Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'
Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'
Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'
Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'

Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'

Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'

10 corms — £4.43

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Get set for sleek spires of pure glamour, by planting a generous swathe of Gladiolus 'Violet Heart'. When this gleaming garden highlight burst into action in summer, it really is quite the siren and we’re sure you’ll be smitten. It’s hard not to fall in love with those large, ruffled, pure white blooms of Gladiolus 'Violet Heart', each blotched with a shock of vibrant purple. It’s flamboyant and impressive, but there’s an essence of natural charm with its colour and pattern which seems to have taken inspiration from its wild relative, Acidanthera (Gladiolus murielae). Closer inspection reveals itself to be the more fun, flashy result of a breeding experiment, which you could perhaps call ‘nature with a twist’!  

When it comes to planting partners, this sword lily will fit in with most colours schemes. Try weaving swirls of Gladiolus 'Violet Heart' through a mixed borders where they can work as highlights which lift the overall display. Or, keep it simple and dot them around among all-white flowers to emphasise the purple detailing. Gladioli make spectacular additions to the garden, asking only for a sunny, well-draining spot, and protection from the worst of our winter weather. 

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 'Violet Heart'

  • Flower colour

    White, purple

  • 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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