Glamini 'Joan' - Tuber
Glamini ‘Joan’ has beautiful creamy white with pink and red flowers. This miniature gladiolus goes by the name of Glamini.They are bulbs (corms) with a protective layer and waterproof. They have great characteristics that you can enjoy for several years. As it is low-growing it will not snap or blow down in the wind, so it doesn’t have to be banished to the back of the border for protection. Glamini can be planted in beds and borders, pots and containers. Like all gladioli, it flowers richly and is excellent for cutting.
Glamini’s can be planted in early spring. Plant in well-drained fertile soil, add some sharp sand or gravel to help the rainwater drain away below the corms as Glamini prefer rich, well-drained soil. Place the Glamini corms pointed side, up 7-10 cm deep and approximately 10 cm apart. During winter sprinkle with a little lime. This mini Gladioli grows well in a warm, sunny area.Combining mini gladioli with other plants
This mini gladioli is so striking with its bold coloured petals. You can create special combinations along your garden border. Put a group next to Cosmos 'Flamingo' or Dahlias. A very beautiful, natural effect occurs with ornamental grass combinations, such as Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrical 'Red Baron'). This small plant is perfect for flower pots and planters. Ivy planted under the glamini flower stems looks very decorative around the edge of a pot.
The free flowering Glamini flowers are beautiful. Excellent for cutting and last a long time in a vase. Definitely plant a group of Glamini flowers in your garden. Pick the stems when the bottom-most flower begins to show some colour, preferably early morning. Immediately place the stems in a vase full of lukewarm water and add cut flower food. Thanks to their sturdy stems mini gladioli are also easily used with oasis.
An extra tip: plant an extra group of mini gladioli two weeks later. This will extend your cut flower garden's flowering season.
When the Glamini's flower buds emerge, we recommend every 2 weeks to use a fertilizer when watering. The stems are so strong and naturally sturdy that they do not need any support. Cut off its faded stems completely. It is recommended that Glamini 'Joan' is planted in a different place each year.Getting your mini Gladioli through the winter
Glamini corms can easily be preserved throughout the winter. After the first night frost when the foliage has died back, lift the plant and cut all stems back to 10 cm above the corm and let them dry. Shake off the soil and place the corms in a box of compost and sharp sand. Store the box in a frost-free area. Attach a label with the name of the Glamini so that next year you know which variety it is. You can plant the corms again the following spring and Glamini 'Joan' will reward you with its beautiful flowers.