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African gladiolus

Gladiolus dalenii

Also known as

Papegaai-Gladiolus (Afr.), Khahla-E-Kholo (South Sotho)

Gladiolus dalenii by Andrew Deacon (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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African gladiolus Overview

Gladiolus dalenii and other Gladiolus species are popular garden plants, cultivated in Europe for more than 250 years and renowned for their striking, colourful flowers. But did you know that these garden plants were grown from hybrids of wild gladioli native to South Africa? ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Special features of African gladiolus

Attracts birds

Other uses of African gladiolus

Medicinal