Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'
Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'
Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'
Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'

Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'

"Sword lily"

Gladiolus 'Lucky Star'

10 corms — £4.45

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Description

It’s a fortuitous moment indeed when you find a plant which flaunts not only fabulous flowers but a fantastic fragrance too. Gladiolus 'Lucky Star' is a hybrid crossed with wild Gladiolus murielae, which means this lucky strike provide the best of both gladiolus worlds—big and showy blooms plus a sweet scent.  The flowers are gleamingly white and starry, there’s also the characteristic claret-coloured blotch which is inherited from the Abyssinian gladiolus.   

Plant your Gladiolus 'Lucky Star' bulbs in a sunny border with free-draining soil during spring. This variety can grow fairly tall and is an impressive presence in a mixed planting scheme with beautiful upright flower spikes. Due to its height, it is a good idea to give it a sheltered position where it’ll be protected from strong winds. If you like growing your own flowers for indoor arrangements, you’ll love having a good supply of these! The heady fragrance and generous stems make Gladiolus callianthus 'Lucky Star' a real statement piece for a tall vase.

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 callianthus 'Lucky Star'

  • Flower colour

    White, cerise heart

  • Corm size

    10/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • 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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