23 Different Types of Gladiolas For Your Garden

Gladiolus flowers belong to the iris family and has 260 species – 250 of which originated in sub-Saharan Africa while 10 from Eurasia. The flowers are famous for their distinct sword-shaped leaves for which it got its name. It literally means a little sword in Latin while its ancient name Xiphium is the Greek word for sword. Though unrelated, it’s also been referred to as Sword Lily or Corn Lily. Gladiolus also used to represent the Roman Gladiators or more specifically, their swords. Abyssinian Sword Lily (Gladiolus callianthus murielae) Getting up to 3 feet in height, this type of gladiola

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