PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured|
|The seeds offered are from a variety of gladiolus, but all were special... some multi-coloured, as ilustrated, and some plain, sometimes with a white streak, in delicious colours ranging from clear lilac through to deepest maroon - almost black. The flowers will have cross-pollinated, so seed will not come true and plants produced will be variable. An interesting experiment to see what appears!|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow seeds about an inch apart and .25in/6mm deep in early Spring in a pot of rich, moist, gritty compost at 59F/15C. Grow on in pots or modules for the first year. It is advisable to cut back at the base any flower stems that develop during the first year or two - this will help the development of large, healthy corms. If sited in a sheltered, sunny spot, it should be safe to leave mature corms in the ground over winter so long as they are planted deeply enough: small (0.5in/1cm) corms should be 3in deep, medium corms (1in/2.5cm) 4 to 5 inches deep and larger corms as much as 9in/15cm deep.|