Hollywood Gladioli Collection

A purposeful clash between scarlet 'Magma', the rich and velvety 'Espresso' and purple-black 'Belle de Nuit'. More
45 corms 209156-45 £15.95

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A purposeful clash between scarlet 'Magma', the rich and velvety 'Espresso' and purple-black 'Belle de Nuit' in this new collection we trialled in 2016. It's glamorous, luscious and bright.

This collection includes:

If you'd like to give this as a gift, we will send it out in our lovely Sarah Raven hessian sack, tied with ribbon.

Genus Gladiolus
Variety Espresso, Belle de Nuit, Magma
Group Large-flowered
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Gladiolus
Border Position Middle, Front
Bulb Size 12/14

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Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Clay, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.1m (3ft 7in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant as soon as the soil has warmed up a bit, in mid to late April or early May, in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Alternatively start them up a few weeks earlier, potted up inside. Plant 5 corms to a 2L pot of well-drained, multipurpose compost,
Care Tips Water regularly during growing season and stake tall varieties. Lift after first frosts.
Flowering June - August
Vase Life Remove the basal leaves and add a drop of bleach or clear vinegar to the water. Change water regularly, adding fresh bleach or vinegar each time.
Storing Lift when the leaves turn yellow/brown; snap the corms from the stems, dust with sulphur or dip in fungicide, dry for two weeks then snap the new corms from the old and discard the old corms. They must be kept cold (frost-free) and dry until replanting.
Harvesting Flower production 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
How to plant and grow gladioli

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


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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