Colvillei group

Plants 30-40 cm tall. Flowers 4-7 cm wide in a loose arching spike of 4-10. Perianth upturned, trumpetshaped, white to red with prominent darts; lobes usually with very wavy edges. Spring.

The original G. colvillei Sweet was an F1 hybrid of G. tristis and G. cardinalis having deep pink flowers with a cream stripe on each of the lower perianth lobes. However, other S African species such as G. carneus may have contributed to this group.

Gladiolus 'Peach Blossom'

Flowers pale rose pink, with darts of deeper pink and white

Gladiolus 'Rosea'

Flowers muted pink with cream and maroon darts.

Gladiolus 'Spitfire'

Flowers bright orange-red.

Gladiolus 'The Bride'

Flowers pure white with yellow shading along the midline of each lobe.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Gladiolus L.