Gladiolus 'Zita'

As well as the huge-flowered, Tibetan flag style gladiolus, I love a few more delicate, smaller-flowered, shorter-spiked forms too. This was a cracker in our trials. More
15 corms 209164-15 £5.50 Delivery late February
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30 corms 209164-30 £9.95 Delivery late February
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As well as the huge-flowered, Tibetan flag style gladiolus, I love a few more delicate, smaller-flowered, shorter-spiked forms too. This was a cracker in our trials.

Genus Gladiolus
Variety Zita
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 70cm (28in)
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)
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 'Zita' reviews

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Carole

Lovely little gladiolus. Beautiful colour and flower.
Won second prize in garden show!

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Susan

Very quick delivery, great packing and fantastic item, exactly as in catalogue

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Mrs Dayman

These were lovely although not all were the same. There were some rogue plain pink ones in there but they all blended in beautifully with my pink dahlias so I wasn't bothered.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Shirley

Good size corms and all flowered

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Susan

While I loved the Zita gladioli, there were some imposters among them, which were much taller and spoiled the display. They were an apricot colour.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

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

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Helen

These did not all have the same flowers as advertised

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Gladiolus 'Zita' flowered incorrectly and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Ros

Good service and I was really looking forward to seeing all the flowers blooming. Unfortunately, despite much watering, they suffered the summer weather when we were away. The plants still look good with plenty of green leaves, but the actual flowers were sparse. Hopefully more will arrive next year!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

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

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sara

Unfortunately these were not true to the order out of 15 only 6 were Gladiolus Zita. But looking on the positive side 3 were the a lovely dark red! Customer service have refunded me.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Jeanne

When gladioli bloomed they were the incorrect variety and so very disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Gladiolus and note that our Customer Services Team have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Barbara

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Lynn

Fantastic, beautiful colours

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Daniel

Love it !

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Reviewed 21st August 2018 by Janne Voutiras

I absolutely love this little delicate Gladioli. I planted it late and it is currently flowering alongside a large clump of Sedum which is mostly green still but the red /rust colour just starting to come through, and the two colours are the same as in Gladiolus Zita. They look amazing next to each other. But I love it anyway in its own right. I will plant them again next year definitely.

Zita - absolutely stunning

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Reviewed 20th August 2018 by Christine Miles

The colours of my Zita are not quite as vibrant as those shown in the photograph above, but I prefer the softer shades. They are incredible, stunning in fact. They last over a week in a vase. The stems are strong and have coped with our windy site. Again, they have had a difficult journey with the weather conditions this year and have come through to really impress. Recommend. Thank you Sarah.

Disappointed

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Reviewed 30th July 2018 by Alison A Matthews

Very disappointed with this. The flowers are yellow with a small splotch of reddish-purple in the throat of the flower. The picture shows them to be purple with some yellow, which is what I had hoped for !

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are sorry to hear of your disapointment with your gladioulus. Please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 1st August 2018