At 07:35 AM 19/04/2012, you wrote: >This Glad came to me from Lambley's as G. cruentus - with the proviso that >he wasn't sure if this was it's correct name - can anyone tell me if this >is likely to be correct. It's a very reliable flowerer in Autumn here and >has beautiful, quite large, blood red flowers, quite a stunner. thanks Terry, It looks a lot like it could be a Gladiolus dalenii variety or hybrid as well? There are varieties of this species that flower at different times of the year depending on where they originated, so the time isn't a good pointer in this particular species. I have autumn, spring and summer variants, but have no idea whether they are all species selections or whether the are hybrids. My summer one is red, but the form I have coming into flower now is orange, and very stoloniferous (it now exists at least 3 metres from where it was originally planted, it's been expanding out each year. I've not grown cruentus, so can't help you with comparisons. Is that any help? Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only. Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!