0% interest-free finance available

Next day delivery available

Join the Gardening Club

15 Gladiolus 'Purple Flora' Bulbs | Top Size

SKU
BU0903X3
Bulb Clearance: Save up to 60% on all Bulbs & Collections
Special Price £5.19 Original £7.99 You save 35%
Out of stock
Available to order from Spring
Notify me when back in stock...
Add to Wish List

A striking sword lily

Featuring tall racemes of indigo-purple blooms, Gladiolus 'Purple Flora' is a truly magnificent variety of Sword Lily. Purple Flora will look beautiful interspersed amongst white and pink-flowering plants for that cottage garden look so many of us love. Just like Hollyhocks and Foxgloves, Sword Lilies flower in order of the lowest buds to the highest, which allows for a long flowering period (where each flower lasts for at least two weeks too!).

  • Common Name: Sword Lily
  • Flowering Month: July - August,june
  • Flowering Season: Summer
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Latin Name: Gladiolus
  • Planting Location: Banks And Slopes
  • Planting Depth: 10cm
  • Planting Distance: 10cm
  • Planting Month: April - June
  • Scented?: Yes
  • Uses: Cut flowers
  • Supplied As: Bulbs
About your Bulbs

A family run business, our trusted bulb grower has specialised in growing and packaging bulbs for many decades. With over 40 members of staff caring each day for the plants these bulbs come from, you can feel confident that your garden will soon be filled with beautiful, flourishing blooms! Once gathered, each bulb is carefully checked and stored to prevent any early sprouting before they're sent to you.

Sustainability and biodiversity remains at the core of what they do. Because of this, chemicals are reduced to a minimum, bulbs are sent in paper bags, and packaging and transportation operations are streamlined to leave a much smaller environmental footprint. So, by planting these bulbs, you won't only be help your garden, but the world around you too.

How your order will arrive
Plant these bulbs 10cm/4" deep, and distance 10cm/4" apart. If too deep, the bulb may rot and the shoots emerge late. If too shallow, the bulb may emerge unevenly and have spindly growth.

Once shoots emerge, water thoroughly and regularly to encourage their growth. Fertiliser isn't essential, but it will help blooms to look their best. Simply apply a slow release fertiliser upon planting, or alternatively apply liquid fertiliser once the growing season begins.

Growing Advice

It is best to make sure that you plant at the recommended distance and depth. If too deep, the bulb may rot and the shoots emerge late. If too shallow, the bulb may emerge unevenly and have spindly growth.

Once shoots emerge, water thoroughly and regularly to encourage their growth. Fertiliser isn't essential, but it will help blooms to look their best. Simply apply a slow release fertiliser upon planting, or alternatively apply liquid fertiliser once the growing season begins.

More Information
Why X?

Bulb Planting Guide

Planting bulbs is an easy gardening job, a brilliant way to add a garden surprise a few months down the line. To learn everything you need for a garden bursting with colour, check out our simple guide on How to Plant Bulbs (link opens in a new tab) over on the Primrose Blog!

Common Name Sword Lily
Flower Colour Purple
Flowering Month June, July, August
Flowering Season Summer
Is Collection/Mix? No
Location Banks & Slopes
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Is Scented? Yes
Uses Cut Flowers
Latin Name Gladiolus
Planting Month April, June, May
Spring Checklist Bulbs

Reviews