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
Corm can be divided in the dormant months.
Sow seeds in spring or autumn into well draining potting mix and keep moist until sprouted.
Special features of Ever Flowering Gladiolus
Can be grown in pots, keep them well watered in the growing season and dry in the dormant season.
Natural cycle include a dry summer.
Flowers are borne in spikes of up to 20, they are funnel-shaped, 6cm long with a green tinge.