support. Water regularly once they start to sprout, and then give them extra water during dry spells. And ask us any questions along the way.
Wait for the foliage to wilt and turn yellow before clipping it back, so that the bulb can preserve energy for the next year's blooms. In places with mild climates, generally zones 7-10, Gladiolus are tender perennials and can stay in the ground to return next season, but in places with freezing winters they are annuals. After your first frost, you can dig up, dry, and store your corms in a cool, dark place to replant the following spring.