Gladiolus Acidanthera murielae
Actually a cousin of the gladiolus. Nicely scented and an ideal cut flower.
Flower Colour: White with maroon blotches
Flowering Time: August-September
Planting time: Spring
Position: Sun/part shade
Soil type: Well drained
Planting depth: 2-3 x depth of bulb
Sold as: Corm, large corms (10+)
– Plant when danger of frost has passed and the ground has warmed.
– Plant 2-3 times the depth of the bulb and 15cm/6” apart.
– In well drained moist soil, in a sunny position.
– Gladioli prefer to be in spaces where no other plants compete with them.
– Water regularly as the growth begins to appear.
– You can hill up the soil when plants are about 15cm/6” tall to help support the stems.
– Dead head as necessary, but leave foliage.
– Bulbs will winter in the ground if they are in a warm sheltered position.
– If exposed and prone to cold conditions Gladioli will benefit from lifting and storing in a frost free location.
– The smaller or mini varieties of Gladioli, such as nanus or colvillei are in general hardier than the larger variety.
– Acidanthera, contrary to general belief, is not hardy and needs lifting and storing unless your own experience has proved different.
Please note: Dispatch is from the beginning of March