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Hardy Gladiolus Bulbs Nanus Mix

These striking gladiolus are hardier than other varieties and shorter – perfect for planting in containers. The orchid-like flowers are stunning both in the garden and in bouquets.
Bag of 25

Price: $27.95

Sale: $13.98

$0.56 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing: 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU GGLAD40
Common Name Hardy Gladiolus
Botanical Name Gladiolus nanus
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bulb Size 10 cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Days to Bloom 60-100 days after planting
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

    Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

Description
These hardy gladiolus are extremely famous; The Nanus Mix is actually a different species from the gladiolus we all know for its height, hardiness, and flower-shape. As for the hardiness, they should be called 'hardier' glads, instead of 'hardy glads', since they are not winter hardy in severe winters. But they can be successfully left in the ground to return the following spring in warmer zones. They're not as showy as tall gladiolus, but definitely worth a try in your garden.

Be sure to plant as many as you can fit, as gladiolus are perfect for cutting and bringing inside for gorgeous bouquets. They're inexpensive and few other flowers give you so much color for the cost. When frost threatens, you can just forget them, and buy new ones in spring, or dig up the bulbs and store them until the following spring. Enjoy Gladiolus this summer – You can never have too many!

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

    Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

  • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

    Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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American MeadowsGladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Beautiful, abundant, great value

      By Alid D

      from Duxbury, MA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

        Gladiolus is an underappreciated flower and not a lot of garden suppliers have good bulbs available. That's why I love the fact that American Meadows has such a variety of high-quality gladiolus bulbs. One of my favorites!

         
        3.0

        I will buy this product again.

        By Ken/Flower photag

        from AuGres, Mi.

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant

        Cons

        • Colors Not As Expected
        • Only Two Colors This Time

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • I Just Wanted Sungarden
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

        My bag of 40 bulbs were quite 'dry' when I received them. Just a little over 1/4 of them produced plants. However we had a very late Spring here this yr. The ones that grew produced deep red with white borders and a few pink with yellow hi-lights in them. We enjoyed the ones that did grow, but was hoping for more variety in colors. The reds must be the 'hardiest' growers.

         
        1.0

        Floppy and not impressive

        By boops

        from new york

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

          • Floppy
          • Not an impressive show

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

            Planted these in full sun and they grew and don't hold themselves up. I have to stake them. Luckily for some reason regular Glads come up every year in my yard without storing the bulbs. So thank goodness, it is not necessary to have to settle for these poor substitutes.

             
            5.0

            Elegant pastels

            By Texas Gardener

            from Abilene, Texas

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            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

              These are beautiful and so elegant. The ones I received were pastel colors. We had an unusually hot summer with many days over 100, and they survived and kept blooming. Because of the heat, they had to be watered fairly often, but in a normal year, I can only imagine how well they would do. I just love them. The bulbs were very healthy and shipped right on time. I have always been so pleased with American Meadows!

               
              1.0

              Sad Looking Flowers

              By Candy

              from Escondido, CA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Short Bloom Time

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

                  The blooms were tired and faded looking, and didn't last very long. They certainly didn't look like the pictures on your web site.

                   
                  5.0

                  Love these

                  By Flowers Forever

                  from Abilene, Tx.

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                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

                      These are so pretty and add such elegant beauty to the yard. We are experiencing an extremely hot summer, so I can only imagine how pretty these would have been had it not been so hot. Even with temperatures over 100 for over a month, they are still blooming. They are delicate, but very hardy. The colors are so pretty from pale yellows to bright pinks. I will definitely order more for next year. I am always pleased with American Meadows products!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Beautiful, year after year.

                      By GardenPutterer

                      from Weatherford, TX

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

                          [...]; variety of colors is rewarding as each bloom.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Happy to see 'Hardy' Glads

                          By I try hard

                          from Zone 7 Virginia

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                            Cons

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                              • Garden

                              Comments about American Meadows Gladiolus Bulbs: Hardy Mix - Bag of 8:

                              I'm glad to find some gladiola bulbs that can be left in the ground over the winter. My autumns are always so hectic, I never find the time to dig up the bulbs and the next spring I'm disappointed when they don't come back. I just hate treating them as annuals.

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                              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:
                              • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

                                Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

                              • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                                Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                              • Garden Gloves

                                Garden Gloves

                              Shipping

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

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                              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:
                              • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

                                Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

                              • Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                                Peacock Orchid Bulbs or Gladiolus acidanthera

                              • Garden Gloves

                                Garden Gloves

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