Gladiolus Gromov: photos and varieties
The variety of gladioli Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov
Gardeners unfairly know little about our contemporary, one of the leading domestic gladiolus breeders, Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov, who in 2013 celebrated his 80th birthday
Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov is a doctor of agricultural sciences, honorary member of the English Royal Society of Gardeners, North American Council of gladiolus. He is the author of more 260 sorts of gladiolus, of which about 100 are widely distributed in culture and are popular with Russian and foreign gardeners.
Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov was born in 1933 in Moscow. His first acquaintance with the gladiolus occurred back in the preschool years, in the distant 1941 year on the site of the Central Station of young naturalists and agricultural experts. There was collected a rich collection of gladioli, among which you could find varieties of many famous foreign breeders. It was at the station of young naturalists that Andrei Nikolaevich met Vera Vasilyevna Vakulenko, who later became his mentor and taught the wisdom of selection of gladioli.
During the war, Gromov continued to visit the station of young naturalists. On its territory, vegetables, berries and flowers were grown, among which were gladioli. Children often traveled to hospitals to strengthen the spirit of soldiers and to please their harvested crops. And indeed, it was a great happiness for the wounded soldiers - at such moments they seemed to be returning home again in peacetime. It was then that Andrei Nikolaevich realized how important flowers are in a person’s life.
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Andrei Nikolaevich achieved his first successes in the selection of gladioli in 1947 - from that time on, his selection activity began to be calculated. In 1958, Gromov graduated from the Agricultural Academy. K.A. Timiryazev. Later, he defended his Ph.D. and doctoral dissertations in biology and selection of gladiolus.
Andrei Nikolaevich Gromov was well acquainted with Leonid Alekseevich Kolesnikov. An interesting fact: Leonid Alekseevich named in honor of his beloved and talented student a sort of lilac - Andryusha Gromov.
In turn, Andrei Nikolayevich dedicated the book “Lilac”, written by him in 1963, to his famous teacher and colleague. This publication remains an indispensable reference tool for unique varieties of lilac Kolesnikov.
Over the past three decades, breeders have created about 200 varieties of gladioli, which are successfully cultivated in various regions of the country. Currently, Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov participates in exhibitions and lectures on various issues of cultivation of the gladiolus.
Another white variety - 'Snowstorm'. The color is pure white.
Petals with a large wavy corrugation. Inflorescence is two-row, fairly dense.
Do not get tired of admiring the snow-white variety 'March snows'. Large flowers with white anthers and pollen resemble drifts.
Bright-crimson gladiolus 'Beauty Cossack' will be a spectacular guest of a summer residence. On each lower petal there is a white contrasting spot. Corrugation strongly pronounced. The inflorescence is dense.
Among the works of Gromov there is a variety with green flowers - 'Noble farmer'.
The first acquaintance of Andrei Nikolayevich Gromov with the culture of gladioli occurred in the preschool years, in the distant 1941 year
Grades of Gladiolus Gromov
Professionally selected in the course of long-term testing, varieties of A.N. Gromov correspond to world standards. Its gladioli are distinguished by their unique decorative qualities, good viability and resistance to unfavorable weather conditions. Gromov grades are well adapted to the conditions not only of the Central Non-Black Earth Region, but also of the northeastern region of Russia, Eastern, Western Siberia and the CIS countries. The most valuable of them are: 'Indian Summer', 'Long-awaited debut', 'Sounds of saxophone', 'Malika', 'Nastasya', 'Stop, a moment!', 'Blush cheeks', 'Russian expanse', Poplar fluff ',' Smile of Gagarin ',' Amber Baltic '. For the very early flowering in the second half of June, the following varieties can be recommended: 'Victor', 'Mother', 'Milky Way', 'May Day', 'Cookie', 'Janis Kuyva'.
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One of the best white gladioli - Poplar fluff. The variety is spectacular - with white, slightly cream folded-corrugated flowers. The texture of the petals is durable. The gladiolus inflorescence is two-row. The flowers sit tightly on a strong, long (70-80 cm} stem. The variety is not afraid of rain or dew.
Petals of a rounded elongated shape with a folded-corrugated corrugation and quite fine pleating. Two-row inflorescence, consisting of 22-24 buds.
Coloring is light-green, as the buds bloom, it does not burn out. Inflorescence is two-rowed, dense. Flowers are folded-goffered. The texture of the petals is silky-waxy.
Many gladioluses of Gromov's selection were dedicated to famous personalities. One of them - 'Gladiolus Ulanova', named after the famous Russian ballerina. The flower is a gentle lavender-lilac color, the intensity of which increases from the center to the edges of the petals. The inflorescence is two-row, medium-density. Petals with pleated corrugation.
