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Garden Gladiolus 'Perth silence'   

Gladiolus x hortulanus

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Perth silence is a variety of Garden Gladiolus which is a member of the Gladiolus family. Its botanical name is Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Perth silence'. Perth silence is a hybrid variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Brilliant lavender and   Cream. When mature, blooms are roughly 11.0 cm (that's 4.29 inches in imperial) in diameter.

Perth Silence features blooms of lavender blending to creamy–white coloured towards the throat.

This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Perth silence is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.52 metres (4.94 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

South Africa is believed to be where Perth silence originates from.

Perth silence Garden Gladiolus is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Perth silence have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Perth silence

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Perth silence is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Perth silence are Zone 8 and Zone 10. Perth silence needs a soil ph of 6.7 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil - neutral soil).

Growing Perth silence from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.02 inches (18.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 4.29 inches (11.0 cm).

Transplanting Perth silence

Perth silence is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 2°C / 36°F.

Harvesting Perth silence

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Perth silence Patent Information

Lp 00-220-30 373
L. Peeters Reg. by Peeters 2008
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