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Blue Frost

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📦 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: Zone 7-10
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
Blue Frost

About Blue Frost

Introduce your garden to the stunning beauty of the Gladiolus Blue Frost! This rare and unique variety of Gladiolus boasts tall spikes of two-toned lilac flowers that are frosted with a delicate white edge. These flowers are sure to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any garden.

  • Tall spikes of two-toned lilac flowers with a frosted white edge
  • A unique and rare variety of Gladiolus
  • Adds elegance and sophistication to any garden
  • Real showstoppers in your Summer garden

How to care for Blue Frost

  • Prepare a well-drained soil bed.
  • Plant the corms (bulb-like structures) about 4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart. 
  • They prefer full sun and well-drained soil. 
  • Fertilize once a month to encourage healthy growth and maximum blooms.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist.
  • Deadhead the flowers as they begin to fade in order to encourage the development of new blooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is generally recommended to soak gladiolus bulbs in water for a few hours before planting to help hydrate the bulbs and promote better root development. However, it is important not to over-soak the bulbs as they can become waterlogged and prone to rotting.

Additionally, it is important to make sure that the soil is well-drained to prevent water from accumulating around the bulbs. Soaking the Blue Frost gladiolus bulbs before planting can help increase the chances of successful growth and blooming, but it should be done in moderation and with care to avoid any negative consequences.

The best time to plant Blue Frost gladiolus bulbs depends on the climate and the growing zone. In general, it is recommended to plant Blue Frost gladiolus bulbs in the spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (15°C).

If you live in a cooler climate, it is best to wait until the soil temperature is at least 60°F before planting. In warmer climates, you can plant them earlier, as long as the soil is workable and not waterlogged.

It is good to know that Blue Frost, just like all Gladiolus in general, are frost hardy in USDA climate zones 7-.10. This means that if you live in an area with a colder USDA climate zone, you should wait until the frost is gone. If you live in USDA zone 7-10, you can go ahead and plant Bue Frost gladiolus earlier.

Blue Frost gladiolus is a beautiful hybrid variety with lavender-blue flowers and a white center that thrives best in full sunlight. It is an excellent addition to any garden or landscape design, especially for borders or mixed flower beds.

When planting Blue Frost gladiolus, choose a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day and has well-draining soil. Plant the bulbs in the spring, at a depth of four to six inches, and space them approximately six inches apart. Additionally, it is recommended to fertilize the soil before planting to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.

To keep Blue Frost gladiolus blooming, follow these tips:

• Plant the bulbs in well-draining soil and in a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day.
• Water the gladiolus bulbs deeply once a week and more frequently during hot, dry weather.
• Fertilize the plants every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer that is high in phosphorus to promote blooming.
• Cut off the spent flowers regularly to encourage the plant to produce more blooms.
• Stake the plants to prevent them from bending or breaking in windy conditions.
• In areas with harsh winters, dig up the bulbs before the first frost and store them in a cool, dry location until the following spring.

By following these tips, you can help your Blue Frost gladiolus produce beautiful blooms all season long.

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