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Family: IRIDACEAE 

 Gladiolus dalenii
 


Photo by
Paul Latham.

 
Author:   Petrus Cornelius Van Geel, 1828
Family:  Iridaceae
Origin:  Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania (Madagascar?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  60 (90) centimetres
Flower:  Yellow/Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Watsonia natalensis Eckl. 1827. Gladiolus cooperi Baker. Gladiolus psittacinus Hook. 1830. Gladiolus natalensis Reinw. ex Hook. 1831. Gladiolus quartinianus A. Rich. 1851. Gladiolus dracocephalus Hook. f. 1871.Gladiolus garnierii Klatt 1872.Gladiolus ignescens Bojer, 1876.


Photo by Ajaytao, Ajaytaobotanicalblog.wordpress.com.

  This member of the Iridaceae family was given this name by Petrus Cornelius Van Geel in 1828. It is found in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and some claim Madagascar? it is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 60 centimetres in height, 90 with the inflorescence with the yellow and orange flowers.

The genera name means 'little sword', referring to the leaves. The species is named after the Dutch botanist Cornelius Dalen.


A pair of growing plants from Somethingovertea.wordpress.com.