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Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Priscilla'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gladiolus (GLAD-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: x hortulanus (hor-tew-LAY-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Priscilla

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive themikeman On Dec 4, 2010, themikeman from Concord, NC (Zone 7a) wrote:

'Priscilla' variety Gladiolus is the most well known Pink Classic old-fashioned heirloom garden Gladiolas. She has pale yellow centers, and light pink flowers and medium to darker pink edges; and unlike the experience from the gardner below who lives in zone 5, i live in zone 7 a bit further south than her and i have no blooming problems whatsoever, and never have to dig up or even separate these like an iris, and these were here well before i moved in 4 years ago and was told they have been growing here for decades, since like the 1960s, being neglected and still come up every year, year after year, even after being baked by this intense NC heat every summer, so unless their crowding eachother out dont move them every year or your gonna disturb the roots and they really wont bloom. Also this variety can be differentiated from the newer simalar pink variety called 'my love' by the fact that 'my love', has dark purple flecking all around the edges and onto the pink flowers themselves..peace..mike

Positive tubbss5 On Aug 13, 2005, tubbss5 from Aurora, IL wrote:

Beautiful pale pink bloom with a darker pink edge. These can be grown to zone 5, but must be dug up once the foliage dies back. They do not winter well! If left in the ground through winter the next season flowers are small or won't flower at all.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cordele, Georgia
Aurora, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Roswell, New Mexico
Concord, North Carolina
Butler, Tennessee
Spring, Texas

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