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Polar Bear Gladiolus

Gladiolus Polar Bear
SKU: HC017741
per Bag of 15
No longer available this season.
Snowy white ‘Polar Bear’ Gladiolus brings a cool contrast to the heat of summer in the garden. Perfect for monochromatic or moonlight gardens, these large flowers offer a striking vertical accent with sword-shaped foliage. Hummingbirds and pollinators will stand out against the ruffled bright white blooms.
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Botanical Name
Gladiolus Polar Bear
Growing Zones
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
50-60" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer


(48-60" tall) ‘Polar Bear’ Gladiolus blooms with bright white, gently ruffled petals. In early to mid-summer, long flower spikes will emerge over the sword-shaped foliage, blooming from the bottom up. This flowering habit makes Gladiolus an excellent cut flower, as fading blossoms can be removed from the stems, allowing them to remain fresh in the vase for much longer. Planted 6 inches deep at a rate of 12 per square foot in loose, well-drained, sunny soils, the corms will quickly develop sword-like green leaves in late spring. Light staking or protection from wind is recommended. Gladiolus are perennial in zones 8-10. At the end of the season, cut back the stems, mulch well, and look forward to years of enjoyment as the corms will increase with time. In cooler zones, the corms can be brought inside and stored over winter.