Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'

Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’

Gladiolus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby'
  • Common name: Gladiolus
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Gladioli are popular garden plants, bearing long, pointed leaves from which tall flower spikes emerge in summer. They’re perfect for growing in a sunny herbaceous border and make excellent cut flowers.

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Gladiolus papilio ‘Ruby’ is a particularly beautiful, understated gladiolus, bearing elegant, crimson flowers. Plants gradually develop clumps. For best results grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Water well during the growing season and stake plants before the flower spike emerges. Hardier than other varieties, there should be no need to lift corms in autumn, however a thick mulch of straw or organic material will protect the corms from the harshest frosts.

How to grow Gladiolus 'Ruby'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Gladiolus 'Ruby' and wildlife

Gladiolus 'Ruby' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gladiolus 'Ruby' poisonous?

Gladiolus 'Ruby' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People