Gladiolus Romy

Sword Lily, Glads, Glamini® Gladioli
$6.95 ea.

(10 per bag)

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No Staking Required
Gladiolus Romy parades a jolt of color - raspberry red with violet-purple undertones. With prolific flowering, this variety is a much shorter version of the classic Gladioli with all the same wonderful qualities. Their smaller stature ensures there is no need for staking, and they make ideal container specimens. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

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Plant Type Bulbs
Height Medium 24"
Spacing Plant 6-8" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun
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

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

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.