Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus
Byzantine gladiolus
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Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, bulbous, Perennial, Borderline hardy
Flowering period Late spring
Height 18-24in/45-60cm
Light preference Sun/part shade
Soil preference Any reasonable, free-draining soil
Sowing time/depth ,
A delightful species gladiolus with vibrant magenta blooms in late spring. The foliage can be somewhat lax, so some light support is recommended (I use string around a ring of short canes). Hardy in most areas - if in doubt, mulch!
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn. In heavier soils it is best to place the corms on a bed of fine grit or sharp sand to aid drainage.
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