Today's bloom is Hardy Gladiolus 'Atom' (Gladiolus nanus)

Bloom of the Day for March 11th, 2011:

Type of plant: Bulbs, Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Bloom color: Red, Scarlet (Dark Red), Silver/Gray

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 8a to Zone 10b

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm), 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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pixie62560 wrote:
I'm going to disagree with the hardiness of this glad. Atom is one of the few glads that can survive a cold winter.....not a wet one but a cold one. It has over wintered here in z5 for me before, not on a regular basis but has made it. I know one person is z6 who has had it come back 3 or 4 years now and she doesn't lift it in the fall....this is one tough glad!

marti001 wrote:
pixie that's good to know. I live in 6b and would love to have lots of bulbs, but I don't want to dig them all up every fall and replant in the spring. I'll have to look for these one and give it a try. It is so pretty!!!

onewish1 wrote:
they are hit & miss for me... some years they return.. some years they do not.. either way I love them!!!