Mystery Bulb - Glad?

Peter Franks
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:46:09 PST
Hi Jim

Your plant looks to me like what used to be called Homoglossum. This genus
is now sunk in Gladiolus. I've just browsed through some of my references.
There are a number of similar species illustrated in Goldblatt & Manning's
"Gladiolus in Southern Africa" but to me, it looks most like G. huttonii.

Flowering time in the wild is given as August/September [SH]


Peter Franks

Zone 10ish where the weather is still warm and dry

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Friday, 7 February 2014 9:15 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Mystery Bulb - Glad?

Dear PBSers,

	I have been watching the growth of very fine narrow foliage -two
leaves - for weeks. The pot is in my greenhouse in Kansas City. Finally it
bloomed with 3 blooms on a thin stalk about 2 ft tall.

	I assume it is some winter blooming and possibly a S. African
Gladiolus species or hybrid. There are three flowers on the stem and just
over an inch across. It didn't seem to fit anything on the wiki so I'd
appreciate any thoughts from the Gladiolus experts on this list. 

	Here's the link…

	Thanks to David P for posting this.				Jim

James Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd
Kansas City, MO 64152-2711
Phone     816-746-1949

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