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 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.