Gladiolus Kings Lynn

Glad kings lynn

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Interesting Plant: Gladiolus ‘Kings Lynn’

Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).[1] It is sometimes called the ‘Sword lily’, but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli, gladioluses, glads).[2]

The genus is distributed in Mediterranean Europe, Asia, Tropical Africa and South Africa. The center of diversity of the genus is located in the Cape Floristic Region, where most species were discovered.[3] The genera Oenostachys, Homoglossum, Anomalesia and Acidanthera, traditionally considered independent entities, currently are included in Gladiolus.[4] —

I love purple plants and have also loved the architectural nature of gladiolus. They make for quite the dramatic effect in the garden and also in the home as cut flowers. 

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