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Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus 'Cruentus'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus 'Cruentus'

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Item #: 5857

Zones: 6a to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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(aka: Gladiolus byzantinus) We are pleased to again offer the old-fashioned Gulf Coast pass-along gladiolus. The 2' tall spikes of intensely tacky, fluorescent cerise-red flowers top the late-January emerging foliage from late April through early May...a feast for early season hummingbirds. The European Gladiolus 'Cruentus', not to be confused with the African Gladiolus cruentus, could be classified as a spring ephemeral since the entire clump is dormant by late spring...be sure to mark the spot when planting summer growers nearby. We tried to find a matching RHS color code with no luck...obviously royal taste doesn't allow this color in the old UK. Its drought-tolerance, winter hardiness, and ease of culture are legendary!