The best time to plant Firecracker gladiolus bulbs is in the spring, once the soil has warmed up and there is no longer any danger of frost. In most colder areas, this is typically between late April and early May.
Firecracker gladiolus bulbs are, just like gladiolus in general, not frost hardy so do not plant them earlier. In areas with warmer climates, such as in USDA climate zones 7-10, it is fine to plant them earlier.
Plant the bulbs in well-draining soil with good sunlight exposure. With proper care and attention, Firecracker gladiolus bulbs will produce vibrant red flowers with white throats in mid to late summer, adding color and interest to your garden.