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Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

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

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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

    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

    Bulbs Bulbs

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Summer Summer

    Specifications

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

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest Do not ingest

    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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