Parrot Mix Gladiolus Bulbs

Pack of 10
Item #38253-PK-10


Brilliant ruffled blooms of every color

Like brilliant tropical birds in your garden, Parrot Mix Gladiolus create a paradise of bold, bright colors against an emerald green backdrop. These long, elegant stems on compact plants are lined with exquisite ruffled flowers in hot pink, fizzy purple, sweet peach, and bright lime. It's no surprise these lovelies are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies.

Parrot Mix is a South African Glad, hardy only in zones 8-10 but happy to be dug up before first frost and stored for replanting in spring. These large bulbs (technically corms) are easy to plant after the last frost in spring, growing quickly and easily in sunshine and rich, well-drained soil. The first blooms will appear by midsummer, and Parrot Mix Gladiolus are happy to keep going into fall.

We tend to think of glads as dramatic, hot-house type flowers, yet this flower is so easy to grow. The Parrot Mix has a long and illustrious history, coming to the United States in the 19th Century and very popular here, as well as in Europe. It's not as top-heavy as many other glads—the plants do need support for those super-long, bloom-laden stems, but they won't topple and they do keep going far longer than most others.

Treat yourself to a cut flower extraordinaire. Guests will be amazed you grew it in your own backyard or container—and you don't have to tell anyone just how easy it was.

To ensure the continued life of these bulbs in cooler zones (3-7) dig up the bulbs and store them through winter then replant them the following spring.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Gladiolus
Species dalenii
Variety Parrot Mix
Item Form Pack of 10
Zone 8 - 10
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 6 in - 9 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Hummingbird Lovers, Mixes, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers
Bloom Color Mix, Multi-Color
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Sandy, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Beds, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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