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How to Plant Gladiolus

Large flowering Gladiolus and so called dwarf types, are lovely summer bulbs for the border. They provide a lot of color from July until Fall. To be successful plant them at sunny locations in your garden. Preferably with some protection against wind. Plant the bulbs in well prepared loosened soil by pressing the bulbs down into the soil and cover them with just an Inch or so. Water well and give some support if needed.

Gladiolus plants can grow up to 3 -4 ft. with ease so some canes can be required Fertilize three weeks after planting with some organic fertilizer and with a compound fertilizer when the plants are about one Ft. tall.

Gladiolus make excellent cut flowers for in the vase. Give them plenty of water the night before you cut them, they will last longer in the vase!

How to plant Gladiolus Nanus

Gladiolus Nanus and its cultivars is a hardy type of dwarf gladioli with lovely flowers. Plant these fine bulbs either in Autumn - Fall or in spring time.

Autumn - Fall Planting: Plant them in well prepared loosened up soil, remove clumps,plant the bulbs at a depth of 4- 6cm replace the topsoil and give a good mulch on top. we suggest a layer of approx. 5 cm. Give in spring ( April ) a fertiliser on top of the soil. The Nanus gladioli will bloom early in Summer - end of Spring.

Spring Planting: Plant them in well prepared loosened up soil, remove clumps,plant the bulbs at a depth of 4- 6cm replace the topsoil. If youlike to stage them you can plant them in batches between April and June . They will flower according to the date of planting well into the end of summer.

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