- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 90-120 cm
- Bulb Size
- 12/14 cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Gladioli Peter Pears
Named after the English tenor, gladioli ‘Peter Pears’ is an ever-popular variety of giant-flowering gladioli.
Large, apricot-tangerine blooms are overlaid in gold, with a scarlet tongue on the lower petals. This classic, stand-out gladioli appeals to so many for good reason, enhancing summer borders with its tasteful tones and handsome architecture.
Flowers from July to September in rich, fertile soil and a sunny location.
Looks beautiful when grown amongst soft, lilac-purple shades, or rich burgundy hues which will enhance the peachy tones.
To cultivate Gladioli, choose a sunny site with well-drained, well-manured garden soil. Dig a trench 15cm deep and place the corms 10-15cm apart, covering with soil and ensuring they sit 5cm below the surface. Water regularly, maintaining soil moisture until growth is established, and during hot, dry spells of weather. Stagger planting at two-week intervals to ensure continuous flowering over a long period. Expect stately, colourful spikes reaching 60-90cm in height which many require staking for support. The smaller variety ‘Glamini’ Gladioli will reach a maximum height of 50cm.