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21/08/2012 at 22:17

Hi all. Im struggling to find out what this plant is. Any takers? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11056.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 Its 3-4ft tall with more blooms about to open. Cheers

21/08/2012 at 22:35

Hi.

I think it is Gladiolus Muriale, it is also known as Acidanthe Muriale.

21/08/2012 at 22:44

I agree. When I grew them they were called Acidanthera but I knew they were related to gladdys. I think they're gorgeous and have a very distinctive scent but they only lasted a couple of years for me..

21/08/2012 at 22:50

They only last for a couple of years for me too . I had them in pots for the first year and then transplanted them to the garden, after that they disappeared, I think the severe winter we had 2 years ago finished them off, should have lifted them and stored.. Very pretty though.

22/08/2012 at 14:43

Acidanthera or Peacock Orchids. Got them in my garden

22/08/2012 at 21:15

Oh thank you, thank you, thank you all. Ive searched everywhere and couldnt find it anywhere. Is it best to lift it in the late autumn or should i leave in situ?

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