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Gladiolus x hotulanus/Gladiola

Gladiolus x hotulanus / Gladiolus x hotulanus
Typical glad flower stalk
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Typical glad flower stalk

Three colors in each floret

A bright red and white makes a good cut flower

Flower spike at peak of bloom and ready for use.

Stalk of white flowers

Pimk blush of gladiolus flowers

White gladiolus florets

Pink glad florets

Close-up of white florets

Several floral spikes of the same variety

Tall floral spikes may need support to prevent lodging

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Scientific Name: Gladiolus x hotulanus
Common Name: Gladiola
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Late spring or early summer flowering and comes in a wide variety of flower colors. It does not repeat well in zone 8 and higher. A cut flower that makes excellent line material in arrangements. Often needs staking as it lodges easily.