Saturday, January 22, 2011
Synoyms: Homoglossum priorii
This is a species of Gladiolus that is native to South Africa. I had never seen it until I took this picture at Wave Hill. It is considered easy to grow and is a winter bloomer. Gladiolus seems to have really taken a hit as far as its popularity. I always forget to get a couple for the garden and they just don’t seem as available. The staking is the part that I don’t like about growing them. It is difficult to stake them and have them look right. More often then not the flowers seem to be laying on the ground or shooting out of the plant at an odd angle.
"Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts."