Abyssinian gladiolus

Acidanthera bicolor var. murielae

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Abyssinian gladiolus (Acidanthera bicolor var. murielae)
ass-ih-DAN-ther-ah BY-kul-or variety mur-ee-EL-ay
Synonyms:  Gladiolus callianthus
Genus:  Acidanthera
Each flowering stem of this bulb produces eight to twelve flowers that open consecutively over a period of three to four weeks. The flowers are fragrant, white, and starry, and have a conspicuous red/maroon center. Its linear, sword-shaped, 2- to 3-foot-tall leaves resemble those of Gladiolus, but are more slender and graceful.
Care:  Provide moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Plant corms in spring, when soil is warm, to a depth of 5 inches. Where not hardy, harvest corms in fall. Dry, clean, and store them in a cool, dry place with ventilation. This plant appreciates regular feeding to produce the most flowers.
Propagation:  Separate corms, and small bulblets, in fall.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Bulbs

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