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Hardy Gladiolus papilio Ruby

Hardy Gladiolus papilio Ruby

Even the most experienced landscapers and gardeners get excited when a new cultivar is introduced. When your customers and clients ask for something completely novel for the garden, offer Hardy Gladiolus papilio Ruby. This gorgeous glad delivers rich color, good height and blooms with real substance. Ruby-red flowers with dark eyes march up 30" stalks from mid to late summer, attracting butterflies (and admirers) aplenty. Because of their moderate height, no staking is needed to keep these beauties upright and visible in borders, cutting gardens and perennialized beds. Gardeners who claim they've seen it all, adore this glad for its charm and strength. Lift in fall in zones 3-6.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-10. Lift in Fall in zones 3-6
  • Mature Height 30 inches
  • Bloom Time July - August
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Deer Resistant
  • Cut Flower
  • Attracts Pollinators

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Botanical Name: Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'

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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name :

    Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'
  • Ship As :

    Bulb
  • Size :

    10-12 CM
  • Lift In Fall:

    3-6
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers
  • Flower Color :

    Red
  • Flower Form :

    Spikes with funnel-shaped flowers, 1.5" in diam.
  • Foliage Type :

    Strap-like leaves, medium green in color.
  • Mature Spread :

    4 - 6 inches
  • Spacing:

    4 - 6 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions :

    4" deep and 4 - 6" apart
  • Soil Moisture :

    Well drained
  • Will Tolerate :

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions :

    Cut back spent flowers
  • Winter Care :

    We advise to use a winter mulch (+/- 2") in zones 7 and 8 NO need to do this in zones 9 and 10. Lift bulbs in zones 3 through 6.
  • Planting Depth :

    4" deep
  • Watering Requirements :

    Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
  • Fertilization Requirements :

    Once per year
  • Special Care :

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.

We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.


       Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Perennials
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 September 14, 2020 December 7, 2020
  • German Iris
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-6 August 10, 2020 October 26, 2020
    7 August 10, 2020 November 9, 2020
    8-10 August 17, 2020 November 9, 2020
  • Amaryllis and Paperwhites
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-10 October 5, 2020 December 21, 2020
  • Fall Crocus & Colchicum
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3-7A August 10, 2020 October 12, 2020
    7B-10 August 17, 2020 October 12, 2020


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