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Gladiolus 'Mirella' (Sword-Lily)

Sword Lily 'Mirella', Gladiolus Primulinus 'Mirella'


Gladiolus 'Mirella' features eye-catching, bright vermilion flowers, occasionally adorned with white flecks. Its gently ruffled flowers (up to 7 per stem) grow on loose spikes (2-3 spikes per corm) that are adorned with narrow, deep-green sword-shaped leaves. Since the flowers open from the bottom of the spike up, sword-lilies provide a long-lasting floral display, each flowering spike blooming for up to two weeks. Spectacular on its own, in the garden or in a vase!

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm). The bigger the corm, the more chance it will produce larger plants and more spectacular flowers.
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils. This plant adapts to a wide range of soils except clay. Provide consistent moisture during the growing season and do not allow the soil to dry out. After flowering, you may reduce watering.
  • Ideal for cutting, this sword-lilies deserve a prime spot in beds, borders and are well suited for containers.
  • Sword-Lilies bloom for 2 weeks or so. To extend their colorful show, you may plant them every two weeks from the last frost date until early summer. It typically takes 10-12 weeks from planting to flowering.

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Prized for their majestic flower spikes, Gladiolus (Sword-Lilies) deserve a spot in the garden. Easy to grow, they will burst into bloom and add bright notes of summer color to your beds and borders, pots or in wonderful bouquets inside your home. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their impressive flowers all summer long.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Gladiolus - Sword Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Gladiolus - Sword Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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