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Gladiolus byzantinus /Byzantine Gladiolus

Gladiolus byzantinus  / Gladiolus byzantinus
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A heavy mass of this spring-flowering perennial

This old garden classic perennial multiplies freely

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Scientific Name: Gladiolus byzantinus
Common Name: Byzantine Gladiolus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Come up very early in lower part of its range, often in late February. Provides magenta colored flowers on tall spikes in spring. Lives for years in the garden with little or nothing being done for it. It is easy to grow and carefree.