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:
Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, rust, thrips, aphids
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
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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.