These magnificent flowers add structure and elegance to the border. Discover Sarah's favourite classy and unusual varieties.
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    Velvet Gladioli Collection

    It's hard to beat this classy mixture of the three most superb textured and coloured gladioli. The corm collection includes 15 or 30 corms each of: Gladiolus 'Evergreen'

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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.

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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.

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    Gladiolus 'Flevo Cool'

    One of the smaller-flowered, shorter-stemmed, more delicate new generation gladiolus and truly lovely with it.

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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.

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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'.

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    Jewel Gladioli Collection

    There's a whole new generation of gladioli currently emerging in smoky, unusual, anything-but-garish colours. These are four favourites from our Perch Hill trials last summer. This collection contains 15 corms each of:

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    Perfect Petite Gladioli Collection

    I love dark velvet purple gladiolus but they can be a little sombre growing, or in a vase on their own. Here I've mixed some brightness and contrast into this collection of the smaller flowered, more delicate Flevos. This collection contains 15 corms each of:

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    Pure Silk Gladioli Collection

    I can never turn my back on my core favourite colours: crimsons, magentas and purples, all mixed up together in this pure silk velvet collection. This collection contains 15 or 30 corms each of: Gladiolus 'Velvet Eyes' Gladiolus 'Violetta'

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    Pure Vintage Gladioli Collection

    It's not just in clothes that vintage is what we're after, grow flowers in these 1970s colours too. My favourite new collection. This collection contains 15 corms each of: Gladiolus 'Bimbo'

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.