Delightfully fragrant, Gladiolus callianthus murielae (Abyssinian Sword-Lily) features 2-3ft. (60-90 cm) long, sword-shaped, medium green leaves and produces, in successive blooms, 10 magnificent white, star-like blossoms with a prominent purple blotch at their heart. The flowers are well-spaced and enjoy a graceful appearance.

  • Blooming in late summer or early fall, this beauty has the advantage of blooming after the other summer-flowering bulbs and makes a wonderful companion for the blue Aster dumosus hybrids, Aster novii-belgii and Aster amellus.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (1993)
  • Plant in a sheltered location to protect your Gladioli from strong winds.
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Provide consistent moisture during the growing season and do not allow the soil to dry out. After flowering, you may reduce watering.
  • To be planted in spring when the risk of frost has passed.