Gladiolus cardinalis 'Pink Form'
Archive entry 24.06.12
19th June 2008
Ah, the incomparable diversity of life in all its complex and incorrectly named fecundity!
I dearly love Gladiolus cardinalis and it would have been quite impossible for me to turn down the offer of a pink form!
There aren't many people growing Gladiolus species, and most of them, like myself, are feeling their way cautiously
through the taxonomy. I think this is a piece of taxonomic hogwash born out of limited experience.
As far as I can see, this is just a form of Gladiolus nanus. Failure to recognise a form of Gladiolus cardinalis
is perfectly understandable. Failure to recognise Gladiolus nanus is rather unfortunate!
23rd June 2012
12th June 2015