45 corms 209156-45 £15.95 Delivery late February
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A purposeful clash between scarlet 'Magma', the rich and velvety 'Espresso' and purple-black 'Belle de Nuit', in this new collection we trialled in 2016. It's glamorous, luscious and bright.

This collection includes:

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Genus Gladiolus
Group/Species Large-flowered
Variety Belle de Nuit, Espresso, Magma
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Gladiolus
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 14/+

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Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (3ft 11in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant as soon as the soil has warmed up a bit, in mid to late April or early May, in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Alternatively start them up a few weeks earlier, potted up inside. Plant 5 corms to a 2L pot of well-drained, multipurpose compost,
Care Tips Water regularly during growing season and stake tall varieties. Lift after first frosts. If you're growing in containers, stop watering at the end of summer and bring the pots indoors for the winter. Leave them in their pots or take them out and dry. Put them out again next spring after danger of night frosts has passed. Find out more advice about how to plant and grow gladioli corms.
Flowering July - October (3 months from planting)
Vase Life Remove the basal leaves and add a drop of bleach or clear vinegar to the water. Change water regularly, adding fresh bleach or vinegar each time.
Storing Lift when the leaves turn yellow/brown; snap the corms from the stems, dust with sulphur or dip in fungicide, dry for two weeks then snap the new corms from the old and discard the old corms. They must be kept cold (frost-free) and dry until replanting.
Harvesting Flower production 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow gladioli

Our guide to growing these magnificent cut flowers - easy to grow and perfect for cutting.

Delivery

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Hollywood Gladioli Collection reviews

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Andrew

Great bulbs, looking good now in flower, great colours

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Serbpreet

Excellent service. Great seeds. All of them did very well in my allotment.

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Reviewed 25th November 2018 by Rosalind

The red ones were not as successful as the dark purple. They did not last as long and the colour was not as strong.

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Jeanette

Good service BUT not one of the bulbs has produced a flower-just masses of foliage! Some were in pots,some in the earth- they all had every chance.
Too good a "bargain"-I should have known better!

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Td Horler

Sarah Raven bulbs/plants are usually of very good quality and these grew strongly with many lovely flower stems.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Stephanie

Gorgeous colours and healthy corms. Would not plant them quite as late as suggested as some of them were cut down by frost when in full flower.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Deb

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Roger

Excellent as always - delivered on time

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Ruth

These were stunning vibrant coloured glads. I shall definitely e ordering more next year .

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Stephen

bulbs arrived well packed and in good condition. all large healthy plants that produced a stunning display in my garden. would definitely buy again!

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Alison

Fantastic colours and good for cutting