Like the bright lights of Vegas, the yellows and oranges of this flower light up in the garden.
If you are short on garden space but need more colour, Cottage Gladioli are a great solution. You can tuck them into the nooks and crannies of the garden, for a cheerful splurge of colour in late spring – perfectly timed to keep the show going after the tulips and daffodils have had their day.
Each corm produces two or three spikes with up to seven flowers on each! What`s more, there is no need to stake these low maintenance bulbs as they have strong and compact stems.
Cottage Gladioli have dainty flowers that are produced from hardy bulbs. They are the perfect height for naturalising amongst perennials, and their robust nature means they are tolerant of heat and frost. Like their tall cousins they also make great cut flowers and should be picked as the first bloom opens.
Plant into a well drained soil in a sunny position, they need around six hours sun a day to thrive. Cottage Gladioli bulbs can be left in the ground year after year and you will only need to dig and divide only every four or five years depending on conditions.
Late Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade