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This one wound up in our vegetable garden


Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial bulb (Z6/7)
Flowers various (summer)
Size 4'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil


Glads aren't supposed to be hardy in our garden's zone. And most of them aren't - but we have a few that just keep on coming back. I used to chalk it up to the string of relatively mild winters we had, but last winter had some real zone 6 temperatures, and we still had glads. I'm all for it - I don't have the patience to dig the bulbs in fall and replant in spring, so we'd be gladless without these hardy ones!

This one came as a bonus with a mail-order bulb shipment

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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