Transkei Gladiolus

Gladiolus oppositiflorus

Salmon Gladiolus

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Gladioli are popular garden plants, cultivated in Europe for more than 250 years and renowned for their striking, colourful flowers. But did you know that these garden plants were grown from hybrids of wild gladioli native to South Africa? Gladiolus oppositiflorus, with its large, showy flowers is an important species in the breeding history of a number of Gladiolus hybrids, but is also an attractive garden plant in its own right.
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Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Orange

Credits

profile iconGladiolus oppositiflorus
by Lize Agenbag, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, May 2006 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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