Gladiolus illyricus

$5.00

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.

Sowing advice:

Sow at any time, in trays or pots
Cover seeds with compost or grit 5mm deep. Keep at 18-22ºC for 2-4 wks, then move to -4 to +4ºC (fridge door) for 4-6 wks, then move to 5-12ºC for germination

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Iridaceae

Maximum Height

25 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20