A showy newer variety is Gladioli nanus Fiona. Each corm produces two or three spikes with up to seven beautiful, broad-petalled white flowers, with just a hint of green in the centre, spilling from each stem in late spring. This is a dainty Cottage Gladioli, perfect for planting amidst other perennials in the border or container.
A hardy, easy to grow plant with no need to stake, cottage gladioli also make excellent cut flowers. They are also ideal for attracting bees and butterflies into the garden, and G. Fiona is on the RHS's Perfect for Pollinators list.
Leave in the ground to establish, for even more blooms each year, dividing only every four years or so.
Corms per pack: 15
Common Name: Sword Lily
Hardiness: Hardy (both heat and frost tolerant)
Height and Spread: 50cm x 10cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist but well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun (6 or more hours a day)
Flowering Period: May – July
Planting: Plant 15cm deep, 15cm apart
Care: Pick flowers as the first bloom opens.