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Fragrant Gladiolus Gladiolus murielae

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Acidanthera bicolor
  • Acidanthera murielae
Phonetic Spelling
GLAD-ee-oh-lus mur-ee-EL-ay
Description

Fragrant, good cut flowers, blossoms open one at the time; thrives in damp borders; delay planting until the soil has warmed; prefers well-drained soil

 

Depth: 5 in. (12.5 cm)

Space: 8 in. (20 cm)

Organ: Corm

Hardiness: Tender III - injured below 25 degrees F (2 degrees C)

Light: Full-PM Sun

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murielae'
  • 'Zwanenburg'
'Murielae', 'Zwanenburg'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#bulb#showy flowers#full sun#maroon#perennial#white flowers#corm#cut flowers#herbaceous perennial#summer bulbs#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Murielae'
  • 'Zwanenburg'
'Murielae', 'Zwanenburg'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#bulb#showy flowers#full sun#maroon#perennial#white flowers#corm#cut flowers#herbaceous perennial#summer bulbs#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gladiolus
    Species:
    murielae
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Harvest corms in the fall; dry, clean carefully, and store at 60-70 degrees F (13-20 degrees C) with some ventilation
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Dense
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    6 petals/rays
    Tepals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Color is white with maroon center.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses