- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 70 cm
- Bulb Size
- 10/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
- Purples & Mauves
Hardy Gladiolus Albus
The impeccable, pristine blooms of Gladiolus ‘Albus’ have a sophisticated, bridal quality, arrayed in unfussy, chic white petals. These statuesque spires will bring a graceful, vertical silhouette to your herbaceous borders and container displays. In the Language of Flowers, Gladioli represent faithfulness, integrity, and strength of character – the upright, immaculate pillars of ‘Albus’ seem to embody these virtues. Opening from the base upwards, the pointed buds burst open into glistening, star-shaped flowers. This variety is more compact than its cousins, reducing the chances of it becoming top-heavy and toppling over. Be sure to snip a few stems as exceptional, long-lasting cut flowers.
For early flowering, hardy Gladiolus, choose a warm and sunny, well-drained location.
Plant corms with the pointy side up, 8-10cm deep and 15cm apart in the soil. Provide consistent watering after planting and during dry spells, ensuring soil remains moderately moist.
Plant corms at intervals, every two weeks from spring until early summer for a staggered display.
Robust stems of elegant, sword-shaped blooms rise to heights of 60-75cm between June and August.
After flowering, remove spent and withered stalks and foliage and apply a mulch to the soil in late autumn.