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Little Rugged Gladiolus Collection

SKU: AM019572
per Collection of 75
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
With a tough constitution but a delicate feel, our Little Rugged Gladiolus Collection showcases the best of cold-hardy gladiolus. This large collection in a graduated color palette of white, pastel pink, and deep rose works beautifully planted throughout the garden to create repeated color accents or planted together for a beautiful group display. A pollinator’s paradise that’s thankfully not attractive to deer or rabbits. Collection of 75 bulbs.
key features
Botanical Name
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
Heights vary from 12-28" tall
Bloom Time
Ealy summer until frost


Hardy Gladiolus have the charm, hardiness, and compact size needed to earn a place in any sunny garden. The sword-like foliage will emerge first, creating low vertical accents in the spring garden, followed by tall flowering spikes with 6-8 blossoms in summer that open slowly from the bottom up. Planting denser groups of Hardy Gladiolus makes a stronger impact than dotting individual corms around the garden. Plant in average to sandy, well-drained soils. In containers, consider pairing with a low-growing filler to enhance the effect of those beautiful spikes. Perennial in zones 5-8; in colder zones, they can be grown as annuals, or brought inside and stored for the winter. (Planting in the right conditions and with a good layer of insulating mulch may extend their hardiness in zones 4-7, but it’s not guaranteed.)

Our Little Rugged Gladiolus Collection covers roughly 6 sq ft, and includes 75 corms (bulbs):

1 x Bag of 25 'Elvira' Hardy Gladiolus
1 x Bag of 25 'Albus' Hardy Gladiolus
1 x Bag of 25 'Vulcano' Hardy Gladiolus

*Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design.