Large-Flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' - TuberGladiolus 'Priscilla'
Summer garden eye-catcher
The free-flowering, large-flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' makes a wonderful cut flower. Its impressive flowers will continue flowering for a very long time in a vase. You should definitely plant a group of Gladioli 'Priscilla' in your garden as they flower richly, adding glorious colour to summer gardens and through into the winter.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreIn the spring, plant the Gladioli 'Priscilla' bulbs about 7-10 cm deep and approximately 10-12 cm apart. Prepare a suitable hole and sprinkle the bottom with a layer of sharp sand to allow rainwater to drain well below the bulbs as Gladiolas prefer rich, well-drained soil. Improve garden soil by mixing in a garden fertilizer. Sprinkle some lime on the soil during the winter. If the soil is heavy mix in some sharp sand before planting. These large-flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' like to grow in a warm, sunny area.
Gladioli 'Priscilla' make a great combination plantThese large-flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' have a delicate pink colour. You can create special combinations along your border by planting a group of 'Priscilla' next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or Dahlias. A very natural effect occurs when combining with ornamental grasses, such as Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata Cylindrica 'Red Baron'). This large-flowered Gladioli will also be great as a cut flower.
Show moreFertilize your Gladioli 'Priscilla' regularly to allow for the growth of new flower buds. It is a good idea to add the fertilizer when watering. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. The stems of Gladioli 'Priscilla' can be very heavy and sometimes need some support. Completely cut off its faded stems. Plant Gladioli 'Priscilla' preferably in a different place each year in nutritious, well-drained soil.
Gladioli 'Priscilla' can be preserved throughout the winterGladiolous can easily be preserved during the winter. After the first night frost, cut off all stems 10 cm above the bulb and let them dry. Shake the soil off the bulbs and place them in a box of compost and sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free area. Attach a label with the name of the Gladioli 'Priscilla' to remind yourself for the following year. By the following spring, you can plant your bulbs again and Gladioli 'Priscilla' will once again reward you with its beautiful flowers.
Show moreWould you like to use your Gladioli 'Priscilla' as cut flowers? Pick them when the lower flowers begin to open, preferably early in the morning. Immediately place the stems in a vase full of lukewarm water with cut flower food. Due to its strong stems, the Gladioli 'Priscilla' can 'reach' for water easily. Here is an extra tip: plant an extra group of these Gladioli two weeks later. As a result, the flowering period in your garden will be extended.
- Extra information
Latin name Gladiolus 'Priscilla' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color White, Pink, Yellow 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