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Gladiolus

Gladiolus grandiflora

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Gladiolus is a member of the Gladiolus family. Its botanical name is Gladiolus grandiflora. The scientific name epithet grandiflora means 'with large flowers'.

Gladiolus grows as a deciduous and is a flower. Being a Deciduous plant, it will shed its leaves annually.

Normally grows with a erect habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

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

How to grow Gladiolus

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Gladiolus are Zone 7 and Zone 10. Gladiolus needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil). Gladiolus is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Gladiolus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Gladiolus from seed

Transplanting Gladiolus

Gladiolus is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

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Other names for Gladiolus

Large-flowered Gladiolus, Sword Lily

Gladiolus grandiflorus

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