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The graceful beauty of the species Gladiolus cannot be overstated, with "Orchid-like" being a frequently used
description. The winter-growing species from Southern Africa offer the greatest range of color and form. Growing
through the winter, they bloom in the spring and go dormant in summer, when they should be kept dry. The
summer-growing species are largely from tropical and sub-tropical Africa. They are generally larger plants and are
more suitable for the flower garden that receives rain or irrigation year round. The species listed here are
winter-growers unless otherwise noted. Zone 7-10. SHIPS JULY-OCTOBER
6100 Gladiolus alatus --- Not available this year
Short 6 - 8" spikes of relatively large hooded flowers. The upper petals are orange,
the lower petals green.
6110 Gladiolus angustus ---- Not available this year
Large pale yellow flowers with deep crimson markings on the lower petals. 24-36” tall.
6112 Gladiolus bonaspei --- Not available this year
The lovely soft orange flowers have a bright yellow center.
6111 Gladiolus caeruleus -- Not available this year
Beautiful pale blue scented flowers.
6120 Gladiolus cardinalis hybrid --- Each: $ 4.50
This Gladiolus is one of the most beautiful we grow, with tall 24-36" spikes of deep
red flowers backed with silver, with as many as 16 flowers per stem. Very vigorous,
and tolerates summer water, making it an excellent garden plant. Possibly hardy to Zone 7.
6130 Gladiolus carinatus ---- Each: $ 4.00
Large, sweetly scented mauve flowers, yellow markings on the lower petals. 10-18"
6135 Gladiolus carmineus ---- Not available this year
Deep pink flowers with white markings on the lower petals. Blooms in
autumn on short 10-14” stems before the leaves emerge.
6140 Gladiolus carneus ---- Each: $ 4.00
The "Painted Lady" Gladiolus, with lovely pale pink flowers marked on
the lower petals with deep red. Grows up to 36" tall.
6155 Gladiolus debilis ---- Each: $ 4.00
Large white flowers are held on 24” stems, the lower petals variably marked with
red or pink. The purple anthers are well set off by the petals.
6150 Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus ---- Each: $ 3.50
Well loved as a garden plant, and deservedly so, since it has beautiful purple-magenta
flowers on tall, 3 ft. stems. Tolerates summer water. Hardy to Zone 7.
6152 Gladiolus equitans -- Each: $ 5.00
NEW -- A lovely little species with hooded scarlet flowers similar to G. alatus, but with broad
6158 Gladiolus floribundus ---- Not available this year
The short 10” stems hold cream flowers that are marked with
6160 Gladiolus geardii ---- Not available this year
Large spikes of richly colored pink flowers on stems 24-48” tall. Rare.
6170 Gladiolus gracilis ---- Not available this year
Lovely mauve to purple flowers with cream markings
on the lower petals. This sweetly scented Gladiolus grows 12-16" tall.
6180 Gladiolus griseus ---Not available this year
The sweetly scented flowers in shades of purple, mauve, and lime green are
abundantly produced. Grows 18-30” tall.
6162 Gladiolus guthriei -- Each: $ 6.00
NEW -- A truly gorgeous species with pink, white and lavender flowers that are sweetly
scented. Here's a link: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/gladiolusguthriei.htm
6151 Gladiolus hirsutus -- Each: $ 5.00
NEW -- Lovely flowers that are pink and white.
6159 Gladiolus huttonii -- Each: $ 5.00
This beautiful gladiolus has flowers like butterflies in colors of yellow,
red and orange. VERY FEW AVAILABLE
6185 Gladiolus liliaceus --- Not available this year
The large cream flowers that are marked with brown change to a
more purple shade as night commences. Also fragrant at night. Grows 8-10” tall.
6186 Gladiolus maculatus -- Each: $ 5.00
Scented flowers with a most graceful form in shades of russet
and cream. Very lovely.
6187 Gladiolus marlothii -- Not availabel this year
NEW -- Hooded flowers that are a beautiful lilac banded with yellow.
6190 Gladiolus meliusculus ---- Not available thus year
Somewhat similar to G. alatus in form, but with larger flowers of a
much deeper coppery orange.
6192 Gladiolus miniatus -- Each: $ 4.00
NEW -- Beautiful salmon colored flowers with a deeper stripe in the middle of the petal.
6191 Gladiolus orchidiflorus -- Not available this year
NEW -- The name says it all -- the flowers are like beautiful orchids
in shades of purple, pale yellow and green.
6195 Gladiolus pappei ---- Not available this year
Large deep pink flowers, with diamond shaped cream markings
on the lower petals. Grows 12” tall.
6200 Gladiolus priorii ---- Each: $ 5.00
Dainty bright scarlet flowers on 12-24" stems. Blooms in late winter.
6201 Gladiolus scullyi --- Each: $ 4.50
Beautiful mauve flowers with a yellow stripe on the lower petals. Very strongly scented.
6203 Gladiolus splendens ---- Each: $ 3.50
The tall 24" stems hold neatly arranged brilliant scarlet flowers.
6205 Gladiolus stefaniae ---- Not available this year
A stunning Gladiolus with very large scarlet flowers that appear
in the fall.
6211 Gladiolus trichonemifolius -- Not available this year
NEW -- Dainty whute flowers flushed with pink. Fragrant.
6210 Gladiolus tristis ---- Each: $ 3.50
Beautiful creamy yellow flowers on strong 24" stems. This Gladiolus is deliciously
and strongly fragrant at night. A pot in bloom brought indoors in the evening will
fill a home with its wonderful scent. Tolerant of summer watering and an excellent
garden plant or cut flower. Hardy to Zone 7.
6220 Gladiolus undulatus --- Each: $ 4.50
Cream flowers flushed with pink, and deep pink markings on the lower petals.
Grows 16-30” tall.
6225 Gladiolus venustus ---- Each: $ 5.00
Dainty flowers that are a combination of chartreuse and pink or purple.
6230 Gladiolus virescens ---- Each: $ 5.00
This lovely little Gladiolus also belongs to the group that have hooded, orchid-
like flowers. Small in stature at about 6", the flowers are lime green and amber. FEW
6232 Gladiolus watsonius ----Each: $ 4.00
Elegant sprays of flowers that are a soft amber.
6231 Gladiolus watermeyeri -- Not available this year
NEW -- Exquisitely formed flowers in lime and purple, looking like a small orchid.