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Espresso Gladiolus

Gladiolus Espresso
SKU: HC018003
per Bag of 15
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'Espresso' Gladiolus offers some of the darkest flowers available, with sultry deep crimson flowers surrounding pure white stamens. They’ll give a pop of color to a perennial bed awash in lavenders and pinks, or its deep red flowers will shine in front of an evergreen background. Easy-to-grow and sun-loving, hummingbird favorite and deer-resistant Gladiolus make lovely cut flowers too. Plant extra for the vase!
key features
Botanical Name
Gladiolus Espresso
Growing Zones
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Bloom Time


When intense color is called for, 'Espresso' Gladiolus is your solution. Try them with Allium, Delphinium, Salvia, and grasses where their stately form will stand out. Gladiolus is an easy-to-grow garden staple that adds vertical interest with its flower spikes and strap-like green foliage. Blooming in mid-summer for about two weeks, it’s easy to enjoy them all season long. Just plant some bulbs every two weeks from the last frost until early summer and enjoy a non-stop season of bloom. Gladioli are easy-keepers, not heavy feeders, and moderate water users making them welcome additions to a water-thrifty garden. Well-drained soil is a must. Mass of bulbs using at least 12 corms per planting - they not only look better en masse, but they also support each other as they grow. Water well and water periodically as growth progresses. Native to southern Africa, Gladiolus is hardy in zones 8-10; in cooler zones, you can treat your Gladiolus as annuals, or you can dig the corms after frost, and store in a cool, dry, dark place to re-plant next spring.