Gladiolus byzantinus

gladiolus byzantinus

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May flower power - spikes of deep-magenta to follow on from tulips, or to pop up through silver aromatics with the strident allium ‘Purple Sensation

Val Bourne - Garden Writer



  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: hardy (borderline)

    This is an unusual, late-spring flowering bulb which produces spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped, magenta flowers. It looks stunning planted in groups among shrubs, where it will spread freely, or for providing vivid vertical accents among silver-leaved plants. The exotic-looking flowers also make lovely cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Plant corms 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in autumn, on a bed of sharp sand to aid drainage.


  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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CrocusGladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus
 
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4.0

Look promising

By Byz

from Kent

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      Comments about Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus:

      Out of all the bulbs I ordered from Crocus these look the most promising

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      4.0

      hoping for great things

      By spanishmargaret1

      from southampton

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        Comments about Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus:

        have yet to see any results, but they have already started to sprout, so fingers crossed for a great display

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        5.0

        Totally satisfied

        By Dutchie

        from Scotland aberdeenshire

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          Comments about Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus:

          I returned from a spring holiday in Majorca where I had really loved the wild gladiolus I do not pick wild flowers but was very tempted. Instead when I returned home I looked on the web to identify the flower and then to source a stockist I was delighted to find your company and thought the price for the bulbs was very fair and so ordered some for myself and for my walking partner who had shared the holiday. Your company explained that it would ship the bulbs later on the year and then sent a reminder nearer the time the bulbs arrived in good condition and I am looking forward to them flowering this season. I was delighted by your service and would definitely use your company again

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