Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus
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Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

Byzantine gladiolus

  family iridaceae 
  genus gladiolus 

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Genus  Gladiolus Species  communis Variety  ssp. byzantinus Cultivar  Common names  cornflag   Byzantine gladiolus Family  IRIDACEAE Specimen number  S11876 Data source  HtZn p120
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Seasonal bulb Life span  1 - 3 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 7' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Cornflag (also known as Byzantine gladiolus) needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is fertile. This species does best in full sun. It likes well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Bulb Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus can be achieved using its bulbs.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus is a seasonal bulb. Leaves: Cornflag (locally known in some parts as Byzantine gladiolus) has slender sword-like semi-stiff leaves. Flowers: This plant has flowers with streaks of accentuating white. Blossoms appear in April and continue through July. The blossoms are usually a burgundy color, with an accent in white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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