These bulbs perform well when planted in clumps and if planted along side dwarf flowering annuals will give you a lovely display when in bloom.
Gladioli don’t like strong winds, so staking may be required if winds do pick up. Make sure that you stake these before the flower buds appear.
After planting, it can take 90 to 100 days before flowers appear. To reduce any loss, especially in the hotter weather, try to plant out as early as possible in the late winter or spring to reduce heat stress.
In warmer districts, you can plant out in May to September to avoid the hotter weather in summer.
Corms can be lifted once the plant starts to yellow and die off. This is generally around 4-6 weeks after the last flowers have appeared. Once the corms have been lifted, allow the leaves to dry out then cut them off as close to the base of the corm as you can, without damaging the corm and store in a cool dry place.