Welcome to American Meadows!

View Cart

Gardening Questions or Comments?

Call 877-309-7333 or E-mail

Where confidence grows!

View Cart

Gardening Questions or Comments?

Call 877-309-7333 or E-mail

  • Check Back in October for Advance Sale on Spring-Planted Bulbs

Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

Peacock Orchid gets its name from graceful, orchid-like flowers that have a lovely sweet scent. It is extremely easy to grow and will add delicate allure to gardens and bouquets. Also known as gladiolus acidanthera.

We're sorry, this item is Out Of Stock

To be notified when it will be available again, please Sign Up for our newsletter

Your Success Guaranteed

Questions?
Call 877-270-5187

Details:

Height: 18-24" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

Click Here for more details, product description, reviews, how-to guides and shipping information.

 

Click on image to view full size

Details
SKU 21BULB25
Common Name Peacock Orchid
Botanical Name Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple, White
Estimated Mature Height 18-24" tall
Bulb Size 8/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3-4" deep
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Days to Bloom 60-100 days after planting
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

Description
Peacock Orchid Bulbs, also known as Gladiolus Acidanthera, are an absolute knock-out in the garden. They are extremely easy to grow and their display and blooms are some of the most exotic anywhere.

The name says it all. Like a peacock, these exquisite flowers will rise above the foliage and open like spectacular rare orchids. If you cut them, your arrangement will be absolutely spectacular. Many a gardener has tried this one and become totally addicted to growing it. Your neighbors have never seen it, and they'll never know that all you had to do was stick a few bulbs into the dirt, to have this incredible beauty in your garden. Enjoy!

From a gardener who's grown it: 'I planted ten corms in semi-frozen ground in early March of 2002. The soil and sun conditions varied from poor sandy soil with almost full sun to semi-rich soil in almost full shade. Regularly treated the soil with fertilizer every 2 weeks. None of the corms had sprouted by late spring, so I continued planting around them, figuring that the planting was mis-timed and the corms had died. In early summer, over a 3-week period, all of the corms sprouted. In mid-August, when the plants had reached anywhere from 18'-24', they began to flower. BEAUTIFUL, and with a nice (almost cologne-like) aroma. Blooms kept appearing until late October. Although this plant cannot survive the winters here in Zone 6b, they are SO easy to grow that I plant them every year (basically treating them as an annual). It seems that EVERY corm that I plant sprouts, so there's no guesswork involved.'.....from a subscriber to DavesGarden.com, gardening in Stratford, CT

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (13)
  • Accurate instructions (10)
  • Fragrant (10)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (11)
    • Patio (7)
    • Outdoors (6)
    • Pool area (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (14)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great show

    I ordered the peacock orchids based upon customer reviews and I was not disappointed. These looked exactly like the picture and they really drew interest to my flower garden. They bloomed for about...Read complete review

    I ordered the peacock orchids based upon customer reviews and I was not disappointed. These looked exactly like the picture and they really drew interest to my flower garden. They bloomed for about 8-12 weeks and I must have looked at them every single day - very enjoyable.

    I could not discern any discernible scent, but I was visited by butterflies, hummingbirds and bees that love nectar...so I would have to say that the wildlife approved. So far, I've been very happy with everything that I purchase from American Meadows and quite frankly, it's nice to have something in my flower garden that the neighbors have never seen. I'm a newbie at flower gardening and I have a neighbor that is a PRO, but my Peacock Orchids caused a few cars to slow down as they drove past the front yard. I was extraordinarily pleased. Don't judge me (lol).

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    3 years no blooms

    Small yard, acid soil and several microclimates. Tried in moist bed partial sun, and full sun bed that can be dry or fully draining. Just green leaves. Only American Meadows purchase that...Read complete review

    Small yard, acid soil and several microclimates. Tried in moist bed partial sun, and full sun bed that can be dry or fully draining. Just green leaves. Only American Meadows purchase that didn't flourish.

    Looking at positive reviews, I would recommend with reservations.

    Reviewed by 32 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-30

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    3 years no blooms

    By Accidental gardener

    from Pacific Northwest

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

          Small yard, acid soil and several microclimates. Tried in moist bed partial sun, and full sun bed that can be dry or fully draining. Just green leaves. Only American Meadows purchase that didn't flourish.

