Hollywood Gladioli Collection

A purposeful clash between scarlet 'Magma', the rich and velvety 'Espresso' and purple-black 'Belle de Nuit'. More
45 corms 209156-45 £15.95

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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:

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 1.1m (3ft 7in)
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 June - August
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

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Alison

Fantastic colours and good for cutting