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Dolce Vita

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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
Dolce Vita

About Dolce Vita

Looking for a stunning addition to your garden? Look no further than Gladiolus Dolce Vita! This beautiful flower is sure to make a statement in any garden with its tall spikes of vibrant pink blooms.

  • Vibrant hot pink blooms are sure to make a statement
  • Tall spikes that add height and drama to your garden
  • Easy to plant and care for
  • Perfect for cutting gardens or as a standalone statement plant
  • Unusual blooms with a fringed edge

How to care for Dolce Vita

  • Prepare well-drained soil and plant the corms 4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart. 
  • Water well and place in a sunny location. 
  • For best results, fertilize every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.
  • Be sure to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. 
  • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage new growth. 
  • Staking may be necessary to support the tall spikes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to plant Dolce Vita gladiolus bulbs is in the spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (15°C). Typically, this means planting them in late April or early May in most climates.

Before planting, choose a location with well-draining soil and plenty of sunlight. Prepare the soil by adding compost or other organic matter to improve soil structure and fertility. Plant the bulbs 4 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart, with the pointed end facing up.

Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged throughout the growing season. Fertilize the bulbs regularly with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth and blooming. With proper care, your Dolce Vita gladiolus bulbs should produce beautiful flowers in mid to late summer.

The Dolce Vita gladiolus is a popular flowering plant that thrives in well-drained soil and bright sunlight. The ideal planting location for this plant is a spot that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged, and it should be enriched with organic matter to encourage healthy growth.

When planting the Dolce Vita gladiolus bulbs, it's essential to ensure that they're planted at the correct depth. The bulbs should be planted about six inches deep and spaced approximately six inches apart to allow enough room for growth.

Overall, the best place to plant Dolce Vita gladiolus is in a sunny, well-drained area with nutrient-rich soil that's been properly prepared for planting. With the right conditions, these beautiful flowers will thrive and add color and vibrancy to any garden or landscape.

The Dolce Vita gladiolus should be planted about 3-4 inches apart if you want that showy and full effect. When you plant multiple gladiolus bulbs next to other and space them 3-4 inches apart, they will grow into a bush. If you space them further apart from each other, you can see each individual gladiolus better.

So actually the spacing is a personal preference, as long as you don’t plant them closer to each other than 3 inches spacing because they all need sunlight and enough moisture.

Plant them always in well-drained and fertile soil with full sun exposure. As the plants grow taller, staking may be necessary to prevent them from falling over. With proper spacing and care, Dolce Vita gladiolus can produce tall spikes of vibrant blooms in late summer.

After Dolce Vita gladiolus blooms, it is essential to care for the plant to promote its health and ensure that it blooms again next season. Once the flowers begin to fade, snip them off using sharp scissors or pruning shears. Avoid damaging the foliage while cutting the spent blooms.

The next step depends on in which climate you live. Dolce Vita gladiolus is hardy in USDA climate zones 7-10. This means if you live in those climate zones, you can grow them as perennials and just leave them in the ground year-round. Just give them an extra layer of mulch in the wintertime.

If you live in an area with a colder climate zone, you need to dig up the gladiolus bulbs. Lift them up carefully, clean and let them dry. Store the bulbs in a cool and dry place, such as the basement or garage. Preferably with a temperature of 35 - 45 °F.

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