Add splendour to your summer garden with these luxuriously rich, crimson red blooms edged with wine. Traditionally tall and full flowering, Gladioli Blackjack produces huge 10-12cm velvety red flowers. Once named the 'sword lily' because of itssword-shaped leaves, the Gladioli comes in a myriad of different colours. Try choosing Gladioli in two or three harmonious or attractively contrasting colours, planting them together in clumps. Top quality 12/14cm corms supplied. Flowers July to September. Height 1-1.2m.
|Mature Height||100 cm|
|Mature Spread||15 cm|
|Plant Spacing||15 cm|
|Annual Growth||100 cm|
|Planting||Plant at approx 15cm deep and 15cm apart.|
|Soil Type||Well drained, light, sandy soil|
Growing at a glance…
Plant gladioli about 10-15cm deep and about 10-15cm apart, in fertile/well drained soil in autumn or spring. 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.