          Looking at positive reviews, I would recommend with reservations.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great addition to garden

          By croftrob

          from Boulder, CO

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long lasting bloom

          Cons

          • Leggy At End Of Bloomtime

          Best Uses

          • Adds Great Fall Interest

          Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

          Loved the long slender foliage. It added grace to the garden followed by the not so common blooms. Received many comments about the flower.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Grew well, nice flowers, stayed blooming

          By Soultown Gardner

          from Lansing, Michigan area

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                These grew very well in a spot where Dutchman's Pipe roots probably sap a lot of water and nutrients. They got direct sun about half the day. The flowers really are like the pictures, and they bloomed into September here in lower Michigan. I think there would have been longer continuous blooms but one of our household cut flowers from them a lot, cutting the upper third of the stalk (not the best approach). On that note, the flowers do keep surprisingly long in a vase indoors. Really an all-around great little discovery. We'll be getting more.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                tall beauties

                By Newbie

                from Wilmington DE

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy growing
                • Fragrant
                • Lasts Into Fall

                Cons

                • Taller than expected

                Best Uses

                • Back Of Garden

                Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                Still in bloom now (October)! These are beautiful, but I didn't realize how tall they'd be. Make sure you put them towards the back of your garden. I will be moving them next year.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great show

                By Welcome to my flower garden

                from On this computer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attracts Butterflies
                • Beautiful blooms
                • Exotic
                • Looks Exactly The Same

                Cons

                • Lacked Fragrance

                Best Uses

                • Bunch Together
                • Plant In Sequence

                Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                I ordered the peacock orchids based upon customer reviews and I was not disappointed. These looked exactly like the picture and they really drew interest to my flower garden. They bloomed for about 8-12 weeks and I must have looked at them every single day - very enjoyable.

                I could not discern any discernible scent, but I was visited by butterflies, hummingbirds and bees that love nectar...so I would have to say that the wildlife approved. So far, I've been very happy with everything that I purchase from American Meadows and quite frankly, it's nice to have something in my flower garden that the neighbors have never seen. I'm a newbie at flower gardening and I have a neighbor that is a PRO, but my Peacock Orchids caused a few cars to slow down as they drove past the front yard. I was extraordinarily pleased. Don't judge me (lol).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Peacock Orchid Blubs

                By pablo

                from Norcross, Georgia

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                      Very tall and Showy. I used these as container bulbs and they came out really spectacular! Tall and showy mixed with caladiums and other bulbs. This was a winner. Will be ordering more of these next year...for sure....

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lovely

                      By ASH the Plant Junkie

                      from Upstate NY

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Grouped Closely Together

                          Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                          Nice in planters with the Dahlias, but should have grouped them closer for full effect. Sweet, delicate smell.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Pretty flower

                          By Andy

                          from Northern NJ

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                          Very pretty flower with many blooms per plant. Only drawback is that the flowers don't last very long.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Makes a simple garden more showy!

                          By Mssweeney

                          from Pleasanton California

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful Easy to grow

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                              I planted these flowers in a simple corner garden. They flourished and the flowers looked like white origami birds floating on the summer air. I can't say a bad word about them, Easy to grow and care for - they take very little work, just water, throw some fertilizer on the ground once and awhile and enjoy the show. Bees love them, and I have spotted a hummer or two showing interest in what these flowers offered.

                              If you are a Gardner at heart you will love these flowers.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              I will buy this product again and again

                              By Terry

                              from MA

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Great along stone walls

                                  Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                  Everyone loves these flowers. Since we are in a zone that does not allow them to come back year after year we need to replant them every spring. We are always looking forward in the fall for these flowers to bloom.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Wow!

                                  By Foxshadow

                                  from Minneapolis, MN

                                  Pros

                                  • Delicately showy
                                  • Easy care
                                  • Prolific

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large grouping

                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                    I planted all 25 bulbs in a group along the walk in my back yard. This really showed off the delicate beauty of these plants.

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Didn't Bloom!

                                    By Candy

                                    from Escondido, CA

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                    Perhaps I planted these in a less than ideal spot, but I didn't get any blooms this year.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Beautiful and Elegant

                                    By FlowerBabe

                                    from San Leandro, CA

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                    I think only about half my bulbs came up, but I was rather remiss about watering for a while and we had a cold late start to summer.
                                    The ones that did bloom, however, made it all worth it! These were delicate and exotic looking, helping bridge the gap between the iris season and the hybrid gladioli. Elegant and sophisticated looking. If they don't come back next year, I'll probably make a habit of replanting these.

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Truly Outstanding!

                                    By SMQMC

                                    from Round Lake Beach, IL

                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                    I grew these in a large pot on my porch and when I would sit out there and read, I was surrounded by the most heavenly fragrance! You don't have to stick your face into the blooms to smell them either; they're so fragrant, they permiate the air. Wonderful, and I would recommend them to anyone!
                                    The only thing for me was I didn't know how to save the bulbs in the autumn. I tried vermiculite, sphagnum moss and dirt; nothing saved them. Anybody know??

