Ever Flowering Gladiolus
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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.
Summer, Winter, Spring
Flowers can be cut for the vase.
Corm can be divided in the dormant months.
Sow seeds in spring or autumn into well draining potting mix and keep moist until sprouted.
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.
Africa, South Africa, Western, Southern Cape and Eastern Cape.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Generally problem free