Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'
Gladiolus 'Albus'

Gladiolus 'Albus'

"Baby gladiolus"

Gladiolus 'Albus'

10 corms — £5.50

Order today, receive in August/September
i
Delivery schedule

Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Free delivery on UK orders over £50
i
Shipping to the UK

UK orders over £50
Free shipping

UK orders under £50
£4.99

Northern Ireland orders under £50
£5.99

More info

44,000+ customers rate us 4.8/5
i
Reviews

Reviews.io      4.8   (29,083 reviews)

Trustpilot        4.7     (7,774 reviews)

Google           4.8     (7,925 reviews)

Shopify Planet
All deliveries are carbon neutral
i
Shopify Planet
Carbon neutral delivery

In cooperation with Shopify Planet and the Shopify Sustainability Fund, we are proud to be the first plant and flower bulb supplier able to:

— Ship carbon neutral;
— Remove atmospheric carbon;
— Store carbon for 1000+ years;
— Invest in reforestation;
— Invest in soil carbon storage.

How? Every time we ship an order, Shopify Planet automatically calculates our shipping emissions, and ensures high-quality carbon removal to neutralise our shipping footprint. Learn more

Description

White flowers have such majesty in the garden, and Gladiolus 'Albus' is a Queen amongst them. Starry, tapered, gleaming flowers of pure white are tinged with yellow-green at the throat. In the centre of the bloom are attractive bluish anthers. Up to 10 lightly-scented blooms are produced on each 30-50cm tall flower spike, and each flower is around 8cm across. Gladiolus 'Albus' is a superb, strong-growing favourite; it was first introduced in 1872, and has stood the test of time.  

Gladiolus × colvillii 'Albus' is at its absolute best in early summer, and deserves a prime position in beds, borders or patio containers, where it is best planted in groups of five or more, for real visual impact.  

Along with others members of the Gladiolus × colvillii group, these are known as baby gladioli, being more compact, blooming earlier, and featuring a softer, less formal look than the more familiar large-flowered Gladiolus hybrids. Being originally from the Mediterranean region, it is best to lift the Gladiolus 'Albus' corms each autumn and overwinter them in frost-free conditions. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gladiolus × colvillii 'Albus'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Corm size

    9/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 corms per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Short-lived perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

World class bulbs

We cooperate with the best growers to supply world class bulbs and plants.

We ♥ our planet

We reduce waste by using recyclable packaging whenever we are able.

We've got your back

Excellent customer care: Our service is rated 4.8 out of 5 by our customers.

Spoilt for choice

Biggest ever selection of
flower bulbs and plants online. Lots of exclusive varieties.

Size matters

You can expect top size flower bulbs and bare-root plants. Always.