Gladiolus tristis var. concolor
A lovely and rare gladiolus; the creamy coloured flowers with a central midrib of a slightly darker creamy-lime are borne in loose clusters rather than elongated spikes like many other gladioli. They have a superb scent which fills the air in the evening and into the night-time - this is because the flowers are pollinated by night flying moths. We keep a pot when in flower by our back door and as we go out to do our evening rounds the scent is filling the air. The leaves are fine, almost reed-like, in cross section they are Maltese cross shaped. They flower from about April for a month or more depending on the weather.
At least two flowering-sized corms plus several smaller ones that should flower the following year.
In 2 litre pots, flowering size