Sometimes known as the sword lily, it has the same flowering plant genus as the iris family and can grow up to 1m tall. The gladiolus is cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens and because of its arresting variety of colours, they are often used as cut-flowers in bouquets and centrepieces. When grown for use as cut-flowers, stalks are harvested early in the morning or at night to avoid the harsh afternoon heat, and only the stalks with one or two open blooms are selected because the remaining buds will open after you put them in a vase.
With the basic care of providing fresh water and snipping the ends of the stems daily, these blooms can last you fresh up till 7 days.
Single variety flowers come wrapped in brown paper with a water bag. This ensures sufficient hydration for the flowers so that they remain fresh between the time it is put together and when the recipient receives it.
Here are the number of stalks you will find in each size:
Standard — 10 stalks
Large — 15 stalks
The gladiolus is a tall-stemmed variety, ideal for entrance tables, console tables and bar top centrepieces.
These flowers are available for free next-day delivery. Place your order by 12pm the day before to have your bouquet ready for collection or delivery the next day.
A same-day delivery service is also available, if you require flowers at short notice. All same-day delivery orders will be dispatched from our studio by 4pm for arrival by 7pm; delivery charges are at $15 per delivery location. Same-day delivery orders must be placed by 12noon on the day of delivery.
Self-collection is currently unavailable.