Rising from a stand of tall, rushlike narrow leaves, each flowering wand produces a trio of upturned, creamy yellow, tubular blossoms. Stippled with bronze and green, the large and lovely, flared flowers give off a sweet almond scent. The spring flowers of this gladiolus open during the day and become scented late in the afternoon, with a sweet fragrance continuing through the night. It is pollinated in its home of South Africa by a moth that is attracted by the scent.
Pronunciation: GLAD-ee-oh-lus TRIS-tis
Species Meaning: Tristis in Latin may mean melancholy or refer to an offensive smell.
Gladiolus tristis is native to South africa.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20050
At the top of the stairs on the left if coming up the stairs.
We acquired this plant from Xera Plants.