Gladiolus are often grown for elegant flower arrangements, but they are also an excellent choice to fill your garden with beautiful colors! Their sword-like foliage and tall, impressive flower spikes make striking accents to the mixed flower border. They are also key elements in a shrub border and amongst perennials. Gladiolus are among the best flowers for arrangements, lasting a week or more in the vase. These stately flower spikes are also called sword lilies. This garden favorite is available in a rainbow of colors, and their long stems allow you to grow armloads of flowers in a small space.
Gladioli have been extensively hybridized to offer an incredible array of colors. Plant in groups of six or more of a single color for the best garden effect, or grow dozens of them in a bed reserved for cutting. Imagine the luxury of having armloads of glads to display around the house!