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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
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Available autumn 2020 -
dry bulbs in season individually £0.80 each, 10+ £0.60 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
5 bulbs per pot individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - light to deep magenta
  • Height - to 1m (3ft)
  • Spread - 8cm (3in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - vigorous, cormous perennial. Linear leaves 10-70cm (4-28in) long. Spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped flowers 5cm (2in) across
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - known as Jacks or Whistling Jacks in Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and Devon. Spreads freely from cormlets.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould(Botrytis).
  • Place of origin - Spain, northwestern Africa, Italy (Sicily).
  • Flower Shape - Spikes -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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to 1m (3ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  8cm (3in)
 

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