Gladiolus

Gladiolus 'Dauntless'

Photo/Illustration: 
Scott Kunst
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Gladiolus (Gladiolus 'Dauntless')
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Genus:  Gladiolus
Introduced in 1940, 'Dauntless' grows to 4 feet tall and has pale pink flowers with deep pink/red throats.
Care:  Full sun to part shade in fertile, well-drained soil. Treat as annuals, or dig up and store 6 weeks after bloom (dip in fungicide and allow to dry for a few weeks).
Propagation:  Sow seed at 59°F in spring. Separate cormlets when dormant.
Problems:  Gladiolus corm rot (Fusarium), gray mold (Botrytis), viruses, aster yellows, spider mites, thrips, and aphids.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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