GLADIOLUS ILLYRICUS

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Gladiolus illyricus

GLADIOLUS ILLYRICUS

$3.56 / packet

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Description

This beauty grows short stems carrying showy, large, dark lilac or magenta flowers, with white streaks on the lower petals. It is easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun,or even in pots. This winter hardy dwarf species, native to the Mediterranean, grows in the wild in rocky, sun-exposed sites, and is hardy enough to have naturalised in the UK in the New Forest and on isle of Wight

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:15-25cm

Packet Content:12 (Approx)

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