Acidanthera murielae

The Victorians loved Acidanthera murielae – a cousin of the gladiolus – for cut flowers, and it's easy to see why. It has a wonderful scent and lasts brilliantly in the vase. More
15 corms 209112-15 £2.95 In stock
30 corms 209112-30 £4.95 In stock
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The Victorians loved Acidanthera murielae – a cousin of the gladiolus – for cut flowers, and it's easy to see why. It has a wonderful scent and lasts brilliantly in the vase.

It has become my staple autumn flower for cutting, I couldn't be without it. One of the best statuesque and scented flowers for a large container. These Ethiopian native Peacock Orchids are hugely recommended.

Full instructions for planting these corms will be sent with your order.

Genus Gladiolus callianthus
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Acidanthera murielae, Abyssinian gladiolus
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full sun and shelter
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 100cm (39in)
Care Tips If you're growing in containers, stop watering at the end of summer and bring the pots indoors for the winter. Put them out again next spring after danger of night frosts has passed. Plant 15 corms per average 30cm pot.
Flowering August - October
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 18th November 2014 by patricia mandeville

Well these didn't flower for me. At all! I planted them on a south facing bed, maybe too near a wall? Or maybe I didn't water them enough? Anyway, have dug them up and will replant in a different spot next year


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Reviewed 23rd September 2014 by Victoria

Was very a little sceptical about growing these as I have never seen them before. Planted as per instructions in a pot and after some time they began to pop up. I have been rewarded with a fabulous display and the fragrance is heavenly. Well worth growing - will be buying more.

Best scent ever!

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Reviewed 10th July 2014 by Venetia Peet

I have always loved the scent of Frangipanis..from childhood in Singapore, but these wonderful fragrant flowers surpass my childhood favourites! The only drawback is that they're not hardy and have to be protected over winter..but well worth it, once grown you will want them in your garden forever!