Monday, May 10, 2010
Synonym: G. blandus, Bergpypie
This flower is the first Gladiolus featured in the 1,343 posts on this blog. You just don’t see these flowers as often as you used to. This species is from South Africa however it will grow outside in Zone 8 and above here in the United States. The colors are just gorgeous and at 12 to 18 inches tall it seemed refined and handsome. They can also be cultivated inside in pots.
Yellow Grape Hyacinth
Another not too often seen bulb is Yellow Muscari, which actually starts off purple and then turns yellow. Us northern gardeners can grow this out in the garden as it rated to USDA Zone 5 (most people recommend a coat of mulch in Zone 5). There is a fragrant type called ‘Golden Fragrance’ but I am not sure if this it.