Byzantine gladiolus

Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

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Byzantine gladiolus (Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus)
Genus:  Gladiolus
These vigorous perennials have linear leaves to 24 inches long. Spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, marked, deep magenta flowers appear in spring.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Spreads from cormlets. Native of Spain, northwest Africa, and Sicily.
Care:  Thrives in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. May need staking. Hardy where soil does not freeze in winter. Protecting plants with a thick, loose mulch or siting them near a wall might extend hardiness up to Zone 6.
Propagation:  From cormlets when dormant.
Problems:  Prone to gladiolus corm rot (Fusarium), gray mold (Botrytis), viruses, aster yellows, spider mites, thrips, and aphids.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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