Gladiolus equitans

Gladiolus equitans

Wow! Talk about the colors of the moment! This flower is wearing some hip threads! Yummy orange and a touch of chartreuse green, great combination I have to say. Anyway, enough anthropomorphizing. This bulb from South Africa is similar in color to Gladiolus alatus but has neat-o, thick, leathery foliage. Location in rocky hill areas, this plant needs great drainage. Grow in a pot with a rocky soil mixture or in a bed with perfect drainage. Fragrant! To 6-12" high & 6-9" wide.

Kelly Kilpatrick-Prop.

Sun
Low/ No Summer Water

South African Bulb
drought tolerant

Summer Dormant
Zones 9-10