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Commonly known as Sword lily
Genus of about 180 species of cormous perennials from rocky slopes, seasonally dry grasslands and marshy areas mainly in South Africa, but also from the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, northwestern and eastern Africa, Madagascar and western Asia.
The colourful, showy spikes have been developed into over 10,000 hybrids and cultivars.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Good to know - grown for their spikes of funnel-shaped flowers.
Pests & Diseases
slugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould (Botrytis).
Place of origin
Mediterranean, Africa and western Asia
Fertile well drained soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of GLADIOLUS
a cultivated form of the light to deep magenta gladioli which is often found wild in cornish hedgerows or older cottage gardens