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Gladiolus tristis

Common name sword lilyl; marsh Afrikaner
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow (spring)
Size 24-36"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature; be patient
detailed seed-starting info below

Species native to winter rainfall areas of South Africa, with slender spiraling leaves and creamy yellow flowers with purple markings. Dormant in summer, when it appreciates dry conditions. Some forms are fragrant, especially at night.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '18/'19 exchange. Baggy 70F (70%G, 16-34d)

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