Growing on the High Plains: Gladiolus

Aug 1, 2019

Gladioli are the official flower of August (and 40th wedding anniversaries). Happy August, as HPPR inches toward its 40th anniversary!

Today on Growing on the High Plains, we’ll take a stab at the “sword lily.” That’s right, we’re talking about the gladiolus, a perennial flowering plant that normally lives in Asia, along the Mediterranean, and Africa – but if you try, you can also make them work in our region with a little care.

Known as the official flower of August, I thought today would be a great time to delve into this multi-bloomer and celebrate the first day of the beginning of the end of Summer.