Summer Essentials Mixed is part of the Gladiolus genus and is a Gladiolus variety. Its scientific name is Gladiolus grandiflora 'Summer Essentials Mixed'. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Pigment red and Razzle dazzle rose and Dutch orange. The mature flowers are of a Single form. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Grade 1 Paint Green colour. This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Summer Essentials Mixed normally grows with a erect-like habit with a max height of 1.95 feet (that's 60.0 cm metric). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.
Typically, Summer Essentials Mixed Gladiolus is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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“Bulbs will bloom from 70-100 days from this type of planting, depending on the lateness in the season. Tall-growing varieties may need staking. Water well throughout the growing season.” 2
“For colder regions dig up the corms 4-6 weeks after the flowers fade. Remove as much soil as possible and cut off flower stalk 1” above corm. Dry and store the bulbs indoors for the winter." 3Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Summer Essentials Mixed is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Summer Essentials Mixed are Zone 8 and Zone 10.
“Gladiolus grow best in loose, well-drained soil in full sun (5-6 hours). After last frost, dig a trench per instructions and firmly place bulbs on soil, pointed ends up, 6” apart. In a flower border, plant a group of at least 10 bulbs for best effect. Cover with remaining soil. Water well. Tip: Begin planting in mid-spring and continue to plant every two weeks until mid-July for flowers throughout the summer." 1Aim for a seed spacing of approx. 5.94 inches (15.24 cm).