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    Gladiolus Oscar have bright velvety scarlet flowers. Striking spikes that will look wonderful in borders or vases.

    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: End of March 2023
    πŸ“¦ Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

    Specifications
    β˜€οΈ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 40-48"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Oct
    🌱 Bulb Size: 12/14
    ↔ Planting Distance: 4"
    ↕ Planting Depth: 2"
    πŸ“ Hardiness Zone: 7-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Oscar gladiolus are considered tender bulbs, which means they can be treated as either annuals or perennials depending on the climate and growing conditions. In warmer climates, such as USDA hardiness zones 7-10, they can be grown as perennials and will return year after year if given proper care.

    In colder climates, they are often grown as annuals and replanted each year, as they cannot survive harsh winter temperatures. To maximize their lifespan, it's recommended to dig up the bulbs in the fall and store them in a cool, dry place until the following spring. Overall, Oscar gladiolus are versatile plants that can provide beautiful blooms in a variety of gardening situations.

    Here’s a step-by-step guide to planting gladiolus bulbs:

    β€’ Oscar gladiolus bulbs should be planted in a sunny area with well-draining soil in late spring after the danger of frost has passed.
    β€’ The planting hole should be approximately 4-6 inches deep and the bulbs should be spaced 4-6 inches apart.
    β€’ It is important to place the bulbs with the pointed end facing up.
    β€’ Cover them with soil, pressing down gently to eliminate air pockets.
    β€’ Water the area well after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
    β€’ To encourage strong growth and blooming, it is recommended to fertilize the plants every two to four weeks with a balanced fertilizer until they begin to flower.
    β€’ Stake when Oscar is growing.

    Oscar gladiolus bulbs should bloom in mid-summer and continue flowering for several weeks.

    After Oscar gladiolus blooms, it's essential to take care of the plants to ensure their health and to prepare them for the next growing season.

    Firstly, remove the faded flowers and cut off the stem close to the soil line. Next, allow the foliage to yellow and wither before cutting it back to the ground. This allows the plant to store energy in the bulbs for next year's growth.

    Finally, dig up the bulbs and store them in a cool, dry place until it's time to plant them again in the spring. Be sure to check the bulbs regularly for signs of mold or rot and discard any that are damaged or diseased.

    Yes, Oscar Gladiolus bulbs do multiply. Gladiolus bulbs are known for their ability to produce new bulbs, called cormels, which grow at the base of the mother corm. Over time, these cormels will mature and develop into full-sized corms, which can then produce their own flowers and cormels.

    This process of natural multiplication can help to increase the number of plants in a garden or produce more flowers for cutting. However, it's important to note that not all cormels will grow into full-sized corms, and some may take a few years to reach maturity. Proper care, including regular watering and fertilization, can help to promote healthy growth and bulb multiplication.

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