This is a small gladiolus with lots of flower power. It grows in the northwest Cape on sandstone slopes and so is very happy here in our climate. The flowers are orange to almon in color and the lower petal is bright yellow, leading into the center. There seem to be about 5 flowers per stem and the whole plant is little more than 8″ tall.
Pronunciation: GLAD-ee-oh-lus pul-KAIR-ih-muh
Species Meaning: Beautiful
Gladiolus pulcherrimus is native to South Africa.
This comes from the winter rainfall area, so need good drainage and allowed to go dormant in summer.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20033
Found in Pots,
In pots waiting to find a forever home in the garden.
We acquired this plant from Telos Rare Bulbs.