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24/10/2013 at 17:24

Plant grows about 3 ft tall

see pictures

I am trying to identify the plant so I can look after them during winter so they grow again next year.

Tried to upload pictures but cannot find how to do it

24/10/2013 at 17:26

Sorry the whole description didnt come out above for some reason

Bulb grown crocosmia type plant with 6 large (3 to 4 ") white seperate flowers at top of plant all flowers 6 petals with long stamens (4) and a purple centre to flower.

24/10/2013 at 17:30

Can anyone tell me how to upload pictures of the plant in question?

I have tried clicking on insert an amiage but that doesnt work

24/10/2013 at 17:33

Julian, click on the tree on the tool bar of the text box, to the right of the smiley face and the left of the spell check 


24/10/2013 at 17:40

4th panda

many thanks but I have already tried that without success

24/10/2013 at 17:43

Are the flowers in a spike, one on top of the other, or all together at the top?

Try looking up gladioli and see if that fits. there are lots of varieties and colours, but the flowers are basically the same shape.

24/10/2013 at 17:43

Oh. In that case I have no idea. Sorry  Maybe someone else will have an idea 

24/10/2013 at 17:47

 Many thanks to 4th Panda I have now uploaded pics

24/10/2013 at 17:49


24/10/2013 at 17:52

Yay! Don't know what they are (sorry ) but they are beautiful 

24/10/2013 at 17:53

They are Gladiolus murielae    aka Acidanthera

24/10/2013 at 18:01


Well done!!!

They are right!  So pleased I have now identified them.  Go to the top of the class!

24/10/2013 at 18:23

Now, the next question!

Should I dig them up and put them in greenhouse or a dark garage for the winter to protect them?

24/10/2013 at 18:34

Allow the leaves to go yellow and die down. Lift and store the corms frost free ( but not too warm) Plant deep next spring in a sunny position in well drained soil.

24/10/2013 at 19:08

They're rather nice. Maybe I'll put them on next year's list

24/10/2013 at 19:10

and highly scented.

24/10/2013 at 19:12

cross out the maybe, I will. Thanks fb

24/10/2013 at 19:17

Me too!

24/10/2013 at 20:05

Many thanks for all your help!

24/10/2013 at 20:09

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