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Gladiolus colvillei 'The Bride'

Gladiolus colvillei 'The Bride' is pretty, delicate and invaluable for May pots and flower arrangements. I love this mixed with aquilegias in the garden and the vase.
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20 corms

40 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 (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
colvillei
Common name
Sword Lily
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 15cm (6in) apart (slightly closer in pots)
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

Gladiolus colvillei 'The Bride' is pretty, delicate and invaluable for May pots and flower arrangements. I love this mixed with aquilegias in the garden and the vase.

Most gladioli you plant in the spring, but these species varieties you plant in the autumn. They also look wonderful in pots.

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.