That was my question, too.
(I think) I have only seen pics of G. virescens with flowers on long stalks, normal for glads. Is there anything special with these short ones?
Very spectacular flowers and flowering on all of these. And your photography skills are not going unnoticed!
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Yes, it reverts in the morning!
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
...It's Gladiolus lilaceus and during the day its a dull reddish color and unscented,
But at night it changes to a lilac-purple and is strongly scented!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Sorry for not replying earlier - we were away for 2 weeks and I only had the tablet to use which doesn't play well with the NARGS Forum! That's why my reply above isn't signed off!
We got back to a wonderful show of ixias in full bloom.
These are seedlings of "Teal" which is derived from Ixia viridiflora with some seedlings appearing similar to the original species,
I've only grown this one from seed and only in a pot, so maybe it would get taller in the open ground,
Moraea polyanthos grown from NZAGS Seedex 2011, sown July 2012; first flowering this season
so many of the South African bulbs are great for our gardens, but some need to be kept in pots or troughs because they are so tiny, others need to be contained to avoid them going feral!
This is Ixia rouxii, a species with black centers which can be stunning when in full flower but quickly become untidy when they start to fade,
A new one from a friend who runs Longinomus Plants in Romsey, Victoria:
Ooh, those dark centers! Lovely!