60 corms 209174-60 £22.50 Delivery late February
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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:

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Genus Gladiolus
Variety Bimbo, Chocolate (PBR), Evergreen, Sapporo
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Sword Lily
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
Spacing 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.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant fifteen corms every couple of weeks from early May to July 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.
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 (Gladioli will flower three months after planting).
Vase Life Remove the bottom leaves on gladioli, 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
Advice
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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Pure Vintage Gladioli Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Frances

almost in flower. All grew

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

My little bulbs are now up to 30 cms and doing well
All 60 have made it to the big world