Gladiolus information

Max Withers
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:20:35 PST has Gladiolus × brenchleyensis Hort. ex Baker as an
unresolved synonym published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 177. 1877. Which
citation is available (though not as interesting as Jim's information)

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Jim McKenney

> Paul asked about Gladiolus brenchleyensis.
> John Weathers, The Bulb Book, 1911,gives this information: "This brilliant
> scarlet Gladiolus was raised about the year 1848, at Brenchley, by Mr
> Hooker, and is practically a form of G. gandavensis. It, however, retains
> its character so well and is so unlike the usual types of G. gandavensis,
> which have the blood of more than two species in them, that it may well
> receive separate mention. The flower-spikes, which appear before those of
> G. gandavensis, are not nearly so heavy, and support them selves naturally
> very well without stakes. "
> The Gladiolus gandavensis mentioned is a hybrid group which emerged about
> a decade before G. brenchleyensis.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the temperature early
> this morning was 56 degrees F.
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