Gladiolus bulbs (corms) - Olympic Flame (10 Bulbs) Summer flowering, Perennial
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 - Olympic Flame
Unique apricot-orange and peachy-yellow tones on a beautifully formed and robust gladiolus. Bulb size 12-14cm.
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Olympic Flame, Garden Gladiolus is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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
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.
To ensure large-sized blooms, plant corms that are 1¼ inch or larger in diameter.
Set the corm in the hole about 4 inches deep with the pointed end facing up. Cover with soil and press firmly.
Space the corms 6 to 8 inches apart.
If your grow gladioli primarily for cut flowers, plant them in rows. It’s easier to tend the plants and to harvest the flowers.
If planted with other flowers in borders or annual bes, plant the corms in groups of 7 or more for best effect.
Water the corms thoroughly.
If you’re planting tall varieties, be sure to stake them at planting time. Be careful not to damage the corms with the stakes.
It takes about 60 days from the time gladioli are planted for the corms to root, grow, bloom.