Gladiolus papilio – Butterfly Gladiolus
Gladiolus papilio is a stunning perennial flower, known for its unique butterfly-like appearance. Flower stems grow up to a height of 90 cm, with each bearing up to 10 blooms that open sequentially.
The blooms themselves are coloured cream, suffused with violet. The lower petals of each bloom also have distinctive purple and yellow markings, resembling the wings of a butterfly. The blooms are and very showy, and will bring a touch of elegance to any garden.
This Gladiolus prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is a hardy plant that is easy to grow, making it a great choice for gardeners of all skill levels. It is also a great cut flower, and will last for a week or more in a vase. The plant will bloom in late summer and early autumn.
Gladiolus papilio is a great choice for gardeners looking for a hardy, easy-to-grow perennial. It can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions and is also resistant to most pests and diseases. It is a great addition to any garden bed, border, or as a focal point in a container.
In the right conditions, it will return year after year, providing a beautiful display.
- Height: 90 cm
- Width: 15-30 cm
- Light: Full sun