Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

PlantFiles: Dwarf Gladiola
Gladiolus 'Thomas'

bookmark
Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gladiolus (GLAD-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Cultivar: Thomas
Additional cultivar information: (Glamini Series; aka Tom)

» View all varieties of Gladiolus

Category:
Bulbs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Red-Orange
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Violet/Lavender
Purple
Dark Purple/Black
Maroon (Purple-Brown)
White/Near White

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:
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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By vossner
Thumbnail #1 of Gladiolus  by vossner

By vossner
Thumbnail #2 of Gladiolus  by vossner

By vossner
Thumbnail #3 of Gladiolus  by vossner

By vossner
Thumbnail #4 of Gladiolus  by vossner

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Gardenlady409 On Jun 10, 2009, Gardenlady409 from Alvin, TX wrote:

I had looked for these many years and found them online last year. I ordered 20 bulbs and planted them both in full sun and in partial shade. Even under pine trees. They do wonderful. They come in many colors. They do die back during the winter but come right back in the spring and start blooming in May and some of mine are still blooming. They also make great cut flowers. Last fall I had only 2 bloom. I don't know why but they did. For the most part they do not need to be steaked. They stay up by themselves. The first bloom will open at the lower end of the stalk. each day after that another bloom will open. I live in the northwest end of Galveston County and they did great during hurricane Ike. They only need a little water to live and so far no problems with pest or disease.

Positive vossner On Jul 18, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Purchased from Brecks, planted in my garden Spring 2007. Very intense red. While the Glamini glads aren't supposed to flop over, mine have; however, it may be due to the above average rainfall we've experienced in the area this year.

JUNE 2013: Can't believe six years have gone by since I initially planted. I've lost some to overwatering so keep that in mind when planting. They're slow multipliers so best to buy several bulbs at once--good summer sales available ea yr. Mine continue to flop over but I don't care as I use my glads for indoor arrangements. Flopping may be due to not planting deep enough-should be 6" deep. Continue to love this glad and have planted many others in the Glamini series.

Regional...

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

Alvin, Texas
Richmond, Texas



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America