Painted Lady


Painted Lady

Gladiolus undulatus

Scientific name

This plant has upright, flat, pointed, strap-like leaves and grows up to 1.5m tall. Found on damp mountain slopes of granite and sandstone and near stream banks.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Winter-growing Gladiolus plants can be grown from seeds or corms, which must be sown or planted in autumn, in well-drained soil.

References and further reading

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Seedbank Quantity
Arundel Seedbank 100
Total 100
Nursery Quantity
Mother Nursery 100
Total 100

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Gladiolus undulatus is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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