Gladiolus murielae

Gladiolus murielae

Abyssinian gladiolus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Gladiolus murielae
  • Common name: Abyssinian gladiolus
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Abyssinian gladiolus, Gladiolus murielae, is an elegant gladiolus, bearing spikes of fragrant white flowers with a central maroon blotch. Providing movement and light to a border, it’s best planted in groups where it can drift through the border, or in containers where their fragrant flowers can be best appreciated.

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Grow Gladiolus murielae in well-drained soil in full sun. Water well during the growing season and stake plants before the flower spike emerges. Although perennial, it’s best treated as an annual and replaced every year.

How to grow Gladiolus murielae

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Gladiolus murielae and wildlife

Gladiolus murielae has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gladiolus murielae poisonous?

Gladiolus murielae can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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