Gladiolus Parrot Mix Bulbs

Pack of 10
Item #38253-PK-10


Whimsical Ruffled Blossoms Sing with Prismatic Glory

A compact plant with explosive charm.

Welcome to the brightest blooms in the garden—bar none. Parrot Mix Glads are indeed like exotic tropical birds, with improbably bold blooms that stand out from far away. This mix contains all the fine colors and ruffled forms of the Parrots at a very nice price, and should be the mainstay of your cutting garden.

Parrot Glads were the very first type of Gladioli introduced into the United States (as early as 1830). These modern varieties offer bolder colors, bigger blooms, better ruffling, and greater garden worthiness than their ancestors, but the heritage is the same. Your great-great grandparents might have gardened with Parrot Glads.

Parrot Glads are from Africa, a species known as G. dalenii. Very popular in the mid-19th century, they they aren't quite as tall or top-heavy as others, and are thus far less likely to topple. This mixture contains varieties that range from 4 to 5 feet high, with blooms all long the sturdy stems.

Gladiolus Parrot Mix thrives in rich soil receiving full sun and consistent moisture. It can tolerate drier conditions, but give it the very best—you'll want to enjoy the blooms as long as possible. And if you stagger your plantings in spring—a handful of blooms every 2 weeks for the whole season—you should be treated to a succession of flowers nonstop from midsummer through fall. Plant about 4 bulbs per square foot for dense coverage.

Glads are hardy in zones 8-10, and with deep burying and heavy mulching, sometimes in zone 7b as well. They're easy to plant in spring and dig up in late fall for storage in winter and replanting next season. Pick up an extra bag of Gladiolus Parrot Mix bulbs—we guarantee that once you begin designing with this glad, you'll suddenly discover more and more places where a pop of tropical-bright color would not go amiss. Zones 8-10. 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
Width 6 in - 9 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Hummingbird Lovers, Mixes
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 Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 26, 2018

5 out of 10 bloomed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the picture of these parrot glads but only 5 of the 10 I planted even bloomed. 3 peach and 2 hot pink. I have not seen any other colors so I wondered if they were just thrown in a bag without selecting all the colors in the picture.

Vicki from AR

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