|Latin name:||Gladiolus glamini 'Zoë'|
|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:||50 - 55 cm|
|Planting distance:||12 - 15 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 - 12 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||6 cm|
Glamini 'Zoe' can be planted in early spring. Plant in well-drained fertile soil, add some sharp sand or gravel to help the rainwater drain away below the corms as Gladioli like it that way. Place the Glamini corms point up, 7-10 cm deep and approximately 10 cm apart. Add some lime to the soil during winter months. This mini Glamini will thrive in a warm, sunny spot.
Glamini 'Zoe' combines well with other plants
Our Glamini have beautiful, strikingly coloured petals. You can create special combinations along your garden border - try a group of Glamini 'Zoe' next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or Dahlias. A very beautiful, natural effect occurs when mixed with ornamental grasses such as Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrical 'Red Baron'). This miniature gladiolus is ideal in pots and planters. Try Glamini 'Zoe' in a pot with ivy planted decoratively around the edges.
Once the Glamini's flower buds emerge, we recommend feeding fortnightly. Glamini's stems are so strong and naturally sturdy that they do not require support. Cut off faded stems completely. It is recommended that Glamini 'Zoe' is planted in a different spot every year.
Keeping Glamini over the winter
Glamini corms can be easily stored over the winter. After the first frost when the foliage has died back, lift the plant and cut all stems back to 10 cm - allow them to dry off. Shake off excess soil and place them in a box of compost and sharp sand. Store the box frost-free. Label the box so that next year you know which variety it contains. You can plant the corms again the following spring and you will be rewarded with more of Glamini 'Zoe's beautiful flowers.
The profusely flowering Glamini is excellent for cutting and they last a long time in a vase. Definitely plant a group of Glamini flowers in your garden. Preferably cut the flowers in the early morning just as the lowest flower begins to open. Stand the stems in lukewarm water immediately - add cut flower food. Their strong stems make Glamini 'Zoe' suitable for use with oasis too.