Botanical name: Gladioli sp. 'Charm' Family: Iridaceae Plant type: Corm. Plant size: 35cm tall x 15cm wide Depth & spacing: Plant the corms with 5cm of soil covering the tops of them and up to 15cm apart. Watering: Water well whilst actively growing then allow the soil to dry out whilst the corms are dormant. Frost tolerances: Hardy. Flowering time: Late Spring. Preferred soil: A light, well drained soil is ideal but generally these bulbs are happy as long as they are not water logged. Preferred aspect: Full sun Ideal climates: Cool to temperate. Pruning/After flowering care: Cut back the foliage as it goes dormant each year after flowering. There is no need to lift these bulbs - they will happily naturalise in the ground for many years.The clumps of bulbs will gradually become more dense as the corms readily multiply in good condition. Fertilising: Feed annually with a general purpose fertiliser in
late Winter. Frost tolerance: Hardy.
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