Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'
Gladiolus 'Atom'

Gladiolus 'Atom'

"Sword lily"

Gladiolus 'Atom'

10 corms — £2.48

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Description

Gladiolus primulinus 'Atom' is one of the most vibrant of any gladiolus cultivar, with its sizzling deep orange-red flowers. Each petal possesses a fine silvery white margin, which serves to exaggerate the petal edge, giving a lovely overall effect. The flowers are carried on short stems too, making them less liable to wind damagethis variety does not generally require staking.

 

When we think of gladiolus, we think of lifting the corms in autumn, to protect them from frost over winter. This is not necessary for Gladiolus 'Atom'—which is hardy in most parts of the UK. Simply mulch over the soil in late autumn, and new shoots will appear again the following spring.

 

This dazzling gladiolus will add a touch of class to your perennial border. It likes a spot in full sun, and a well-drained soil. Oh, and as if this is not enoughGladiolus 'Atom' makes an exceptional cut flower. Cut the spikes as soon as the bottom flower on the spike has opened. Most of the remaining blooms will open when the spike is brought indoors and placed in water.

 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • 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 primulinus 'Atom'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Bulb size

    8/9

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    36 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    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 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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