Gladioli (syn acidanthera )

Gladiolus callianthus

Gladioli (syn acidanthera ) - Gladiolus callianthus

Common Name: Gladioli (syn acidanthera )
Genus: Gladiolus
Species: callianthus

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.40 m (40 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Delightlful spikes of nodding, funnel-shaped, highly fragrant white flowers with a prominent burgundy blotch at the base of each petal seem to dance on the breeze at the ends of their slender stems from late summer. It is a delightfully elegant plant that is ideal for adding movement to a sunny border. Plant it in clumps throughout the beds or pot them up and keep them on the patio next to a seating area or often-used pathway where you will be sure to make the most of the heady scent.

  • Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in spring on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage. In frost-prone areas lift them when the leaves turn yellow-brown, dip the corms in fungicide and store in a dry frost-free place over winter.

Similar Plants:

Gladiolus - Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus