chocolate scented - Gladiolus Nanus Hybrids

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:48:05 PDT
I have discovered something about Gladiolus nanus.  One of my bulb 
books lists it as a species, but several more recent ones say this 

Gladiolus X colvillei (G. tristis X cardinalis) syn G. nanus hort. 
Nanus Hybrids  Various colours from white to crimson and mauve. 
Hardy in only the mildest gardens of southern and western England.

So the scent must have come from tristis, but I have never smelled 
it.  Also, I have only the one Nanus, so I don't know whether others 
of them are scented.  I shall buy some more this fall when bulbs 
arrive in the garden centres.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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