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botanical name:
Gladiolus 'Far West'
Gladiolus 'Far West' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Strongly coloured red and yellow flowers. Very free flowering.

Fertile, well drained soil, a sandy loam with a Ph of 6 to 6.5 is ideal. Needs full sun but adequate moisture to flower well.
Corms should be planted in spring, 10 to 16cm deep. A layer of sharp sand below the corms is helpful to improve drainage in wet soils.
In frost-prone areas, lift and dry the corms for storage over winter.

Excellent cut flower with long lasting blooms.

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