Gladiolus murielae

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Gladiolus murielae Hort.

Iridaceae

Life form: bulb or tuber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: salverform
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: spike

Petals: single
Habit: horizontal

Growth form: erect

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Iridales

Gladiolus murielae belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.

Naming

Gladiolus murielae was described by James Kelway. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Gladiolus murielae is a species in the genus Gladiolus which contains approximately 284 to 322 species and belongs to the family of the Iridaceae (Iris Family). The type species of the genus is Gladiolus communis.

Characteristics

Gladiolus murielae - flowers

Growth

The plants reach heights of 70 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Gladiolus murielae is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are lanceolate and sessile with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Gladiolus murielae produces spikes of horizontal, white salverform flowers from July to August.

The plants produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The plants prefer a half-shady to shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be loamy or sandy-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

The ornamental value of Gladiolus murielae lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually require only a moderate amount of maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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