Gladiolus 'Galaxian'
Gladiolus 'Galaxian'
Gladiolus 'Galaxian'
Gladiolus 'Galaxian'

Gladiolus 'Galaxian'

"Sword lily"

Gladiolus 'Galaxian'

10 corms — £3.95

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Description

Get ready for a cosmic burst of blooms, courtesy of Gladiolus 'Galaxian'! The pink and white star-like flowers are far more dainty than the big, ruffly gladioli and this is what gives this variety heaps of celestial charm. This sword lily is petite in size, which makes it useful for the smaller spaces; a more frontal position in the border or patio containers. A shorter height, coupled with a pretty constellation of lightweight blooms, makes Gladiolus 'Galaxian' a sturdy plant which remains satisfyingly upright and astronomically beautiful! 

Growing to a height of up to 50cm, Gladiolus 'Galaxian' is shorter than typical gladioli but it makes just as much of an impact. To get the best effect, we recommend planting them in fairly dense groups in a border or large patio container. Watch it rocket into action in midsummer when it reveals those deep cerise pink and sparkling white blooms. The narrow-petalled flowers and thin stalks give Gladiolus colvillei 'Galaxian' a more natural, breezy appearance which works well with ornamental grasses in a prairie planting scheme, it’s just as comfortable in a cottage garden border.  

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 colvillei 'Galaxian'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, white

  • Corm size

    10/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • 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

    Pots
    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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