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Scientific Name: Gladiolus cv.
Pronunciation: glad-ee-OH-lus
Common Name: gladiolus
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, linear; florets sessile, mostly 5-8 cm wide, in spikes up to 1 m long.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Africa
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Cut flower or foliage
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Fall: Brown, Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:6
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red, Purple, (Also bicolors)
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Six tetals, often with frilled margins; large sheathing green bracts

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Corms

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Blight or needle cast, Mealybugs, Root rot, Scale insects, Thrips, Whitefly or psyllids, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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