Gladiolus nigromontanus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: white, pink, red
Flower Season: early autumn
Life form: corm

Gladiolus nigromontanus Goldblatt is a rare South African species that occurs only on rocky outcrops on sandstone slopes in the Swartberg Mountains. Flowering in autumn (March) and best a few years after a fire, it grows to 30 cm with narrow leaves and small white long tubed flowers suffused light pink and marked with red and yellow on the three lower lobes. Flowers are in a 3 to 6 flower spike. Photos from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok.

Gladiolus nigromontanus, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-VlokGladiolus nigromontanus, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok

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