Gladiolus PURPLE FLORA
Gladiolus PURPLE FLORA
Gladiolus 'Purple Flora' is the best velvety gladiolus. It is in tones of royal purple. There is no richer colour than this flower. It is one of the most popular large-flowered gladioli. It blooms 6 to 8 flowers at a time. It is good for the garden, for containers and for cutting. It is particularly recommended as a cut flower in a vase.
This variety belongs to the group of Large-flowered Gladiolas, which are the most popular in the world. They are a deep purple with deep, dark marks in the centre and will shine in the garden! They can grow to 11-14 cm in diameter. The flowers are sessile with a simple funnel-shaped perianth of six unequal lobes, united at the base, varying in size and shape. They are arranged in a unilateral spike-like inflorescence, with two rows of flowers. The petals are densely textured and corrugated. The flowering stems are tall, sturdy, erect, fleshy and covered with oblong, thin, lanceolate, green leaves (gladiolus stems need to be tied up). They are taller than the traditional Butterfly Gladiolus. Reaches a height of up to 120 cm. The leaves are sword-shaped, long, bluish-green.
The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. The leaves are sword-shaped, flat, long, dark green. They are arranged in two rows. The bulb is covered with dry scales. This plant is tall and therefore requires support. There are no particular soil requirements for growing gladioli. But they grow best in humus-rich soil with a neutral, slightly acidic or slightly alkaline acidity index. Fertile and moist soils are also preferred. The location is sunny and protected from winds. The tubers are planted in the soil after the threat of a return frost has passed. The planting depth should be 10-15 cm and the spacing should be the same. The bulbs should be dug up for the winter. The height of the plant is about 120 cm. Flowering period: July to September.
|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 PURPLE FLORA