Whenever I’m planning the cut flower garden, I’m always on the hunt for bargain bulbs. However, every once and awhile I’ll allow myself to buy a variety that I really want. ‘Guinea’ gladiolus bulbs were a little more expensive than what I’d normally buy, but I was very eager to see the beautiful blend of colors that this variety has to offer.
As you can see in the photo above, each of the ‘Guinea’ gladiolus flowers open with a creamy shade of salmon in the center, which gradually fades to a very dark eggplant purple. Though I don’t have much experience with gladiolus bulbs, this variety is truly unlike any other that I’ve ever seen. Also, sorry about that bug that managed to sneak its way into the picture!
Despite only having planted 10 ‘Guinea’ gladiolus corms in this year’s garden, I so enjoyed watching them bloom. Hopefully, the plants will continue to grow and multiply in the garden for many seasons to come. Have you ever grown ‘Guinea’ gladiolus before? What did you think? I’d love to hear all about your experience in the comment section below. Thank you so much for visiting the blog!