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PlantFiles: Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Blues'

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

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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:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Flowers are good for cutting

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive eolivas103 On Jun 17, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

For me the color is more of a light lavender blue and white. But it is absolutely beautiful in the garden. It grows tall and the flowers are quite large in relation to most my Glads. This is the 2nd year for my Blues and they came back after winter nicely.

Positive vossner On May 25, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Truly pastel blue, not lavender or mauve. Very lovely color.

Regional...

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

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Richmond, Texas



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