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Gladiolus Big Girl

Sword Lily, Glads
$7.95 ea.

(10 per bag)

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A Must-Have for Lovers of Purple
Large flowers of Gladiolus Big Girl blanket the statuesque stalks in pleasing purple. One lower petal displays a deeper shade of purple slashed with white and highlighted with a rich red thumbprint. The ruffled blossoms with creamy throats are stunning in lush summer bouquets. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

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Code BGLBG
Patent
Plant Type Bulbs
Species
Height Tall 40-48"
Spacing Plant 6-8" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Zones
3-10
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Bags of 10

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

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Gladiolus General Information

Gladioli are a mainstay in the florist industry. The National Gardening Bureau has declared 2022 as the “Year of the Gladiolus”. Gladiolus commonly called “Glads” are a great cut flower for spectacular summer bouquets. Available in a rainbow of colors: yellow, pink, lavender, rose, burgundy, white and green. Flowers scramble up the stems, opening from the bottom up, above sword-like foliage to provide beautiful vertical accents. They typically reach between 2-5’ with flowers ranging in size from 3” in diameter to 5” across. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Gladiolus Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 8-10. Plant Gladioli in full sun in well-drained soil after the last frost date. Mix compost (humus) into soil with a garden fork or tiller to loosen soil to about 1 foot deep to improve consistency and fertility. Extend the Gladiolus season by planting in two-week intervals until June. Plant 4-6” deep with pointed end facing up. Space about 6-8” apart. Water thoroughly at planting. Taller varieties usually need to be staked. Be careful bulbs are not damaged with the stakes. In zones 7 and colder, lift in fall when foliage has declined after the first fall frost. Place in a dry, frost-free place over winter. A paper or cloth bag, onion bag or nylon pantyhose works well. They may also be stored in single layers in cardboard boxes with newspaper between layers or on screens.