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By Cestina

South Bohemia, Czech Republic Cz

A friend took this photo in my garden in 2009. I have no recollection of ever having had a plant like this - could someone name it for me please? I think it must have been part of a bulb collection from a Guardian Special Offer.....




Looks like Acidanthera to me.

30 Jan, 2012


Yes agreed its other or newer name gladiolus callianthus.

30 Jan, 2012


Ah yes, thanks Bamboo - that name rings a bell! I think they only came up with flowers the first year and after that all I got were long, long leaves....

You mean this is another one that's changed its name Dgw? Grr - why can't the botanists leave well alone?

30 Jan, 2012


If they didn't change something's name, they'd be out of a job :-)

30 Jan, 2012


I was just going to say that Andrew..

10 for £1 at Morrisons Bilbo

31 Jan, 2012


Maybe I'll get some more too and have another try :-)

31 Jan, 2012


I had some last year,for the first time,and loved them.Late summer flowering,but worth the wait..I grew mine in a pot,and kept it in a plastic growhouse till June..

31 Jan, 2012


I grew mine in a pot and foolishly left them outside all winter. They survived the first one but not last year when it was so cold.

1 Feb, 2012


I have some growing in a pot for this year. They have a nice scent as I recall.

30 May, 2012


I put mine under cover,and wrapped up for the winter....been out about 3 weeks now,but no signs of life I think they have had it ...ah well,a shame,but it was worth a try...I'll give them another week..

31 May, 2012

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