Gladiolus cardinalis hybrid

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Cormous perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
Hybrid origin
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 2 feet+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This summer blooming gladiolus forms dense clumps with many stems to about 2 feet high. The leaves are quite narrow, ribbed and distinctly blue-green in color. Flowers are large and strikingly colored, with clear white markings on a deep red background. Sun or light shade, well drained soil, little or no watering after the leaves wither in late summer and fall.