This beautifully graceful and tall Gladioli plant is one of our favourites, with its rich magenta spikes of funnel-shaped flowers, that will grace any summer flower border. Gladioli Byzantinus is often seen in a seaside setting and growing in the hedgerows in the southern counties of the UK where it has naturalised and grows wild and is usually in flower from end of June/July.
Gladioli (the sword lily) are well known for their elegant, towering flower spikes that come in a dazzling array of colours and heights and they make excellent, long lasting cut flowers. Gladioli are classic herbaceous perennials that grow from bulbous corms covered with fibrous papery skin and are very easy to grow given the right growing conditions. A sunny sheltered aspect is best for gladioli to thrive so any site other than north facing will work well. Great in flower borders, cottage gardens and pots. Ideal grown in rows on an allotment or in the vegetable patch to be used as cut flowers. Taller varieties of gladioli may need staking especially if you are growing them for cut flowers or for exhibiting at shows.
Brookside Nursery Top Tip
Gladioli flower approximately three months after planting so for a continuation of flowers to pick throughout the summer months and into autumn, plant them in succession (batches every two weeks) from early May to July.
Brand: Brookside Nursery
Supplied as: 10 Corms
Eventual Height: 100cm (40")
Primary Flower Colour: Pink
Flowering Period: July - September