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    Gladiolus Paloma Blanca is a pure white, large flowered, early flowering gladiolus with slightly ruffled edges to its petals. It is a good exhibition cultivar, particularly for the early shows.

    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: End of March 2023
    📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 40-48"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Oct
    🌱 Bulb Size: 12/14
    Planting Distance: 4"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: 7-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    Paloma Blanca

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best time to plant Paloma Blanca gladiolus bulbs depends on the climate and growing conditions in your area. In general, these bulbs should be planted in the spring when the soil has warmed up to a temperature of at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows the bulbs to establish strong roots and start growing before the hot summer months.

    If you live in a region with mild winters, you can plant Paloma Blanca gladiolus bulbs in the fall. However, in areas with harsh winters, it is best to wait until spring to plant the bulbs. Gladiolus in general are frost-hardy in USDA climate zones 7-10.

    With proper planting and care, Paloma Blanca gladiolus bulbs will produce beautiful blooms in the summer months.

    To plant Paloma Blanca bulbs, follow these steps:

    • Choose a location with well-draining soil and partial to full sunlight.
    • Dig holes 4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart.
    • Place each bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing up.
    • Cover the bulbs with soil, and gently press down to remove any air pockets.
    • Water thoroughly to settle the soil and encourage root growth.
    • Apply a layer of mulch around the plants to help retain moisture.
    • Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
    • Fertilize with a bulb-specific fertilizer once a month during the growing season.

    Enjoy the beautiful blooms when they appear in the late spring or early summer!

    The best fertilizer for Paloma Blanca gladiolus is a balanced fertilizer with a ratio of 5-10-10 or 10-20-20, which contains equal parts of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Nitrogen promotes growth and leaf development, phosphorus encourages root growth and flower production, and potassium enhances overall plant health and helps to withstand stress.

    It is recommended to fertilize gladiolus bulbs with this type of fertilizer at planting time, then every two to four weeks during the growing season. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates and timing to avoid over-fertilizing, which can harm the plants.

    Paloma Blanca gladiolus typically take between 90-120 days to grow from planting until they are ready for harvest. The planting process involves selecting a suitable site with well-draining soil and full sun exposure. The corms are then planted 4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart, with the pointed end facing upwards.

    As the corms begin to sprout, they will require regular watering and fertilization to ensure healthy growth. Paloma Blanca gladiolus can grow to be around 36 inches tall and produce elegant white blooms with yellow throats. The exact timing of growth and flowering may vary depending on environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture levels.


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