Gladiolus caryophyllaceus (was Gladiolus link)

Diane Whitehead
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:27:58 PDT
I was expecting Gladiolus caryophyllaceus to smell like a carnation, but the one I sniffed didn't.  It was a few years ago, probably in South Africa . I think it had a musty smell, and was disappointing enough that I decided not to grow it.

It is worthwhile checking further about many flowers which are described as being 'scented'.  Some of the scents can be unpleasant.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

On 2012-10-06, at 4:00 PM, Randall P. Linke wrote:

> There is a hint of scent but almost imperceptible and slightly sweet, not
> clove/dianthus-like.

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