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Plant description:

A genus of cormous perennials, varying from small, indigenous species to magnificent, colourful hybrids used mainly for cut flowers. Plant corms about 100mm deep and keep the root area moist at all times. Plant in batches to prolong the flowering period from early summer through to early winter.

Family: Iradaceae

Synonym: Gladiolus callianthus

Botanical Pronunciation: GLAD-ee-oh-lus

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Botanical name

Gladiolus x hybrids

Plant Care

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Common name(s)

Gladiolus, sword lily

Origin

Planting instructions

Plant corms about 100mm deep and keep the root area moist at all times.

Maintenance

Keep the root area moist at all times.

Uses

These colourful hybrids are mainly used for cut flowers.

Interesting planting ideas

Plant in batches to prolong the flowering period from early summer through to early winter.

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Swaardlelie (A)

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