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Gladiolus colvillei 'The Bride' is pretty, delicate and invaluable for May pots and flower arrangements. I love this mixed with aquilegias in the garden and the vase.
Most gladioli you plant in the spring, but these species varieties and their sports you plant in the autumn. They also look wonderful in pots.
- Perfect for pollinators
|Variety:||colvillei ‘The Bride’|
|Soil Type:||Light soil, rich in organic material||Site:||Full Sun||Height:||60 cm||Spacing:||Plant 15cm deep,15 cm apart (slightly closer in pots).||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Water regularly and plentifully during the growing season and stake taller varieties.||Flowers:||❀ May - July||For the vase:||Remove the bottom leaves. Some people remove the top of the spike to encourage more flower but I think this is a shame as the twists and turns of the spike are part of the appeal.|