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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This petite, graceful gladiolus features bright pink flowers on long, elegant stems. It is somewhat hardier than most modern gladioli.

    Latin Name

    Gladiolus communis


    Family

    Iridaceae


    Also Known As

    Corn Flag


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe and northwestern Africa


    History

    Lady Skipwith planted corn flags at her Virginia estate, Prestwould, in 1793.


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