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    Blue Isle

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    Product Information
    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

    Specifications
    ☀️ 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
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 10-15
    Blue Isle

    About Blue Isle

    Nestled among the vibrant hues of your garden, the Gladiolus Blue Isle is a true floral marvel. With its striking purple- blueish petals that seem to capture the essence of a clear summer sky, this flower bulb brings an aura of serenity and elegance to any landscape. Embrace the allure of Gladiolus Blue Isle as it graces your garden with its enchanting blue blooms.

    • Two-toned petals: Blue Isle boasts mesmerizing purple- blueish flowers with white on the inside.
    • Easy planting: simple planting process makes it perfect for both beginners and seasoned gardeners.
    • Vertical elegance: tall, sturdy stems elevate the blooms, creating a captivating vertical display.
    • Versatile landscaping: edeal for borders, containers, or mixed flower beds, providing flexibility in garden design.
    • Summer delight: enjoy a burst of blue during the summer months, enhancing the vibrancy of your outdoor space.

    How to plant and take care of Gladiolus Blue Isle

    • Planting depth: plant bulbs 4-6 inches deep in well-drained soil.
    • Sunlight requirements: Provide full sun for at least 6 hours a day.
    • Watering: keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
    • Support stems: use stakes to support tall stems, preventing bending or breakage.
    • Bulb maintenance: lift bulbs in the fall, let them dry, and store in a cool, dry place for the next season.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Blue Isle Gladiolus bulbs typically bloom for a period of 8 to 10 weeks. However, the exact duration can be influenced by factors such as local climate, soil conditions, and care practices. To maximize their blooming period, ensure you plant the bulbs in well-draining soil and provide adequate sunlight. Regular watering during the growing season and deadheading spent flowers can also extend the bloom time. Keep in mind that individual variations may occur, so monitoring the specific conditions in your garden will give you a more accurate estimate of the flowering duration.

    While Blue Isle Gladiolus bulbs are generally hardy, leaving them in the ground year-round might not be advisable in regions with harsh winters. If you live in an area where the ground freezes deeply, it's recommended to lift the bulbs before the first frost in fall. Store them in a cool, dry place for the winter and replant in spring. This helps prevent bulb damage from freezing temperatures. In milder climates, where the ground doesn't freeze, you can leave the bulbs in the ground, but monitor soil conditions and consider mulching to protect them during colder months.

    Blue Isle Gladioluses benefit from a balanced fertilizer with a ratio such as 10-10-10 or 5-10-5. This provides a mix of essential nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Apply the fertilizer when planting, and then again when the plants are about 6 inches tall. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can promote lush foliage at the expense of flowers. Consider using a slow-release fertilizer to provide a steady nutrient supply over the growing season. Additionally, incorporating well-rotted compost into the soil before planting enhances its fertility and improves the overall health of the Gladiolus plants.

    Pinching Blue Isle Gladioluses involves removing the terminal bud to encourage the development of side shoots, resulting in more blooms and a bushier plant. If you choose not to pinch, the Gladiolus will likely still bloom, but you may have fewer flowers and a more upright, less branched growth habit. Pinching is particularly beneficial for creating a fuller and more aesthetically pleasing display. However, if you prefer a more natural or traditional appearance, skipping the pinching process won't harm the plant. It's a matter of personal preference and the desired outcome for your garden design.

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