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Gladiolus liliaceus

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Cormous perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 2 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Light red
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Drought tolerant
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
Night scented flowers on slender stems change color from light brick red to purplish mauve as night approaches. Dormant in summer, keep dry after leaves wither.