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Gladiolus Jester
(Gladioli)

£10.00

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April - June
100cm x 100cm
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Fully Hardy
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Let this floral jester bring joy, laughter, and a touch of enchantment to your outdoor oasis. Get your front-row seat and let the show begin, it’s no joke!

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Description

This jester of the flower world boasts a dazzling array of hues. From sassy oranges to yellow, its petals flaunt a captivating gradient of colours that will make your garden the envy of all. As each flower stalk reaches for the sky, it's like witnessing a botanical circus performance right in your own backyard. Growing the Gladiolus Jester is as exciting as watching a magic show. These flowers thrive in full sunlight, soaking up every ray like a spotlight on their glorious display. Keep the soil moist, but be careful not to drown this diva - they prefer a good drink rather than a waterlogged stage. As the Gladiolus Jester grows taller and stronger, it's essential to provide support for its grand performance. Staking the stems will prevent any acrobatic mishaps and keep the blooms standing tall and proud. And oh, the blooms! Each of the flower spikes opens in succession, revealing a burst of vibrant colours that will leave you breathless. The Gladiolus Jester is not just a one-season wonder. With proper care, these charming jesters will return year after year, ready to steal the show.  

Planting Conditions

Gladiolus Jester, a captivating variety, thrives under specific planting conditions. These gorgeous flowers prefer a well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It is recommended to plant them in a location that receives full sunlight for at least six hours a day. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged, as excessive moisture can cause rot. Adequate spacing allows air circulation and prevents overcrowding. With these ideal planting conditions, Gladiolus Jester will reward you with its vibrant, ruffled blooms and bring a touch of enchantment to your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Proper watering and feeding are essential for the optimal growth and blooming of Gladiolus Jester. During the growing season, it is crucial to keep the soil consistently moist, but not overly saturated. Water deeply once a week, ensuring the water reaches the root zone. Mulching around the plants helps retain moisture and suppresses weed growth. To promote healthy growth and abundant blooms, apply a balanced fertiliser once every four to six weeks, starting at the time of planting. Use a fertiliser specifically formulated for flowering bulbs and follow the package instructions for application rates. With regular watering and feeding, Gladiolus Jester will flourish, producing its striking and colourful blossoms in all their glory.

General Care

Gladiolus Jester requires some general care to thrive and showcase its vibrant blooms. Regularly inspect the plants for any signs of pests or diseases, and take appropriate measures to control them. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage continuous blooming. After the flowering season, allow the foliage to naturally wither and yellow before cutting it back. This allows the nutrients to return to the corms for future growth. Lift and store the corms in a cool, dry place before the frost arrives in areas with cold winters. When Spring returns, replant the corms to enjoy another season of stunning Gladiolus Jester blooms.