The smaller siblings of the tall and grand Gladioli we automatically picture when we think about this flower, dwarf Gladioli are also less severe and structured in their appearance. With a plant that reaches only about 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 feet) these plants will not shoot up such long flower spikes, and are less likely to need caning to support their flower spires. Their trumpet-shaped flowers have a freer look and many are marked with a cerise lipstick kiss pattern. Dwarf Gladioli produce very good cut flowers and are a delightful addition to a sunny border, especially if mixed with other flowers, like the smaller dahlias. Dwarf Gladioli will add texture and height variation to the garden landscape.