Gladiolus carneus

Family: Iridaceae
Common: Painted Lady
Species Origin: South Africa

Geophyte Characteristics

Type: Tunicated corm
Sizes Available: 4/6 to 10/up cm, in circumference
Bulb Storage: Dry and ventilated at 41 to 63°F (5-17°C)

Flower & Plant Characteristics

Color: Flushed pink with dark markings
Shape: Multiflowered spike
Size: Flowers 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter
Floret/Flower Number: 6 to 12
Flowering Season: Outdoors – spring
Total Height: 20 inches (50 cm)
Number of Stems: 1 to 2
Uses: Gardens, fresh cut flower
Planting Time: Fall
Planting Depth: Cover corm with 2 inch (5 cm) of soil
Spacing: 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) apart