Gladiolus caryophyllaceus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: pink
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus caryophyllaceus grows on sandstone flats and slopes in the winter rainfall area, blooms winter to spring and has large pink to mauve flowers that are speckled on the lower tepals and fragrant. This species has naturalized in Western Australia, but in my Northern California garden I have had no increase at all. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner, Bob Werra, Alan Horstmann and the last two habitat shots by Andrew Harvie taken east of Koebeeberge in the western Cape.

Gladiolus caryophyllaceus, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus caryophyllaceus, Bob WerraGladiolus caryophyllaceus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus caryophyllaceus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus caryophyllaceus, Andrew HarvieGladiolus caryophyllaceus, Andrew Harvie

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