Gladiolus are available with flowers in a huge range of colours, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicoloured varieties. The plants bloom in midsummer; however, you can prolong the bloom period by choosing early, mid, and late season types and staggering planting times.
Height ranges from 2 to 6 feet. Today s gardeners can choose from a wide range of flower forms, colours and heights, so there s certainly a gladiolus for everyone s taste. Gladiolus are generally grouped by flower size into classes from miniature to giant.
|Common Name ||Sword lily|
|Height ||Up to 3 to 4 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Orange, Pink, White, Yellow|
|Bloom Time ||Summer|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
- Put a 2 to 4 inches layer of mulch around your gladioli to keep your soil moist and help prevent weeds
If you get less than 1 inch of rain a week, water your plants regularly throughout the summer
- Otherwise, water them moderately when in growth to keep the soil moist
Remove the faded/dead flowers to ensure continuous growth
- Once all the flowers on a stalk have gone, cut off the stalk
Be sure to leave the plant intact so it can mature and rejuvenate the corms for the next season
- Gladiolus plants grow wonderfully in the warm weather of summer
- You can produce these flowers in sequence by planting some corms every few weeks or so
- Learning how to take care of gladiolus will reward you with a huge array of colors and they also work out great for cut flowers
- You have to plant the gladiolus deeper than usual because they have a tall sheaf of leaves
- This will help anchor them against strong winds that might blow them over to the ground
|Sunlight ||Full sun|
|Watering ||If you get less than 1 inch of rain a week, water your plants regularly throughout the summer. Otherwise, water them moderately when in growth to keep the soil moist.|
|Soil ||Gladiolus prefer well-drained and even sandy soil|
|Temperature ||Minimum 10 degrees C and above|
|Fertilizer ||Use N-P-K fertilizer at the ratio 5-10-10 or 5-10-5.|
|Harvest Season ||If you re growing gladiolus so you can cut blooms for bouquets, flower spikes should be cut on a slant when the lowest flowers on the stalk begin to show colour. When cutting the flower stalk, leave at least four leaves on the plant to feed the corm for next year s blooms. Immerse the cut end of the flower spike in water immediately after cutting.|
Gladiolus special feature
- There is no flower more stunning in an arrangement than gladiolus
- They are popular curt flowers for all occasions, from weddings to funerals
- Even though they are mostly know as a cut flower, gladiolus look beautiful in the flower garden as well, especially when grouped together and planted next to complimentary flowers
- If you want colour, gladiolus is your flower
- Varieties are available in almost any colour of the rainbow, with many having frilly flowers and bi-coloured blooms
- The sword-like leaves yield a spiky flower stalk with individual flowers that bloom from the bottom up
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do gladiolus grow?
On average gladiolus grows Up to 3 to 4 feet
What color are gladiolus ?
A gladiolus plant bears flowers of color Orange, Pink, White, Yellow
How hard is gladiolus to grow?
A gladiolus is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a gladiolus need?
A gladiolus prefers Full sun
How much water does a gladiolus need?
A gladiolus prefers watering If you get less than 1 inch of rain a week, water your plants regularly throughout the summer. Otherwise, water them moderately when in growth to keep the soil moist.
What kind of soil does a gladiolus need?
Gladiolus prefer well-drained and even sandy soil
What temperature does a gladiolus like?
Minimum 10 degrees C and above
How should I fertilize my gladiolus ?
Use N-P-K fertilizer at the ratio 5-10-10 or 5-10-5.
Saturday, 08 February 2020
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Very good loocking plant.
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
Will you delier this to Delhi.
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