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PlantFiles: Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'My Love'

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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: My Love

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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:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Purple

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:
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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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Mike_W On Aug 30, 2012, Mike_W from Sterling, MA wrote:

I grow this variety of Glad in my zone 6 garden. However, it is in my microclimate along the south facing foundation of my house with some of my other glads and cannas. The blooms are very beautiful when they come out at the same time as my "green star" glads. The pink and yellow combo looks great in the middle of summer.

Like the other glads, my only issue with them is the fact that they require staking because they are very top heavy.

Positive helenslam On Aug 1, 2012, helenslam from Metuchen, NJ wrote:

30 My Love came with 30 Isabella bulbs in the same pack. The Isabella bulbs bloomed about 2 weeks earlier. The My Love bulbs are now blooming in my zone 6b south-facing garden. The light pink flowers are beautiful and open to about 2 inches wide, much bigger than the Isabella. However, in comparison to the Isabella bulbs, these are not as rigorous as there are far fewer spikes for the same number of bulbs grown at the same plot. Also, My Love spikes tend to be curvy and not straight like the typical gladioli.

Regional...

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

Sterling, Massachusetts
Beatrice, Nebraska
Metuchen, New Jersey
Elba, New York
Cookeville, Tennessee



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