Gladiolus 'Sweet Love'
Gladiolus 'Sweet Love'

Gladiolus 'Sweet Love'

Gladiolus 'Sweet Love'

10 corms — £2.95

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Description

Nothing wears pink ruffles with greater aplomb than Gladiolus 'Sweet Love'! A sensationally confident number, those big blooms burst onto the scene in mid summer with total confidence because they are just so fabulous and frilly. These impressive flower spikes may be just what you need to inject extra vibrancy and pizzazz to your summer borders. The stems of this sword lily are compact and sturdy—with their chunky, upward brush strokes, you’ll be surprised at how much a few bright gladioli like Gladiolus 'Sweet Love' can lift existing planting. Plant them in groups to create high impact blocks of lively pink, or let these run through your borders in swirling swathes between other plants.  

Gladiolus 'Sweet Love' looks particularly good erupting from sea of mauve blooms, and this  makes popular perennials like Nepeta 'Neptune Bokratune', Geranium 'Rozanne' or Salvia 'Caradonna' perfect planting partners. Alternatively, why not try growing it in a large, decorative container paired with the frothy fizz of Gypsophila 'Flamingo'? Bold spikes of cerise emerging from clouds of tiny, pale pink blooms. Truly divine! 

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 'Sweet Love'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Corm size

    12/14

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • 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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