Gladiolus 'Indian Summer'

An unusual and sophisticated colour; coral infused with mauve smoke. Mix this with rich crimson to be on the nail with current trends. More
15 corms 209162-15 £5.50 Delivery late February
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30 corms 209162-30 £9.95 Delivery late February
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Or buy this as part of our Jewel Gladioli Collection.

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An unusual and sophisticated colour; coral infused with mauve smoke. Mix this with rich crimson to be on the nail with current trends.

Genus Gladiolus
Variety Indian Summer
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 (3ft 11in)
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 July - October (3 months from planting)
Vase Life Orange
Harvesting Unscented
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

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Delivery

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Gladiolus 'Indian Summer' reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Penelope

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Reviewed 16th November 2018 by Anne

Only two of the 15 bulbs flowered, I have dug them up and will try again with them next year.
The service was good.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Sue

again most of them didn't appear but i did have 3 or 4 lovely blooms in November from the ones that did

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Anne

Unusual colour. All bloomed well

Glam glads, in fruits of the forest shades

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Reviewed 8th October 2018 by Heather

The most extraordinary late and lucky impulse buy - at least those that were planted in the rose border for an Indian Summer boost; a few spares in pots suffered, perhaps in the heatwave or perhaps overcrowded.

Across a fortnight in each of three successive waves from late August, I marvelled at a daily colour shift. Emerging from tight bud in such a pure lilac shade that I thought (happily) that I had received a rogue batch..... muting in tone to a dusky, sultry, pale plum, and just when I thought that couldn't be bettered, finally, into a rich, mottled peachy-rose shade that the full bloom photo depicts. Think of a decadent 'fruits of the forest' fool that darkens a little, then lightens and marbles in the mix...

Those beauties that I could bear to cut and sear in mid-bloom have been lasting a week in a jumble of dahlias in the Nero vase: Isabelle, Linda's Baby, Cafe au Lait, and a couple of crimsons, somehow pulling random colours together, and yet capable of stealing the show in their own right.

I'll be at a loss this weekend when I say farewell to our Indian Summer and its namesake glam glads. Roll on 2019.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Lampitt

Did not appear out of the ground disappointed

pretty and sophisticated

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Reviewed 7th September 2018 by Ieva

The colours of this gladiolus remind me of the late Queen Mother's floaty dresses and hats. Mainly a dusky deep pink, the petal have a mauve edge to them like they've been washed with ink. Cut them and enjoy the subtle colours in a vase.