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Acidanthera bicolor var. murielae (Abyssinian gladiolus, Sword lily)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Acidanthera bicolor var. murielae ass-ih-DAN-ther-ah BY-kul-or variety mur-ee-EL-ay Common Name: Abyssinian gladiolus, Sword lily 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.
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, Container, Cut Flower, Suitable as Annual
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Bulbs

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