Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a hardy species to zone 6 with bright magenta flowers.
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a smaller, more delicate yet hardy (to zone 6!) species glad native to Europe and North Africa. It has delicate bright magenta flowers. Gladiolus take little space to grow, so they combine well with other sun loving plants. Bulbs require good drainage. Leave the foliage to nourish the bulb after the flower stalk is spent and mulch in winter.
Common Name: Byzantine Gladiolus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Dry, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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