Gladiolus 'Velvet Eyes'

Rich, purple-red, overlaid with crimson in the three central petals. Classy and everyone's favourite in our new gladioli trial More
15 corms 209165-15 £4.95 Delivery late February
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When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.
30 corms 209165-30 £8.95 Delivery late February
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When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Or buy this as part of our Pure Silk Gladioli Collection and Jewel Gladioli Collection.

More Details

Rich, purple-red, overlaid with crimson in the three central petals. Classy and everyone's favourite in our new gladioli trial.

Genus Gladiolus
Variety Velvet Eyes
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Gladioli
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 15cm (6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
How to plant and grow gladioli

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

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Gladiolus 'Velvet Eyes' reviews

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Pauline

Same as other gladi this year, no flowers.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Susan

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Lampitt

Also did not appear out of the ground extremely disappointed

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Barbara

Very good but not as tall as the green star

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Mrs Betts

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Cottrell

L only had three corms flower, and the flowers. on them did not open properly.So not happy with my order. J.Cottrell.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

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

Posted 7th November 2018

Glads

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Reviewed 31st May 2018 by Maria Collins

Looking very strong and healthy just waiting for them to flower know.
Every thing that I have brought from them has been very good quality and so strong and healthy looking. Very pleased