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Gladiolus Purple Flora


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April - June
100cm x 100cm
Fully Hardy
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Regal ruler of the garden! With its majestic purple blooms and commanding presence, this floral monarch reigns supreme. Prepare to be enchanted by its royal beauty and grace. Long live the Gladiolus Purple Flora!

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Looking to add a touch of whimsy and colour to your garden? Look no further than the Gladiolus Purple Flora! This fabulous flower will bring joy and vibrancy to any space with its enchanting purple petals and graceful presence. The Gladiolus Purple Flora is a true showstopper, standing tall and proud with its majestic flower spikes reaching heights of up to 120 cm. Picture a regal floral tower that demands attention and steals the spotlight in your garden. But it's not just the height that makes this gladiolus special. Its vibrant purple blooms are a sight to behold, with velvety petals that seem to shimmer in the sunlight. Whether you're looking to create a focal point or add a pop of colour among your other plants, the Gladiolus Purple Flora won't disappoint. In addition to its stunning appearance, this gladiolus variety is easy to grow and care for. But wait, there's more! The Gladiolus Purple Flora is not just a pretty face. It also has a delightful fragrance that will make your garden a true sensory paradise. Imagine strolling past your garden borders and inhaling the sweet and captivating scent of these charming blooms.  

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.