Give Gladiolus ‘Plum Tart’ a try and you’ll be glad you did. Dramatic magenta-purple flowers fill the tall stems of this hardy plant and combined with its sword-like foliage you have a combo of intense summer color and strong vertical elements, giving your summer garden a fresh chapter. Easy-to-grow, Gladiolus ‘Plum Tart’ is 36-44 inches tall making it perfect for a perennial bed or as a key element in a cutting garden. Hardy in zones 8-11, they can be grown in cooler zones as annuals.
36-44". When summer doldrums hit, here comes Gladiolus ‘Plum Tart’ to wake up the senses and bring fresh color to the summer scene. Standing tall at 36-44 inches, with dramatic strap-like foliage, ‘Plum Tart’s’ intense magenta-purple flowers are lovely in the garden and as cut flowers. Tall and stately, these easy-care plants add vertical and colorful interest to any garden setting. Planted near a boulder in the lawn Gladiolus ‘Plum Tart’ is a simple solution for a mid-season splash of color. Consider planting ‘Plum Tart’ with Phlox, roses, Echinacea and especially tall ornamental grasses. Hardy in zones 8-11, they can be grown in cooler zones as annuals.
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers
Hardy in zones 7-11
8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Spring / Summer
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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.
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