Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus - Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Common Name: Gladiolus
Genus: Gladiolus
Species: communis subsp. byzantinus

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

This is an unusual late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs where it will spread freely or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.

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Gladioli (syn acidanthera ) - Gladiolus callianthus

Gladioli (syn acidanthera )
Gladiolus callianthus