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Peacock Orchid Bulbs - Gladiolus acidanthera

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  • Wonderfully Fragrant White Blooms With Mahogany Heart
  • Easy to Grow and Showy Summer Blooms, Related to Gladiolus and Iris Family
  • Perfect for Beds, Borders and Containers, Thrives in Full Sun

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:8-10 cm circumference
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring
Color:White
Plant Height:36 inches
Plant Spacing:3 to 6 inches
Planting Depth:4-6 inches Deep
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, (Hardy 7-11, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost)
Ships:Spring
Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Blooms:Late Summer

About Peacock Orchid Bulbs - Gladiolus acidanthera

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Abyssinian Gladiolus - Peacock Orchid - Acidanthera murielae

This species of Gladiolus has a large number of common names, including Abyssinian gladiolus, Fragrant gladiolus, Sword lily and Peacock orchid. Native to the mountain areas of East Africa. Sword-shaped medium green leaves in upright fans typical of gladiolus give way to fragrant star-shaped white flowers with dark purple throats. Beautiful late blooming addition to your garden with late summer to early fall blooms.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:8-10 cm circumference
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring
Color:White
Plant Height:36 inches
Plant Spacing:3 to 6 inches
Planting Depth:4-6 inches Deep
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, (Hardy 7-11, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost)
Ships:Spring
Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fragrant
Blooms:Late Summer

About Peacock Orchid Bulbs - Gladiolus acidanthera

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Abyssinian Gladiolus - Peacock Orchid - Acidanthera murielae

This species of Gladiolus has a large number of common names, including Abyssinian gladiolus, Fragrant gladiolus, Sword lily and Peacock orchid. Native to the mountain areas of East Africa. Sword-shaped medium green leaves in upright fans typical of gladiolus give way to fragrant star-shaped white flowers with dark purple throats. Beautiful late blooming addition to your garden with late summer to early fall blooms.

How to Plant Peacock Orchid Gladiolus Bulbs

About Gladiolus Bulbs

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.

When to Plant Gladiolus Bulbs

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

Where to Plant 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.

How to Plant 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 4-6 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.

How to Care for Gladiolus Bulbs

If you live in a temperate region, mulch the bulbs deeply with 2.5 inches 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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