Gladiolus species

Botanical Name: Gladiolus species

Common Name(s): Sword lily

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Description:

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.

Family: Iridaceae

Botanical Pronunciation: glad-ee-OH-lus

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Indigenous
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Full Sun
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Low Watering
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Pruning Required

Flowers

August
September
October

Description:
This plants have impressive flower spikes in a wide array of beautiful colours.


Foliage

Description:
Gladiolus bears sword-shaped foliage.

pink Gladiolus species foliage

Maintenance

Water plants in Summer. Cut back flower stalks once all flowers gone by.

Origin

Southern Africa
Eurasia


Planting Instructions

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.

Soil Conditions
Well drained
When to Sow
Spring
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