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Gladiolus byzantinus

Common Name(s):
Byzantine gladiolus
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Seen beside old homesteads in the south, Byzantine gladiolus provides shocking jolts of bold color in the late spring. When naturalized in lawn areas, the upright, 1/2 inch wide grass-like foliage may be mowed in summer, without harm to the plant

Season:
Late spring
Height:
24-36 in.
Flower Color:
Bright magenta
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9
Propagation:
Division after flowering
Exposure:
Partial shade to full sun
Soil:
Moist, well-drained soil
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Southern Europe

NCCES plant id: 718

Gladiolus byzantinus Gladiolus byzantinus