The breeder paid tribute to another great ballerina, creating a variety 'Maya Plisetskaya'. The flowers are light fawn in color. On the petals with large corrugation, pink tones are noticeable. The texture of the petals is waxy. The inflorescence is two-row, of medium density. Plant height 145-150 cm.
Grade 'Barbara Gromova' Andrei dedicated his mother. This is a supernormal, powerful gladiolus. Color of flowers is clean, saturated, bright red. Corrugation weak. Stem is long, strong. Inflorescence is two-rowed, dense.
Color of gladiolus 'Nizhny Novgorod' somewhat resembles the Khokhloma painting. This is an exceptionally effective and bright variety. Flowers apricot-salmon, matte with red velvet spots, framed by a bright golden border on the lower petals. Inflorescence
two-rowed, with densely located flowers. Corrugation large-wave. The texture of the petals is silky-waxy. The stem of the gladiolus is strong, slim and long.
In honor of the outstanding master of circus art and the Soviet actor, the grade was named 'Nikulin'. The color of the tea rose in it is basic, but on the wavy corrugation of the petals bright lilac-raspberry distillations appear - more saturated to the center of the flower. The corrugation is folded and wavy. Two-row dense inflorescences are located on a strong stem 71) cm high.
Among the red gladioli is worth noting the grade 'Victor'. The inflorescence is powerful, broad, two-rowed. Coloring of flowers is very bright alo-red. Petals with moderate corrugation.
Gladiolus varieties The third millennium stands out among its brethren due to the pale-pink coloration with color play in different shades. The flowers are densely packed. On the lower petals a bright red spot.
A good grade 'Moscow 850'. The alo-red flowers with barely perceptible coral tones are collected in a fairly dense two-row inflorescence. The lower petal of each flower is more intensely colored. Corrugation is easy. Petals are silky-waxy.
Grade 'Malika' dedicated to Malika Sabirova, a student of Galina Ulanova, People's Artist of the USSR. Flowers of salmon color with pink, crimson and purple divorces, which are mixed with the overflows of transparent light tones. Petals are slightly corrugated.
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By right, one of the best corrugated gladioli is the stunning variety 'George Soros', named after the American financier. This masterpiece has an unusual color that you can’t confuse with any other. Violet-lilac and pink-purple tones are original shimmer over large wavy corrugation. More saturated color spots flow down the neck - the flower seems to glow from the inside. On the petals are bright cherry-red velvety flows and spots. The inflorescence is two-row, dense. The stem is very powerful, long, durable.
Bright expressive coloring of the variety 'Traffic light' from afar it attracts the eye. Its main color is pink and milky. On the lower and side petals are velvety raspberry-cherry spots and erosion. The inflorescence is two-rowed, quite dense. The corrugation is large-wavy. The height of the plant is 145-160 cm.
Very beautiful graceful variety with a romantic name 'Flickering Butterflies'. The upper petals are lavender-white with a pink tint, the lower ones with bright raspberry spots. If you look closely, the flowers really begin to resemble butterflies.
© Author: MIKHAIL VASYUKOV. landscape architect
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Gladiolus 'Professor Parolek' (Gladiolus x hybrida)
Perennial tuberous plant. Old variety 1988 year, Latvian selection. Tri-color gladiolus with spectacular corrugation on dense petals, with beautiful, large flowers with a rather large golden spot and a slight reddish spraying in the throat. Inflorescences of beautiful build, slender, high. Bloom at the end of summer; if you want to blossom earlier, in the spring, you can put in the apartment corms to grow.
The size of the flowers depends on the size of the corms: the more flowers the more corms, so when buying, choose not the smallest specimens.
Agrotechnics. Not the simplest plant: needs a sunny, sheltered from the wind place. In the conditions of the middle belt of Russia, it does not winter in the open ground, so annual digging and storage in a cool room is necessary. Reproduction. More often, gladiolus is propagated by the division of corms, only the breeders use seed propagation.
Using. Gladiolus is a very beautiful plant, but difficult to combine with other cultures - it looks best in a mono-plantation, even just planted in rows. It is easiest to place small-flowered varieties in the mixborder. Often, gladiolus is used for cutting.
Gladiolus has such a feature: if the temperature of storage and humidity in February suddenly for some reason increase, corms immediately begin to germinate. Do not be scared if you find corms with sprouts.
First they need to be dried, spread out in a warm place for a week. And then-transfer the plants to a cool room, necessarily dry and fairly light (but the corms should not be exposed to the sun's rays). Three weeks before planting, all shoots longer than 10 cm should be removed. Do not be afraid that you will remain without flowering: by the beginning of June each corms should appear one by one, sometimes two sprouts, and they will provide flowering.
Such a quick awakening has an explanation: this culture experiences two periods during storage. The first is natural peace, at this time, no matter what you do, the gladiolus will not wake up anyway, and the second is forced when the plant is ready to wake up from any change in conditions.