Mirella Gladioli, with their eye-catching, bright red blooms which are occasionally adorned with white flecks make a lovely addition to the Spring garden.
Gently ruffled flowers (up to 7 per stem) grow on loose spikes (2-3 spikes per bulb) that are adorned with striking deep green leaves... a real colour combination!
Gladioli Nanus, also known as the ‘Painted Ladies’ are lovely, Spring flowering, Miniature Gladioli, which display their stunning blooms in late Spring.
Each wiry arching stem bears several 6-8cm blooms, and grow up to 70cm tall.
Gladioli Nanus make an excellent cut flower, and are incredibly easy to grow in any sunny, well drained position.
Plant in well worked soil, 5-7cm deep, in clumps 10-15cm apart. Spray occasionally during the entire growing season with insecticide and fungicide to help control unwanted pests and diseases such as rust and Thrips.
Gladioli Nanus are a beautiful dwarf, Spring flowering Gladioli - their smaller stature make them perfect in pots, or as a border plant. They are incredibly hardy.
These petite, early-blooming, hardier-than-usual glads, are perfect for the Spring bouquet.
Gladioli Nanus can be planted anytime from late March through to mid/late May.
For a full overview of how to plant Gladioli visit our Gardeners Guide.