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Gladiolus nanus 'Nymph'
Common Name: Sword Lily Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Notes:
Gladiolus nanus is a smaller, hardy gladiola native to Africa. 'Nymph' has orchid-like, white florets with pretty, hot pink markings on the lower petals. They have the benefit of a long bloom period, taking little space to grow such that they combine well with other plants, and make excellent cut flowers. Bulbs require good drainage. Leave the foliage to nourish the bulb after cutting back the flower stalk and mulch in winter.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

Native Habitat:
Light, well-drained soil.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourMagenta
Height8-12" Bloom TimeSpring
Spread4-8" FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Dry Stem Colour
Hardiness5-10 BerriesNo
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