Gladiolus 'Tarantella'
Gladiolus 'Tarantella'

Gladiolus 'Tarantella'

Gladiolus 'Tarantella'

10 corms — £2.95

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Description

Combining simplicity with sumptuousness, Gladiolus 'Tarantella' produces spikes of lush, pure white flowers with lightly frilled edges. Like all gladiolus, a drift of these woven through a brimming bed or border can really lift it, the bold, upward ‘swords’ adding height, vertical structure and punctuation you perhaps might not have known was needed. Being clear white, it can lighten a richly coloured planting scheme, or be used as part of a minimalist, all-white display. For the latter, try pairing Gladiolus 'Tarantella' with the fluffy white flowerheads of Pennisetum 'Hameln', the soft white blooms of Phlox 'Sweet Summer Snow', clouds of Gypsophila 'Bristol Fairy' or steely spines of Eryngium 'Magical Silver'. Effortless chic!   

Allowing Gladiolus 'Tarantella' to be a glistening spotlight in your borders is always a good idea. But, of course, you may wish to grow your gladiolus in a container which also works well. Choose a large pot and underplant with something like hardy geraniums or astrantias for lower-level interest so your container display is gorgeous from top to bottom! Gladiolus 'Tarantella' is a lovely variety to choose for use as cut flowers—a few of these tall, impressive stems are real corkers in summer wedding bouquets too.

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 'Tarantella'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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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