This is another plant my mother grew, and I have followed in her footsteps. They are a stunningly beautiful flower to have in your garden, coming in many wonderful colors.
Gladiolas are very sensitive to frost, so planting should wait until frost has passed and if you live in an area in which frost is a regular occurrence, you will need to dig up the bulbs during the autumn before the first frost, and store them in your home. For warmer, frost-free areas, you can leave your gladiolas in the ground during the winter months, although I have left mine in the garden and they have come back.
These flowers like maximum sunlight, however,they will still flower in partial shade. Gladiolas require moist soil, but with good drainage.
When planting several glads at once, ensure that you leave about four to six inches of space between corm bulbs. The more space you give your plant the bigger your plant will grow.
Gladiolas come in many colors and generally bloom between July and September each year. They have an average height of anywhere from forty to sixty inches and are lovely in your home, as cut flowers, or make a stunning display in your garden.