Gladioli Norma Jean is a must for flower arrangers or for using as cut-flower. The tall majestic flowers of Gladioli Norma Jean are pure white with a delicate red throat and as such will stand out in any garden setting. Ideal for planting in borders or amongst herbaceous plants gladioli Norma Jean likes richly manured soil.
Tall gladioli are really great to use in cut flower displays and the corms can remain in the garden to flower for a number of years.
Plant Indoors: They are at their best when grown outside.
Plant outside: They prefer a light well-drained soil. In heavy soils, just add grit and sand to lighten it up. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and add some well rotted manure or granular fertiliser to the soil when cultivating. Plant them 10cms below the soil surface. Cover with soil and firm around bulbs to keep them in place. Leave to establish for a few years and protect from winter frosts by covering them in a couple of inches of mulch over winter. Can be left to naturalise for a number of years, regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as well rotted manures, Tomato feed and liquid seaweed for continued flowering.
For a longer season of flowers plant a few corms at regular intervals from March to April as this will give you a spread of flowering.
Plant corms at 10cms, 15cms and 20cms deep for a succession of flowers
Can be left to naturalise for a number of years.
Plant with summer flowering lilies and or Dahlias for a mass of colour in the summer.
Height: 3-4 feet (90-120cm)
Flowering period: July-August
Soil type: Free draining soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun to semi shade
Planting distance: 10-15cms
Planting depth: 10cms.
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