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Gladiolus Byzantinus
Gladiolus Byzantinus
Gladiolus Byzantinus
Gladiolus Byzantinus
Gladiolus Byzantinus

Gladiolus Byzantinus

Great for filling gardens with late spring colour
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Grows to
Grows To
8 cm
60 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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35 Bulbs
Item: 600241
£9.99
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8 cm
60 cm
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  • Award-winning hardy perennial flowers that will bring your spring garden to life
  • Spikes of gorgeous magenta pink flowers fill gardens from May
  • Leave in the ground to naturalise, increasing the size of display year after year
  • They make beautiful cut flowers, so you can enjoy them both indoors and outdoors
  • Supplied as a pack of 35 bulbs, size 6/7 ready to plant out in autumn
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A reliable cottage-garden perennial with striking sword-shaped leaves and erect spikes of magenta trumpet flowers, which are produced from late spring.

Easy to grow, plants can be left to naturalise where they will spread freely and produce a mass of gorgeous colour - the perfect way to get larger displays year after year! Plus they won't need staking so are really easy to look after!

Perfect to grow as a cut flower, 'Byzantinus' can also be dotted between shrubs and other herbaceous perennials to add height and a dramatic colour contrast in flower beds, or even pots.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience.You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as a pack of 35 bulbs, size 6/7 ready to plant out in autumn.

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Item 600241 supplied as:
35 x Bulbs

Top Tips

Fully hardy, leave bulbs to naturalise.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Plant 10 to 15cm (4-6in) deep in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun with a little grit or sharp sand added to improved drainage.
  • Gladioli need plenty of water to flower well, so if you can, dig in well-rotted manure or compost to the soil before planting, which will help retain water.
  • Plant bulbs at twice the depth of the height of the bulb and four times their width apart. e.g. 5cm tall bulbs need to be planted 10cm below the surface of the ground and 20cm apart.
  • Please check the bag for any additional planting instructions.
  • They are fine to plant even if a little green growth is showing, they’ll just need a good watering when you plant them, and then only when the soil is dry.
  • While all the energy that a bulb needs in order to grow is stored in the bulb itself, they will do better if you feed them when in active green growth.
  • Plant in herbaceous borders, in pots, or leave in the ground to naturalise.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.
     

Aftercare Advice:

  • Mulch over winter and corms can be left in the ground to naturalise in warmer parts of the UK. If your area is frost-prone, then in colder counties, grow them in a sheltered spot and lift them for the winter when the leaves turn brown.
  • If planted in pots, stop watering at the end of the summer and bring the pots under cover for the winter.
  • Allow the bulb leaves to die down naturally they can give you a long and lovely spring display.
  • Water freely through the summer.
  • If planted in pots be sure to water frequently and keep moist.

Pruning Advice:

  • Cut off the old flower spikes as soon as the bloom period is over (unless you require the seeds)

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60 cm
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