Golden Gladiolus

Gladiolus aureus

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Gladiolus aureus is a delicate, cormous plant, producing striking golden-yellow blooms in late winter and spring. Among South Africa’s many critically endangered geophytes, it is one of those closest to extinction in the wild. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Winter, Spring

Special features

Pot plant

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Credits

profile iconGladiolus aureus
by Graham Duncan, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, First published 28 June 2004. Revised and updated 1 April 2019 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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