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Gladiolus tristis var concolor


Gladiolus tristis var concolor. It is a cormous perennial with an upright habit. Its mid green leaves are lanceolate with entire margins, up to 70cm long and 1cm broad. Its fragrant cream colored flowers are up to 7cm across and appear as a spike. Its fragrance is strongest at night. 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: Ex Hort. Harvest: November 2021


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