Acidanthera (Spring 2013)
This gladiolus has many names :
gladiolus murielae, gladiolus callianthus. . . .
and several combinations of the above…
Soil: well drained – plant on sharp sand.
Care: corms need to be lifted before serious frosts if storing overwinter.
I planted 70 of these corms as there was an offer in the garden centre. However they did not perform well – each clump had only one or two corms that flowered. That said they were absolutely beautiful so I will try again. Even without flowers the lovely spikey leaves look great in the herbaceous border.
When I lifted them the corms had made lots of baby corms which were much too small to plant out next year. I will probably try again with new corms and hope it was the really cold spring that stopped these flowering.