Gladioli Black Velvet

Gladioli Black Velvet

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Gladioli Black Velvet is traditionally tall and full flowering, producing deep blue-purple flowers. A stylish looking flower aptly named for its huge velvety blooms, adorned with sword-shaped foliage which provides a simple backdrop for the showy petals. Well-drained soil and a sunny location are ideal for growing Gladioli. At Parkers we recommend planting Gladioli in groups at monthly intervals, starting early spring, to extend the flowering season for a showcase that lasts all summer long. With Gladioli Black Velvet, we recommend planting with Gladioli White Friendship (as illustrated) for a light and dark theme. Plant in clumps rather than lines for a natural look. Top quality 12/14cm corms supplied. Flowers June to September. Height 1m.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour PURPLE
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Excellent for cut flowers
    cut-flower
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied 12/14cm Corms

Key Product Information

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

PURPLE

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

12/14cm Corms

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 100cm
Mature Spread 20cm
Plant Spacing 15cm
Annual Growth 100cm
Plant Spacing

15cm

Annual Growth

100cm

Mature Height

100cm

Mature Spread

20cm

Planting Plant at approx 10-15cm deep.
Soil Type Well drained, light, sandy soil
Planting

Plant at approx 10-15cm deep.

Soil Type

Well drained, light, sandy soil

Plant gladioli corms about 10-15cm deep and about 10-15cm apart, in fertile/well drained soil in spring. Planting can be done in succession from early March onwards to the end of May at fortnightly intervals. This ensures a continuity of flowers` throughout the summer months. When planting in a heavy soil, place some sand underneath each corm to help with drainage.
You can water regularly as the growth begins to appear and you can dead head when flowers begin to die off, though make sure to leave foliage to grow throughout the summer. In late autumn when frosty and cold nights are likely to return, you should lift and dry the corms and store over the winter in a frost free shed/garage until ready to plant again next year.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour PURPLE
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Excellent for cut flowers
      cut-flower
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied 12/14cm Corms

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    12/14cm Corms

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    PURPLE

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 100cm
    Mature Spread 20cm
    Plant Spacing 15cm
    Annual Growth 100cm
    Annual Growth

    100cm

    Mature Height

    100cm

    Mature Spread

    20cm

    Plant Spacing

    15cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant at approx 10-15cm deep.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, light, sandy soil

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant gladioli corms about 10-15cm deep and about 10-15cm apart, in fertile/well drained soil in spring. Planting can be done in succession from early March onwards to the end of May at fortnightly intervals. This ensures a continuity of flowers` throughout the summer months. When planting in a heavy soil, place some sand underneath each corm to help with drainage.
    You can water regularly as the growth begins to appear and you can dead head when flowers begin to die off, though make sure to leave foliage to grow throughout the summer. In late autumn when frosty and cold nights are likely to return, you should lift and dry the corms and store over the winter in a frost free shed/garage until ready to plant again next year.