Gladiolus Involutus - Indigenous South African Bulb - 5 Seeds
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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family. Sometimes called the sword lily, the most widely used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus (plural gladioli, gladioluses or sometimes gladiolas). The genus is distributed in Mediterranean Europe, Asia, Tropical Africa and South Africa. The centre of diversity of the genus is located in the Cape Floristic Region, where most species were discovered.
Delicate pale white to pink flowers with yellow throats are a feature of Involutus. Grows to 40cm, and is best sown in Autumn for spring flowering.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Autumn