Gladiolus for Home Gardeners
for Summer Bouquets and Gardens
Vibrant colors and bold, showy blooms make gladiolus a favorite for summer enjoyment. Among the most striking of the flowers that bloom from bulbs, gladiolus are best known and most often grown for cut flowers for lively bouquets, though you can simply enjoy their color and cheer in garden beds. Our bulbs are of fine quality, #1 size for the tall standard varieties and top size for the border gladiolus. You will find that these bulbs produce stronger plants and larger flowers than the smaller ‘landscape’ bulbs often offered in the trade.
Planting Gladiolus corms outdoors in late spring: Although you may plant gladiolus corms directly into the soil, you may wish to consider a simple, yet effective fungicidal treatment prior to planting: Fill a 2 gallon bucket with water and add 1 cup of household bleach. Place the gladiolus corms in the water, soaking them for about 15 min. to 1⁄2 hour. Remove and let dry naturally. Plant normally.
Gladiolus start shipping early March.
Gladiolus Growing Guide