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Gladiolus callianthus murielae (Abyssinian Sword-Lily)

Gladiolus Murielae, Abyssinian Gladiolus, Peacock Flower, Acidanthera, Fragrant Gladiolus, Sword Lily, Peacock Orchid


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.

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Prized for their majestic flower spikes, Gladiolus (Sword-Lilies) deserve a spot in the garden. Easy to grow, they will burst into bloom and add bright notes of summer color to your beds and borders, pots or in wonderful bouquets inside your home. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their impressive flowers all summer long.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Gladiolus - Sword Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Heat Zones 8 – 10
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Gladiolus - Sword Lilies
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Depth 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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