Gladiolus cunonius - Indigenous South African Bulb - 10 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.
Growing to 40cm with sword-shaped leaves and bright red flowers that are green below. The upper petal is spoon with much reduced lower petals. Flowers in spring.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to sow - Autumn