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PlantFiles: Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Blue Sky'

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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: Blue Sky

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Magwar On Apr 6, 2005, Magwar from Royston, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Growing very well in my area. I have red clay/limestone/and a good topsoil mix in my yard. Doesn't seem to have difficulty taking root.

Regional...

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

Royston, Georgia
Elizabeth City, North Carolina



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