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