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Gladiolus: Small Flowering Hybrids.

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Which are the best Gladiolas?

Gladiolus: Small Flowering Hybrids.

These include the "Butterfly" Gladioli and many people find them less vulgar than the large flowering sorts.
They are easier to place in the garden as the smaller stature and less densely packed flower spikes do not have the regimented appearance of their more blousy cousins.
Blooms are often attractively matched and the petals have wavy edges. The colour range is wide and includes many attractive bicolours.
Aspect: full sun / semi shade. Soil Type: Well drained ordinary garden soil.
Plant in groups of 5 in the border, 4" deep from late March onwards.
It is a good idea to plant several batches for a succession of bloom.

   

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