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Acidanthera murielae (syn. Gladiolus)

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.

15 corms

30 corms

100 corms

3 x 9cm pots (511222-3)

1 x 2 litre pot (511222-2L)

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Direct Sow
Flowers/ Harvest


Tender Perennial
Container Garden
Broad Tolerance
August - October
90cm (36in)
Common name
Abyssinian Gladiolus
Full Sun
Plant about 15 corms per 35cm diameter pot, planting them 15cm deep. Use a loam-based compost with grit added. If planting in the ground, wait until late spring when the soil has warmed up. If your soil is not free draining, add sharp sand or grit.


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, that I couldn't be without. One of the best statuesque and scented flowers for a large container. These Ethiopian native Peacock Orchids are hugely recommended.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

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Care Tips

Safest grown in pots. Stop watering at the end of summer and bring indoors for the winter. Any frost-free shed or garage will do. Put them out again next spring after danger of frosts has passed. Potted, they also make fabulous autumn houseplants