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Charm - species Gladioli

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.

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:33 AM
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