Cousins to the gladiola, these are hardy plants that produce clumps of green sword-shaped leaves, with tall, arching spikes of funnel-shaped blossoms appearing in mid to late summer.
Several named varieties are now available, in a range of hot colours. This selection has brilliant flame-red flowers, and a tall habit.
Outstanding cut flowers. Clumps should be divided every three years, in spring. Watch for spider mite and thrips on the foliage. In colder regions, the corms can be stored like gladioli, wintered in pots, or mulched heavily outdoors..
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Average or Moist
Blooming Time: Mid Summer - Early fall
Foliage Color: Deep Green
Plant Uses: Border, Cut Flower, Container,
FlowerHead Size: Very large
Height: 35-47 inches
Spread: 12-24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Resistant for: Rabbit and Deer