Large-Flowered Gladioli 'Peter Pears' - TuberGladiolus 'Peter Pears'
A cut flower from the warm summer!
The richly flowering, large-flowered gladiolus 'Peter Pears' is a magnificent cut flower. The gladiolus is a real summer bloomer. The warm colour of this gladiolus will provide a summer atmosphere in your garden! Moreover, gladiolus 'Peter Pears' has a very rich bloom. The impressive flower stems will last very long in your vase. So be sure to plant a row of this gladiolus in your cut flower garden.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreGladiolus 'Peter Pears' corms can be planted approximately 7-10 cm deep in spring. First you should properly loosen the ground and scatter a layer of sharp sand in the bottom of the planting hole. In this way, rain water is able to drain away under the corms. Place the corms approximately 10-12 cm apart. Gladioli prefer a rich, water-permeable soil. Improve garden soil by mixing in fertiliser. In winter, you should apply some lime on the soil. Mix heavy soil with sharp sand before planting. This large-flowered gladiolus prefers to grow on a warm sunny spot.
Combining gladiolus 'Peter PearsThese large-flowered gladioli have striking colours. In the border you will be able to create special combinations. Try placing a group of gladioli next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or dahlias. Combined with ornamental grasses, e.g. Japanese bloodgrass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'), you can create a very natural effect. This large-flowered type is perfect to cut for a vase in the home.
Show moreAdd fertiliser regularly when the flower buds of the large-flowered gladiolus 'Peter Pears' become visible. It would be practical to add fertiliser to the water. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. The stems of Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' can become very heavy and they sometimes need a little support. Fully remove faded stems. We recommend planting gladioli on a different spot each year, for a nutritious soil.
Keeping gladiolus through the winterIt is easy to overwinter gladiolus corms. Carefully uproot the plants with a fork after the first night frost. Cut off all stems 10 cm above the corm and allow them to dry. Attach a label with the gladiolus name to the corm. In this way you will know that you are dealing with the Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' next spring. Shake the soil off the corms and place them in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free room. Next spring you will be able to replant the corms in the soil and you will be rewarded with magnificent flowers!
Show moreWill you be using the gladiolus ' Peter Pears' as a cut flower? In that case, pick the stems when the lower flower opens, preferably early in the morning. Immediately place the stems in a bucket filled with lukewarm water and cut flower nutrition. Thanks to the sturdy stems, Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' is also suitable for inserting in an oasis. Extra tip: plant an extra row of large-flowered gladioli two weeks later. In this way you will extend the flowering period in your cut flower garden.
- Extra information
Latin name Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Orange Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period July - September Growing height 80 - 100 cm Planting distance 12 - 15 cm Planting depth 10 - 12 cm Circumference bulb 10 - 12 cm