Gladiolus communis byzantinus, also known as the Byzantine gladiolus, is a reliable cottage-garden perennial, with striking sword-shaped leaves. Erect spikes of magenta trumpet flowers are produced from late spring Easy to grow, plants can be left to naturalise where they will spread freely and produce a mass of gorgeous colour – the perfect way to get larger displays year after year. Plus they won’t need staking so really easy to look after! Perfect to grow as a cut flower, byzantinus can also be dotted about between shrubs and other herbaceous perennials where they add height and a dramatic colour contrast in flower beds and even pots. Holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a garden-worthy plant sure to perform – giving you years of glorious colour. Supplied as a pack of 35 bulbs, size 6/7 ready to plant out i autumn.