A new Gladiolus hybrid

Makiko Goto-Widerman makikogotowiderman@me.com
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:46:21 PST
Mike,

I'm thinking to cross species gladiolus.  How many years it will take to bloom?
Autumn color gladiolus is perfect for fall.  I plan to cross G. dalenii and one more
autumn blooming gladiolus.

Your antique color gladiolus is so beautiful.

Makiko




On Nov 29, 2013, at 9:10 PM, Michael Mace wrote:

> Folks,
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> If you're a species purist, you can move on to the next message.
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> I have my first new hybrid flower of the growing season. It's a cross
> between Gladiolus priorii and G. guthrei (the former G. odoratus). Priorii
> is bright tomato red, while guthrei is a weird mauve color but heavily
> speckled and striped. Their offspring is a bronze-red color, with lots of
> stripes and speckles. I think it's a nice flower, and it blooms in early
> winter when few other bulbs are in bloom.
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> You can see photos here:
> http://growingcoolplants.blogspot.com/2013/11/…
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> Mike
> 
> San Jose, CA
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> (zone 9; min temp 20F / -6C)
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