Mystery Gladiolus

Randall P. Linke randysgarden@gmail.com
Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:07:58 PDT
Thank you, Eugene, I believe you are right.  I looked it up in Goldblatt
and Manning and the description fits nicely as well.  I do recall planting
seeds of this once, but definitely not in the pot with the Crinum!
 Probably one 'winged' its way there somehow.

Thank you
Randy

On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Eugene Zielinski <eez55@earthlink.net>wrote:

> Randy.
> I think you may have Gladiolus carmineus.  It's pink and flowers in the
> fall before the leaves emerge.  Check out the listing on the PBS wiki.
>
> Eugene Zielinski
> eez55@earthlink.net
> Rapid City, SD
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Randall P. Linke <randysgarden@gmail.com>
> > To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Date: 10/6/2012 1:29:58 PM
> > Subject: [pbs] Mystery Gladiolus
> >
> > I found this gladiolus this morning growing out of a large clump of
> Crinum
> > moorei.  The only reference to something similar from seeds I had planted
> > that could be old enough to flower is G. caryophyllaceus, however it
> > flowers in the spring.  Does any one have any thoughts on an ID?  The
> stem
> > is gray-green, and no leaves are present.
> >
> > I've been contemplating dividing the Crinum moorei as it is in a very
> large
> > and now very crowded tub and they have not bloomed for two years.  Does
> > anyone have a recommendation on the best time to do this.  I would be
> > inclined at this point to wait until spring if this gladiouls proves to
> be
> > a winter grower.
> >
> > Also, very happy that all of the Paramongaia weberbauri seeds germinated!
> >  Now to keep them alive.  Not having as good of luck with the Scadoxus
> > cyrtanthiflorus but they may yet do something.
> >
> > Randy
> > Monterey Bay Region, California
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