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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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    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.

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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.