Pink Afrikander

Gladiolus caryophyllaceus

Pienkafrikaner, Sandveldlelie

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Gladiolus caryophyllaceus Kensington Bushland
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Gladiolus caryophyllaceus is a robust and beautiful pink-flowered cormous plant with a heady perfume reminiscent of cloves and carnations. It makes a fine cut flower and subject for raised beds but is short-lived in cultivation in South Africa, yet ironically has become an aggressive invader in Western Australia. ZA Distribution: Northern Cape, Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Special features

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

profile iconGladiolus caryophyllaceus
by Graham Duncan, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, October 2013 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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