Dynamite Gladiolus

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The trumpet-like flowers of Dynamite Gladiolus bloom in a fireworks mix of plum-purple and lemon-yellow–combining a classic color-wheel pairing in one plant! Mix these tall-flowering spikes within a sunny yellow or violet border and just wait for sparks to fly in mid-summer. It’s all in the name! Rich soil. Cut flower. (Gladiolus)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size36-60" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
SizeBag of 15
SKUAM017369

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(36-60” tall x 18” wide) Dynamite Gladiolus unites the strongest elements of cool and hot colors together in one flower and then gives you more of them – unfurling each blossom on a flowering spike from the bottom-up in mid-summer. Dynamite Gladiolus is a large 4-5 ft. cultivar, so it is eminently suitable for mid or back-of-border sites where the soil is rich and the sunshine is abundant. Sword shaped foliage will also add a vertical note against blowsier perennials and grasses. Give Dynamite gladioli protection from strong winds or lightly stake the flower spikes (inflorescences) to get the most out of the display–and don’t forget to cut a few for the house. Dynamite Gladioli is a dazzling vertical accent in an otherwise straight-laced bouquet. In cooler climates, corms can be lifted and stored in a cool, dark location over the winter months to provide just as many “explosive” blooms in next year’s garden.
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SKUAM017369
Common Name
Dynamite Gladiolus
Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Item Package Size
Bag of 15
Flower Color
Yellow, Purple
Flower Size
6-12" flowers
Foliage
Green, upright sword-shaped foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Bulb Spacing
4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12-14 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Skin irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

Us vs. The Big Box Store: Gladiolus Bulbs

Each 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!

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