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Gladiolus Priscilla
(Gladioli)

£10.00 £8.00

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April - June
100cm x 100cm
Sun
Cut Flowers
Fully Hardy
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Gladiolus Priscilla: a sassy superstar of the garden! With flashy petals and show-stopping attitude, it’s here to steal the spotlight and make your garden the talk of the town. Strike a pose with Priscilla!

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Description

Introducing Gladiolus Priscilla, the belle of the garden ball! This stunning beauty is here to bring some extra flair and whimsy to your flowerbeds. With its tall stature and graceful blooms, Gladiolus Priscilla knows how to make an entrance. Imagine rows of elegant flowers dancing in the breeze, flaunting their soft, blush-pink petals like ballerinas in tutus. The ruffled edges add a touch of playful charm, as if they're winking and saying, "Hey there, look at me!" The tri-coloured blooms of gladioli ‘Priscilla’ must be seen to be believed.  Ivory petals glow with a golden-yellow undertone, and feature a hot pink, frilly trim. But don't be fooled by their delicate appearance—these gladioli are no wallflowers. They can reach impressive heights of up to 4 feet, making them the life of any garden party. Standing tall and proud, they command attention and steal the spotlight with their vibrant presence. Gladiolus Priscilla is as low-maintenance as it gets when it comes to impactful flowers. Give them a sunny spot, and they'll be in their element. Plant them in well-drained soil, and they'll reward you with a dazzling show year after year. And hey, if you're feeling extra generous, a little fertiliser boost now and then will keep them strutting their stuff. These flirty flowers also make great cut blooms, perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your home. Fill a vase with these blushing beauties, and voila! Instant floral fancy.  

Planting Conditions

Gladiolus thrives in well-drained soil and requires a sunny spot to flourish. Plant in Spring after the danger of frost has passed. Choose a location with at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil should be loose, fertile, and enriched with organic matter. Plant about 4-6 inches deep and leaving space around 6-8 inches apart. Adequate spacing allows air circulation and prevents overcrowding. Gladiolus can be grown in both garden beds and containers, bringing a burst of colour and elegance to your landscape.

Watering & Feeding

To keep Gladiolus thriving, proper watering and feeding are essential. Water the plants regularly, ensuring that the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Deep watering once a week is generally sufficient. During hot and dry periods, increase watering frequency to prevent the soil from drying out completely. When it comes to feeding, apply a balanced fertiliser every 3-4 weeks during the growing season. Choose a fertiliser specifically formulated for flowering plants and follow the package instructions for application rates. Feeding helps promote healthy foliage and robust blooms. With proper watering and feeding, your Gladiolus will dazzle with its vibrant and graceful display.

General Care

Taking care of Gladiolus is relatively straightforward. Regular watering is crucial to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged, throughout the growing season. Mulching around the plants helps retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage continuous blooming and remove any diseased foliage promptly. It's important to provide support, such as stakes or trellises, for taller varieties to prevent bending or breaking. After the blooming season, allow the foliage to naturally wither and yellow before cutting it back. Lift and store the corms in a cool, dry place before the frost arrives in areas with cold winters. With proper care, Gladiolus will reward you with its stunning and graceful blossoms year after year.