Charming Beauty Gladiolus
Gladiolus nanus 'Charming beauty'
- Plant Type
- Shade Grade
- Light Requirement
- Front Garden
- South Easement
Deer resistant Attracts butterflies Blooms in summer Zones 5-8 Height: 12-18"
04/2023: planted 12 bulbs separated - 4 along front sidewalk in dry area next to wall, remaining ones *I think* on the easement
Charming Beauty Gladiolus is a miniature, extra-hardy form of this venerable cottage garden perennial. Not quite magenta and not quite pink, the charming bi-colored flowers of this diminutive variety make this a perfect addition to the front of the border or in cut-flower bouquets.
I’m not sure Gladiolus is meant for our garden, but I thought I’d give it a shot! I tucked a few bulbs in a couple of different spots to see how they perform. If they survive the rough cycle of wet winter and bone-dry summer in a not quite-full-sun site, then I may purchase more.