Espresso Gladiolus (Gladiolus ‘Espresso’)

Espresso Gladiolus

Deeply saturated, velvety espresso-tinged, dark crimson blooms! Hopefully, we’ve whetted your appetite for the Espresso Gladiolus (Gladiolus ‘Espresso’) now available at Nature Hills Nursery! These vertical stems produce gorgeous alternating symmetrical blooms that are irresistible landing pads for pollinators!

These incredible ruffled, alternating flowers are held vertically upon stout stems and accented with erect bright-green sword-like leaves. Forming dense clumps of greenery that bloom midsummer from space-saving perennial, flowering corms! If you want a longer display and more blooms, plant a few corms every two weeks for a staggered bloom all summer!

Eye-catching blooms, also known as Sword Lily, these upright blooms sprout from corms throughout USDA growing zones 8-10 as perennials. Colder growing zones can also enjoy these as annual accents, or dig the corms up in the fall once the foliage has yellowed and store them for the winter in a frost-free location as you would Canna Lily or Elephant Ear bulbs.

Planting and Application:

No matter how big your garden is, you will easily tuck these narrow-growing flowering corms into existing and established gardens! This gorgeous color goes well with nearly any and all other flower and foliage colors in the garden. In the cottage garden or perennial border, Glads create high-impact drifts and rows in tight spots, groupings in corners, great for lining paths, or in a tidy row or zigzag along a fence line or rock wall.

Great vertical texture in large mixed-planters, porch and patio pots, or planted as specimen groupings in tall, high-style containers, the compliments will roll in when you place one on either side of your sunny front door! Butterflies, bees, and Hummingbirds love these flouncy intensely hued blossoms!

Any garden becomes a cut flower garden with a few Espresso Gladiolas, and everyone will love the tall, upscale vase arrangements you make with a few of these incredible, long-lasting blooms! Flowering from the bottom up, the spikes can bloom for two weeks!

  • Deep Dark Espresso Tinged Crimson Blooms
  • Alternating Flowers on Tall Stout Stems
  • Erect Bright Green Foliage
  • Easy-Care Summer-Blooming Corms
  • Specimen, Planter Focal Points, Pollinator & Cut Flower Gardens

Tips for Care:

Gladiola corms flower their best in full sun and partial shade in a protected location or with adequate support to keep your blooms from flopping. Plant your corms in well-drained, organically rich soil that has moderate, yet consistent moisture.

Deadhead after the flowers fade and keep the leaves until they turn yellow to make food for the corms. In the fall, lift your bulbs out of the ground and store them in a nylon stocking or brown paper bag in a cool, dry location with good ventilation above freezing. Each year you’ll notice more and more little corms forming around the base of the parent corm for more blooms each year!

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Organic Well-Drained Soil
  • Deadhead After Blooms Fade & Prune or Dig in Fall
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

Hurry and order this dramatic and dark-hued Espresso Gladiolus for your garden today

Espresso Gladiolus (Gladiolus ‘Espresso’) Details

Common name Espresso Gladiolus
Botanical name Gladiolus 'Espresso'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 8-10
Growth rate Fast
Height 46 inches
Width 6 - 8 inches
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Foliage Yellows
Flower color Mixed