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Gladiolus primulinus 'Atom'


Gladiolus primulinus 'Atom' is a 1946 hybrid with graceful, scarlet flowers with a white picotee edge.

Gladiolus primulinus 'Atom' is a 1946 hybrid with graceful, scarlet flowers with a white picotee edge. Hardy gladiola are an old garden favourite, offering contemporary gardens ease of care and interest for collectors of increasingly scarce heirloom varieties. Taking little space to grow, they combine well with other plants and make excellent cut flowers. Bulbs require good drainage. Leave the foliage to nourish the bulb after cutting back the flower stalk and mulch in winter.

Common Name: Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Light, well-drained soil.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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