SPRING PLANTED CORMS

Heirloom Gladiolus ATOM, 1946 

A primulinus glad with flowers half the size of most at 3' tall and it melds easily into perennial borders and bouquets. It won’t get lost, though, because it’s a brilliant red cooled by the finest edging of silver.

We ship our Gladiolus bulbs in the late spring just in time for planting. 

Care instructions are included with your purchase.


Priority Mail 2-Day™ Small Flat Rate Box USPS-Produced Box: 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8"

Priority Mail 2-Day™ Medium Flat Rate Box USPS-Produced Box: 13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8 or

11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"

Shipping included in price.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Shorter stature than most glads, with an eye-catching flower color that nevertheless fits well into borders.

You can always treat them like an annual but I look at it as an investment and I dig them up once all the foliage is dead in the late fall, let them dry out under a fan and then clean and store until all threat of frost has passed in my zone 6 garden. 

These make beautiful cut flowers. 

Genus : Gladiolus                                                                      Growth Rate : Moderate

Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet                                                           Maintenance : Moderate

Zones : 10, 8, 9                                                                           Plant Type : Perennials

Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches                                                    Flower Color : Red

Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade                                            Bloom Time : Summer

Moisture : Medium Moisture                                                  Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

WINTER CARE — In zones 8 and warmer (lows to 10° F), glads can stay in the ground year round. They often survive winters in zones 7, 6, and even 5.

Otherwise, glads are one of the easiest bulbs to store (if you want to). Dig 5-6 weeks after flowering or at killing frost. Cut stalk off as close to the corm as possible. Experts often recommend a 5-minute fungicide dip, or you can dust them with an insecticide-fungicide, or do nothing. Air dry for a few weeks. Store loose or in mesh bags in a cool, dry place with good air circulation, ideally at 35-45° F. In spring, break off the old, shriveled corm at the base of each new one.