Zizanie Gladiolus

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Your garden needs some zip! Get the Zizanie Gladiolus (Gladiolus 'Zizanie') that are incredible red and white streaks, stripes, patches and randomized variations on each petal! Add vibrant punctuation to your garden beds and borders! The big flouncy petals take their turns opening from the bottom to the top of the 3-4 foot tall flower spike that provides you with 2 weeks or more of fantastic color!

Gladiolas form tight clumps of vertical sword-like green leaves and perfectly complement the high-reaching architectural blooms! Plant a few extra groupings of these hardy corms throughout the garden to provide you with plenty of tall flowers for upscale vase arrangements! Butterflies and the occasional Hummingbird drop by to sip the nectar too!

Also known as Sword Lilies, these are positively eye-catching erect growth and alternating symmetry! Growing throughout USDA growing zones 8-10 as a hardy perennial bulb, the midsummer blooms work as annual accents in all other growing zones. Northern growers can dig the corms up in the fall once the foliage has yellowed and store them for the winter in a frost-free location.

Planting and Application:

Long-lasting color in both the vase, the garden, and in planters! A single spike can bloom for a couple of weeks, but if you want a longer display, plant a few corms every two weeks apart for a staggered bloom all summer! Zizanie Gladiola works great in planters and mixed containers as a spiky focal point and vertical specimen. Ideal sculptural accents throughout both existing garden plans and established landscapes.

Create drifts and rows in tight spots, along paths and walkways, or against a fence line or rock wall for height and color! Perfect cottage garden and courtyard plants, these blooms have both a formal and informal look anywhere! Gladiola are must-haves for pollinator gardens and cut flower borders! There are few locations that won't be able to find a few inches of room to tuck these vertically growing, space-saving corms in among the garden bed or borders plants each spring.

  • Tall Spikes of Alternating Flouncy Blooms
  • Bold Pure Red & White Randomized Patterns
  • Ruffled Edges & Long-Lasting
  • Vertical Growth & Sword-Like Green Leaves
  • Easy-Care Summer-Blooming Corms
  • Specimen, Planter Focal Points, Pollinator & Cut Flower Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant Gladiolus in full sun or partial shade in a protected location for the strongest growth. For windy sites and very tall stems, some staking is recommended to keep the blooms from flopping. Plant these corms in very well-drained, organically rich soil that has moderate, consistent moisture.

Deadhead after the flowers fade and keep the leaves until they turn yellow. This way the corm stores food for next year. Then in fall, lift your bulbs out of the ground and store in a nylon stocking or brown paper bag in a cool, dry location with good ventilation above freezing. Each year you'll notice more and more little corms forming around the base of the parent corm for more blooms each year!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Organic Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Blooms Fade & Prune or Dig in Fall
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Zizanie Gladiolus is just the vertical explosion of vivid red and white fluttery petals your landscape needs for some major zip! Perfect for sunny tight spots, these perennial corms are versatile décor indoors and out! Reserve yours at NatureHills.com and get them shipped to your growing zone at the proper planting time for you today!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Zizanie Gladiolus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-10
Growing Zones 8-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Gladiolus 'Zizanie'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 16 - 36 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Mixed
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows