Gladiolus Flowers

Gladiolus Flowers

Gladiolus Flower Facts

Name:

Sword lily, as is commonly known..

Description:

Gladioli like a lot of water‚ and will suffer seriously if not given enough water.

Origin:

South African‚

Color:

Pinks, oranges, peach, yellow, red and purple.

Availability:

This Flowers are Availble in Spring

Botanical Name:

Gladiolus

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  • Gladiolus flowers are native of Africa and the Mediterranean.
  • They mean sword in Latin, named after the shape of their leaves; also called as sword lily.
  • They are striking and colorful, perched on hollow towering stems.
  • They qualify as perfect cut flowers to decorate vases or bouquets.
  • They grow very easily and are available in a number of color combinations.
  • There are 2 varieties of Gladiolus – Large flower and miniature types.
  • The miniature ones are suitable only for small arrangements.
  • Propagation is through the bulbs that develop along with the plant.
  •  These bulbs also known as corms can be stored in dry form and then planted whenever desired.
  • Though they can be potted, these plants grow better on flower beds.
  • They grow in normal to dry soil and hence a sandy soil is preferred.
  • The soil should be well drained to avoid rotting.
  • Avoid watering the plant daily.