'PLUM TART' Sword Lily (Gladiolus dalenii x grandiflora 'plum tart')
'Plum Tart' gladiolus boasts deep-magenta, plum-delicious florets. It's an excellent variety for commercial cut-flower growers. Beautiful and long-lasting color for floral arrangements, this glad is also ideal for the back of a sunny border where it will rise and shine above lower-growing perennials and annuals.
Gladiolus have been grown and loved by generations of gardeners. These summer-blooming bulbs produce elegant, 3-foot flower spikes with orchid-like blooms. They look spectacular in a vase and are suitable for growing in flower gardens, container gardens and even vegetable gardens.
Gladiolas 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.
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 75-90 days after planting.