A new Gladiolus hybrid

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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:14:48 PST

Mike,
Nice looking hybrids, its cool to see the variations one can get.
Ernie
Briarcliff Manor NY Z7ish


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Mace <michaelcmace@gmail.com>
To: pbs <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sat, Nov 30, 2013 10:35 am
Subject: [pbs] A new Gladiolus hybrid


Folks,

 

If you're a species purist, you can move on to the next message.

                                        

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.

 

You can see photos here:
http://growingcoolplants.blogspot.com/2013/11/…

 

Mike

San Jose, CA

(zone 9; min temp 20F / -6C)



 





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