This charming, relatively small Gladiolus open bright spikes of rose-wine flowers with delicately-marked, noticeably split-apart petals, in spring and summer. Completely winter hardy in Central Europe, it thrives in wet meadows and similar damp situations.
Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Marsh gladiolus, Sword Lily
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:15 (Approx)