Botanical name

Gladiolus martleyi

Family

Iridaceae

Synonym (old name)

Gladiolus pillansii roseus
Gladiolus martleyi
Gladiolus martleyi

Description

Plants up to 20-35cm. Flowering stem without foliage leaves. Corm depressed-globose with soft papery tunics. Leaves produced after flowering, 1 or 2, terete and 4-grooved, 1mm in diameter. Flowers pink with pale markings edged with red on the lower tepals; usually fragrant rose scented, in 3-11 flowered spike.

Habitat

Sandy and rocky flats - lower slopes

Flower Date

February to May