The hardy gladiolus can dispel all myths about the difficulty of care. All you need for planting is a sunny, wind-protected spot. Gladiolus like light, slightly acidic soils. May is the ideal time to place the bulbs in the ground. The lack of shade will accelerate growth and bring the buds closer to opening. Over winter, remove the bulbs from the soil and store them in a dry place.
The stems of the plant are tall and straight. At their base, an abundant number of coniferous-coloured leaves are attached at the bottom. They will stay green until autumn, when they will gradually wither away, losing their colour, first at the tips and then the rest of their leaves.
Flower size: Up to 15 cm;
Flowering period: July-September;
Height of the shrub: 100-120 cm;
Bright, yet gentle and tidy, Evergeen gladiolas will be a favourite of the true florist or gardener. The main feature of this variety was the green colour. The colouring of the wavy petals resembles young limes and gives freshness to any flower arrangement. This is why gladioli of this unusual colour are often used in bouquets and mixborders.
|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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