Gladiolus "Byzantine"

Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

An ancient wildflower that adorned early grain fields.

Also known as Jacob's Ladder or Sword Lily. A delicate, light magenta-pink relative of modern glads that dates back to 16th century grain fields. Sweetly unassuming, as a wildflower would be, yet very exotic looking with its sword-like leaves and its spike of alternating flower buds. Naturalizes well in appropriate zones and is surprisingly winter-hardy.

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UnitPriceQuantityAvailability
10 bulbs $3.95 Ships beginning Oct 12, 2020.
30 bulbs $10.95 Ships beginning Oct 12, 2020.
60 bulbs $19.95 Out of StockOct 12, 2020.

Byzantine Gladiolus does best when planted in nutrient-rich, moist, well-drained soil in full sun, yet will tolerate some afternoon shade. Plant bulbs in late fall, at least 4" deep and water in well. Requires consistent moisture throughout the season. Mulch plants in winter to ensure survival, particularly in borderline zones.






Planting Depth 6"
Bulb spacing 6"
Bulbs per Square Foot 4
Height at Maturity 20"
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun
Hardiness Zone Range 5-9
Naturalizes? Yes

Fall flower bulbs will start shipping from mid-October. If your order contains products with different ship dates, your items will be shipped as they become available, on or after the shipping dates indicated on the product above. If there are multiple ship dates, the shipping quote you will receive will cover these multiple shipments.

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