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Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly' (Sword lily 'Butterfly')

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2 hours care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly'

Other names

Sword lily 'Butterfly'

Genus

Gladiolus Gladiolus

Variety or Cultivar

'Butterfly' _ 'Butterfly' Mix is a popular colour mixed flower. Flowers are multi-colored and marked in bright reds, yellows and pinks. Petals are much ruffled.


Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

White, Yellow, Purple, Red, Orange, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Thrips , Slugs , Snails Thrips , Slugs , Snails

Grey mould , Gladiolus corm rot Grey mould , Gladiolus corm rot

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets


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Where to grow

Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly' (Sword lily 'Butterfly') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant 10 to 16cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil (on sharp sand). As tender, lift when foliage dies back, discard old corms and store new corms in a dry frost-free place to re-plant in the spring. In milder areas a thick dry winter mulch may be enough.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly'

Other names

Sword lily 'Butterfly'

Genus

Gladiolus Gladiolus

Variety or Cultivar

'Butterfly' _ 'Butterfly' Mix is a popular colour mixed flower. Flowers are multi-colored and marked in bright reds, yellows and pinks. Petals are much ruffled.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

White, Yellow, Purple, Red, Orange, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Thrips , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Gladiolus corm rot

General care

Propagation methods

Offsets


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Gladiolus papilio 'Butterfly' (Sword lily 'Butterfly') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant 10 to 16cm deep in fertile, well-drained soil (on sharp sand). As tender, lift when foliage dies back, discard old corms and store new corms in a dry frost-free place to re-plant in the spring. In milder areas a thick dry winter mulch may be enough.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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