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Gladioli Plum Tart has glorious, richly coloured magenta-purple showy flowers that spread along the tall stems atop the sword-like foliage and will give a ray of warm colour to your late summer border.
Gladioli Plum Tart has glorious, richly coloured magenta-purple showy flowers that spread along the tall stems atop the sword-like foliage and will give a ray of warm colour to your late summer border. Gladioli Plum Tart is one of our tallest and can reach heights of 150cm and is perfect for growing in a sunny sheltered spot. Excellent as a cut flower and in bloom from July to September.
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 10 CormsEventual Height: 150cm (60")Primary Flower Colour: PurpleFlowering Period: July - SeptemberBulb Size: 12/14
For best results planting up the corms first in a container and then transferring them into their final flowering positions in mid-May may be a better option especially if the ground is wet and cold in your area when your plants arrive. Water well throughout the growing season, and lift the corms at the end of the season when the leaves turn yellow-brown and store them in a cool, dry, frost-free spot over the winter months.In a containerPlant the corms 10cm apart and 20cm deep in a multi-purpose compost and water in. Place in a bright, frost-free spot. If you are going to keep the gladioli in the pot/container all summer, place a stake in the pot at the time of planting the corms to avoid damaging them. Generally, plant 5 corms per 15cm pot.If you are then transferring the Gladioli into the garden, carefully take the whole thing out of the pot and plant the clump into a freshly dug hole in May. Gladioli are hungry plants so to get them to flower well, feed them regularly (once a fortnight) with a high potash feed once the flower spikes are approx. 15cm high and continue until the flowering season is over.In the garden borderIf you are planting the corms straight into the border in spring, choose an area that has been previously enriched with well-rotted manure, as Gladioli like a rich soil but one that is well-drained too. If the ground is wet, plant the corms 10cm apart and 10-15cm deep onto a bed of sharp sand or horticultural grit to help with drainage.Gladioli are hungry plants, so to get them to flower well, feed them regularly (once a fortnight) with a high potash feed once the flower spikes are approx. 15cm high and continue until the flowering season is over.
If ordered with plants we will normally dispatch flower bulbs with your plant order during your first requested dispatch week. If you would prefer your flower bulbs to be dispatched separately (within three - four working days of ordering) please tick the “please dispatch this item separately” box on the shopping basket page. (an extra charge of £1.50 per item applies) If PREORDERING these bulbs the same dispatch methods will apply i.e. on the first requested dispatch week.
If you are not ordering any plants, we will normally dispatch your bulbs within three - four working days or if PREORDERED within the week shown as available above. Delivery is normally made within 2-3 working days from dispatch. You will receive an email when we have dispatched your item/s.
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