Hybrid Gladiola (Gladiolus x gandavensis 'Priscilla') in the Gladiolus Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Gladiolus x gandavensis Accepted
Gladiolus x hortulanus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 56-60 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Cut Flower
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets

Just a beautiful Gladiolus!

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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Nov 8, 2011 7:49 PM

Generally, in zones cooler than zone 8, you need to either treat gladiolus as an annual, or dig the bulbs each fall and store in dry sawdust or shredded newspaper in a cool, dark place. Replant in the spring.

I did have success planting them deeper than recommended and mulching heavily over the winter with shredded leaves. Not only were they sturdier and needed less staking, but they returned the following two years. I will be watching to see if they continue to return in the future, too!

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