Peter Pears Gladiolus

Gladiolus ‘Peter Pears’ is easy-to-grow and spectacular, with rich with peachy blooms darkening to a red center. Luscious and delicate, the color is a great complement to the blues and violets in a summer garden. Gladiolus ‘Peter Pears’ stands tall at 56-60 inches. Deer resistant, it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Hardy in zones 8-11, they can be grown in cooler zones as annuals.

Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size56-60" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
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SizeBag of 15
SKUHC008716

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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Peter Pears Gladiolus brings its red-centered, apricot hued blooms to a mid-summer garden brightening and enhancing the whole, while being spectacular on its own. One of our favorite accent colors in the summer garden is orange. Orange makes lavender sing, Penstemon smile, and Salvia swoon!

A great border plant or garden backdrop, Peter Pears Gladiolus stands 56-60 inches, tall with strap-like green leaves adding a strong vertical element as well. Elegant as a cut flower, it’s a true garden star. Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 8-11, they can be grown in cooler zones as annuals.

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SKUHC008716
Common Name
Peter Pears Gladiolus
Botanical Name
Gladiolus Peter Pears
Item Package Size
Bag of 15
Flower Color
Orange
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
56-60" tall
Bulb Spacing
4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
12-14 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 7-11
Zones
8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To 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.
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