Helderberg Painted Lady

Gladiolus virgatus

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Gladiolus virgatus (I. Ebrahim)
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Lovers of the outdoors visiting Nature Reserves in the Boland mountains of the Western Cape, will often be enthralled by cheerful displays of pretty pink gladioli appearing during the spring months. But, not all gladioli are equal and some species are less common than others. Gladiolus virgatus is one such plant, only having been recorded thus far from the Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains, and the Helderberg area, near Somerset West in the Western Cape. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Advanced

Flowering time

Spring

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Clay

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

profile iconGladiolus virgatus
by Gigi Laidler, Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW), January 2018. Acknowledgements: Images courtesy of I. Ebrahim and H. Pickering (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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