Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs

Peacock Orchid

 
  • Purple and White Gladiolus acidanthera, Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus, Peacock Orchid
  • Purple and White Gladiolus acidanthera, Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus, Peacock Orchid
  • Purple and White Gladiolus acidanthera, Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus, Peacock Orchid
  • Purple and White Gladiolus acidanthera, Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus, Peacock Orchid

Gladiolus acidanthera is beautiful South African wild flower. This Gladiola blooms in mid-summer with graceful spikes of flowers. They have a strong, sweet fragrance and make wonderful bouquets.

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Zones 8 - 10
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
Annual Rainfall
Average
20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
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Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 8 cm
SKU HSB1I25

Details

Gladiolus acidanthera is beautiful South African wild flower. This Gladiola blooms in mid-summer with graceful spikes of flowers. They have a strong, sweet fragrance and make wonderful bouquets. Cold hardy in zones 8-10. In colder zones lift the bulbs in fall and store in a cool place over the winter.
SKU HSB1I25
Common Name Peacock Orchid
Botanical Name Gladiolus acidanthera or Gladiolus callianthus
Zones 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple, White
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Bulb Size 8+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3-4" deep
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Days to Bloom 60-100 days after planting
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information Grow as an annual in zones 3-7. Cold hardy in zones 8-10.
Poisonous Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
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.

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

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4.2

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
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5.0

Easy care and fabulous blossoms.

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from Elma, WA

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Pros

  • Absolutely stunning
  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Easy care
  • Healthy
  • Long bloom period

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

    Planted the bulbs in 2 large pots and set them at the front door (southern exposure). The foliage was lovely enough but when they started to bloom -- was totally blown away by the huge beautiful blossoms. And they kept blooming and blooming and blooming. So glad to have these gorgeous plants.

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    2.0

    Not florifirous had only 5 flowers

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    from austin,tx

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

        Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

        These did not perform well, would not reorder.

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        5.0

        Graceful, Scented Beauty!

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        from Careywood, ID

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

          I pot up these lovely species gladiolas and place them around the deck where we can sit near them and enjoy their lovely scent. They are graceful and continue to bloom until a frost stops the show.

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          5.0

          Grows in Zone 6

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          from Jackson, Missouri

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

            I purchased this bulb many years ago as a new gardener. My HARDINESS ZONE IS 6b. I placed the bulbs on the south side of my home in 8 hours of summer sunshine. These bulbs bloomed prolifically for many years. I did nothing special to the bulbs--no extra mulch in winter etc. I think they're pretty tough plants.
            I am going to plant some again this year and plan to put them with Knautia macedonica and hope they bloom at the same time.

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            3.0

            A lovely plan

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            from Albuquerque

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            • Attractive

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

            The bulbs had a 90% germination rate. The plants with partial shade did much better than those in the all day hot sun. The grasshoppers really chewed them up. Let's hop they overwinter and come back next year.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            lovely addition to the garden

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            from Ft Collins, CO

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

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              • Garden

              Comments about High Country Gardens Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acindanthera) Bulbs:

              Gorgeous blossoms that bloom in nice intervals. Looks very attractive in a border.

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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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