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Interspersed with Gladiolus

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Gladiolus communis byzantinus interspersed between the Bearded Irises in the front garden.

I just let them creep to where they will

but if I want to move some it’s difficult to distinguish between these and other Gladiolus species when not in flower.

For example Gladiolus papillio, which is not in flower yet.
This pic is from August last year.

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they are a good foil for the iris. I love the colour of these gladioli.

11 May, 2020

 

wonderful

11 May, 2020

 

Such lovely mixtures everywhere you look.

12 May, 2020

 

Gorgeous colour mix. I love the Glad byzantinus, and a friend had them spreading everywhere so gave me some but they died :(

12 May, 2020

 

They grew easily when we gardened on chalk. Now we're on clay I doubt they will be so easy to keep. Trying some in one bed this year: ever hopeful.
Yours look a picture in this mix.

12 May, 2020

 

What an amazing burst of colour.

12 May, 2020

 

Yours look a lot healthier than ours.....which are dotted all around the garden......I need to get them all together in one large group, should I take them up now, or wait until ?......when would you suggest.......could I put them in one pot now? and plant them later on?

12 May, 2020

 

Love the colour of your Bearded Iris. All seem to be growing healthily.

13 May, 2020

 

Beautiful blaze of colour and your Iris's don't seem to mind being close together (all the advice about them needing full sun on the rhizomes) they look as if this is the proper way to grow them. Blocks of one colour can look stunning, but there is nothing to beat a glorious multi-colour display like yours. I bet it takes more people's breath away than a bed of one colour!

13 May, 2020

 

Thank you, HONEYSUCKLE, Winter wet on the rhizomes is death to Beardeds, the rhizomes can rot unless the air can circulate so I clean around them religiously. I don't have space to space them further apart, but after the third year, they stop flowering cause they are congested. It's the dickens of a job to just dig up the same clump (which has become a block of colour)as green leaves all look the same! Although I do label, bits of the rhizomes break off and are prone to hiding.
If I put my crosses into the garden before they have flowered for the first time, I can't be sure of the colour I will get.

13 May, 2020

 

Dotty, I would wait until those Gladiolus have finished flowering and dying back a bit, then lifting, you could put in a pot, where they will continue to die back.

27 May, 2020

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