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Gladiolus ‘Wine and Roses’

The gladioli, ‘Wine and Roses’ is a bi-color pink with a kiss of red! An old-time favorite, gladioli are usually grown for elegant flower arrangements. Their long stems mean you can grow arm-loads of flowers in a small space. Gladioli make great cut flowers. Their sword-like foliage and tall, impressive flower spikes, make striking accents in the mixed flower border. They are also key elements in a shrub border and amongst perennials. One of the best flowers for arrangements, lasting a week or more in the vase.

For best garden effect, plant in groups of six or more of a single color, or grow dozens of them in a bed reserved for cutting. Imagine the luxury of having arm-loads of glads to display around the house!

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Plant Details +

Height 45-60"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Tender – Gladiolus will winter over in the garden in zones 8-10; elsewhere dig them up in the fall and store indoors.
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Pink with red
Bloomtime July - September

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). 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. 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.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant in the spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 4-6" deep. 2. Place corm in a hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Gladiolus will grow in any good garden soil but do need full sun and good drainage. Plant 4" deep in clay soils, 6" deep in others; the deeper the planting the less need for staking. Stake for best appearance and straightest stems. Space planting times at two-week intervals from early spring to late June to ensure a continuation of mid and late summer blooms. Increase water and fertilizer when flowers begin to develop.