With its bold color, the unique charm of gladiolus is undeniable. Simply add these blooms to a bouquet, and let their vivid beauty capture their heart with the tall stem of gorgeous flowers.
Known for their sword-like shape, the gladiolus is a remarkable flower. In fact, they are actually named after the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword. The flower was also commonly associated with gladiators, and are said to be worn around their necks during battles. While this plant is known for its strength, an important aspect to be aware of is that it is poisonous to animals and gladiolus arrangements should be kept away from cats, dogs and horses. Be sure to check if your loved one has a furry friend or beloved pet before sending them gladioli! With a vast species and rich history, gladiolus flowers are used in many floral displays for their beauty. There are plenty of different kinds of gladioli to choose from, as the genus includes 260 species of the bloom. An interesting fact of the gladiolus flower is that while the name gladiolus actually is the genus of the flowering plant, many people simply refer to the flower itself as gladiolus, while gladiola is referred to often. One of the many flowers that come in every color of the rainbow, gladioli flowers are also found in bi-colors that vary in hues of red, pink, purple, blue and more! Each shade of the flower has a different meaning, but the most common meanings are strength, integrity and infatuation. As August’s birth flower and the flower of 40th wedding anniversaries, gladiolus bouquets make a stunning gift for every occasion. For graduations, birthdays or simply just as décor in your home, gladioli add a gorgeous touch to any room they’re placed in. With FTD, you can trust that we will deliver the highest quality of gladioli arrangements to you. We ensure that they stand tall so their perennial beauty can be enjoyed for long after its received.