Gladioli Fat Boy
Gladioli PRINCESS FAT BOY
A tall deep and velvety red cut flower, looks stunning with its tall slender stems.
- HEIGHT: 1-150cm
- WIDTH: 15cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bulbs
- DIVISION: Garden/Cut Flower Gladioli
- PLANT DEPTH: 5cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5-10cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: Late July - December
- FLOWERING TIME: 100 Days from Planting apx.
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW, QLD Ex Tropical. WA.
- CUT FLOWER: Yes
- FRAGRANT: No
Everyone knows and loves the beauty of the Gladioli family. Hardy, vigorous and tall the Gladioli make for a stunning show within any garden situation. To ensure the best growth Gladioli should be planted after the last frost for your area. On average, with slight variety differences, Gladioli will flower at roughly 100 days after planting.
Gladioli love the warmth, but with that being said they are remarkably drought hardy, requiring little summer watering. They do require a full sun to part shade position to ensure they do not become leggy.
Average height to 1.5m, gladioli are strong, and only rarely require staking. Gladioli are a highly sought after cut flower, and make for an exceptional addition to any picking garden.
Prepare a hole to a depth of 20cm making the spoil nice. light and friable. Plant the bulbs with the base downwards at a depth of 5cm. Gladioli can be held out of the ground to stagger their flowering through out the summer period, with the last planting done at Red Earth usually at the end of January for Mid Autumn Colour.