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Today there are many varieties of skewer, and every year their collection is replenished. Gladiolus Russian beauty, along with other varieties of Russian selection, displaces imported from our gardens. In recent years alone, we have bred over a hundred varieties and promising skewer hybrids.
On a rare site you will not see these magnificent flowers with regal posture and a variety of colors. They not only decorate the courtyards, they create beautiful bouquets that can be presented to both women and men.
Gladiolus got its name because of the similarity of the shape of its long and narrow leaves to the gladius - the gladiator's sword. The stalk of the skewer is strong, leaves tightly adjacent to it give it harmony, and the flower - grandeur.
It is difficult to imagine that even before the beginning of the 19th century this beautiful flower plant did not adorn the flower beds, but was used for food or for medicinal purposes. It was only in 1807 that the first hybrids were bred in England, from which varieties of gladioli began to be formed to decorate gardens and flower beds. Only 100 years later, a cultivar of gladioli with corrugated flowers was obtained.
Gladiolus is grown from corms. They are updated annually, but can give beautiful flowering for only 3-4 years, then the flowers are crushed, lose their varietal color and degenerate. Therefore, they need to be constantly renewed, growing new bulbs from the baby.
The best planting material is the bulbs of a plant that has not yet bloomed.
Signs of a young corm, from which a beautiful and abundantly flowering plant with the characteristic properties of the variety will be obtained:
Russian beauty - a variety bred in 1988. This variety is characterized by a powerful stem up to 1.5 m high, half of which is covered with strongly corrugated flowers. They have a pale pink, almost white color with a more saturated pink border. This color appears in the hot summer. If the summer is cold, then the flowers are usually pure white. There can be up to 24 buds in an ear, 8-10 of which bloom simultaneously. This variety is classified as mid-early.
Gladiolus The Goddess of Love of 1984 selection thanks to amazingly beautiful flowers won the hearts of many gardeners. This variety is taller than others - up to 170 cm, and the inflorescence covers almost half of the stem. Up to 25 buds are collected in an ear, 11 of which open simultaneously. The flowers have a diameter of up to 14 cm. Their petals are similar to a pleated pink corrugation skirt. The lower petals have lighter, almost white tongues. This is a medium late variety.
The Moonlight variety of 1999 selection got its name due to its amazing color. He is very tender, yellowish. The flowers are so much corrugated that they give the impression of terry. The variety is resistant to disease. It blooms from July to September.
Gladiolus The great temptation, launched in 1997, is able to tempt anyone with its beauty. Its bright red flowers with a narrow, lighter smear at the base of the lower petals are large. At the same time, 8-9 highly corrugated flowers open, forming a whole bouquet. Although this variety is shorter (up to 1.3 m), this does not in any way diminish its dignity. Flowering period is August-September.
Gladiolus St. Petersburg Princess - one of the newest varieties of Russian selection (2003). In the spike-shaped inflorescence, up to 20 strongly corrugated flowers of the color of pink raspberries with a white spot on the lower petals are collected, 8 of them open simultaneously.
Variety Brown chalcedony has muted chestnut flowers with a darker edge and an almost orange center. Although the flowers are not very corrugated, the beauty of the color is very captivating.
London, despite its name, is also a sort of Russian selection of 1997. And named so because he became one of the favorites of visitors and participants of the flower exhibition in Westminster. The tall stalk is densely covered with large flowers with a rounded margin. According to the color class, they are classified as orange. In fact, flowers with prefabricated petals have an original color: they are yellowish-fawn, and as if the artist walked along the bottom three petals with a brush with red paint. This variety has an average flowering period.
Variety Temptation bred in 2006. Its flowers resemble orchids of a soft pink color. They have small folds along the edge of the petals. The lower petal is splattered with raspberry paint. The plant is resistant to disease.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a country where selection of flowers has become almost the basis of the national economy. Thanks to the import of flowers and vegetables, the state budget receives about 12 billion euros per year.
Although tulips are traditionally the basis of floriculture, Dutch roses and gladioli are also popular in different parts of the world.
The Dutch gladiolus Victor Borge has long been in the right place among the most popular varieties.
This plant is not too tall. The length of the stem is 110-130 cm. Large flowers (up to 20 cm) have a fiery red color with thin lighter stripes in the center of the lower petals. This species of fennel blooms up to 4 weeks. Great in cut.
Another beautifully flowering skewer from Holland is the Bimbo gladiolus. Its large red flowers seem to glow from the inside. This effect is created thanks to the orange strokes on the petals, coming from the throat of a flower. The edges of the flowers are prefabricated, which makes them decorative both in solo planting and in groups.
All gladioli are so magnificent that they do not like other flowers around them. Only those that bloom before or after gladioli can be planted nearby.