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Gladiolus tristis (100 seeds)


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Gladiolus tristis. Cormous geophyte up to 1m tall. Leaves slender, cross-shaped in section. Flowers long-tubed, pale yellow to cream coloured, sometimes with dark stripes on the three upper lobes. Flowers strongly fragrant in the evening. 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: Swellendam. Harvest: December 2023