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Gladiolus - 'Flevo Laguna' -- Bags of 10 -- Order number of bags desired.
Sorry, in catalog, but not available.
Flower Description: Greenish-yellow, violet accent. This variety has a smaller sized flower, easy to use in floral arrangements. 3 to 4 Feet. 85 to 110 days to bloom, depending on weather and planting time
Descriptions indicate general color and the average height of each cultivar, plus the average number of days from planting to bloom. Bear in mind that areas with cool springs or late frost will take longer to bloom, but short spring and hot summers will shorten the number of days, so we suggest only planting two or three groups, two weeks apart, to gauge the time it takes Glads to bloom in your unique micro-climate. Size of corm (bulb) varies, depending on cultivar but are graded “large” size 12/14 (#1), for a good show in your garden this summer.
(Hardy Zones 7-10; colder climates, lift for winter storage.)
Originating from wild species native to South Africa, Mediterranean regions
and the Middle East, extensive hybridization since the late 1600’s has obscured the originating parentage of most modern hybrids that we know and love today, but their popularity has not diminished. Liking reasonably fertile, well-drained soil, regular watering and weeding (just like our lily bulbs) they bloom during and just after Lily Season, adding their own special aura to your garden. Full sun preferred, but light shade or half day sun is OK in warmer areas. Corms only require a light mulching in USDA Zones 8 to 9/10 to discourage winter germinating weeds and can be left in the ground if very well drained. In slightly colder climates such as Zone 7 (0-10 degrees F.) add a layer thicker layer of insulating mulch or simply lift bulbs to store them in a frost-free location over winter, a good plan if winter temperatures have been unusually colder or wetter the last few years. Plant after garden soil has thawed and can be worked in spring. A few frosts while bulbs are still underground will not harm, so there’s no need to wait until after “last frost”, but do be mindful of soggy soil. Dig/loosen soil to an approximate depth of 12 inches to allow roots room to grow. Plant with the flattened side down and the growing tip upward, setting 4 inches deep. Space 5 corms 4 to 5 inches apart in a hole about 10 inches across. Pat soil down firmly and water to remove air pockets. Want flowers throughout summer? Plant a bag of each variety every two weeks for staggered bloom and be sure to cut any late flowering stems before first frost. In cold climates, dig corms before frost. Listed this year are some of Dianna’s favorites.
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