Gladiolus bloom beautiful, showy flowers. Gladiolus plants grow wonderfully in the warm weather of summer.
Gladiolus are available with flowers in a huge range of colors, including apricot, blue, burgundy, pink, gold, red, orange, and white, as well as multicolored varieties. It is sometimes called the sword lily.A great cutting flower, gladioli look beautiful in midsummer bouquets. Height ranges from 2 to 5 feet.
Their stems are generally unbranched, producing 1 to 9 narrow, sword-shaped, longitudinal grooved leaves. The flower spikes are large and one-sided. They are united at their base into a tube-shaped structure.