Gladiolus 'Black Beauty'
Typically available from late winter to spring. Check with your local store for current availability.
'Black Beauty' produces dark, velvety red flowers. Gladiolus are a summertime favorite, producing large, three foot tall stalks filled with orchid-like flowers. Their tall flower stalks look beautiful in a vase and are a classic combination in cut flower arrangements. Stop by one of our locations to see our full selection of seasonal bulbs!
Plant with Marigolds
- Landscape Size: 4'-5' tall, 4'-5' wide
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Needs: Moderate
- USDA Zone: 8a
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Attributes: Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds
These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.
Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.
Green Thumb Guide
Plant bulbs in well draining soil along with a sprinkle bulb fertilizer. Should be planted 5"-6" deep at a rate of about 6 bulbs per square foot. Cut foliage back after it turns yellow. Bulbs can either be left to spread naturally or dug up and divided by hand. Store bulbs in a dark, dry, cool place until ready for planting.