One of the few hardy and early flowering Gladioli, with brilliant wine-coloured flowers in Maya nd June. Plants have narrow sword-shaped leaves and grow to an impressive 60-90cm in height. They have good strong stems, and they look good growing in groups or amongst other plants in a border. They grow well in pots.
Whistling Jacks prefer a sunny situation and fertile well-drained soil, with sufficient water in early summer. Plants grow in less well-drained soil with added grit. They will naturalise in warmer gardens in the right conditions and can be seen growing wild in Cornwall.
Pack of 15 bulbs (corms). Plant bulbs in autumn or spring. Plant in spring in very cold gardens. Bulbs can be left in the ground over winter once planted, with a topping of mulch to protect from heavy frosts. These are nursery grown bulbs that flower in the first year. Planting instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
For planting autumn 2017.