'BEACH PARTY' Sword Lily (Gladiolus dalenii x grandiflora 'beach party')
NEW FOR 2023!
Get ready to party with this brilliant red and cream sensation. As well as being fabulously flamboyant, 'Beach Party' is summer-hardy and a reliable flower that can be easily timed for a succession of towering, vibrant color in summer.
Gladioli are ideal in clumps or woven through beds, they combine well with perennial plants such as Lilies, Salvias, and Cornflowers. They are also excellent in the cut-garden having a long vase life and surprisingly long storage capacity in coolers.
Gladioli bring a dimension of height to your garden and come in a huge array of colours so there is something to suit everyone and every garden colour scheme. The bulbs are easy to plant and don't require a lot of fuss.
It is a good idea to ensure you plant your Gladioli bulbs deeply to around 4 or 5 inches, this will reduce the need for staking. Gladioli like a sunny position and you need to ensure you keep them moist when they are in flower for best results. From planting they will take 75-90 days to flower; quicker when planted later in warm weather.