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Miniature Gladiola
Gladiolus tubergenii 'Charming Beauty'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gladiolus (GLAD-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: tubergenii (too-ber-GEN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Charming Beauty
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Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 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

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 4, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Mine bloom a pastel pink, not as intense as color shown in some catalogs. Very short, perfect for front of beds

UPDATE MAY 2014: I had forgotten I already grew this glad in my garden, but it may have rotted b/c I don't remember where it is. In fact, I was surprised to find this entry made in 2010. Anyhow, Holland Bulbs had them on sale so I got some more.l