Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae
Gladiolus murielae

Gladiolus murielae

"Abyssinian gladiolus"

Gladiolus murielae

20 corms — £3.80

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Description

Gladiolus murielae (formerly known as Acidanthera murielae), sometimes known as the Peacock Orchid or , is a wonderful plant to have in your late summer garden. The flowers feature double star shapes: The outer pure white petals, themselves arranged in a star, play host to a smaller deep purple star round the bloom’s heart where bright yellow stamens add a touch of gold. The flowers of Gladiolus murielae bow their heads slightly at the top of tall and slender stems which emerge from a plant which is likely to reach just under a metre in height and features grey-green and sword-like foliage.

Gladiolus murielae's contribution to the garden is enhanced by the beautiful fragrance this flower emits. It will grow well in containers or in beds or borders.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Fragrant

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Gladiolus murielae

  • Flower colour

    White

  • Bulb size

    10/+

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    30 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Coastal gardens
    Gravel gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Cut flower Gardens
    Large containers

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    Yes

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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