Most people think of these as a "funeral flower" but, next time your in a market and you see these, which may not be open yet, pick up a couple of bunches, bring them home and put them in a tall glass cylinder vase, just the flowers, no greens no filler and see the beauty.
Also known as corn lily, sword lily.
Availability: ALL YEAR
Colors: white, lavender, purple, pink magenta, red, burgundy, peach, orange, yellow, green, bicolor.
Gladiolu characteristics: Florets of 3-5 inches across form on a spik on stems 36-48" tall ( yes its a tall flower).
Flower forms can be plain, ruffled, fringed, rosebud like or tulip shaped lasting 7-14 days. Normally packaged in 10 stem bunches
Flower Meaning of Gladiolus: Strength of character, sincerity, natural grace, rememerance, admiration
Birth Flower for August
|Gladiolus Flower of the Day: Birth Month August|