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Gladiolus caucasicus

Gladiolus caucasicus
hardy gladiolus; field gladiolus

Common name hardy gladiolus; field gladiolus
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers violet (summer)
Size 20"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed needs warm and cold conditioning before germinating at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Small species gladiolus whose one-sided spikes carry frilled red-violet flowers. After starting them from seed, it took four years to see the first flowers. Not entirely sure they are the correct species – but in any case, they appear to be hardy in our garden, having lived through four winters.

Gladiolus caucasicus

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (8w) - 70F (93%G, 3-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (24d; 4%G, 16d) - 35F (8w) - 70F (96%G, 3-8d)

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