Gladiolus byzantinus 'Texas Snowflurry'

Tony Avent
Fri, 03 Sep 2010 11:04:48 PDT

Sorry for the slow reply.  I agree that the corms of what we grow as G.
italicus matches those of G 'Snowflurries' more than it does those of G.
byzantinus.  Now, if we can all find someone who has the real white G.

Tony Avent
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of bulborum botanicum
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 5:37 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Gladiolus byzantinus 'Texas Snowflurry'

Hello Tony

One of my colleagues grows the true G.byzantinus but not G.byzantinus albus
If you want I can show you with a picture the difference in bulb shape to
see the difference between italicus and byzantinus if you wand I can send
you some bulbs

I think the major mistake is made in the time the names where Gladiolus
communis ssp. byzantinus var.byzantinus and Gladiolus communis ssp.
byzantinus var.italicus later changed in Gladiolus byzantinus ssp.
byzantinus Gladiolus byzantinus ssp. italicus and now as far as I know must
be Gladiolus byzantinus Gladiolus italicus I think here is an easy misnaming


2010/9/1 Tony Avent <>

> Angelo:
> Sorry for the slow response.  We got our original plants of this from 
> Patty Allen, so we both have the same clone.  I seem to recall that 
> she got it from a gardener in Texas and had someone to identify it as G.
>  I
> certainly agree that it looks and grows more like G. italicus.  If so, 
> I'm wondering if anyone actually has the true G. byzantinus.
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