Gladioli

Gladioli, also known as "little swords" due to their sword-like leaves and upright flower spikes, are a captivating addition to any garden. These stunning flowers boast individual blooms shaped like funnels that open outward from the base, creating a striking display.

One of the most remarkable aspects of gladioli is their impressive range of colors. From vibrant reds and oranges to delicate pinks and purples, there is a gladiolus to suit every taste and garden palette.

While some species and subgroups of gladioli feature dainty small flowers, it is the large hybrid gladioli that truly steal the show. These blousy blooms, famously loved by flamboyant Australian comedian Dame Edna Everage, make a bold statement and add a touch of drama to any floral arrangement or garden bed.

Gladioli are not only visually stunning but also relatively easy to grow. With proper care and attention, these magnificent flowers can thrive in a variety of climates and soil conditions. They are particularly well-suited to sunny spots in the garden and make excellent cut flowers.

If you're considering adding gladioli to your garden, it's important to choose high-quality bulbs from a reputable source. At Humphreys Garden, we offer a wide selection of gladiolus bulbs, including hybrid varieties in various colours.