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Gladiolus watermeyeri

   (Family: Iridaceae)
   
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily)
Biome: Succulent Karoo
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
Green
 
Maroon
 
Yellow
 
White
Flower type
 
  Flower scent EDIT
  Highly fragrant
  Flower info
  The flowers are dull mauve, brownish or green. The dorsal tepal is strongly hooded and translucent, while the upper lateral tepals are veined with maroon or pink.
 
 
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
 
 
 
 
 
Seed colour
Pink
Brown
  Seed info EDIT
  The seeds are pinkish to reddish brown and unusually large. No other Gladiolus has seeds like this, which makes it very easy to identify when sowing.
 
 
Description EDIT
These low growing plants are highly fragrant. The flowers are dull mauve, brownish or green.
Growing EDIT
The seeds are pinkish to reddish brown and unusually large. No other Gladiolus has seeds like this, which makes it very easy to identify when sowing.

Propogate by dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets).
Growing from seed, allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds.


Distribution EDIT
Grows on rocky sandstone slopes in the Northwest Cape.
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