Gladiolus Elliottii - 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 up to 80cm Gladiolus elliottii is a summer blooming species from the South African Highveld areas of the north eastern Free State and Gauteng. The flowers are white to pink with pink or maroon markings. Flowers grow in two opposing ranks on a many-flowered spike and have large bracts.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Spring