Gladiolus pulcherrimus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: orange
Life form: corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus pulcherrimus (G.J.Lewis) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning has very striking orange to salmon flowers that are similar to Gladiolus alatus but is distinguished by broad sword shaped leaves that lack prominent veins. It grow in the northwest Cape on sandstone slopes. This one, grown by Gordon Summerfield in South Africa, was blooming September 2003. Photos by Bob Rutemoeller, Alan Horstmann, and Rod Saunders.

Gladiolus pulcherrimus, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus pulcherrimus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus pulcherrimus, Rod Saunders

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