Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Jester'

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
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Category:

Bulbs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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!