Gladiolus Saccatus - 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.
Stunning bright red flowers, this Gladiolus variety is highly attractive and grows up to 80cm. Occurs in the Cape provinces of South Africa in its natural environment, but is an easy to grow bulb from seed.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Autumn