Eye Opener is part of the Gladiolus genus and is a Garden Gladiolus variety. Its scientific name is Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Eye Opener'. Eye Opener is a hybrid variety.
Hybridized by Edward Frederick 2009
Aureus x Jeannie Rose
Light rose with deeper rose at petal edges and a large creamy yellow throat.
A 3 ¼ “ to 3 ½” floret with 21 buds 7 open 7 in color
Field height 55”
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. Eye Opener 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 Eye Opener originates from.
Eye Opener Garden Gladiolus is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally 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.
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How to grow Eye Opener
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Eye Opener is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Eye Opener are Zone 8 and Zone 10. Eye Opener tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.7 and 7.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.
Growing Eye Opener 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 Eye Opener
Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 2°C / 36°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Eye Opener is a half hardy plant.
Harvesting Eye Opener
This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.