Gladiolus 'Sapporo', pack of 15 corms

Gladiolus 'Sapporo', pack of 15 corms

£5.50

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Features

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A real show stopper in the garden, Gladiolus Sapporo has unusual colouring, with a white base to its petals, which are bordered in lilac and have a contrasting yellow and purple heart. The effect is striking, adding colour to a container on the terrace or as an accent against softer perennials in the bed. Cut for a vase to enjoy the effect indoors as gladioli have long lasting appeal. 
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