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Garden Gladiolus 'mixed'  

Gladiolus x hortulanus

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Belonging to the Gladiolus genus (Gladiolus x hortulanus 'mixed'), mixed is a variety of Garden Gladiolus. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Bulbs produce a 2 -4 ft. stalk, topped by an impressive cone of abundant, cup-shaped blooms. Gladioli add impressive height to any setting, and their colors are wonderful in flower eds or borders. They look their best when planted next to flowers in similar strong shades. They provide a gorgeous backdrop for shorter summer flowers.

mixed grows as a Perennial and is a Flower. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). mixed 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 mixed originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, mixed Garden Gladiolus is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

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

How to grow mixed

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Stake flowers. If they begin to lean, tie stalks to metal hoop stakes stuck firmly in the ground 1 -2 in. from the plant.

Gladiolus grow best on a sunny site in sandy loam soil with good water drainage. They take from 70 to 90 days from planting until flowering.1 Great for cut flowers.1

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that mixed is thought of as half hardy, so although it can survive a small mild cold snap, it is wise to ensure that this plant is protected from frost damage. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 8 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. A soil ph of between 6.7 and 7.0 is ideal for mixed as it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.

Growing mixed from seed

Sow 4.29 inches (11.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 7.02 inches (18.0 cm).

Transplanting mixed

Make a hole 2-6 in. deep depending on the size of the corm.1 If desired dig 2" deeper and add bone meal and compost using 1 cup per 10 ft. Cover with 2 in. layer of soil, alternately work amendments into soil before making holes. Firmly place Gladioli bulbs, pointed ends up, 6 in. apart in the soil (rows 36" apart for easy access for cutting if desired).1 Cover plantings with more soil. Firm soil down with your hand. Water well and mulch with pine bark.

As mixed is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 2°C / 36°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting mixed

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Misspellings of Garden Gladiolus 'mixed'

gladiolous

Other Names for Garden Gladiolus 'mixed'

gladioli, glads

Latest Garden Gladiolus 'mixed' Reviews

  • I am in Zone 9 the bulbs were left in the ground. The ones in the back garden where they get dappled sun are strongly growing already. In the front with full sun they are just starting to sprout.

    4 stars

    Kevalsha about growing Garden Gladiolous

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