Gladiolus italicus

Iridaceae

Gladiolus italicus

Up to 15 pinkish-purple flowers on 1 metre stems over clumps of neat sword-like leaves. Vernally moist sites drying out during summer. Delightful garden plant.  

Very small bulbs  

Spring Flowering      

Picture by Lucarelli at Livorno                                                                                            

Kamares, Rethymno, Crete, Greece 1100m.

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