Vulcano Hardy Gladiolus

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‘Vulcano’ Nanus Gladiolus dazzles with vibrant fuchsia color in the early summer garden, making vertical accents easy. Nanus Gladiolus are dwarf varieties that give you all the beauty of a traditional Gladiolus in a more compact form, making maintenance easier! They are also perennial in zones 5-8 making them more cold hardy than other varieties. Each strong, slender spike boasts up to seven blossoms of deep pink with touches of white and violet, drawing pollinators and making for striking cut flower arrangements. (Gladiolus)
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 22-28" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
Item Package SizeBag of 25
SKUAM018078

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
(22-28” tall x 8” wide) ‘Vulcano’ Nanus Gladiolus prefers a sunny site where each flowering spike can live up to its full potential, slowly unfolding from the bottom of the spike upwards and giving weeks of color to containers and garden beds. Gladioli in the Nanus group are smaller, more delicate forms of this traditional garden favorite, and therefore allow the gardener to forget about staking and just enjoy the strong, slender spikes of color. As blossoms fade, you can nip them off with your fingers and keep the flowering stem looking fresh and beautiful. Plant Gladiolus Nanus ‘Vulcano’ in a sunny site in well-drained, loose soil with average fertility. Many gladioli in the Nanus group are hardier, but deeper planting up to 6” encourages overwintering – another bonus for hard-working gardeners in colder zones. Otherwise, lift and store them in a dry, cool, dark space over the winter months.
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SKUAM018078
Common Name
Vulcano Hardy Gladiolus
Botanical Name
Gladiolus nanus Vulcano
Item Package Size
Bag of 25
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage
Green sword-like foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
22-28" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
10 cm
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 6" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Hardy Gladiolus are perennial in zones 5-8 making them a great choice for colder areas.
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Bulb
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes
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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