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Gladiolus nanus - Hardy Dwarf Mix Pre-Sale Now! Ships Spring 2017

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Bag of 20 Bulbs $14.95
Bag of 40 Bulbs $24.95 17%
Bag of 100 Bulbs $54.95 ($0.55/Bulb) 26%
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  • Perennial; Grows up to 12-18 Inches
  • Mid Summer Blooming, Easy to Grow, Mixed Colored Flowers
  • Prefers Full Sun

Product Description

Gladiolus nanus Flower Bulbs - Dwarf Gladiola Corms

A more compact and versatile variety of the familiar Gladiolus, these little beauties are a top choice for container gardening and cut flowers. Offering orchid-like blooms in a range of pretty pinks and whites, our Dwarf Gladiola Bulbs are known to be hardier than their full height cousins, often exhibiting perennial growth up to Zone 5.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Hardy Dwarf Mix Gladiolus
    Botanical Name:Gladiolus
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber Size:10cm - 12cm
    Color:Mixed-Colored Blooms
    Planting Season:Spring
    Bloom Season:Mid Summer through Frost
    Height at Maturity:12" - 18"
    Planting Depth:3" Deep
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Hardiness Zones:All Hardy 8 - 11, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost
    Ships:Spring
  • Planting Instructions

    Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family – Glads actually do not grow from bulbs but from “corm” – a closely related cousin. Sometimes called the sword lily, the most widely-used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus (plural gladioli, gladioluses or sometimes gladiolas). The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she pierces the heart. Gladiolus plants are attractive, perennial herbs and semi hardy in temperate climates. All gladioli are easy to grow, colorful and make great cut flowers, hence their popularity. With very little work needed, your Gladiolus will burst into bloom in August, adorning your garden with bright colorful tall flowers that will make for a wonderful addition to any scheme.

     

    1- When to Plant your Gladiolus Bulbs:

     Plant your Gladiolus in the spring, as soon as the soil has warmed up in March or April.

     

    2- Where to Plant your Gladiolus Bulbs:

     While they prefer full sun, Gladiolus will still grow well in partial shade. Gladiolus plants prefer a rich, soft soil, and plenty of water. If the soil is poor, add a little fertilizer to help stimulate growth.

     

    3- How to Plant your Gladiolus Bulbs:

    The Gladiolus bulbs (or corm) can be grown in rows, or bunches. They will tolerate a little crowding, but will grow bigger if spaced out. We recommend planting the bulbs 8 inches deep - secured deep in the ground, you are less likely to need a stake. Plant them about 6 inches apart. If you have bought quite a few, don't plant them all at once. Stagger their planting and you will get a better succession of flowers. Add mulch to help retain water, and to keep the weeds down. Gladioli need plenty of water to flower well. On well-drained poorer soil, extra watering will be required. Once planted, your gladiolus should grow well with little attention.

     

    4- How to Care for your Gladiolus Bulbs:

    If you leave in a temperate region, mulch the bulbs deeply with 2.5 in of compost to give them an insulating duvet over their heads in late autumn. In colder regions, grow them in a sheltered spot and lift them for the winter when the leaves turn yellow-brown. Lift them and snap the corms from the stems. Dry them out for a couple of weeks, then snap the new corms from the old, discarding the old. The new must be kept dry and cold (but frost-free) until they are replanted. You can dig and divide the clumps every few years to select the best corms for replanting. Without this, the new cormlets forming will invade the space of the original corm and the nutrients will have to be shared. The risk is lots of foliage and no flower spikes.

     

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews
Gladiolus nanus - Hardy Dwarf Mix 5.0

Review By Joyce j

Mini Glads

I've always loved the delicacy of mini glads and this mix looks wonderful! i opened the box and was thrilled with the size and condition of the bulbs. they all went in the garden today and i can hardly wait to see the results.

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