Cheops Gladiolus

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Cheops Gladiolus is a multi-hued pink gladiolus with raspberry edges. It’s tall spikes covered in ruffled blooms reveal their flowers from the bottom up in mid-summer and provide strong vertical accents to your design. Cheops Gladiolus is a tall grower at 3-4 ft. and a good choice for middle-to-back of bed installations in full sun. Rich soil. (Gladiolus)
Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
SizeBag of 15
SKUAM017368

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(36-48” tall x 18” wide) Cheops Gladiolus will add a classic pink note to your beds and borders almost effortlessly! Slip the spring planted corms in between other favorite perennials in the middle of a sunny bed of rich soil and by mid-summer you’ll have 3-4 ft. spikes of multi-toned pink adding texture and shape to your garden. The impressive blooms open along flowering stems from the bottom up, revealing trumpets of soft shell pink edged in raspberry. Their tall but slender profile makes them excellent cut flowers for dramatic floral arrangements indoors. Their narrow profile makes them perfect for slipping in between other perennials. Or grow them en masse for maximum impact. Give Cheops Gladiolus good, moisture-retentive soil that is free draining to support healthy roots and new corm development and consider giving them a site sheltered from wind to alleviate any staking issues as they begin to put on size. A classic glad for a classic border!
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SKUAM017368
Full Product URL
https://www.americanmeadows.com/flower-bulbs/gladiolus-flower-bulbs/cheops-gladiolus
Common Name
Cheops Gladiolus
Botanical Name
Gladiolus
Item Package Size
Bag of 15
Flower Color
Pink, White
Flower Size
6-12" flowers
Foliage
Green, upright sword-shaped foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12-14 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 8" deep.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Skin irritant. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dog and cats.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

Us vs. The Big Box Store: Gladiolus Bulbs

Each season, we head over to the big box store in our area and choose several Bulbs, Plants and Seeds to compare against our selection. This spring, we purchased 50 Gladiolus Bulbs to compare and the difference is quite revealing.

I’d like to start out by mentioning the difference in shopping experiences. I walked into the big box store and headed straight to the back, where I knew the garden section was. I walked through aisles of grills, patio sets and annual hanging baskets until I found someone to speak with. They quickly answered the phone and I waited several more minutes until I could ask, "Do you know where the Gladiolus Bulbs are?" They weren’t sure what I meant and finally an entire wall of Summer-Blooming Bulbs caught my eye. I chose their "Gladiolus Mix" bag of 50, which most resembled our Gladiolus Rainbow Mix, which we also carry in a bag of 50 bulbs.

When you shop on our site, we have a wealth of information on growing and caring for Gladiolus at your fingertips, as well as an extremely helpful and knowledgeable garden staff, several of which are certified Master Gardeners. We not only want you to have success in growing our products, but also want you to feel confident in everything you plant – Which is why we focus so intently on how-to information as well as have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We urge our customers to write reviews on our products, positive or negative, so you know what grows well in different areas and what doesn't. We also offer live chat and service over the phone 6 days a week, offering growing advice as well as helping to place orders.

This photo also helps to show the true difference between us and the Big Box Stores. Brian, one of our employees and garden-enthusiasts helps to explain why a bigger flower bulb is better.

"Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones. They also produce taller growth and larger blooms."

With American Meadows, you’re not only getting access to our thirty years of gardening experience, but are also receiving the largest, highest-quality bulbs available, inevitably producing larger, healthier blooms in your garden. Happy Gardening!

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