Gladiolus

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Fermi

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Re: Gladiolus
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2018, 02:35:15 PM »
Gladiolus carneus is a common "dwarf gladdie" in southern Australia. It can be very vigorous in Melbourne but it hasn't been quite as ebullient here. This little clump is coming into flower while its foliage is already drying off! It mightn't do that if we grew it somewhere which gets more water (although it was a very dry start to spring this year)
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
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« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2018, 07:33:38 AM »
That is very pretty Fermi....any perfume? Reminds me a little of Gladiolus callianthus....
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Re: Gladiolus carneus
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2018, 09:36:06 AM »
It's quite a variable species; we grow a rather pinker form, from IBSA seed - as far as I remember it doesn't have much if any scent.
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Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

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« Reply #78 on: October 15, 2019, 11:15:51 AM »
This little gladdie appeared in a "community pot" of stray bulbs after repotting a few years ago. It looks like Gladiolus alatus, though I don't think I'd ever had it in my collection - a bit of a mystery
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« Reply #79 on: October 15, 2019, 12:42:29 PM »
What a beautiful surprise Fermi.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #80 on: October 16, 2019, 07:32:47 AM »
Yes indeed a beautiful surprise and a beautiful flower, such an unusual colour. 😊
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« Reply #81 on: October 16, 2019, 08:14:25 AM »
Lovely surprise (and definitely alatus!)
Alisdair Aird
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« Reply #82 on: October 17, 2019, 01:38:38 PM »
Yes, a pleasant surprise - I just hope that now that I know what it is that it doesn't decide to become difficult to keep! Sometimes ignorance is bliss  ;D
Gladiolus virescens has gone from strength to strength since flowering in 2014, grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield in 2008
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!