Gladiolus 'Nanus Galaxian', pack of 15 corms

Gladiolus 'Nanus Galaxian', pack of 15 corms



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A dwarf gladiolus, colvillei Galaxian is a dainty, hardy variety, quite different from the larger, blousy gladioli. No less appealing, its almost star shaped flowers of pink and white create an impressive effect when planted in dense groups, either at the front of a border or in a container on the terrace. It would also look stunning in a prairie garden, planted amongst grasses, as it has thin stalks and narrow petals. 

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

  • 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)
  • Well drained soil
  • South or West aspect
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • Plant at a depth of 3x the size of the corm
  • 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
  • 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