Velvet Gladioli Collection

A collection of Gladiolus in the most wonderfully velvety colours – classy and elegant gladiolus and unbeatably beautiful. More
45 corms 209100-45 £15.50

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It's hard to beat this classy mixture of the three most superb textured and coloured gladioli.

The corm collection includes 15 or 30 corms each of:

There's nothing Dame Edna about these.

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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.
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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Velvet Gladioli Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Still picking beautiful blooms

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sharon

Strong tubers
Lovely colours

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Reviewed 27th November 2018 by Sheila

Quite pricey , Excellent service, and packaging. Unfortunately left next to bins with no note by delivery driver luckily found day after, but can’t blame Sarah Raven for drivers stupidity! beautiful photography unfortunately can only give 3 stars as none of my plants actually grew! Apology and Full refund was given as soon as I contacted them. Because of this - would order from them again

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Reviewed 25th November 2018 by Nina

Beautiful gladioli look exactly as they did in the brochure. They were straightforward to grow. I planted them in the ground and in pots.

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Leigh

Nicely packaged. Excellent quality. Grew well.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Deborah

I don't know whether it was due to the unusually hot summer, but very few of the corms bloomed, which was v disappointing.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Penelope

Excellent quality bulbs and first rate service

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Reviewed 18th November 2018 by Judy

The bulbs were good quality but the ones labelled as Green Star flowered as bright yellow! So the expected combination of purple, maroon and green was not possible sadly

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Barbara

These were very good. I hadn't expected to have such beautiful flowers with such height the first year but they've been a picture.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Joanne

The lime green Gladioli turned out to be a butter/lemon colour. It could be because of the hot dry summer .

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

Lovely colours but some didn’t flowers probably due to the dry conditions during the summer

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Annick

good strong plants and lovely flowers.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Jane

I’ve been a customer of Sarah Raven plants bulbs and seeds for years and have generally been pleased with my choices, but these bulbs, despite being planted at the same time, flowered at different times so I was never able to put all three colours in a vase at the same time! Disappointing.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Prue

Wonderful, striking colours. A perfect combination. And no trouble to grow.

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Susan

Beautiful blooms everyone of the corms performed well

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Norma

Huge bulbs and beautiful flowers. My biggest disappointment is I have not the room to plant a larger number of bulbs. They looked so elegant in my Nero vase.

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Reviewed 25th September 2018 by Sandra

These have not flowered well but I am thinking it might have been the extreme heat this summer. I only saw one or two. Perhaps next year they will be better.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Diane

As described beautiful colours easy to care for

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Reviewed 17th September 2018 by Lesley

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Mr Simpson

The reclaimed garden area needs lots of improvements so the gladiola have not shown their potential. Only one is in flower. this is not your fault. I need to improve the soil; before I purchase more items.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Pat

They were big and beautiful.First prize in garden show

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Joan

Really fabulous gladioli, large number of velvety flowers. Real wow factor in garden.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Michael

Service was good. Colour of flowers was as advertised.

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Reviewed 30th August 2018 by Susan

Very strong plants,colours were very good too

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Lynne

I won 2nd prize with in our local Horticultural Show competing with professional growers of gladioli!

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Rosemary

Very disappointed with the gladioli - very few of them have flowered - possibly due to hot weather? But they have been well watered. I am normally very satisfied with your products - so this has been a blow to not have lovely gladioli in my garden this year

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your gladioli and have refunded you for them back on to the card that you used when placing the order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Lynda

Because every gladioli flower grew in an "s" shape. I planted them deeply so that they would not need staking, however they did need it.

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Reviewed 24th August 2017 by Mary

This collection is stunning. I had never grown gladioli before but followed your instructions and am having the loveliest time with loads of fantastic spears for family, friends, neighbours and me! Wonderful colours.