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Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'

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

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - August
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
papilio
Common name
Sword Lily
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
25cm (10in)
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

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

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.