Gladiolus 'Purple Flora'

The best velvet, purple gladioli. There is no richer textured flower. More
15 corms 209106-15 £4.95

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Gladiolus 'Purple Flora' is the best velvet, purple gladioli. There is no richer textured flower.

These are best planted outside from mid-April or in pots from early March, if kept frost free.

Genus Gladiolus
Variety Purple Flora
Type Tender Perennial
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing Plant 10cm (4in) deep and 10-15cm (4-6in) apart in clumps or lines
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 bottom leaves, I prefer to leave the spike tip as this is part of the plants appeal but removing it will encourage more flowers below.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Gladiolus 'Purple Flora' reviews

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Arthur

No flowers yet. Should be flowering by now.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your gladiolus are not yet flowering. We have left a note on your account, please contact our Customer Services team at if they do not flower shortly."

Posted 7th November 2018