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Gladioli 'Fidelio'

Big, bold spires of magenta blooms

The Highlights

    • Giant flowering spires packed with large magenta blooms up to 12cm wide, with vivid green sword-shaped leaves
    • Summer flowering from June to August
    • Plant in sunny borders in clumps of 3-5, where they will tower above the smaller plants
    • Fantastic for cutting
    • Grows up to 1.2m tall
    • These impressive perennials have high resistance to pests and diseases

Gladioli 'Fidelio'

Big, bold spires of magenta blooms
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The Highlights

    • Giant flowering spires packed with large magenta blooms up to 12cm wide, with vivid green sword-shaped leaves
    • Summer flowering from June to August
    • Plant in sunny borders in clumps of 3-5, where they will tower above the smaller plants
    • Fantastic for cutting
    • Grows up to 1.2m tall
    • These impressive perennials have high resistance to pests and diseases

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant In 2 litre Pot

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

Time to first crop:

Habit:

Upright
Flowers grow on tall upright stems

Hardiness:

Half hardy
H3 - Hardy in coastal / mild areas except in hard winters and at risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good microclimate. Can survive with artificial winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

10cm
Plant 10cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Generally suffer no issues with pests or diseases

Water regularly in summer

This plant needs nothing more than rain water throughout most of the year. During hot

Full sun

Gladioli do best in a sheltered spot with 6-8 hours of daily sunlight.

Any fertile

well-drained soil

Feed regularly

As soon as flowers appear

Prune in summer/autumn

Deadhead the blooms as they fade. Remove the entire blooming stem once the flowers have finished.

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

Planting Calendar

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