Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'
Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'
Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'

Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'

Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'

10 corms — £4.43

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Candyfloss pink with a fruity red blush, Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy' produces huge, sumptuous flowers perfect for a soft, pastel pink colour scheme. At 1.2m tall, this magnificent variety is most at home woven through the back of a border, though Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy' would also make an impressive container centrepiece with a little support and a few lower growing companions nestled at its feet. Statuesque yet elegant—a rare find!  

This member of the iris family hails from warmer climes than ours, and therefore welcomes added protection from the UK winter weather. In milder areas, or those with very light, free-draining soil, this can be just a thick layer of mulch. In chillier spots, or on heavy, wet soil, your best bet is to lift and store the Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy' corms over winter, much as you would dahlia tubers. Take your cue from the leaves, which naturally die back in autumn and let you know when it’s time to pop them out of the ground or pot. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gladiolus 'Cherry Candy'

  • Flower colour

    Pastel pink

  • Corm size

    12/14

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • 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 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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