The Gladiolus or Glads belongs to the Iris family and is ideal for tall flower arrangements. The stems arrive with a few of blooms open and should be cut about an inch from the bottom upon arrival. Use clean water in a tall vase and add flower food. They are California grown and are mostly available year-round. The stems are about 48″ tall and have an excellent vase life. There are 10 stems per bunch. Order early for your event because the flowers can take a while to open especially during the winter months. A couple of bunches make a nice gift in a home or office.