'SUGAR PLUM' Sword Lily (Gladiolus dalenii x grandiflora 'sugar plum')
For all you lovers of brilliant deep-pink, here's 'Sugar Plum'. Described by growers as lilac-purple, we beg to differ...you make the call. They look spectacular in a vase and are suitable for growing in flower gardens, container gardens and even vegetable gardens.
Gladiolus are available in a rainbow of gorgeous colors, ranging from white, yellow, pink and lavender, to rose, burgundy, purple and even green. The bulbs are incredibly easy to grow. Just plant them in spring for flowers in late summer. Stagger your planting over the month of May and you will be rewarded by a succession of blooms come late summer.
Shade and Sun: Gladiolus grow best in full sun, but will also flower in partial shade.
Zone: Gladiolas are winter hardy in zones 7-10. In colder zones they can be grown as annuals or the corms may be dug up in the fall and stored indoors for replanting the next spring.
When to Plant: Gladiolus corms may be planted from spring through early summer. The flowers bloom approximately 90 days after planting.