Rainbow Gladiolus Collection

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Chosen for bright clear colors, our Rainbow Gladiolus Collection effortlessly captures a joyful, expressive theme for the garden. This easy-to-grow collection is the perfect way to grow a painter’s palette of colors for exciting, original cut flower arrangements. Gladiolus are easy to grow and can be planted in succession to keep the color coming all summer. Collection of 90 bulbs.
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
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Easy To Grow
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Attract Hummingbirds
deer-resistant
Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
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Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
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Full Sun
Mature Height Plants in this collection range from 36-60" tall. (3-5 feet)
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
Item Package SizeCollection of 90
SKUAM019571

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

Gladiolus are easy-to-grow flower bulbs available in a rainbow of hues from soft pastels to rich vivid hues. In early to mid-summer, long elegant flower spikes emerge over the strappy foliage, slowly revealing blooms from the bottom up. This flowering habit makes Gladiolus an excellent cut flower. Plant in late spring in loose, well-drained, sunny soils. Light staking or protection from wind is recommended. Gladiolus are perennial in zones 8-11; in colder zones (3-7), they can be grown as annuals, or brought inside and stored for the winter. (Planting in the right conditions and with a good layer of insulating mulch may extend their hardiness in zones 4-7, but it’s not guaranteed.)

Our Rainbow Gladiolus Collection includes 90 bulbs, covering 24 square feet when planted together, including the following items:

Plum Tart Gladiolus - Bag of 15

Olympic Flame Gladiolus - Bag of 15

Kings Gold Gladiolus - Bag of 15

Green Star Gladioluss - Bag of 15

Nori Gladiolus - Bag of 15

Purple Flora Gladiolus - Bag of 15

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SKUAM019571
Common Name
Rainbow Gladiolus Collection
Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Item Package Size
Collection of 90
Flower Color
Mixed
Flower Size
Flowers in this collection have 6-12" flower spikes.
Foliage
Green upright sword-shaped foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
Plants in this collection range from 36-60" tall. (3-5 feet)
Bulb Spacing
4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-11. Can be grown as annuals 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 dogs 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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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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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.

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