Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'

A highly sophisticated species form with beautiful, crimson flowers on tall, arching stems. More
1 x 9cm pot 511040-1 £4.95

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A highly sophisticated species form with beautiful, crimson flowers on tall, arching stems. Less blousy than some of its contemporaries and lovelier for it.

Genus Gladiolus
Group/Species papilio
Variety Ruby
Type Perennial
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
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 - August
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

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby' reviews

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by Elaine

I have purchased items before, and find that their plants are always well received in very good condition

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Reviewed 24th September 2018 by Chris

Strong healthy plants delivered; no complaints about service. Very beautiful plant but it doesn’t flower for long at all and, because of that, not good value.

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 have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby

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Reviewed 25th May 2018 by Lorraine Imber

Stunningly brilliant. I have well drained poor sandy soil and this has come through unprotected now for 5 winters. Did plant deep 6"+ and I never feed or water.