Gladiolus murielae
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Gladiolus murielae

Gladiolus murielae

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Common Name: Gladiola
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Aug-Sep
Mature Height: 2-3' Spacing: 5"
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Graceful Gladiolus murielae shares the sword-shaped foliage of its relatives, but its well-spaced, star-shaped, fragrant white blossoms with their purple centers and pointed petals are atypical of the breed. At a distance, the flowers of this Abyssinian or Peacock Gladiolus suggest a constellation of stars in the late season garden.

Gladiolus plants are tender flowering plants that grow from corms. Mainly from South Africa, tropical Africa and the Mediterranean area, these heat lovers are often referred to as "sword lilies" for their distinctive upright leaf blades and tall flower spikes.

Membership in the Iridaceae family (the word "iris" means rainbow) only hints at the astonishing range of colors displayed in the large, funnel-shaped ruffled blooms of their many species and cultivars.

We categorize this plant as an 'Annual' because it does not survive winter here in our Zone 6 location in Connecticut, so we enjoy a single season display. This plant is truly a tender perennial and will return year after year in warmer areas of the country, perennial for Zones 7 to 10.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Marvelous Murielae

We have had these for two years with the third year just sprouting in containers. We winter bulbs in cool basement. We love the white Lilly-like flowers that don’t look like traditional gladiolus. Scattered in small clumps throughout our garden they provide nice height and texture. We also love the late bloom. Does need some work to winter over in our zone 4/5 climate.

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I planted these Gladiolus Murielae in a pot here in Colorado. They are very slow to sprout and even slower to bloom, but when they started to bloom in late August, their beauty made me forget the long wait. They are absolutely gorgeous -- particularly en masse. And once they were spent, the leaves and stems dried to a gorgeous gold which I then cut and turned into a door swag for Christmas decor. I'll be ordering more of these for the coming years, and they are stored away for next year.

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: glad-ee-oh-luhs 

Plant gladiolus corms after the last frost in your area. They prefer full sun, but will grow in part shade, although they may get leggy in shade and need to be staked. "Glads" take 70-100 days from planting to bloom, depending on variety, so be patient. Grow them in clumps in perennial garden beds for a late summer boost of color or in rows to use as cut flowers.

Corms are starchy storage structures, similar to bulbs, which increase vegetatively by forming multiple offsets. Plant flat side down, pointed side up, about 6" deep, in average-to-rich easily worked soil. Press down the soil firmly and water them in when planting. Although moderately drought tolerant, consistent moisture will produce better blooms. Gladiolus are grown as annuals in cold weather zones but corms can be lifted and stored until spring. Digging and storing is recommended even where they are hardy. In fall, when plants die back, carefully dig the corms and cut the stem, leaving an inch attached. Clean off the soil and remains of the old corm, saving the new ones that have formed around the base. Dry corms in a warm dry place with good air circulation. Once dry, store in mesh bags with dry wood shavings in a location that remains dry and cold but doesn't freeze. Replant.