This gladiolus certainly stands out in a crowd. Bold, magenta-red blooms are splashed with white on the lower petals at the beginning of June, then goes dormant. This gladiolus likes mild temperatures – not too hot, not too cold, making it perfect for a coastal climate. It is reported to be difficult to grow because in its native habitat is by waterfalls. That probably means it enjoys a humid atmosphere.
Pronunciation: GLAD-ee-oh-lus kar-dih-NAL-iss
Species Meaning: Cardinal colored
Gladiolus cardinalis is native to South Africa.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20026
Found in Pots,
Waiting to find its forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Telos Rare Bulbs.