Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Green Star'

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

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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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

Regional

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

South China, Maine

Sterling, Massachusetts

Easley, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Copperas Cove, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2012, Mike_W from Sterling, MA wrote:

I'm able to grow them here in zone 6 Sterling, MA. Of course, I grow them in a microclimate. I have a garden bed along the south facing foundation of my house and they die back in November and sprout up again every March. No special winter care is needed as my microclimate is at least that of zone 8.

I give these a positive rating as they are beautiful plants, my only issue with them is that they are very top heavy and require stakes and string to keep them upright.

Positive

On Dec 15, 2011, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

Grows beautifully here spreads slowly , and the big a plus for me is hummingbirds love them !

Neutral

On May 6, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Cool lime-green blooms.