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Gladiolus ‘Nova Lux’

‘Nova Lux’ pairs well with any landscape with its dreamy ruffled golden yellow blooms!  Gladiolus are a garden favorite, due to their elegant flower spikes and sword like foliage.  They are easy to grow and require little maintenance.  Their long stems allow you to grow armloads of flowers, making them perfect for small spaces and container gardens.  Gladiolus are a stunning cut flower and typically last a week or more in a vase.  They also make a beautiful addition to a shrub border or perennial garden.

Plant Details +

Height 36-48"
Spacing 4-6"
Hardiness 7-10; Annuals in zones 2-6
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Medium Green
Flower Golden yellow
Bloomtime Mid-Late Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Moisture: Water as needed to keep the soil moist. Mulching around your gladioli can assist with keeping the soil moist and preventing weeds.

Planting Instructions: Planting Instructions: Plant in the spring, after the ground, warms to about 50º F. Two weeks before the last frost of the spring, plant in a sunny location in well-drained or sandy loam soil. Gladiolus will grow in any good garden soil but do need full sun and good drainage. Space plants 4-6” apart. 1. Dig a hole 4-6" deep. 2. Place corm in a hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. For continuous summer color, plant at biweekly intervals. Stake for best appearance and straightest stems. Remove faded/dead flowers to ensure continuous blooms. Increase water and fertilizer when flowers begin to develop. In zones 7 or lower, lift corms from the ground after the first frost. Allow the corms 1-2 days to dry and gently brush off excess soil. Store them in a cool, dry place during the winter months.