Gladiolus 'Happy Touch'
Gladiolus 'Happy Touch'

Gladiolus 'Happy Touch'

Gladiolus 'Happy Touch'

10 corms — £5.90

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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 March/April 2024

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

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Description

In perfect, creamy, primrose yellow, the flowers of Gladiolus 'Happy Touch' exude a freshness and purity that can really lift a border or container display. Weave this compact, sturdy variety throughout other summer-flowering planting and enjoy its bold, upright flower spikes punctuating its bushier, more spreading companions. This shade of creamy yellow mixes easily with a range of colours, though we particularly enjoy it contrasted against powdery blues and purples. Think Phlox, Nepeta, and lavender. Perfection!  

For best results, plant your Gladiolus 'Happy Touch' corms at three times their depth in well-draining soil, or a gritty compost mix if using a container. Try to give them as much sun as possible, and keep watered during dry spells. To maximise flowering, apply a tomato feed as soon as shoots appear, and continue every couple of weeks until flowers fade. Staggered, fortnightly planting throughout April and May will also extend the flowering season of Gladiolus 'Happy Touch' significantly. 

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 'Happy Touch'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, cream

  • 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

Other 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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