Hardy Gladiolus Elvira

Pink Hardy Gladiolus Elvira, Gladiolus nanus, Hardy Gladiolus

Hardy Gladiolus ‘Elvira’ is a cold hardy Gladiola that blooms with attractive light pink petals with red markings. A bit taller than other G. nana types, she mixes nicely into the perennial border.

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bulb Spacing12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 10 cm
SKU HSB6H25

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Hardy Gladiolus ‘Elvira’ is a cold hardy Gladiola that blooms with attractive light pink petals with red markings. A bit taller than other G. nanatypes, she mixes nicely into the perennial border.
SKU HSB6H25
Common Name Hardy Gladiolus Elvira
Botanical Name Gladiolus nanus Elvira
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bulb Size 10/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Days to Bloom 60-100 days after planting
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Average Soil
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information Cold hardy in zones 5-8.
Poisonous Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

Growing Gladiolus: After spring frosts are over, plant the gladiolus corms (bulbs) in your flower bed wherever you want brilliant color in mid-summer. Gladiolus take very little space in the garden and can easily be planted between other plants. After planting, keep the bulbs watered regularly. Soon you’ll have bright sword-like foliage and brilliant blooms. Gladiolus corms are inexpensive, and provide excellent color for the cost. As frost threatens, you can just forget them, and replace them with new bulbs next growing season, or dig up the corms and store them in a cool try place until the following spring.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.0

Very pretty

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Hardy Gladiolus Elvira:

    Likes sun! Didn't grow well in part shade.

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    Beautiful glads!

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Hardy Gladiolus Elvira:

        We had an extremely cold winter in zone 6, but these made it through and will bloom their beautiful colors soon! I am very pleased with these glads and recommend along with the nannus and charming beauty varieties.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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