Gladiolus dalenii hybrid

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:46:15 PDT
On 14 Oct 2012, at 22:12, wrote:

> I have got this presumably old Gladiolus dalenii hybrid, which is rather spread
> in Northern Italy

> jpg

The streaking on the petals looks suspiciously like a virus infection. If you 
have other gladioli you've grown from seed, plant this one well away from them, 
just as lily fanciers who grow from seed keep commercial clones, all of which 
are virus infected, well away from their precious species.

It's a beautiful plant, for all that.
Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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