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 'Peter Pears'|
|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|
Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' corms can be planted approximately 7-10 cm deep in spring. First you should properly loosen the ground and scatter a layer of sharp sand in the bottom of the planting hole. In this way, rain water is able to drain away under the corms. Place the corms approximately 10-12 cm apart. Gladioli prefer a rich, water-permeable soil. Improve garden soil by mixing in fertiliser. In winter, you should apply some lime on the soil. Mix heavy soil with sharp sand before planting. This large-flowered gladiolus prefers to grow on a warm sunny spot.
Combining gladiolus 'Peter Pears'
These large-flowered gladioli have striking colours. In the border you will be able to create special combinations. Try placing a group of gladioli next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or dahlias. Combined with ornamental grasses, e.g. Japanese bloodgrass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'), you can create a very natural effect. This large-flowered type is perfect to cut for a vase in the home.
Add fertiliser regularly when the flower buds of the large-flowered gladiolus 'Peter Pears' become visible. It would be practical to add fertiliser to the water. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. The stems of Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' can become very heavy and they sometimes need a little support. Fully remove faded stems. We recommend planting gladioli on a different spot each year, for a nutritious soil.
Keeping gladiolus through the winter
It is easy to overwinter gladiolus corms. Carefully uproot the plants with a fork after the first night frost. Cut off all stems 10 cm above the corm and allow them to dry. Attach a label with the gladiolus name to the corm. In this way you will know that you are dealing with the Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' next spring. Shake the soil off the corms and place them in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free room. Next spring you will be able to replant the corms in the soil and you will be rewarded with magnificent flowers!
Will you be using the gladiolus ' Peter Pears' as a cut flower? In that case, pick the stems when the lower flower opens, preferably early in the morning. Immediately place the stems in a bucket filled with lukewarm water and cut flower nutrition. Thanks to the sturdy stems, Gladiolus 'Peter Pears' is also suitable for inserting in an oasis. Extra tip: plant an extra row of large-flowered gladioli two weeks later. In this way you will extend the flowering period in your cut flower garden.