Plum Tart Gladiolus

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.

Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size36-44" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeBag of 15
SKUHC008717

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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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.

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SKUHC008717
Common Name
Plum Tart Gladiolus
Botanical Name
Gladiolus Plum Tart
Item Package Size
Bag of 15
Flower Color
Purple
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
36-44" 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
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.


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