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Gladiolus Flower Bulbs - Painted Parrot Mix

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  • Perennial; Appealing mix for anyone who loves red & purple
  • Mid Summer Blooming, Effortless to Grow, Deer Resistant, Hummingbird and Butterfly friendly
  • Prefers Full Sun

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:10-12cm circumference
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Mixed
Plant Height:48-60 inches
Plant Spacing:5 inches
Planting Depth:4-6 inches Deep
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, (Hardy 8-11, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost)
Ships:Spring
Features:Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

About Gladiolus Flower Bulbs - Painted Parrot Mix

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Grow Gladiola Flower Bulbs - Plant Gladiolus Painted Parrot Mix

If your aim is to stop someone in their tracks, all you need is a staggeringly gorgeous vase of tall Painted Parrot gladiolus. The bright red and perfectly purple blooms are arranged tightly along sword-like leaves. Each stem holds as many as 10 to 14 blooms, so there's nothing understated about this mixture. The Painted Parrot mix is almost the exact opposite of Monet's Garden mix, which is all about sweetness. This one is dramatic and vibrant with an unapologetically loud personality.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:10-12cm circumference
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Planting Season:Spring
Color:Mixed
Plant Height:48-60 inches
Plant Spacing:5 inches
Planting Depth:4-6 inches Deep
Water Needs:Average
Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, (Hardy 8-11, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost)
Ships:Spring
Features:Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

About Gladiolus Flower Bulbs - Painted Parrot Mix

Out for Season

Buy Gladiolus Bulbs in Bulk & Save!

Grow Gladiola Flower Bulbs - Plant Gladiolus Painted Parrot Mix

If your aim is to stop someone in their tracks, all you need is a staggeringly gorgeous vase of tall Painted Parrot gladiolus. The bright red and perfectly purple blooms are arranged tightly along sword-like leaves. Each stem holds as many as 10 to 14 blooms, so there's nothing understated about this mixture. The Painted Parrot mix is almost the exact opposite of Monet's Garden mix, which is all about sweetness. This one is dramatic and vibrant with an unapologetically loud personality.

Planting Gladiolus Bulbs

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.

When to Plant your Gladiolus Bulbs

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

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.

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 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 your 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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