Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'
Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'
Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'
Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'

Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'

Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed'

10 corms — £2.45

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Description

If you want to enjoy all the flower power of Gladiolus but in a more petite form, Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed' is the answer! Producing distinctive upright stems which are studded with colourful blooms, each one is like a lovely wand of flowers, and the surprise of each colour emerging is what makes a mix like this so fun and magical. These sword lilies look good anywhere—they can be cute in a cottage border, kitsch in a boho garden, pretty in a prairie or a little quirk in a contemporary design. As with all gladioli, they make fantastic cut flowers and you can enjoy cutting some stems to make a perfectly easy posy.

When it comes to growing Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed', they’re extremely easy and massively rewarding—simply plant the bulbs in spring and leave them to work their magic in summer. The shorter stemmed nanus varieties in this colourful mix are strong and don’t usually need staking, growing up to around 30cm they’re ideal for planting in groups towards the front of a border or in patio containers. Mixed dwarf gladioli can often grow back in future years, but they are not fully winter hardy so will require winter protection of temperatures will fall below 0°C. 

Nanus gladioli are also known as dwarf gladioli and are shorter and smaller than the large-flowering gladiolus varieties. Dwarf glads come in pretty soft colours and have become very popular in UK gardens. Our nanus gladiolus mixture contains many different colours which are excellent for pots, containers, borders and they—like all gladioli—make wonderful and long-lasting colourful cut flowers for the vase!

Plant your nanus gladioli corms in spring: try planting them in pots, in frost-free conditions, about a month before the expected last frost date for your area. Then plant them outdoors when the risk of frost has passed. Or, plant the corms straight outside after the last frost. Doing a little of both will give your Gladiolus 'Nanus Mixed' bulbs an extended flowering season!

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 nanus mixta

  • Flower colour

    Red, orange, yellow, pink

  • Corm size

    9/+

  • 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

    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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