Gladioli Giant Flowering 'Mixed' | 10 Corms per Pack
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Gladioli Giant Flowering 'Mixed' | 10 Corms per Pack

This selection of giant sized gladioli is a bright rainbow mixture of colours, as illustrated, with colours ranging from white, through to startling red.

430051 Price:  £3.99

This selection of giant sized gladioli is a bright rainbow mixture of colours, as illustrated, with colours ranging from white, through to startling red. Flowering from July until September, Gladioli bring a burst of colour and form to your summer border. This selection is easy to grow and excellent as a cut flower. 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.

PLEASE NOTE Image displayed is for illustrative purposes only, what you receive could vary slightly in colour

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  10 Corms
Eventual Height:  100cm (40")
Primary Flower Colour:  Mixed
Flowering Period:  July - September
Bulb Size:  12/14
Botanical name:  Gladiolus communis

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 container
Plant 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 border
If 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.

Our Summer flowering bulbs are available for dispatch during the months of March - May . If you have also ordered plug plants for dispatch in these months, we will send your bulbs during the same week. Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 24 , larger orders via Parcelforce 24

If you have ordered Summer flowering bulbs only (or other non-plug plant varieties), we will allocate your order to a week in March - May for dispatch. You will receive an email after ordering to confirm when you should expect these. 

 

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Thursday, 20 May 2021  | 

This item arrived one day after dispatch. The corms were firm and a couple had already started forming shoots so I am hopeful that all will be well.


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