Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning'
Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning'

Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning'

Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning'

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

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Description

Living up to its name, Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning' produces strong, vertical spikes of pale, sugar-pink flowers, perfect for punctuating the bushy froth of other summer-flowering plants. We particularly love combining it with the pure white Gladiolus 'Essential', and the white and pink Gladiolus 'My Love'. These three erupting from a sea of pink and purple blooms is romantic, cottage garden heaven!  

For getting the most out of your Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning', remember a few simple tips. Firstly, stagger the planting of your corms (a few every two weeks throughout April and May) to extend the flowering period. Secondly, give a dose of tomato feed as soon as the shoots appear and continue every fortnight until the flowers go over. If you live somewhere damp and chilly during winter, lift and dry store your Gladiolus 'Pink Lightning' corms in a shed, greenhouse, or similar. If you’re in a milder, more southern region or have free-draining soil, you can leave them in the ground with a layer of mulch. 

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 'Pink Lightning'

  • Flower colour

    Pale pink

  • 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 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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