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Field-Grade Glads

Field-Grade Glads

Dramatic Flower Spikes in Midsummer

Ideal for borders and bouquets! Brilliant blooms grace 3 to 4 ft. stems with handsome sword-like foliage. Best planted in full sun or partial shade. Our choice of colors. 8-10 cm bulbs. Zones 8-10.
  • Zone 8 - 10 (bulbs must be lifted in the Fall in zones 3 - 7).
  • Height 3 - 4 feet.
  • Light Requirements Full sun to partial shade.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Gladiolus; Family: Iridaceae (Iris Family)
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 6 - 12 inches.
  • Depth: 6 inches.
  • Spread: 6 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: Our choice of colors.
  • Foliage: Sturdy green sword-shaped leaves.
  • Blooms: Mid Summer.
  • Form: UPright
  • Flower Form: Flower spikes with trumpet-shaped florets borne in double rows.
  • Soil Requirements: Glads can grow in a variety of soils, though sandy loam is preferred.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Dead-head. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Comments :
    Brilliant blooms grace sword-shaped foliage mid-Summer, topping 3 - 4 foot stalks (may require staking). Ideal in borders or massed in groups. Our choice of colors. Dig bulbs for Winter. Plant glads in the Spring as soon as the ground is workable. Generally, early May begins the planting season. Extend the blooming season by multiple plantings through mid-June. Days to bloom can vary from 60 to 120 days, depending on variety and size of corm. With planning, the blooming period can extend for several months. To plant corms, dig a trench or hole. Corms may be spaced fairly close together (two to six inches), but for large, show-quality flowers, more space is needed. Two to four times the corm diameter is a good spacing rule. Determine the final depth and spacing for planting by corm size and soil type. Plant large corms about six to seven inches deep in light soils, and about four inches deep in heavy soils. Plant smaller corms shallower. Set corms in place, pointed side up, scar side down. Be sure the corms are upright. If corms are planted as deeply as possible, they will be held firmly in place and require little staking or support.

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews

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Spectacular and Easy
Mar 7, 2009  |  
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Bought these a few years ago at our old house and planted all of them in an area about 3'x4' by our front door that was slightly sheltered from the wind. They did absolutely great even without staking. Our guests always commented on how beautiful they were as they approached the front door. We also put some in a clear vase on the dining room table as a center piece and they were Spectacular! They look just like the photo here. Am buying some more now for our new house but will probably have to stake them since there is no shelter from the wind. If it freezes where you live you will have to dig them up or you'll never see them again.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Gladiolus; Family: Iridaceae (Iris Family)
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 6 - 12 inches.
  • Depth: 6 inches.
  • Spread: 6 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: Our choice of colors.
  • Foliage: Sturdy green sword-shaped leaves.
  • Blooms: Mid Summer.
  • Form: UPright
  • Flower Form: Flower spikes with trumpet-shaped florets borne in double rows.
  • Soil Requirements: Glads can grow in a variety of soils, though sandy loam is preferred.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Dead-head. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Comments :
    Brilliant blooms grace sword-shaped foliage mid-Summer, topping 3 - 4 foot stalks (may require staking). Ideal in borders or massed in groups. Our choice of colors. Dig bulbs for Winter. Plant glads in the Spring as soon as the ground is workable. Generally, early May begins the planting season. Extend the blooming season by multiple plantings through mid-June. Days to bloom can vary from 60 to 120 days, depending on variety and size of corm. With planning, the blooming period can extend for several months. To plant corms, dig a trench or hole. Corms may be spaced fairly close together (two to six inches), but for large, show-quality flowers, more space is needed. Two to four times the corm diameter is a good spacing rule. Determine the final depth and spacing for planting by corm size and soil type. Plant large corms about six to seven inches deep in light soils, and about four inches deep in heavy soils. Plant smaller corms shallower. Set corms in place, pointed side up, scar side down. Be sure the corms are upright. If corms are planted as deeply as possible, they will be held firmly in place and require little staking or support.
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Large Bareroots  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 4/3 - 6/22 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/22
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/20 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/22
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/22
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/22 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/22
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/22 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/22
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/25
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 5/25 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/25
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018
6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/18/2018
8A-10B: 5/21/2018

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

Ratings & Reviews
Write a review
Spectacular and Easy
Mar 7, 2009  |  
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Bought these a few years ago at our old house and planted all of them in an area about 3'x4' by our front door that was slightly sheltered from the wind. They did absolutely great even without staking. Our guests always commented on how beautiful they were as they approached the front door. We also put some in a clear vase on the dining room table as a center piece and they were Spectacular! They look just like the photo here. Am buying some more now for our new house but will probably have to stake them since there is no shelter from the wind. If it freezes where you live you will have to dig them up or you'll never see them again.

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