February 4, 2023
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is also knowns as Gladiolus byzantinus, Byzantine Gladiolus, Eastern Gladiolus, Gladiolus Nanus ‘Byzantinus’, or Common Corn-flag. It is native to the Mediterranean. Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a cormous herbaceous perennial. It can grow to 1m or 3ft tall.

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus at Kew Garden, London, UK

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus flowers in late spring producing spikes of flowers. The flowers are funnel-shaped and reddish-pink. As they are tall protect them from strong wind.

Plant Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus in the sun in moist, humus-rich, but well-drained soil. It is toxic to cats, dogs, and horses.

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus in West Los Angeles, CA

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