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Gladiolus tristis - Yellow Marsh Africaner, Everflowering Gladiolus

Gladiolus tristis naturalizes readily. The pale flowers of the Yellow Marsh Africaner are fragrant at night like many moth pollinated plants. Gladiolus tristis is native to South Africa and grows in streambeds and upland areas in the Summer rainfall area. the Everflowering Gladiolus can bloom Spring through Fall. Gladiolus tristis is not particular about moist soil conditions though it will also survive with little if any supplimental irrigation. The grassy foliage grows 18" to 24" and the flowers 24"-32". Gladiolus tristis is winter hardy to 10°F. In areas where it may escape into the wild planting in containers will reduce the risk.

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Gladiolus tristis, Yellow Marsh Africaner, Ever Flowering Gladiolus

Pale yellow blooms of Gladiolus tristis flowers - Yellow Marsh Africaner. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Gladiolus Genus featured on this site:
Gladiolus dalenii
Gladiolus murielae