Hardy Gladiolus Mix

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As the name suggests, our Hardy Gladiolus Mix features summer-blooming glads that are more cold-hardy than other varieties, but these are also shorter, making them perfect for planting in containers. Blooming in a wide palette of peachy-pinks, these orchid-like flowers are imprinted with a stunning, stencil-like pattern. Beautiful in bouquets. (Gladilous)
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
SKUAM018390

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

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!

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Associated SKUsAM018390
AM007481 (Bag of 25) - Out of stock.
AM018360 (Bag of 50) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Hardy Gladiolus Mix
Botanical Name
Gladiolus nanus Mix
Flower Color
Mixed
Foliage
Green sword-like foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
10 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 5-8.
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
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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