Gladiolus byzantinus

gladiolus byzantinus

2 litre pot
pot size guide
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May flower power - spikes of deep-magenta to follow on from tulips, or to pop up through silver aromatics with the strident allium ‘Purple Sensation

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: hardy (borderline)

    This is an unusual, late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs, where it will spread freely, or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.


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