'RED BEAUTY' Sword Lily (Gladiolus dalenii x grandiflora (red jewel)
NEW FOR 2023!
Certain colors define certain flowers and red is the color of Gladiolus. I don't know how it has become the standard color that signifies this lovely garden flower, but it has. 'Red Beauty' is our 2023 new red selection. It's difficult to imagine just how saturated and true this red hue it. I think a perfectly ripe tomato-red is about as close as I can come. And this selection also comes into blossom a bit earlier than most others. We always sell out of red selections before any other color, so don't delay!
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 65 to 80 days after planting.