This South African native is known for its starry blooms and delicious scent, useful for upgrading a bouquet from simply beautiful to a sensory delight. The white flowers with purple throats spring from narrow stems and open one at a time, extending the blooming period. Slender foliage completes the form, which is slim, allowing these, like glads, to take up little square footage.
Especially useful in small or tightly planted gardens, acidanthera grows well in containers. The dark purple foliage of oxalis triangularis is a stunning companion to the exotic blooms of the peacock orchid!
Water lightly until top growth appears and moderately during active growth period
Abyssinian lily, fragrant gladiolus, acidanthera, peacock orchidBotanical Name:
Acidanthera bicolor murielae or Gladiolus callianthusExposure:
Zones 8-11, 7 with mulch, elsewhere lift in fall and store bulb indoorsHeight:
Fragrant starry white blooms with dark purple throatsBloom Season:
Late summer into fallBulb/Plant Size:
8/10 cm bulbsNumber:
10 acidanthera bulbs