Gladioli Espresso is a large flowered cool deep red gladiolus, with contrasting white anthers. This variety radiates character and confidence, and is sure to stand out this summer. It's huge velvety blooms stand tall on sturdy stems, with spring greensword-shaped foliage fanning from the base. Gladioli Espresso not only makes a statement when planted in clumps in the border. Its tall stems and showy petals make it the perfect centrepiece as a cut flower.Top quality 12/14cm corms supplied. Flowers June to September. Height 60cm.
|Mature Height||60 cm|
|Mature Spread||20 cm|
|Plant Spacing||15 cm|
|Annual Growth||60 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.