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📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

☀️ Light Required: Full sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 32-36"
🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Oct
🌱 Bulb Size: 12/14
Planting Distance: 4"
Planting Depth: 2"
📍 Hardiness Zone: 7-10
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes

About Sacramento

Transform your garden into a colorful paradise with our premium quality Gladiolus bulbs! Our bulbs are easy to plant, require minimal care, and will provide you with stunning blooms throughout the summer.

  • Large bulbs that produce big, vibrant blooms
  • Packed with nutrients to promote healthy growth and robust flowering
  • Suitable for a wide range of soils and climates
  • Easy to plant and maintain, even for novice gardeners

How to care for Sacramento

  • Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil.
  • Dig a hole that is about 6 inches deep and place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing up.
  • Cover the bulb with soil and water well.
  • As the plant grows, provide it with regular watering and fertilization, as well as support with stakes or cages.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best month to plant Sacramento gladiolus bulbs is in early spring, typically between February and April, when the soil temperature has warmed up to at least 60°F (15°C). This is because Sacramento gladiolus bulbs require warm soil to establish roots and begin growing.

Planting in early spring also ensures that the bulbs have enough time to develop and bloom during the summer months. Additionally, planting during this time avoids the risk of planting during the colder winter months, which can damage or kill the bulbs.

Sacramento gladiolus bulbs are best planted in the spring after the last frost. First, choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun exposure. Dig a hole that is twice as deep as the length of the bulb and add some compost to the bottom.

Place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing up and cover it with soil. Space the bulbs about 6 inches apart to allow for growth. Water thoroughly after planting and continue to water regularly as needed. Fertilize every two to four weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Staking may be necessary to support tall stems.

Yes, it is recommended to soak Sacramento gladiolus bulbs before planting. Soaking the bulbs for a few hours or overnight in lukewarm water can help hydrate them and stimulate growth. This process can also help to soften any dry or hard outer layers on the bulbs, which can make it easier for the emerging roots to penetrate the soil.

Additionally, soaking can help to remove any air pockets or air bubbles that may have formed around the bulbs during storage or handling. It is not per se necessary, but it is recommended especially when your Gladiolus bulbs are dry.

Sacramento gladiolus bulbs can be grown successfully in both pots and in the ground, but there are some differences to consider.

Growing Sacramento gladiolus bulbs in pots can be beneficial for those with limited space, as they can be easily moved and rearranged as needed. Potted gladiolus also have the advantage of being protected from pests and diseases that may be present in the ground.

However, gladiolus bulbs grown in the ground may produce larger blooms and stronger stems, as they have access to a greater soil volume and nutrients. In the ground, Sacramento gladiolus bulbs can also form larger colonies over time, producing a more impressive display.

Ultimately, the choice between potting or planting Sacramento gladiolus bulbs depends on the gardener's space and preference.

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