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The Gladiolus: big, bold, and back in fashion

The Gladiolus is making a terrific comeback. This big, bold flower – with a delightful disposition – deserves a spot in the garden. You can use it in so many ways!

The Gladiolus: what a range of colours!

From pure white to mysterious purple. From bright yellow to fire engine red. Gladiolus varieties offer a surprisingly wide range of colours, so your favourite will definitely be included! But whatever colour you choose, the Gladiolus’ tall stunning habit makes it a real eye-catcher in the garden. The large-flowering varieties in particular provide a bold look. Their strong personality emerges as soon as their buds start revealing the colourful petals about to open.

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Planting gladioli

The Gladiolus is classified as a summer-flowering bulb. Their corms should be planted in the spring as soon as the risk of ground frost is past. They will then flower that very summer. The Gladiolus also makes a stunning plant in pots and containers. Put them on your patio or in a spot on your balcony that could use some colour. Strangely wonderful, isn’t it, that such a small corm can produce such an imposing flower? 

 

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Gladiolus: also for the cutting garden

The stunning shape and visual impact of the Gladiolus make it highly favoured as a cut flower. They make a fantastic show in large summer bouquets to use indoors or on the garden table. If you plant a generous number of gladiolus corms, you can pick them whenever you want and your summer border will still be as colourful as ever. Or, plant them in a separate cutting garden. Here, you can plant gladioli among other summer bulbs such as dahlias (actually tubers) in various colours and shapes. Have fun picking!

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Interesting facts about the Gladiolus

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