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Gladiolus undulatus


Gladiolus undulatus. It is an upright herbaceous with short-lived stems and leaves growing up to 1.4 m tall. It re-grows each year from long-lived underground ‘bulbs’. Its large strap-like leaves (25-75 cm long and 5-20 mm wide) are mostly clustered towards the base of the stems. Its showy tubular flowers are whitish or cream in color and arranged in small clusters at the tips of the flowering stems. 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: Goudini. Harvest: November 2023


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