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Fantastic, but overlooked annual

                                    By DK

                                    from Delaware

                                    Pros

                                    • Beautiful long-blooming
                                    • Fragrant

                                    Cons

                                    • May need staking

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Mixed bed cut flowers

                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                    a must-have flower for my garden

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Gorgeous Flowers!

                                    By Garden Diva

                                    from Buffalo, New York

                                    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist

                                    Pros

                                    • Low Maintenance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut Flowers
                                      • Indoor Pots

                                      Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                      i am very happy with all of the products i have ordered

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      easy grower

                                      By Karen

                                      from Keswick,VA

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                      • Low Maintenance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cut Flowers
                                        • Large Areas
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                        I love the delicate flowers on the long stems of this plant. I also appreciate that they have a long bloom time.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Beautiful and easy!

                                        By Jill V.

                                        from Middletown, CT

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Reliable Growth
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                            I love these flowers! I spaced them all around the back area (because they are a little taller) of my gardens in the front and side of my house. They started growing really soon and bloomed in a few short weeks! They are absolutely beautiful and add a nice, clean touch against the house. The white shows up beautifully as does the deep color in the center! One of my best purchases!

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            "Exotic Showcase"

                                            By Ms. Maggie

                                            from Bronx, NY

                                            About Me Avid Gardener

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Fragrant
                                            • Long Bloom Time
                                            • Low Maintenance
                                            • Reliable Growth

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Containers

                                              Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                              Planted them for the 1st time this year. My patio pots were average until the peacocks bloomed, now I have an exotic arrangement in my backyard no one else has in the neighborhood.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              a buy againer

                                              By Cardinal

                                              from Zone 8, SC

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                              • Attractive
                                              • Love the orchid look

                                              Cons

                                              • So far none returning

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Garden

                                              Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                              Joy of viewing beautiful orchid like blooms along my walk.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Sure to become a favorite

                                              By Gail

                                              from New Lebanon, NY

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Instructions
                                              • Attractive
                                              • Fragrant
                                              • Healthy
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Garden

                                                Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                No matter where I plant my acidantheras, they perform beautifully. They are not hardy in my area, but replanting every year is a small price to pay for their beauty and heady fragrance. They are beautiful in the garden--and make perfect cut flowers. It amazes me how many gardeners see them and don't know what they are: As far as I'm concerned, every garden should make room for these perfect flowers.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Fabulous Flowers and Fragrance

                                                By Shefinn

                                                from Killington, VT

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive
                                                • Fragrant
                                                • Healthy
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden
                                                  • Patio

                                                  Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                  This is one of my favorite plants. The flowers are absolutely beautiful and the fragrance is breathtaking! I have recommended this to many of my fellow gardeners. A wonderful addition to any garden.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Prolific and Fragrant

                                                  By G and D

                                                  from Enfield, NH

                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                                  • Attractive
                                                  • Fragrant
                                                  • Healthy
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Garden
                                                    • Patio

                                                    Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                    We plant these in a circle at the end of our white garden. When the Casa Blancas wain, these come along and waft the air again.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal
                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Stunning beauty!

                                                    By Rachel

                                                    from Portland, OR

                                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                                    • Attractive
                                                    • Healthy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Garden
                                                      • Outdoors

                                                      Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                      I planted these near the back of a bed. The greenery is tall and nice looking. When the flowers bloomed they were gorgeous and long-lasting. They required no care whatsoever beyond planting.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Sorry I didn't plant more!

                                                      By lilac161

                                                      from Red Hook,NY

                                                      About Me Getting Started

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Attractive
                                                      • Healthy

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Small In Size

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Garden
                                                      • Outdoors
                                                      • Patio

                                                      Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                      Last year I used these flowers in pots outside my bedroom window on a deck where they thrived and were enchanting. This year I would like to put lots of them in the garden in my new home right at the front door.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      4.0

                                                      Easy and Stunning!

                                                      By FlowerDiva

                                                      from Raleigh NC

                                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                                      • Attractive
                                                      • Healthy
                                                      • Versatile

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Eaten by deer

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Garden
                                                      • Mixed border
                                                      • Outdoors
                                                      • Pool Area

                                                      Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                      Easy to plant and bloomed within weeks of planting! I enjoyed them briefly until the deer ate every last one.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Wonderful mid-summer surprise

                                                      By AG

                                                      from Washington DC

                                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Accurate Instructions
                                                      • Attractive
                                                      • Fragrant
                                                      • Versatile

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Garden
                                                        • Outdoors
                                                        • Patio
                                                        • Pool Area

                                                        Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                        Terrific addition to the garden -- whether in the ground or a patio container. Lovely flowers held over green swords, mild but delightful fragrance. Like most glads, it's not really hardy here (Zone 7), but easy peasy to lift and store.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

