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Gladiolus 'Peter Pears'


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


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Plant details

Peter Pears' has large flowering spikes loaded with stunning bright orange blooms from mid-summer to late summer. It is ideal for the herbaceous border or cut-flower displays. It is too tender to be left outdoors all year round in the UK so the corms must be lifted each autumn to be overwintered indoors.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Gladiolus

Cultivar: Peter Pears

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 110cm

Spread: 30cm

Flowering period: July to August

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