|Latin name:||Gladiolus 'Priscilla'|
|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 Gladioli 'Priscilla' bulbs about 7-10 cm deep and approximately 10-12 cm apart. Prepare a suitable hole and sprinkle the bottom with a layer of sharp sand to allow rainwater to drain well below the bulbs as Gladiolas prefer rich, well-drained soil. Improve garden soil by mixing in a garden fertilizer. Sprinkle some lime on the soil during the winter. If the soil is heavy mix in some sharp sand before planting. These large-flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' like to grow in a warm, sunny area.
Gladioli 'Priscilla' make a great combination plant
These large-flowered Gladioli 'Priscilla' have a delicate pink colour. You can create special combinations along your border by planting a group of 'Priscilla' next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or Dahlias. A very natural effect occurs when combining with ornamental grasses, such as Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata Cylindrica 'Red Baron'). This large-flowered Gladioli will also be great as a cut flower.
Fertilize your Gladioli 'Priscilla' regularly to allow for the growth of new flower buds. It is a good idea to add the fertilizer when watering. Stop fertilizing three weeks after flowering. The stems of Gladioli 'Priscilla' can be very heavy and sometimes need some support. Completely cut off its faded stems. Plant Gladioli 'Priscilla' preferably in a different place each year in nutritious, well-drained soil.
Gladioli 'Priscilla' can be preserved throughout the winter
Gladiolous can easily be preserved during the winter. After the first night frost, cut off all stems 10 cm above the bulb and let them dry. Shake the soil off 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 the Gladioli 'Priscilla' to remind yourself for the following year. By the following spring, you can plant your bulbs again and Gladioli 'Priscilla' will once again reward you with its beautiful flowers.
Would you like to use your Gladioli 'Priscilla' as cut flowers? Pick them when the lower flowers begin to open, preferably early in the morning. Immediately place the stems in a vase full of lukewarm water with cut flower food. Due to its strong stems, the Gladioli 'Priscilla' can 'reach' for water easily. Here is an extra tip: plant an extra group of these Gladioli two weeks later. As a result, the flowering period in your garden will be extended.