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Gladioli

These magnificent flowers add structure and elegance to the border. Discover Sarah's favourite classy and unusual varieties.
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  1. Starting at £3.15

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    Gladiolus 'Bangladesh'

    Gladiolus 'Bangladesh' is the purest white gladiolus, exceptionally healthy and long-lasting. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to…

  2. Starting at £3.85

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    Gladiolus 'Bimbo'

    A strange but sensational colour, sometimes coral, sometimes copper, but always good lighting up a border with other rich and bright colours, like Gladiolus 'Plum Tart' and bright green euphorbias. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You…

  3. Starting at £3.46

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    Gladiolus 'Espresso'

    Gladiolus '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. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with…

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    Gladiolus 'Indian Summer'

    An unusual and sophisticated colour; coral infused with mauve smoke. Mix this with rich crimson to be on the nail with current trends. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the…

  5. Starting at £2.76

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    Gladiolus 'Sancerre'

    Gladiolus 'Sancerre' is our favourite creamy white gladioli, with throats the colour of the classic white wine. This white gladioli is beautiful arranged on its own in any vase. These are best planted outside from mid-April or in pots from early March, if kept frost free. This can be gift wrapped…

  6. Starting at £3.46

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    Gladiolus 'Velvet Eyes'

    Rich, purple-red, overlaid with crimson in the three central petals. Classy and everyone's favourite in our new gladioli trial. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout…

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    Gladiolus 'Zita'

    As well as the huge-flowered, Tibetan flag style gladiolus, I love a few more delicate, smaller-flowered, shorter-spiked forms too. This was a cracker in our trials. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your…

  8. Starting at £4.95

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    Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'

    A highly sophisticated species form with beautiful, crimson flowers on tall, arching stems. Less blousy than some of its contemporaries and lovelier for it.

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    Acidanthera murielae (syn. Gladiolus murielae)

    The Victorians loved Acidanthera murielae (a cousin of the gladiolus) for cut flowers and it's easy to see why. It has a wonderful scent and lasts brilliantly in the vase. It has become my staple autumn flower for cutting, that I couldn't be without. One of the best statuesque and scented flowers…

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    Gladiolus 'Adrienne'

    There aren't many bi-colour gladiolus I like, but I have fallen for this one, grown in pots and borders with us last summer. It's not a whopper, but delicate and pretty. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to…

  11. Starting at £2.75

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    Gladiolus 'Drama'

    A grandiflora type with, as the name suggests, dramatic, huge and showy flowers in watermelon red with brilliant yellow throats. It truly glows in the border and vase. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to…

  12. Starting at £3.85

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    Gladiolus 'Evergreen'

    At Parham House walled garden in West Sussex they trialled all the green gladiolus currently on the market and 'Evergreen' emerged as the truest, brightest green, not tainted with washed out yellow at any stage. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven…

  13. Starting at £3.30

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    Gladiolus 'Flevo Cool'

    One of the smaller-flowered, shorter-stemmed, more delicate new generation gladiolus and truly lovely with it. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a…

  14. Starting at £2.75

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    Gladiolus 'Flevo Disco'

    A luscious purple velvet, 'Flevo Disco' is super-versatile for pots and borders and ideal for any vase. This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift…

  15. Starting at £2.75

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    Gladiolus 'Sapporo'

    This is almost edgy in its strangeness but a huge beauty and massive head-turner en masse, or as a single stem. Please note this variety has been incorrectly named Gladiolus 'Drama' in our Spring 2019 catalogue. The correct name for this variety is Gladiolus 'Sapporo'. This can be gift wrapped in…

  16. Starting at £7.95

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    Gladiolus colvillei 'The Bride'

    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 you plant in the autumn. They also look wonderful in pots.

  17. Starting at £4.95

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    Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

    Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is one of my favourite May flowers when the tulips go over but the roses and summer perennials are yet to get going. It is a wild flower of the Mediterranean, where its magenta spires stud the olive groves through May and June. It's also naturalised in the…

Gladioli Bulbs at Sarah Raven

These are top size gladioli corms and will be sent with full growing instructions.

I couldn’t be without gladioli, but you have to go for the classy and unusual varieties. I love them lining the path with dahlias, or shoulder to shoulder in the cutting garden. I try to plant fifteen gladioli bulbs every couple of weeks to give a succession of flowers through summer and autumn.