Gladiolus (Sword Lily)

Gladiolus (Sword Lily)

I was surprised to find the more common type of Gladiolus, a few weeks after I found the ones in the previous post. I decided to post these also, because they are more erect and emphasize the spike form even better. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were discovered in South Africa in the wild…

Gladiolus nanus (Hardy Gladiolus)

Now and then I’m interested in covering plants which appeal more to the florist’s market. I’ve covered some daisies, simply to share the flowers we get here from South American florist merchants. A flower I always loved and first learned about in the U.S. is the Gladiolus. Gladiolus nanus (Hardy Gladiolus) Aka Dwarf Gladiolus ‘Prins Claus’,…