Gladioli Black Sea
The darkest of all the Gladioli varieties we have offered to date. Near velvet in tone, the burgundy black flowers are an attractive display in the vase or the garden.
We dispatch our winter bulb lines from mid July1. There will be an initial back log of orders and we ask that you are patient as we catch up.
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.