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Gladiolus ‘Yellow’

Gladiolus Yellow are often grown for elegant flower arrangements, but they are also an excellent choice to fill your garden with beautiful color! 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!

Plant Details +

Height 30-40"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 7-10; Annuals in zones 2-6
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Yellow
Bloomtime Summer to Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Gladiolus will grow in any good garden soil but do need full sun and good drainage. Dig a hole 4-6" deep. (Plant 4" deep in clay soils, 6" deep in others; the deeper the planting the less need for staking.) Place corm in hole, pointed side up. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Stake for best appearance and straightest stems. Space planting times at two week intervals from early spring to late June to ensure a continuation of mid and late summer blooms. Increase water and fertilizer when flowers begin to develop.