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Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

 
Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

Common name corn flags
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6/7-10)
Flowers magenta
Size 12-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, not too dry

I was concerned over the hardiness of this glad species, but so far it seems to handle the winter cold in our garden well, surviving for at least three cold seasons. It finally bloomed last year, but I failed to capture its picture in full bloom. So you get a just-getting-started photo for now.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden, rock garden annex, curve garden (back lobe), back yard, orchard nursery area

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (95%G, 6-8w)


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