The Great Queen Elizabeth Gladiolus

The Great Queen Elizabeth Gladiolus

A standout cut flower with superb vase life.

The Great Queen Elizabeth Gladiolus reigns supreme with golden amber-apricot blooms royally ruffled atop vigorous stems up to 5' tall. Bred from the tenacious Flamencos strain, these sword lilies flaunt exceptional petal texture and staying power. Glimmering like the Crown Jewels, the majestic flower heads attract pollinators while lending stately vertical accents to borders. Grow several for wondrous garden glamour and regal indoor displays.
  • Light

    Full Sun
  • Size

    Premium Bulb
  • Zone

    3-10. Lift in Fall in zones 3-7
  • Bloom Time

    Mid to late summer (July-Aug)
  • Height

    36 - 60 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained
  • Deer Resistant

  • Attract Bees

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  • Botanical NameGladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'
  • FormCorm
  • Hardiness Zone3-10
  • Lift in Fall3-7
  • Flowering TimeMid to late summer (July-Aug)
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Flower ColorSoft orange with yellow undertones
  • Flower FormWide florets carried along 1 side of the robust stems.
  • Foliage TypeLong strap-like leaves, medium green in color.
  • Growth RateFast
  • Height/Habit36 - 60 inches
  • Spread4 - 6 inches
  • Spacing4 - 6 inches
  • Planting Instructions4-6" deep and 4-6" apart
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningOnly to cut back spent flower stems

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