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Gladiolus garnieri

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21st July 2007

A large flowered species from titleitudes of about 3,000m on Mt.Kenya and Mt.Kilimanjari and also found in Madagascar at high titleitudes. It seems to be completely hardy.

26th July 2008

1st August 2009

8th July 2010

Isobyl La Croix has recently clarified the origin of this plant (The Plantsman, vol 10 part 3, Sept 2011). It was grown by Tom Norman from seed collected in Madagascar but it has been suggested that it might be a semi-naturalised hybrid from cultivation. It appears to have G.dalenii in its ancestry.

4th August 2015

1st September 2021