Gladiolus bulbs (corms) - Beautiful sunny yellow gladiolus (10 Bulbs)
Gladiolus is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family. It is sometimes called the 'Sword lily', but usually by its generic name. The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa.
Gladiolus are one of the easiest flowers to grow, requiring only full sun and good drainage. With sword-like foliage and tall flower scapes they make a stunning addition to any sunny garden location. Gladiolus will reach a height of 55 to 65 inches and will bloom approx 70-75 days after planting. Plant your gladiolus after the danger of frost has past and the ground temperatures warm to at least 50 degrees. Planting at two week intervals will ensure blooms over a longer period of time.
Perhaps the beautiful of all cut flowers, gladiolus makes an exceptionally colorful display at roadside stands and is a cut flower staple at farmers’ markets. You also can choose to sell these beauties to your local florists or offer an assortment of bulbs in the spring to your customers for their home garden use.Our Seeds has an expanded list of varieties, based on color range and superior performance. Glads add a great deal of appeal and profitability to your cut flower sales. We sell only top grade corms. #1’s: 12/14 cm circumference; 1-1/2 to 2" diameter
1 of the easiest flowers to grow
55"-65" tall flower scapes
Excellent cut flower for floral arrangements
Intense red florets
Perfect for a sunny well-drained spot in your garden
Blooms approx 70-75 days after planting
Compact Height for Borders and Containers
Great for Cutting.
Gladiolus is a perennial favored for its beautiful, showy flowers. Its flowers grow on tall spikes and are often found in cutting gardens or in the back along the border (because they are tall). Gladioli have many different colored flowers, and grow between 2 to 6 feet in height. It's good for cut flowers.
Plant gladiolus bulbs in the spring once danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed.
Ready your garden by using a garden fork or tiller and loosen the soil to about 12 to 15 inches deep. After loosening the soil, mix in a 2– to 4–inch layer of compost.
Plant your bulbs 4 to 8 inches deep with the pointed end facing up. Space the corms 3 to 6 inches apart. Water the corms thoroughly.
Gladioli like well-drained, light soil and full sun.
It takes about 90 days from the time gladioli are planted to root, grow, bloom, and store enough energy for the next season.