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.