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Gladiolus crassifolius

Igulusha, Ingangulazi

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A wild Gladiolus species on Mount Gorongosa (close to Gorongosa National Park) in Mozambique.
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A dainty perennial geophyte, with substantial stems and brightly coloured flowers; it grows wild in well-drained, rocky grasslands of eastern southern Africa. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Attracts birds

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

profile iconGladiolus crassifolius
by Khayelihle Magubane and Sthembile Zondi, KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, August 2017 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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