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Gladiolus murieliae


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (44136)

Plant details

One of Stephen Lacey's favourite autumn flowering bulbs, he recommends growing Gladiolus murieliae in pots near the house so you can enjoy the piercing night scent. It is from the warmer climes of Eritrea to Mozambique, it is too tender to be left outdoors all year round in the UK so the corms must be lifted each autumn to be overwintered indoors.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Gladiolus

Species: murieliae

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 5cm

Reader reviews


A beautiful plant, on tall stems with nodding heads, well worth growing

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