The Gladiolus is endowed with long white stamens which, under their own weight, turn into arcs and hang decoratively from the centre. Flowering begins in July and ends in September.
The large-flowered gladiolus Fiorentina seems to have gathered all the best characteristics of herbaceous plants. The flower is tall (up to 120 cm), abundantly flowering and can even be cultivated by amateurs. The buds are wide, up to 15 cm in diameter, with a clearly visible pattern. The edges and middle of the petals are snow-white and smooth. Nature has given the flower a heart-shaped, colourful pattern in the centre.
Height of the plant: 120 cm
Flowering period: July-September
Flower size: Up to 15 cm
Colour: white with a burgundy centre
The bulbs of Fiorentina are placed at a depth of 10-13 cm between April and June. The best place for gladiolus growth is in a sunny location, protected from wind blasts, with loose, well fertilised soil. There is no need to garter the adult plant, and care is simply required to water and provide air to the soil.
|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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