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    Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae

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    📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

    ☀️ Light Required: Partial Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 30"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
    🌱 Bulb Size: 6/+
    Planting Distance: 2"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 7-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 10-15
    Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae

    Acidanthera Gladiulus Murielae

    Introduce your garden to the stunning Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae, also known as the Peacock Orchid Gladiolus. This unique flower is sure to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any outdoor space.

    • Bright, vibrant flowers in shades of white with a pink center
    • Unique, orchid-like blooms on tall spikes
    • Perfect for adding height and drama to garden borders or as cut flowers
    • Has a lovely scent
    • Also known as Sword Lily
    • Perfect for cut flowers

    How to care for Acidanthera Gladiulus Murielae

    • Ensure the plants receive adequate water throughout the growing season, especially during dry spells, as this will promote healthy growth and flowering. 
    • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time and again in mid-summer to support vigorous growth. 
    • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional blooming and maintain a tidy appearance. 
    • In colder climates, lift and store the bulbs before the first frost to protect them from winter damage. 
    • In milder climates, you can mulch the planting area to provide some insulation for the bulbs during winter.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae, commonly known as Peacock Orchid, is a stunning summer-blooming plant with fragrant, star-shaped flowers. To plant the bulbs, follow these steps:

    • Choose a well-draining location with full sun or light shade.
    • Prepare the soil by incorporating organic matter, such as compost or well-rotted manure, to improve drainage and fertility.
    • Plant the bulbs approximately 2-3 inches deep and 2-3 inches apart, with the pointed end facing up.
    • Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and continue to water regularly during the growing season, ensuring the soil remains moist but not soggy.
    • Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae bulbs are not winter-hardy and should be lifted and stored in a cool, dry location before the first frost if you live in a colder climate.
    • In USDA hardiness zones 7 and up, you can leave Acidanthera bulbs in the ground.

    Acidanthera typically blooms in late summer to early fall, showcasing their graceful, fragrant flowers for several weeks. The exact blooming period may vary depending on factors such as planting time, climate, and growing conditions.

    To ensure a continuous display of blossoms, consider staggering the planting of the bulbs in two-week intervals during spring. This technique, called succession planting, will provide a longer blooming period and increase the visual impact of these captivating flowers in your garden.

    Although no plant is entirely deer-proof, Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae is considered deer-resistant due to its low palatability for these animals. The fragrant flowers and sword-like foliage are less attractive to deer compared to other plants, making them a suitable choice for gardens that experience deer browsing.

    However, if deer pressure is high in your area, consider employing additional deterrent measures, such as fencing, repellents, or companion planting with other deer-resistant species to minimize damage to your garden.

    After Acidanthera Gladiolus Murielae finishes blooming, allow the foliage to remain intact, as it helps the plant photosynthesize and replenish energy in the bulb for the next growing season. Gradually reduce watering to avoid rot.

    In colder climates, lift the bulbs before the first frost, gently clean off any soil, and let them dry for a few days. Store the bulbs in a well-ventilated, cool, and dark place, such as a garage or basement, in a mesh bag or box filled with peat moss, vermiculite, or sawdust. Replant the bulbs in spring for another beautiful display of fragrant flowers.

    In milder climates, such as in USDA hardiness zones 7 and up, it is fine to leave the Acidanthera bulbs in the ground.

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