Flags, Bergpypie (Afr.)
This species of Gladiolus has one of the widests distributions in winter rainfall areas. The flowers are highly valued as it is pleasantly fragranced and is a great cut flower for floral arrangements. This species is a must have for any garden enthusiast as it is very easy to grow.
Harvest flowers in spring and early summer for floral arrangements. Harvest seeds when ripe and store them in a dry spot.
Sow seeds in autumn months before the first rains at a depth of 1 cm and space them 15 cm apart.
Divide the offsets during the dormant period and plant to a depth of 3 cm and space them 15 cm apart.
Attracts useful insects
Attracts specific long tongued flies.
This plant requires very little water.
This species is a great pot plant adding colour to any sunny spot.
Attractive tubular flowers grown on continuous flower stalks, usually with pretty markings on the bottom three petals.
From Sub-Saharan Africa to Southern Africa, Western Cape.
Soil PH preference
Purple, Red, Cream, White, Pink