Gladiolus 'Bimbo'

A strange but sensational colour, sometimes coral, sometimes copper, but always good lighting up a border with other rich and bright colours, like Gladiolus 'Plum Tart' and bright green euphorbias. More
15 corms 209163-15 £5.95 Delivery late February
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30 corms 209163-30 £10.95 Delivery late February
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Or buy this as part of our Perfect Petite Gladioli Collection and Jewel Gladioli Collection.

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A strange but sensational colour, sometimes coral, sometimes copper, but always good lighting up a border with other rich and bright colours, like Gladiolus 'Plum Tart' and bright green euphorbias.

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Genus Gladiolus
Variety Bimbo
Type Tender Perennial Corm
Common Name Gladioli
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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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)
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 'Bimbo' reviews

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Reviewed 29th September 2019 by Amanda

Colour paler than on picture and some of the flowers were a lemon yellow.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Bob

Good growth so far but late flowering - I will wait a couple of weeks in hope before coming to final conclusion.!

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Shiona

all gladioli have grown and waiting to bloom.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dorothy

Gladiolus ‘Bimbo’ although nice blooms are nothing like the lovely smokey copper colour advertised, some are yellow and the remainder orange. Having previously bought tulips from Sarah Raven that were not as advertised I shall have to think hard before purchasing again. I cannot fault the service though

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Beverly

Good firm corms excellent now flowering

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Beautiful quality corms as always, very attractive flower

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

Only grown to 8 inches so far

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Penelope

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Reviewed 18th November 2018 by Shirley

Colour was exactly what I wanted, nice solid plants.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Carole

They was fantastic and flowered for quite awhile

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Marilyn

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Sue

most of the bulbs didn't come up but it was a very difficult summer

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Gillian

Bloomed later than expected and some blooms better than others, but a wonderful terracotta colour.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Karen

Lovely bright flowers. Only just finishing half way through September.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Roger

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

Huge corms, planted as per instructions some green growth NO flowers at all ... yet?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear that your gladiolus have failed to flower and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Douglas