Gladiolus 'Sancerre'

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. More
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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.

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Genus Gladiolus
Group/Species grandiflorus
Variety Sancerre
Type Tender Perennial
Border Position Border (Back)
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing Plant 10cm (4in) deep and 10-15cm (4-6in) apart in clumps or lines
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant fifteen corms every couple of weeks to give a succession of flowers through the summer and autumn. If you have heavy soil start them off in containers in early spring, put them somewhere bright and cold, but frost-free, and water. Wait for them to shoot and plant them out in the garden from May onwards, by which time you’ll have well established plants. Plant the corms 10cm (4in) apart and 10-15cm (4-6in) deep in clumps or lines. Secured deep in the ground, you are less likely to need a stake. For containers plant five corms in a 15cm (6in) pot at 20cm (8in) deep, you can pack them in more closely than in the ground.
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 here.
Flowering July - October (3 months from planting)
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
How to plant and grow gladioli

Our guide to growing these magnificent cut flowers - easy to grow and perfect for cutting.


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Gladiolus 'Sancerre' reviews

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Debby

Bought late and planted in pots before going on the garden. Look magnificent just the right off white i was looking for, would definitely buy again.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Kate

Beautiful colour! Long lasting cut flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by ROSALIND

These were also good size corms

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Deborah

Planted early May so hopefully will flower in August

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

Only grown to 8 inches so far

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Penelope

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Margaret

Many of the flowers were bright pink, not the expected white, which was a bit disappointing as I was trying to grow white flowers for my wedding day.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Deb

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Jean

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Sharon

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Pauline

Didn't flower this year, again it maybe the weather but have been great previously.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Emma

The gladioli corms were great quality and size. We had good plants from all of them with lovely blooms.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Rebecca

Big, strappy, greyish green leaves looked great in the border all summer and still look good now in late September. I’ve had very few flowers though - just a handful. The ones I did get were lovely and lasted very well, so I would definitely have another shot at growing them.

Suspect that my soil might have been too dry for them over this long, ho summer. The leaves looked fabulously healthy so I thought they were doing fine, but I’d water them more if growing again and hope for better results.

I’d probably plant them a little deeper next time too, as the ones that flowered did tend to fall over a bit and needed some staking.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Anita

I only got one flowering this year...but it was amazing! so many flowers on the spike. But wonder why others did not flower as there were three in the same position as the one that flowered....others in different positions may not have had enough sun.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Gladiolus and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Ben

Healthy specimens and have bloomed beautifully this Summer.