Large-Flowered Gladioli - Tuber

Gladiolus 
Large-Flowered Gladioli

Gladioli, summer flowers in beautiful colours.

Gladioli are typical summer flowers as they flower in such profusion. The blooms are quite exquisite, with the flowerets developing symmetrically around the stem. They bring glorious colour to the summer garden and are also fabulous for cutting. Both corm sizes 8-10 cm and 14 cm will give you an abundance of flowers – but the larger the corm the larger the flower!
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • In spring, plant the Large-flowered Gladioli corms about 7-10 cm deep. Prepare a suitable hole in good, loose soil and sprinkle the bottom of the hole with a layer of sharp sand so that rainwater can drain well below the corms as Gladiolas prefer rich, well-drained soil. Plant the corms about 10-12 cm apart from each other. Improve your garden soil by adding compost. During the winter apply some lime to the soil. Large-flowered Gladioli grow well in a warm, sunny spot.
    Combining large-flowerd gladiolus
    These beautiful gladioli have extra large flowers in full colours. You can use them to create special combinations in your border. Try placing a group of large-flowered gladioli next to arum lilies (Zantedeschia) or dahlias. This striking bloomer is also excellent for use as cut flower.
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  • Care
  • Make sure you fertilize regularly, so the flower buds of the Gladioli flourish. It is a good idea to add fertilizer when watering. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. The Gladioli flower stems can become quite heavy, so they may need some support. Completely cut off the faded flower stems. It is best to choose a different area each year to plant your Gladioli.
    Keeping large-flowered gladiolus through the winter
    Gladioli corms can easily be stored through the winter. After the first night frost when the foliage has died back, lift the plant and cut all stems back to 10 cm above the corms and let them dry. Attach a label with the name of the Gladioli so that next year you know which variety it is. Shake the soil from the corms and place in a box of compost or sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free area. You can plant the corms again the following spring and they will reward you with their beautiful flowers.
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  • Specifics
  • These rich-flowering Gladioli make beautiful cut flowers. They last a long time in a vase. You should definitely plant a group of Large-flowered Gladioli in your garden for cutting. Pick the stems (when the bottom flower begins to show) preferably early in the morning. Place the stems of the gladioli directly into a vase full of lukewarm water with cut flower food. Due to their strong stems, Large-flowered Gladioli can easily 'reach' for water. Here's an extra tip: Plant an extra group two weeks later. As a result, the blooming period of your flowers will be extended.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Gladiolus  
    Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber
    Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee
    Color Mixed Colours
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting yes
    Flowering period July - September
    Growing height80 - 100 cm
    Planting distance12 - 15 cm
    Planting depth10 - 12 cm
    Circumference bulb14 cm
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