Gladiolus Illyricus

$9.00

This short stemmed beauty, which bears showy, large, dark lilac or magenta flowers, with white streaks on the lower petals, is hardy and easily grown.

Description

This beautiful gladiolus has short stems which bear showy, large, dark lilac or magenta flowers, with white streaks on the lower petals.
It will grow easily in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. it can also be grown in pots.
This hardy dwarf species, which is native to South and west Europe and the Mediterranean region, grows in the wild in rocky, sun-exposed sites and heaths, in scrub and open woods. It flowers in spring to early summer.

Note : 11 Seeds in Packet

Sowing advice:

Sow seeds at any time covering them with compost or grit 5mm deep, in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination. Many species will only germinate in the spring after a good chilling or freezing in the moist seed tray in the winter. Grow on seedlings in small pots before planting out into sharply draining compost in a pot, or the open ground in a well-drained spot.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Iridaceae

Maximum Height

25 cm

Number of seeds in packet

11