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: Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Jester'

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

» View all varieties of Gladiolus

4 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:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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 ineedacupoftea
Thumbnail #1 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by ineedacupoftea

By ineedacupoftea
Thumbnail #2 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by ineedacupoftea

By jessmerritt
Thumbnail #3 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by jessmerritt

By jessmerritt
Thumbnail #4 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by jessmerritt

By jessmerritt
Thumbnail #5 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by jessmerritt

By jessmerritt
Thumbnail #6 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by jessmerritt

By turektaylor
Thumbnail #7 of Gladiolus x hortulanus by turektaylor

There are a total of 8 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive hOisin On Mar 23, 2010, hOisin from Revere, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I planted these early last Summer (2009) and when I dug them up in October, the corms were the size of onions. They seem to do really well, even with the miserable wet Summer we experienced. Even through the rainy and cloudy days, these gladioli glowed with vivid colours.

Positive ineedacupoftea On Dec 25, 2006, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

I bought some nice (and very inexpensive) young bulbs from Pine Tree garden seed. They grew into large plants for the bulb size, which became plump quickly anyhow. Not to mention an absolutely dashing flower colour combination, with stems, relative to other glads, that are fairly strong. A great hybrid.

Neutral smiln32 On Feb 1, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Outside of each flower petals is bright yellow and inside is red. Can reach a height of 48". Blooms are vibrant!

Regional...

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

Grand Junction, Colorado
Revere, Massachusetts
Roswell, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Powell, Ohio
Kalama, Washington



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