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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Sword lily

Genus of about 180 species of cormous perennials from rocky slopes, seasonally dry grasslands and marshy areas mainly in South Africa, but also from the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, northwestern and eastern Africa, Madagascar and western Asia.

The colourful, showy spikes have been developed into over 10,000 hybrids and cultivars.

Further Reading....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - cormous perennial.
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their spikes of funnel-shaped flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould (Botrytis).
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean, Africa and western Asia
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -

Buy Varieties of GLADIOLUS


GLADIOLUS communis  >

Commonly known as: Sword lily, Whistling Jacks.
a cultivated form of the light to deep magenta gladioli which is often found wild in Cornish hedgerows or older cottage gardens
dry bulbs in season individually £0.80 each, 10+ £0.60 each
5 bulbs per pot individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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