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Gladioli in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Gladiolus

 

Gladioli

Gladioli are perennials that grow from corms. They have a fan of sword-shaped leaves, and spires of funnel-shaped, showy flowers in a wide range of colours. They are popular in cottage-style gardens, or at the back of borders, where they give height and colour. They also make good cut flowers

 
plant Features
  • Gladioli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Gladioli likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Gladioli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Gladioli likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Gladioli

Latin name

Gladiolus

type

Cormous perennial

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gladioli likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Gladioli is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Gladioli likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Gladioli likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Gladioli is 0.30meters x 1.50meters 0.30 M 1.50 M

Gladiolus

Gladioli are perennials that grow from corms. They have a fan of sword-shaped leaves, and spires of funnel-shaped, showy flowers in a wide range of colours. They are popular in cottage-style gardens, or at the back of borders, where they give height and colour. They also make good cut flowers


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Gladioli do best in well drained soil in a sunny position. As soon as the soil is workable, prepare it for planting. Dig some well rotted manure into the soil. Rake bone meal into the surface at 4oz per square meter. Improve heavy or too-light soil by working in plenty of peat.. Plant the corms 4 inches deep in heavy soil, 6 inches deep in light soil from early spring. In heavy soil, add some sharp sand to help drainage. 3 or 4 fortnightly plantings of the same variety will provide blooms through the summer.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Gladioli tend to bloom from early to late summer however, the blooming time can be extended by spreading the planting out over 3 or 4 fortnightly plantings of the same variety.

 
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