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Botanical Name: Gladiolus species
Common Name(s): Sword lily
Gladiolus is native to Southern Africa. Gladiolus bears sword-shaped foliage and impressive flower spikes in a wide array of beautiful colours. Plant corms at 4 times their own depth, in full sun and light well-drained soil. They make good cut flowers.
Botanical Pronunciation: glad-ee-OH-lus
This plants have impressive flower spikes in a wide array of beautiful colours.
Water plants in Summer. Cut back flower stalks once all flowers gone by.
Plant corms at 4 times their own depth, in full sun and light well-drained soil.
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow the seeds in early Spring, in a well-drained flat 20 to 25 cm deep, that is filled with two thirds loam and one third leaf mold or peat moss, with a good amount of sand added.