FOTD – October 11 – Wild Gladioli

People are probably more familiar with the colourful, long-stemmed, many flowered cut gladioli flowers, but there is a wild form – Gladiolus angustus – that grows all over my garden. 🙂

(Click on image to open in a new window and click again to expand) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus6The bright purple anthers are a beautiful feature of these glisteningly white petalled flowers! 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus1A large clump of gladi’s mix well with some of my Cape Marguerite daisies. 🙂

lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus3Koalas find a gladiolus patch promotes peaceful meditation practice. 🙂

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lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus4Gladiolus comes from the Latin gladius meaning sword, referring to their long sword-shaped leaves.As this picture shows they probably should have named them after Arrows? 🙂 .
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lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus2The first of several buds to open.

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lovewillbringustogether - Wild Gladiolus5Three open, four yet to come on this single stalk of a glorious gladiolus. 🙂

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link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – October 11, 2019 – Autumn Leaf

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9 comments

    • Yeah – the daisies certainly can take over if you don’t hack them back! 🙂

      The gladi’s will happily grow from bulbs dug up and kept over summer/autumn! Maybe see if any neighbours can give you some?

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