Gladiolus 'Robinetta' (recurvus hybrid)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: half hardy (will need some winter protection)
Flowering earlier than many of the taller gladioli, 'Robinetta' produces clusters of magenta-pink flowers, each with paler markings, from early summer. Their soft structure makes them well suited to herbaceous borders, while their low-growing habit means they are quite happy in pots and containers.
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