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Jester Gladiolus

SKU: AM002140
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'Jester' Gladiolus produces rich, gold-yellow blossoms with a delightful pattern of red accents on its lower petals. One of the most popular glads to grow because of its playful colors and easy-going nature, 'Jester' is long lasting and deer resistant. Plant in full sun in rows for easy access to cutting, or tuck into border edging with foliage-heavy ornamental grasses. (Gladiolus)
key features
Botanical Name
Gladiolus Jester
Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Annual in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
40-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
4 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


Growing Gladiolus: Everyone knows gladiolus, but not every gardener knows how easy they are to grow. The original "glad" was a wildflower from South Africa called "sword lily", which was imported into Europe in the 1840's. As with almost every other bulb, the Dutch went to work and created a grand rainbow from a quite lowly flower.

And of course, everyone knows gladiolus are great in a vase. So be sure to plant plenty where you can cut them. 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. Don't hesitate. Enjoy gladiolus this summer. You can't have too many.