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  • gladiolus byzantinus
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.08m

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

gladiolus byzantinus

RHS award of garden merit
20 + 10 FREE bulbs £11.97 £7.98
20 + 10 FREE bulbs £11.97 £7.98
10 corms £3.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: hardy (borderline)

    This is an unusual, late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs, where it will spread freely, or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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