Gladiolus tristis

Marsh Afrikaner

One of the most popular flowering bulbs, their tall, magnificent spikes of flowers are excellent when cut. You can also buy hardy, small-flowered dwarf types for smaller spaces. Spikes are available in many colors and can have more than 20 ruffled and flaring flowers in solids and bicolors. Plant in groups for masses of color, or in containers. Grow low, mounding plants to cover shorter stems. In cold winter climates, dig up and store bulbs in a frost free location. Plant after frost in spring at least 4 inches deep. In mild winter areas, plant fall through spring. When cutting flowers, leave at least 4 leaves on the plant to ensure next year's flowers.
Gladiolus tristis, Marsh Afrikaner
A more dainty species, with slender 1½-foot stems. Each spike bears from 1 to 20 flowers, creamy to yellowish white, veined with purple and fragrant at night.

Attributes - Gladiolus tristis

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Late Spring

Flower Color: White, Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 8 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Gladiolus coccineum 'Golden Sceptre', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Beverly Ann', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Early Green', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Ice Gold', Gladiolus hortulanus 'Rose Supreme', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Tiny Tot Pinky Pink', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Tiny Tot Red Bantam', Gladiolus x hortulanus 'Wine & Roses'
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