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Gladiolus communis var. byzantinus

For sale by Barry Skinner

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These are Bulbs I've lifted this summer after they have flowered.

Plant Size
Total Price
3cm × 2cm × 10

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Plant Finder: about Gladiolus communis var. byzantinus


Gladiolus communis var. byzantinus. Dense spikes of deep pink-red, funnel-shaped flowers appear in late spring. Has a fan of sword-shaped, basal, mid-green leaves.


They are frost to half hardy and will need a sunny and fertile, well drained site. You will need to plant the corms 10-15cm deep and the same distance apart in spring, water well in summer and support the tall cultivars with canes. Cormlets, removed after lifting should be stored in frost-free conditions and then be planted out 5cms deep in spring; lift in winter as for mature corms. They will flower in 1-2 years.

Interest and use

Is suitable for cutting or for planting in mixed borders; most hybrids are also good for exhibition.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Gladiolus communis var. byzantinus | Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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