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Plum Tart Gladiolus

SKU: AM018076
per Bag of 15
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
‘Plum Tart’ Gladiolus takes the garden to new heights with vivid magenta blooms standing tall among long, sword-like foliage. A hummingbird’s delight from the first blooms of mid-summer to the last days of autumn. Ten or more velvety flowers stand atop strong stems perfect for cutting. An easy-to-grow and deer resistant bulb for plenty of summer splendor. Plant bulbs every few weeks for continual fresh flowers. (Gladiolus)
key features
Botanical Name
Gladiolus Plum Tart
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-44" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


(36-44" tall) ‘Plum Tart’ Gladiolus add vertical interest to the garden with stately stems. Perfect for cottage gardens or tucked among your favorite perennials in a mixed border, ‘Plum Tart’ brings dramatic color and plenty of personality. The blooms are tightly packed along stems, with ten or more individual flowers open at any one time. Flowers open starting from the bottom of the flower stalk and working toward the tips. Plant gladiolus in full sun in any well-drained soil. Water regularly, but avoid soggy soils. You can also grow gladiolus in containers, but will need a heavy pot to keep these tall plants upright. Gladiolus are hardy in zones 8-10 and must be dug for winter storage in zones 3-7. Dry the bulb-like corms and store in a cool, dry location. Replant bulbs in the garden in spring after the threat of frost has passed.