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Espresso Gladiolus

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Notes of chocolate suffuse the luxurious crimson red spikes of 'Espresso' Gladiolus, beckoning to hummingbirds and butterflies in the garden. Large flowers will add dramatic accents to cut flower arrangements. Emerging from sword-like foliage, the large spikes of Expresso Gladiolus display up to 12 flowers, opening from late spring to summer.
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Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3-5' tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


'Espresso Gladiolus' features some of the darkest Gladiolus flowers you’ll find to add drama and contrast to gardens and bouquets. Gladioli 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. Planting bulbs throughout the garden every two weeks from last frost to early summer will keep the color coming all the way through early fall. Planting deeply will help anchor tall plants, though light staking or protection from wind is recommended.

Gladioli are perennial in zones 8-11; in colder zones, they can be grown as annuals, or brought inside and stored for the winter. Gladioli are deer resistant, and toxic to dogs, cats and horses when ingested.