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gladiolus byzantinus "cruentus" not the lesser gladiolus communis

Submitted by precious turtledove on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 16:12

Searching for the beautiful heirloom Mediterranean corm-forming Gladiolus Byzantinus "cruentes" summer blooming with glowing magenta flowers w/dense irislike clumps of foliage that support its heavily laden flower spikes.

All my searches for this have turned up the inferior Gladiolus Byzantinus communis which is a small, runtier form and a pale color.

Trilliums 2016

Submitted by Cockcroft on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:04

Several trilliums (and pseudotrilliums) are coming into bloom.  They brighten our very soggy days -- since October 1, we've had rain 116 days out of 172 through today!

Pseudotrillium rivale (I'll never get used to that name!)

Narcissus 2016

Submitted by Fermi on Sun, 03/20/2016 - 07:51

Last month we had the first daffodil flower for the year! It is called 'First Stanza', a cross between Narcissus elegans and N. tazetta which we got from Lawrence Trevanion in Canberra