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Garden Gladiolus 'Spic and Span'

Gladiolus x hortulanus

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Spic and Span is a variety of Garden Gladiolus which is a member of the Gladiolus family. Its botanical name is Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Spic and Span'. Spic and Span is a hybrid variety. This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Spic and Span is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

South Africa is believed to be where Spic and Span originates from.

Spic and Span Garden Gladiolus is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Spic and Span have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Spic and Span

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Spic and Span is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Spic and Span are Zone 8 and Zone 10. Spic and Span needs a soil ph of 6.7 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil).

Growing Spic and Span from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.02 inches (18.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 4.29 inches (11.0 cm).

Transplanting Spic and Span

Spic and Span is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 2°C / 36°F.

Harvesting Spic and Span

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.