Gladiolus 'Kio'
Gladiolus 'Kio'

Gladiolus 'Kio'

Gladiolus 'Kio'

10 corms — £2.95

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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

We have a bit of a thing for green flowers such as Gladiolus 'Kio'. Not only do they go with absolutely any colour scheme, but they add a fresh, zingy vibe unlike anything else in the garden. Reaching approximately 1.2m in height, Gladiolus 'Kio' is ideal for weaving throughout the back of a border, where its spikes of large, lime green blooms will delight throughout the summer months.  

This member of the iris family hails from warmer climes than ours so needs a little help to get through a UK winter. In mild, southern areas, or for those with very light, free-draining soil, this can be just a thick layer of mulch. Further north, or if you are on heavy, wet soil, your best bet is to lift and store the corms over winter, much as you would Dahlia tubers. Let the leaves of Gladiolus 'Kio' die back naturally, then lift and store dry in a shed or greenhouse until spring.  

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 'Kio'

  • Flower colour

    Lime green

  • Bulb size

    12/14

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    10-20cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 bulbs 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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