Gladiolus Cookie® Bulbs

Gladiolus Cookie® Bulbs

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Retro Flowers with a Decidedly Modern Appeal
SKU 28833-PK-10
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 10
Key Characteristics

8 - 11

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

9 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Gladiolus Cookie® Bulbs

Plant Cookie® Gladiolus bulbs (corms) in early spring, and in mid spring to midsummer, this gladiola produces lofty, elegant flower spikes with large, orchid-like blue-purple blooms that open from the bottom up. A mainstay in the floral trade, borne on slender scapes, gladiolas blooms make spectacular summer bouquets. Left in the garden, the sterile flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

A Gladiolus hybrid, also known as sword lilies and glads, Cookie® Gladiolus has an upright habit of sword-shaped linear leaves, forming clumps of foliage. Gladiolas are retro flowers with a decidedly modern appeal. They add bold vertical structure to the garden and are often used as a dramatic focal point. Shown to best effect when planted in informal groups of 7 or more bulbs, they can be grown in large patio pots or in mixed beds and borders.

Cookie® Gladiolus prefer full sun and light, organically rich, medium wet, well-drained soil with a mildly acidic to neutral pH, but the plant adapts to a wide range of soils, except heavy clays. Plants should be watered regularly and not allowed to dry out through the flowering period. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Often grown as an annual, summer-flowering bulbs are tender. Plant in spring after the threat of frost has passed, when soil temperatures have warmed to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant blooms for about two weeks approximately 60 to 90 days after planting. To extend the flowering period through early fall, succession plant every 10 to 14 days from last frost date through early summer. Corms can be dug up before winter, when the leaves turn yellow, and stored indoors over the winter, preferably at temperatures between 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and replanted each spring.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 10
Genus Gladiolus
Species hybrid
Variety Cookie®
Product Classification Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 8
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Blue, Purple
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance
Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none
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