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Gladioli ‘Espresso’ is the very darkest black crimson gladioli– I love it with acid-green and grow it piercing through Euphorbia.
These are best planted outside from mid-April or in pots from early March, if kept frost free.
|Soil Type:||Light soil rich in organic material.||Site:||Full sun||Height:||1.2m (4ft)||Spacing:||Plant 10cm deep and 10-15cm apart in clumps or lines||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Water regularly during growing season and stake tall varieties. Lift after first frosts. Find out more advice about how to plant and grow gladioli corms.||Flowers:||Summer and Autumn.||For the vase:||Remove the bottom leaves, I prefer to leave the spike tip as this is part of the plants appeal but removing it will encourage more flowers below.|