Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'
Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'
Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'

Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'

Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'

10 corms — £4.43

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Description

Gleaming, flawless, golden plant perfection worthy of the big title Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'. This flower colour combines amber and apricot gold which will glimmer in your garden like the Crown Jewels. This special sword lily comes from the 'Flamencos' range of gladiolus, bred for their extra strong, long-lasting and elegantly ruffled petals. As well as providing bold upright accents in the garden, the spectacular Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth' is highly attractive to pollinators and will make the most majestic cut flowers. Just make sure you plant plenty of extras for the vase because they are irresistible! 

The glowing colour of Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth' will really pop against powdery blues and purples, try pairing it with Phlox 'Sweet Summer Ocean' or Salvia 'Amethyst' to create a contrast fit for royal gardens. Plant these easy-to-grow bulbs in a sunny border with free draining soil and it will quite happily do the rest. You can be creative with Gladiolus 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'—group them together to make vibrant accents in the border, or try weaving an informal drift through the border for lots of little lifts. 

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 'The Great Queen Elizabeth'

  • Flower colour

    Amber, peach, orange, gold

  • 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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