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Can anyone identify this plant? Pale yellow, six petals, fine allium-like foliage.




looks like one of the species gladioli but not 100% sure.

25 Apr, 2020


Looks like one of the "Baby Gladiolus" (G. x colvillei hybrids) to me.

25 Apr, 2020


Thanks for suggestions. I had considered gladiolus, but will investigate further.

26 Apr, 2020


It does look like a gladioli - or Dietes?

26 Apr, 2020


I'm going with Gladiolus aureus at present. However, I'm a bit doubtful: the plant is South African and not frost-hardy yet stood outside in its pot all through the winter. On the other hand, this is a sheltered, walled garden on the Solway Coast and we only had a couple of mild frosts so maybe it wasn't affected by that.

26 Apr, 2020


G. aureus? Hmm...I'm still going with G. x colvillei, probably 'Albus', or a close cousin.

26 Apr, 2020

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