The 'First Blood' gladiolus is absolutely breathtaking. The deep red color will be a showstopper is the garden or on display in a vase. You will be asking yourself why didn’t you plant more of these since they are breathtaking. We provide them in 12/14 cm bulbs (technically corms) so you get the best available. Gladiolus are deer, rabbits, and rodent resistant
Blooms 60-90 days from the time you plant them
USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones)
Great for Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens.
Great for butterflies and other pollinators
Ships starting in mid to late March (weather dependent)
Key Planting Tips
Plant gladiolus 4" deep with an amended soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. Or plant with a finished compost.
Stagger your planting every 2 weeks so you can enjoy blooms continuously all summer.