|summer rain climate
Gladiolus hollandii L.Bolus grows on lower slopes of mountains and on granite outcrops, often in well drained gritty soil in light to moderate shade in the eastern southern African lowveld (Northern Province, Mozambique, Swaziland). Plants grow from 0.6-1.2 m and have a multi-flowered spike of 18 to 30 and sometimes more pale pink minutely dotted dark pink unscented flowers with a reddish median streak running the length of the tepals. Flowering time is mid February to April. Photos by Rachel Saunders.