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Gladiolus hirsutus pink


Gladiolus hirsutus pink(Iridaceae) In Gladiolus hirsutus, there are usually around 3 to 6 bright pink flowers appearing in succession up the stem. The flowers have wide open mouths, with darker guide lines on the lower lip, which indicate they are adapted for bee pollination. Sowing : Seed is sown in autumn, thinly, in deep (min. 10 cm) seed trays, to allow for root development. The soil medium should be well drained, a recommended mix being 2 parts sand : 2 parts compost : 1 part loam or equal parts sand and compost, and the seeds should be planted 3-4 mm deep, covered with clean sand and kept moist and lightly shaded. Locality: SirLowry’s Pass. Harvest: December 2022


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