Gladiolus ‘Tavira’ has lovely deep red blooms with blushes of black and flashes of cream. A gorgeous and sophisticated choice.
Oops, we let a spelling mistake slip through in the catalogue, ‘Tavira’ is the correct name, not ‘Tavina’, our apologies. Tavira is a Portuguese town.
As well as being fabulously flamboyant, Gladioli are hardy, economical and reliable flowers that can be easily timed for a succession of towering, vibrant colour in summer.
Gladioli are ideal in clumps or woven through beds, where their impressive colour range makes them a cinch to combine with other perennial plants such as Lilies, Salvias, roses or Dahlias. They are also excellent in the picking garden.
Gladioli bring a welcome dimension of height to your garden and come in a huge array of colours so there is something to suit everyone and every garden colour scheme. The bulbs are easy to plant and don't require a lot of fuss, humbly requiring sun and well drained soil.
It is best to wait until after frosts for planting. It is a good idea to ensure you plant your Gladioli bulbs deeply enough, this will reduce the need for staking. Gladioli like a sunny position and you need to ensure you keep them moist when they are in flower for best results. From planting they will take 90-120cm days to flower – quicker in warmer weather. Our Tip: If you’d rather not stake/tie Gladdies, as they start to flower mound some soil at their base to help hold them up.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Cool to Sub-Tropical