Gladiolus ALEX.THE GREAT
Gladiolus ALEX.THE GREAT
A snow-white gladiolus that is sure to be a highlight of your garden. The name of the variety sounds like 'Alexander the Great'. And it really lives up to its name. It belongs to the group of Large-flowered gladioli, which are the most popular in the world. Its flowers measure between 11.5-14cm in diameter. They simply glow in the garden! The flowers are fragrance-free.
Alexander the Great or Macedonian is one of the greatest military leaders and conquerors in history. He changed the world in just eleven years.
This gladiolus has long, sword-shaped leaves. They overlap, which means they overlap and fan out. The spectacular flowers cover the flower stalk densely and unilaterally at the top of the tall peduncle. The flowers are funnel-shaped, six-lobed and open from the bottom of the stem. Many of them bloom at the same time. The plant is about 140 cm tall and more than 15 cm wide. Flowering time: July to August (approx. 95 days after planting).
Gladiolus Alexander the Great grows in full sun and well-drained, fertile soils. They grow best in humus-rich soils with a neutral, slightly acidic or slightly alkaline acidity index. Fertile and moist soils are also preferred. Gladioluses look best when planted in masses. Ideal for cuttings. If the corms are planted at short intervals, their flowering season can be extended. The location is sunny and protected from winds.
Plant the corms in the soil after the threat of frost returns has passed. The planting depth is 10-15 cm, with the same spacing. As it is a heat-loving plant, the bulbs should be dug out of the ground before the first frost. They are then dried and stored in a cool, frost-free, dry place.
|Price per package||€3,95|
|Subvarieties||Large Flowering Gladiolus, Summer Flowering Bulb|
|Plant Height||90-110 cm|
|Suitable as cutting flower||Yes|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 7-8|
How to Plant
Guide and tips for planting Gladiolus bulbs
Choose the planting location: Gladiolus bulbs prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in areas with standing water or where the soil remains soggy after rainfall.
Prepare the soil: Loosen the soil and remove any weeds or debris from the planting area. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve the soil's fertility and drainage.
Plant the bulbs: Dig a hole that is about 8-12 cm deep and place the Gladiolus bulb with the pointed end facing up. Space the bulbs about 12-24 cm apart.
Cover the bulbs: Cover the Gladiolus bulbs with soil and gently press down to remove air pockets. Make sure the soil level is even with the surrounding soil.
Water the bulbs: Give the bulbs a thorough watering after planting to settle the soil around them. Gladiolus bulbs prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, but avoid over-watering as this can cause rot.
Stake the plants: Gladiolus plants can grow tall and may need to be staked for support. Insert stakes into the ground near the bulbs before they start growing to avoid damaging the plant later on.
Monitor the bulbs: Gladiolus bulbs typically take about 2-3 weeks to emerge from the soil, so be patient. Once they emerge, water and fertilize regularly to encourage healthy growth. Gladiolus plants can bloom in mid to late summer and may require occasional fertilization throughout the growing season.
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Gladiolus ALEX.THE GREAT