Gladiolus
Gladiolus x hortulanus 'My Love'

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

Regional

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

Sterling, Massachusetts

Beatrice, Nebraska

Metuchen, New Jersey

Elba, New York

Cookeville, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.