In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Tender Perennial
- Border (Middle)
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October, or 3 months from planting
- 60cm (24in)
- Common name
- Sword Lily
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- Plant the corms 10cm apart and 10-15cm deep in clumps or lines. For containers, you can pack them in more closely. Plant a few every couple of weeks to give a succession of flowers through the summer and autumn.
There aren't many bi-colour gladiolus I like, but I have fallen for this one, grown in pots and borders with us last summer. It's not a whopper, but delicate and pretty.
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Water regularly during growing season and stake tall varieties. 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.