Wild Gladiolus Seeds,Whistling Jack (Gladiolus Communis Byzantinus) Rare
This is SEEDS,NOT THE BULB CORMS
You can find bulbs here https://www.caribbeangardenseed.com/products/copy-of-
Gladiolus communis is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae, native to temperate northern Africa, western Asia and southern Europe, and widely naturalised in frost-free locations elsewhere ...Wikipedia
Clustering corms give rise to typical gladiolus leaves, followed by stems of trumpet shaped deep magenta flowers. Very possibly the hardiest Gladiolus, this is an elegant and desirable species.
Height 3 feet.
SOWING ADVICE: SOW SEEDS AT ANY TIME COVERING THEM WITH COMPOST OR GRIT 5MM DEEP, IN A COOL, WELL-LIT SPOT OUTDOORS. ARTIFICIAL HEAT IS NOT NEEDED AND CAN PREVENT GERMINATION. MANY SPECIES WILL ONLY GERMINATE IN THE SPRING AFTER A GOOD CHILLING OR FREEZING IN THE MOIST SEED TRAY IN THE WINTER. GROW ON SEEDLINGS IN SMALL POTS BEFORE PLANTING OUT INTO SHARPLY DRAINING COMPOST IN A POT, OR THE OPEN GROUND IN A WELL-DRAINED SPOT.
Sow under glass, in autumn. A 2-4 week period of warm, 18-22Â°C is required before a period of cold -4-+4Â°C for a minimum of 6 weeks, followed by warmth 5-12Â°C for germination. By planting in a cold frame you should achieve ideal germination conditions. If the seeds become snow covered this is a bonus. The seed will germinate and a corm will form during the first year. The first leaf will emerge in the second year, keep potted for the first two years, under glass then plant out corms/ bulbs 15cm deep.
Always plant out corms when there is evidence of swelling round the root nodules. Prefers any moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Water well during the growing season. Fertilise during growth season if desired. Taller varieties may require staking.
Corms should be lifted 4-6 weeks after flowering, earlier if browning of the leaves has occurred. Remove leaves to within 2cm of the corm and dry the corm. Ensure corms are clean. Keep at 20Â°C for 2-3 weeks to cure the corm. When fully dry twist off old corm to leave a clean basal scar. Store for sowing next year, root scar downwards in shallow trays somewhere cool with good ventilation.
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