Gladiolus

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class:

Gladiolus sp.

Common name: Gladiolus

Other cultivars and species: Most Gladiolus cultivars are hybrids and are often listed as Gladiolus x hortulanus Three main hybrid groups, Grandiflora hybrids, Nanus hybrids, and Primulinus or Butterfly hybrids, species grown include G. communis, G. murielae. Gladiolus x gandavensis  is a hybrid of G. natalensis x G. oppositiflorus.

Family: Iridaceae

Zone: 8-10, dig corms and overwinter indoors in cooler climates.

Identifying characteristics: Lance shaped leaves, Showy flower spikes with flowers with 6 tepals.

Culture and use notes: Use in mixed beds or as a border. Many grown as cut flowers.

USDA Plant profile


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