Gladiolus 'Happy Touch', pack of 15 corms

Gladiolus 'Happy Touch', pack of 15 corms

£5.50

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notes
Yellow is a jolly colour, and these Gladiolus Happy Touch corms present that element of joy to a border or container. With soft primrose yellow flower spikes and compact growth, they are ideal for punctuating an area of spreading plants- perhaps against the blue of nepeta or lavender. Loved by bees and other pollinators, the spikes also make excellent cut flowers. 
Insights

The flower spikes are accompanied by sword like leaves, hence the name ‘gladiolus’ which translates as ‘little sword’.

Details
  • Tender perennial
  • Plant: from March, approx 10cm deep, with width much the same (can be closer in a pot).
  • Flowers: July- September (will flower approx 3 months after planting)
Planting
  • Well drained soil
  • South or West aspect
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • Plant at a depth of 3x the size of the corm
Care
  • Gladioli do not like wet soil- so add grit or sand to improve drainage if required
  • Feed with potassium rich feed (such as tomato feed) to promote flowering when spikes start to appear
  • Will require protection from the wind and flowers need staking (take care not to damage corm with cane)
  • Stagger planting if required for cut flowers to ensure supply
  • Corms are generally lifted in winter as they do not fare well if left in the ground during the wet and cold.
  • Cut the stems back when all florets have opened- but leave foliage in place to feed corm
  • Wear gloves when handling
  • Toxic to pets