Summer Sorbet Gladiolus Collection

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Add a refreshing splash of vertical color to your sunny garden with our Summer Sorbet Gladiolus Collection. Sweet colors of apricot, orange, lemon, and raspberry infuse this collection with summer flavor. Fortunately, these flowers last longer in the heat than icy treats! Tall, sturdy stems bloom from the bottom upward, attracting hummingbirds and making for beautiful long-lasting great cut flowers. Collection of 45 bulbs.
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height Plants in this collection range from 36-60" tall.
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
Item Package SizeCollection of 45
SKUAM018823

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 6-12” wide) Make a statement in your garden with the bright, energizing stems of our Summer Sorbet Gladiolus Collection. Three summer stunners come together to create this vibrant collection: ‘Cheops’ is a soft shell pink edged in raspberry. ‘Windsong’ is a deeper vibrant pink with a pale yellow throat. ‘Princess Margaret Rose’ blooms with an apricot flower with strong orange edges. Larger Gladiolus corms should be planted 8 inches deep at a rate of 6-8 per square foot. Well drained soil is essential. As these cultivars are quite tall, staking against wind is recommended; once planted, place stakes around the edges of the planting area and work string from one stake to another at a height of 2 feet, creating support for the foliage and multi-flowered stems to grow through. With so many flowering stems in the Summer Sorbet Gladiolus Collection, you’ll have plenty to bring indoors without having to worry about affecting your outdoor display!

Our Summer borbet Gladiolus Collection is roughly 3' x 4' if planted together and contains 45 plants:

1. Princess Margaret Rose Gladiolus - 15 plants

2. Cheops Gladiolus - 15 plants

3. Windsong Gladiolus - 15 plants

*Not all plants will be in bloom at the same time, as depicted on the illustration. Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the garden/collection design.


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SKUAM018823
Common Name
Summer Sorbet Gladiolus Collection
Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Item Package Size
Collection of 45
Flower Color
Mixed
Flower Size
Flowers in this collection range from 6-12" wide.
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.
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
Average, 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
Item Unit
Bulb
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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