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Garden Gladiolus 'Espresso'   

Gladiolus x hortulanus

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Espresso is a variety of Garden Gladiolus which is a member of the Gladiolus family. Its botanical name is Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Espresso'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   OU Crimson Red. Leaves usually appear in   Dartmouth green colour.

This velvety colored gladioli can attain a height of 3’ 4" and puts on a show in the middle of the border. Flowers in summer.

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. Espresso 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 Espresso originates from.

Espresso 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 Espresso have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Espresso

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Gladiolus will appreciate 2 to 4 inches of mulch around them to keep weeds in check. This will also conserve the moisture in the soil. Most gladioli will also appreciate some kind of support such as bamboo stakes or specialty made support. The soil should be well drained and light.1

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

Growing Espresso from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 4.29 inches (11.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 7.02 inches (18.0 cm) between Garden Gladiolus plants.

Transplanting Espresso

Espresso 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 Espresso

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

Other Names for Garden Gladiolus 'Espresso'