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Gladiolus 'Chocolate'

With Gladiolus 'Chocolate' you've got a colour so rich and glamorous, I can't resist.
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15 corms

30 corms

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Border (Back)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October, or 3 months from planting
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Common name
Sword Lily
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 10cm (4in) deep and 10-15cm (4-6in) apart in clumps or lines.
Cultivation
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.

Description

We are in love with gladioli for planting, and arranging with our dahlias, every summer and autumn. They provide what Vita Sackville West taught us was so important for good plant design, the vertical minaret to the dahlias dome. And with ‘Chocolate’, you’ve got a colour so rich and glamorous, I can’t resist. It makes a triumphant combination with Dahlia ‘Perch Hill’, as shown here in a vase.

Care Tips

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.