Gladiolus pulcherrimus


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Flower Colors: orange
Climate: winter rain climate
 

Gladiolus pulcherrimus (G.J.Lewis) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning has very striking orange to salmon flowers that are similar to Gladiolus alatus but is distinguished by broad sword shaped leaves that lack prominent veins. It grow in the northwest Cape on sandstone slopes. This one, grown by Gordon Summerfield in South Africa, was blooming September 2003. Photos by Bob Rutemoeller and Alan Horstmann.

Gladiolus pulcherrimus, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus pulcherrimus, Alan Horstmann

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