chocolate scented gladiolus

Diane Whitehead
Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:47:21 PDT
Many years ago I planted some corms of  commercial gladiolus corms 
advertised as being winter hardy.  I can't recall whether they ever 

This spring, I removed a cluster of big sword ferns (Polystichum 
munitum), a native that comes up everywhere, even in my "sunny" 
spots.  When I was beating the soil off their roots, out fell some 
gladiolus corms, so I replanted them.

They are now blooming - white, with red diamond "frames" on the lower 
three petals.  They are chocolate scented.  I have read about scented 
gladiolus species, but  not this particular scent.

What kind of gladiolus is it?

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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