Oh do we love this rare and beautiful South African species Gladiolus! Huge, 1.5” flaring soft pink flowers painted deep crimson in the throat captivate even those bored-to-death “significant others” our visitors drag along to the nursery. Long-blooming, the flowers appear on upright arching stems to 2' tall mid-Spring to June or July here in USDA zone 10. Spreading easily by cormlets after a few seasons, you’ll have a lovely patch at least 30” across. So much more graceful and elegant than their overblown modern hybrids. Grow in well-drained soil with our without Summer water. Choice in well drained rock gardens, dry gardens and containers. Summer deciduous.