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A beautiful dark blue gladiolus, with a glorious scent. 1m
Gladiolus genus (Sword lily). This genus has about 180 species of perennials with sword-shaped leaves in fan-like tufts. They have colourful flowers which are large showy and funnel-shaped.
They are frost to half hardy and will need a sunny and fertile, well drained site. You will need to plant the corms 10-15cm deep and the same distance apart in spring, water well in summer and support the tall cultivars with canes. Cormlets, removed after lifting should be stored in frost-free conditions and then be planted out 5cms deep in spring; lift in winter as for mature corms. They will flower in 1-2 years.
Is suitable for cutting or for planting in mixed borders; most hybrids are also good for exhibition.