Gladiolus

Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history that spans from Africa to the Mediterranean. Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. Striking and colorful with towering stems, this August birth flower and 40th wedding anniversary flower evoke the drama of Roman gladiators.

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Varieties available for the 2014 growing season

Alex the Great
Amsterdam
Ivory
Ice Cap®
Siberia
Solist®
Advance
Red Bluff
Roma
Sonoma
Victor Borge
Avalon
Coronado
Chit Chat
Delmar
Escondido
Fortarosa
Los Angeles
Pink Event
Tampico
Sugar Plum
Violetta
Purple Flora
Blue Sky
Romance
Sacramento
Charisma
Joyeuse Entree
Mozart
Yosemite
Beverly Hills
Royal Oak
San Remo
Sanibel
Rose Supreme
Green Star
Miss Green
Sun Kissed
Zipper Peach
Old Spice
Pasadena
Rialto
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Gladiolus

Sunny Santa Maria

A lucky triumvirate of climate, soil and water make the Santa Maria Valley a cool-season vegetable mecca. Days are warm without frost, not too sunny or too warm. Loamy soil has been carried down by rivers. An underground aquifer, recharged by the Santa Maria River, supplies ample water for irrigation.

The valley of Santa Maria is located on the Central Coast of California, about half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Our Gladiolus are grown with care from bulb to box for the best elegant florals to make you glad.