Frequently Asked Questions
|🚚 Shipping Starts:||Shipping has started!|
|📦 Quantity per Package:||10 Bulbs|
|☀️ Light Required:||Full Sun / Partial Shade|
|🌸 Blooming Period:||Jul - Oct|
|🌱 Bulb Size:||12/14|
|↔ Planting Distance:||4"|
|↕ Planting Depth:||2"|
|📍 Hardiness Zone:||Zone 7-10|
|🦌 Deer Resistant:||Yes|
To plant Nova Lux gladiolus bulbs, follow these steps:
• Choose a well-draining location with full sun exposure.
• Dig a hole 4 inches deep and mix in compost or other organic matter.
• Place the bulb with the pointed end facing upwards and cover it with soil.
• Space bulbs 4-6 inches apart and water well.
• As the plant grows, provide support with stakes or trellises.
• Water regularly and fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 2-4 weeks.
• When the flowers fade, cut the stem at the base and allow the foliage to die back naturally before removing it.
• In colder climates, lift the bulbs before the first frost and store them in a cool, dry place until the following spring.
The best time to plant Nova Lux gladiolus bulbs depends on your climate and the growing season in your area. Generally, gladiolus bulbs should be planted in the spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up to at least 60°F (15°C). In colder regions, it may be best to wait until the soil has warmed up more or start the bulbs indoors several weeks before the last frost date.
Nova Lux gladiolus are, just like all gladiolus in general, frost hardy in USDA climate zones 7-10. If you live in one of these warmer climate zones, it is best to leave Gladiolus outside and mulch them up in the wintertime. In colder climates, you must dig them up after blooming time.
Yes, Nova Lux gladiolus can come back every year if they are properly cared for. These bulbs are considered perennial, which means they can survive multiple growing seasons with the right conditions.
To ensure their return, it is important to plant the bulbs in well-draining soil and provide regular watering and fertilization. In areas with cold winters, the bulbs may need to be dug up and stored in a cool, dry place until the following spring. With proper care, Nova Lux gladiolus can provide beautiful blooms year after year.
Nova Lux gladiolus bulbs require regular watering during their growth period, which typically lasts from spring to fall. These plants thrive in well-drained soil that is consistently moist but not waterlogged. They should be watered deeply once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions and soil moisture levels.
If you’re not sure when to water Nova Lux or not, just feel the top inch of the soil. If it is still wet, then you don’t need to water it, if it feels dry, then you can water it. Aim to water early in the morning or late in the day to prevent evaporation and leaf scorching.