Gladiolus italicus growing geophyte herbaceous of the genus Gladiolus also known as Sword lily or Gladiola, Gladiolus italicus perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant and used as cut flower, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green in sward shape.

Gladiolus italicus flower

Flower color can be: magenta purple-pink the flower has 6 petals 3 in the top open 3 down connected, the flowers grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top.

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Requirements for Gladiolus italicus growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing Gladiola:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes if you want the same color

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, rust, thrips, aphids

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
When the leaves dies cut in the base of the plant

Size of the plant?
0.5-1.5 m, 20-60 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Magenta purple flowers with 6 petals 3 in the top open 3 down connected, the flowers grow on stalk and start to bloom from bottom to the top.

Scientific name:

Gladiolus italicus

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