Gladiolus Parrot Mix Bulbs

A Fanciful Shout of Color
  • Buy 3+ for $16.95 each save 11%
In stock | Ships according to schedule
Shipping Schedule
Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 10


with your zone

See Details »


with your zone

See Details »

Enter your zip code to verify compatibilty with your zone.

Features to Note


8 - 10

Mature Height

5 Feet

Mature Width

9 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
8 - 10
My Hardiness Zone

Based on your zip code, Change Zip Codes

The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Like brilliant tropical birds in your garden, Parrot Mix Glads create a paradise of bold, bright colors against an emerald green backdrop. These long, elegant stems on compact plants are lined with exquisite ruffled flowers in hot pink, fizzy purple, sweet peach, and bright lime. It's no surprise these lovelies are a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies.

Parrot Mix is a South African Glad, hardy only in zones 8-10 but happy to be dug up before first frost and stored for replanting in spring. These large bulbs (technically corms) are easy to plant after the last frost in spring, growing quickly and easily in sunshine and rich, well-drained soil. The first blooms will appear by midsummer, and Gladiolus Parrot Mix is happy to keep going into fall.

We tend to think of glads as dramatic, hot-house type flowers, yet this flower is so easy to grow. The Parrot Mix has a long and illustrious history, coming to the United States in the 19th Century and very popular here, as well as in Europe. It's not as top-heavy as many other glads—the plants do need support for those super-long, bloom-laden stems, but they won't topple and they do keep going far longer than most others.

Treat yourself to a cut flower extraordinaire. Guests will be amazed you grew it in your own backyard or container—and you don't have to tell anyone just how easy it was.

To ensure the continued life of these bulbs in cooler zones (3-7) dig up the bulbs and store them through winter then replant them the following spring.


Item Form: Bulb
Bulb Pack Size: Pack of 10
Genus: Gladiolus
Species: dalenii
Variety: Parrot Mix
Category: Bulbs
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 8
USDA Zone High: 10
Bloom Color: Mix, Multi-Color
Max Bloom Size: 4.000000
Bloom Season Start: Mid Summer
Bloom Season End: Mid Fall
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Characteristics: Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Heirloom, Hummingbird Lovers, Mixes
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Zone: 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account
Copyright © 1997-2023, Wayside Gardens. All rights reserved.