photo: Gladiolus
2005-06-02. Gladiolus ‘Bambino Flevo’

June 4th, 2005
Gladiolus ‘Flevo Bambino’

I don’t know why I haven’t been a big fan of gladiolus before, unless maybe it’s their movie association with mobsters’ funerals. Last year, the photos in the Dutch Garden catalog seduced me into buying some Flevo gladiolus, which are smaller and more compact than normal. And now I’m hooked. They bloom along with the cannas and other heat and water-loving tropicals. Now that I’ve devoted a special plot to all my high-consumption plants, I don’t mind doting on them.

I was surprised how pretty they are. Has anyone every described a gladiolus as “delicate”?

Nursery Description. “Creamy, pale yellow blooms deocrated with soft rose. Plant 4 to 5 inches deep and 5 to 6 inches apart. Full sun. Height 22-28 inches.” Souce: Dutch Gardens.

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