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About Gladiolus

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. Their stems are generally unbranched with sword-shaped leaves. The flower spikes are large and one-sided with green bracts and tepals.

The plants bloom in midsummer; however, you can prolong the bloom period by choosing early, mid, and late season types and staggering planting times.
Common Name Sword lily
Height Up to 4 feet
Flower Colour Cream Yellow
Bloom Time Summer through the first frost
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 care

  • 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
  • You should start your planting of your gladiolus in mid-spring
  • 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
  • Keep 5 to 6 inches between planting
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 You can cut blooms for bouquets, flower spikes should be cut on a slant when the lowest flowers on the stalk begin to show color. When cutting the flower stalk, leave at least four leaves on the plant to feed the corm for next year blooms.

Gladiolus special feature

Flowers

Gladiolus uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Gladiolus plants are a lovely addition to any garden

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do gladiolus grow?

On average gladiolus grows Up to 4 feet

What color are gladiolus ?

A gladiolus plant bears flowers of color Cream 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.

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