Gladioli are summer flowering corms which produce tall slender stems ranging in height from 80-120cm. Their striking colour combinations in a variety of types and colour make a real statement in any garden. Ideal for creating vertical structure at the back of the garden.
Dark grey-green leaves and a slender, erect spike bearing funnel-shaped, dark purple to reddish-purple flowers in summer.
Dig holes and plant the corms 15cm deep and about 10cm apart. While glads may be planted more shallowly, bigger bulbs perform better with deep planting and the extra soil around the base of the flower stalks helps support the tall flower-laden stems. Plant the bulbs with the flattened side down and the growing point facing up.