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Garden Gladiolus 'Peter Pears'

Gladiolus x hortulanus

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Peter Pears is a variety of Garden Gladiolus which is a member of the Gladiolus family. Its botanical name is Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Peter Pears'. 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. Peter Pears 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 Peter Pears originates from.

Peter Pears 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 Peter Pears have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Peter Pears

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Peter Pears is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will need protecting in periods of cold weather. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Peter Pears are Zone 8 and Zone 10. Peter Pears needs a soil ph of 6.7 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil).

Growing Peter Pears from seed

Aim to sow 4.29 inches (11.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 7.02 inches (18.0 cm).

Transplanting Peter Pears

Peter Pears 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 Peter Pears

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