Gladiolus 'Performer'

Gladiolus 'Performer'

10 corms — £4.90

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Orders placed until 29 February 2025
You can expect your order in February/March 2025

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
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Description

A truly handsome variety, Gladiolus 'Performer' produces tall spikes of bold, showy flowers—each a deep, intense violet with the merest hint of white at its centre. Gladiolus 'Performer' mixes easily in a range of colour schemes, though we particularly love the way it pops against orange hues. This variety can reach up to 1.4m, so is best threaded throughout the back of a border or grown in a pot with a little support.  

When it comes to planting gladiolus corms, our mantra is little and often. They have a relatively short flowering period of around two weeks, so by staggering planting (a few every couple of weeks throughout April and May), you will extend your bloom time significantly. Plant your Gladiolus 'Performer' bulbs at a depth of three times their size, and make sure you choose a sunny, well-draining spot. Add plenty of grit if you garden on damp, clay soil, or consider growing in a pot filled with gritty mix instead. 

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 'Performer'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Corm size

    12/14

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • 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 until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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