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Ever Flowering Gladiolus

Gladiolus tristis

Also known as

Marsh Afrikaner

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Ever Flowering Gladiolus Overview

Gladiolus tristis grows from a corm in wetland or marshy areas. It goes dormant after flowering in summer to survive the dry summer in their natural habitat. It can be grown in the garden or in pots, it will grow well in most well-drained soils but it requires large amounts of humus and winter moisture to get the best from it.

Common problems with Ever Flowering Gladiolus

Generally problem free

    How to harvest Ever Flowering Gladiolus

    Flowers can be cut for the vase.

    How to propagate Ever Flowering Gladiolus

    Division

    Corm can be divided in the dormant months.

    Seed

    Sow seeds in spring or autumn into well draining potting mix and keep moist until sprouted.

    Special features of Ever Flowering Gladiolus

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in pots, keep them well watered in the growing season and dry in the dormant season.

    Drought resistant

    Natural cycle include a dry summer.

    Attractive flowers

    Flowers are borne in spikes of up to 20, they are funnel-shaped, 6cm long with a green tinge.