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

Latin Name

Gladiolus communis



Also Known As

Corn Flag

Type of Plant

Bulbs Bulbs

Bloom Season

June - July


Summer Summer


Max height Max Height: 2'
Max spread Max Spread: 1'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun


    Do not ingest Do not ingest


    Native Range

    Southern Europe and northwestern Africa


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

    Planted at Mount Vernon

    Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    map legend 6a 6b 7a 7b 8a 8b 9a 9b

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