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Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

These magenta spires stud the olive groves in the Mediterranean. Excellent in borders or grass.
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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
communis subsp. Byzantinus
Common name
Sword Lily
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 15cm (6in) deep, 15cm (6in) apart (slightly closer in pots)
Cultivation
Plant the corms 10cm deep in drifts through borders or grass.

Description

These magenta spires stud the olive groves in the Mediterranean. Known as 'Whistling Jack' in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles where it is also naturalised. Excellent in borders or grass.

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Care Tips

Water regularly during growing season and stake tall varieties. Lift after first frosts. If you're growing in containers, stop watering at the end of summer and bring the pots indoors for the winter.