Gladiolus vernus

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 45-80cm (1.5-2.6 ft)
Flower Colors: pink
Climate: summer rain climate

Gladiolus vernus Obermeyer grows in rocky grassland in the Blyde River Canyon area in Mpumalanga. It flowers in July and August in completely dry conditions before the first rain starts. Foliage leaves are produced afterwards in September or October. Flowers are pale to deep pink, or cream, with the upper tepals darker above and with a yellow zone on one or all of the three lower tepals. This zone is sometimes edged with dark pink or purple. The lower halves of the lower tepals are speckled with pink. Flowers are unscented and plants grow from 45 to 75 cm high. Photo from Rachel Saunders.

Gladiolus vernus, Rachel Saunders

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