Space the tubers out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. Place the gladioli in full sun. 0 The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
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|Latin name:||Gladiolus sp|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - September|
|Growing Height:||80 - 100 cm|
|Planting distance:||12 - 15 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 - 12 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||10 cm|
In the spring, plant the Parrot Gladioli bulbs about 7-10 cm deep. Prepare a suitable hole in good, loose soil and sprinkle the bottom of the hole with a layer of sharp sand so that rainwater can drain well below the bulbs as Gladiolas prefer rich, well-drained soil. Plant the bulbs about 10-12 cm apart. Improve your garden soil by adding compost. Sprinkle some lime onto the soil during the winter. Lighten heavy soil with some sharp sand before planting. Parrot Gladioli grow well in a warm, sunny spot.
Parrot Gladioli make great combination plants
Our Parrot Gladioli have striking, soft pastel colours. You can create excellent displays along the border by planting them next to Dahlias of matching shades. Gladioli make great cut flowers.
Fertilize regularly once the flower buds are visible. It is a good idea to add fertilizer when watering. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. Although the blooms of Parrot Gladioli are smaller than the more well known gladioli the stems are much sturdier and may well need a little support. Completely cut off its faded stems. Plant Parrot Gladioli preferably in a different area each year.
Parrot Gladioli can be preserved throughout the winter
Parrot Gladioli can easily be preserved during the winter. After the first night frost, water the plants carefully. Cut off all stems 10 cm above the bulbs and let them dry. Shake the soil from the bulbs and place them in a box of compost and sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free area. Attach a label with the name of 'Parrot Gladioli' to remind yourself for the following year. By the following spring, you can plant your bulbs again and your Parrot Gladioli will reward you with its beautiful flowers.
The rich-flowering Parrot Gladioli make beautiful cut flowers and last a long time in a vase. Each petal has an elegant fringed edge. You should definitely plant a group of Parrot Gladioli in your garden. Pick the stems from the bottom preferably early in the morning. Place the stems of the Parrot Gladioli directly into a vase full of lukewarm water with cut flower food. Due to their strong stems, Parrot Gladioli can easily 'reach' for water. Here is an extra tip: Plant an extra group of Parrot Gladioli two weeks later. As a result, you will extend the blooming period.