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.

Further Reading....
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Cormous perennial.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full sun

Buy Varieties of GLADIOLUS

GLADIOLUS communis

GLADIOLUS communis

Sword lily, Whistling Jacks

a cultivated form of the light to deep magenta gladioli which is often found wild in Cornish hedgerows or older cottage gardens

dry bulbs in season pack of 10
£6.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
5 bulbs per pot
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£11.50 £7.50 each 
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