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Kio Gladiolus

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Overview
Excitement, energy, and drama are all present in 'Kio' Gladiolus, a large flower for gardeners who love to play with adventurous color schemes. Fabulous for gardens and cut flower arrangements, 'Kio' Gladiolus blooms are electric lime green flowers with lemon yellow undertones. Long-lasting flower spikes emerge from the sword-like foliage and unfurl from the bottom up, giving hummingbirds a taste of nectar for weeks on end.
key features
Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
40-55" tall
Bulb Spacing
5" apart
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost

Description

The electric, lemony-green flowers of 'Kio' Gladiolus add variety and excitement to summer displays. 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.