                                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Glads and Orchids: I can't wait

                                                        By BerylQ

                                                        from Cumming, GA

                                                        About Me Getting Started

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Attractive
                                                        • Hardy
                                                        • Versatile

                                                        Cons

                                                        • None

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Garden

                                                        Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                        I love glads and orchids. I can't wait for these to come up.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Gardening made easy

                                                        By Shawn "The Gardener"

                                                        from Norway, Iowa

                                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Accurate Instructions
                                                        • Attractive
                                                        • Fragrant
                                                        • Healthy
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Versatile

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Flimsy
                                                        • Small In Size

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Patio
                                                        • Pool Area

                                                        Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                        I ordered these last year as I was making additions to my current flower gardens. What an amazing addition to it. They fit perfectly as a liner for my steps leading to my porch. I have had several neighbors ask where I got them and how I got those colors. I have been very pleased with the level of customer service that I have received from American Meadows, I had an instance where one "more expensive" bulb that I purchased never came up. I offered to send it back or take a picture to send to them to prove that the bulb was indeed rotten. There were no questions, no need for me to send or picture it, they simply sent me a new one. You don't find many companies that don't make you "prove" that you indeed have an issue before they will send you a replacement. I will continue to make all of my purchases with American Meadows in the future.

                                                        Service and delivery comments:

                                                        Delivery was sent to me exactly as they state, which is amazing that they can track the orders that were placed months ago and get them to you without losing them!! Every plant arrived healthy except one which was replaced no questions asked. American Meadows is definitely a top notch company!!

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal
                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        A surprisingly easy beauty

                                                        By Debbie loves flowers

                                                        from Savannah, GA

                                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Accurate Instructions
                                                        • Attractive
                                                        • Hardy
                                                        • Healthy

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Outdoors
                                                          • Patio

                                                          Comments about Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera:

                                                          This elegant beauty looks like an orchid but with the ease of a bulb. It looks great in your garden or in a cut flower arrangement and very classy in a bud vase.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

                                                          Displaying reviews 1-30

                                                          Back to top

                                                          Previous | Next »

                                                          1
                                                          How-To Guides

                                                          Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide

                                                          Storing Your Bulbs Before Planting in Spring

                                                          View all Spring-Planted Bulbs Guides

                                                          Improving Garden Soil


                                                          Us vs. The Big Box Store: Gladiolus Bulbs

                                                          Gladiolus Bulb ComparisonEach season, we head over to the big box store in our area and choose several Bulbs, Plants and Seeds to compare against our selection. This spring, we purchased 50 Gladiolus Bulbs to compare and the difference is quite revealing.

                                                          I’d like to start out by mentioning the difference in shopping experiences. I walked into the big box store and headed straight to the back, where I knew the garden section was. I walked through aisles of grills, patio sets and annual hanging baskets until I found someone to speak with. They quickly answered the phone and I waited several more minutes until I could ask, "Do you know where the Gladiolus Bulbs are?" They weren’t sure what I meant and finally an entire wall of Summer-Blooming Bulbs caught my eye. I chose their "Gladiolus Mix" bag of 50, which most resembled our Gladiolus Rainbow Mix, which we also carry in a bag of 50 bulbs.

                                                          When you shop on our site, we have a wealth of information on growing and caring for Gladiolus at your fingertips, as well as an extremely helpful and knowledgeable garden staff, several of which are certified Master Gardeners. We not only want you to have success in growing our products, but also want you to feel confident in everything you plant – Which is why we focus so intently on how-to information as well as have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We urge our customers to write reviews on our products, positive or negative, so you know what grows well in different areas and what doesn't. We also offer live chat and service over the phone 6 days a week, offering growing advice as well as helping to place orders.

                                                          This photo also helps to show the true difference between us and the Big Box Stores. Brian, one of our employees and garden-enthusiasts helps to explain why a bigger flower bulb is better.

                                                          "Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones. They also produce taller growth and larger blooms."

                                                          With American Meadows, you’re not only getting access to our thirty years of gardening experience, but are also receiving the largest, highest-quality bulbs available, inevitably producing larger, healthier blooms in your garden. Happy Gardening!

                                                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                                          • Garden Gloves

                                                            Garden Gloves

                                                          • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                                            All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                                          • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                                                            Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                                                          Shipping

                                                          Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

                                                          View Shipping Rate Chart

                                                          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                                                          Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                                                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                                                          • Garden Gloves

                                                            Garden Gloves

                                                          • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                                            All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

                                                          • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                                                            Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

                                                          Please wait...

                                                          Added to your cart:

                                                          has been added to your cart.

                                                          Item added to your cart

                                                          Continue shopping or View cart & checkout