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Planted at Mount Vernon

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

    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


    Bloom Season

    June - July




    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1'


  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun


    Do not ingest


    Native Range

    Southern Europe and northwestern Africa


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

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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