Gladiolus BLACK SEA
Gladiolus BLACK SEA
Height of the plant: 100-110 cm
Inflorescence length: 50 cm
Flowering time: 70-90 days
Blossom months: August to September
Flower colour: black maroon
The spectacular Black Sea Gladiolus forms long flower stems with fantastically beautiful, large buds in deep maroon, almost black. This is a real favourite for the summer bed and for cutting flowers for sale. The tall spike-like flower stalks hold up to 12 large, alternating buds.
Plant the bulbs that have sprouted in a moist substrate into the open ground or greenhouse when the soil is well heated to +12°C or higher. Plant in a sunny, wind-protected area with a well-drained and fertilized soil composition. The Black Sea variety responds very well to moderate watering and regular fertilizing every 10 days. This will ensure that the spike reaches its stated size and will have large buds. After flowering, stop watering the bulbs to prepare them for their winter dormancy. Dig them up in October and store them in a cool, 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 BLACK SEA