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Gladiolus

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
glad-ee-OH-lus
Description

Good cut flower; numerous cultivars; make consecutive planting to extend flowering season.  Plant corms to a depth of 5 in. (12.5 cm) and space 5 in. apart.

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
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#cultivars#full sun#edible#many colors#showy#corms#cut flowers#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gladiolus
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Bulb Storage:
    Harvest corms after foliage dies. Store dry in mesh bags with good air circulation at 35-41 degrees F (2-5C)
    Edibility:
    Flowers (with anthers removed) are edible.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Edible
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Many cultivars with a variety of colors. Edible once anthers are removed.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No