Gladiolus flowering

terry frewin
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:36:20 PDT
Thanks Mike - I've been leaning towards watsonius, only because of the
flowering time, and by the leaf description below it's definitely not
priorii .  The margins and midribs are definitely thickened.  I'm happy
with watsonius as an ID, and I appreciate the information.
I've inherited a heap of glad varieties so I can see I'll have to buy the
Thanks to everyone also for your input on this, Terry

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Michael Mace <> wrote:

> Regarding the leaves, Goldblatt says this:  "G. watsonius...has straight,
> erect stems, rigid leaves with the margins and midribs strongly thickened."
> G priorii has "slightly fleshy leaves without visible venation."  I think I
> see some veins or ribs in your photos, which maybe suggests watsonius.  But
> you can judge this best for yourself.  Feel the leaves -- if there are
> ridges, that implies watsonius.

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