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Gladiolus ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, Premium Two/Tone

‘Rhapsody In Blue’ is a stunning, fancy gladioli!  This premium, two tone variety is an eye-catching raspberry pink with a white center.  Its bold color makes for a gorgeous addition to bouquets!  It is also one of the best flowers for arrangements, lasting up to two weeks in a vase.  Gladiolus sword-like foliage and long stems allow you to grow many in a small space.  They make striking accents in a mixed flower border or may be used as key elements in a shrub border or amongst perennials.

For a beautiful garden display, plant your ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ gladiolus in groups of six or more or grow dozens of them in a bed reserved for cutting. Plant them every two weeks from the last frost to extend this colorful display.

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# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
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GL578BIN Gladiolus 'Rhapsody In Blue', Premium Two/Tone 50 9 $23.50

Plant Details +

Size Jumbo
Height 48-60"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Tender – Gladiolus will winter over in the garden in zones 8-11; elsewhere dig them up in the fall and store indoors.
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Medium Green
Flower Raspberry Pink with white
Bloomtime Mid-Late Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: Gladiolus is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family. It is sometimes called the 'sword lily’ but is usually called by its generic name (plural gladioli). They are grown from rounded, symmetrical corms, (similar to crocuses) that are enveloped in several layers of brownish, fibrous coverings. The spectacular giant flower spikes grown are the products of centuries of hybridization and selection. Gladiolus is one of the August birth flowers and signifies remembrance.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in the spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. Two weeks before the last frost of the spring, plant in a sunny location in well-drained or sandy loam soil. Gladiolus will grow in any good garden soil but do need full sun and good drainage. Space plants 5” apart. 1. Dig a hole 4-6" deep. 2. Place corm in a hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. For continuous summer color, plant at biweekly intervals. Stake for best appearance and straightest stems. Remove faded/dead flowers to ensure continuous blooms. Increase water and fertilizer when flowers begin to develop. In zones 7 or lower, lift corms from the ground after the first frost. Allow the corms 1-2 days to dry and gently brush off excess soil. Store them in a cool, dry place during the winter months. Moisture: Water as needed to keep the soil moist. Mulching around your gladioli can assist with keeping the soil moist and preventing weeds.