GLADIOLUS CARNEUS

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GLADIOLUS CARNEUS

$4.30 / packet

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Description

A spectacular, rare and beautiful South African species gladiolus with absolutely huge, flaring, soft pink, long-blooming flowers, painted with deep crimson blotches in the throat, on upright arching stems which are dazzling all through spring and into July. This summer-deciduous gem will slowly spread by cormlets, making a glorious display after a few years, and is best grown in well-drained soil, a rock garden, or even in a container. Few good seeds collected.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds at any time covering them very thinly with compost or grit, and leaving some of the seed showing, as light can initiate germination, just as in the wild, and leave in a well-lit, warm spot. Sometimes, artificial heat may not be needed, and may prevent germination, as some species will only germinate in the spring after being chilled in the moist seed tray. Grow on in sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground.

Key Facts

Family:Iridaceae

Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial

Height:60cm

Packet Content:8 (Approx)

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