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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
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.