Gladiolus ochroleucus is a hardy, evergreen, bulbous plant with attractive, upright, strap-like, grey-green leaves. It bears spikes of magnificent, funnel-shaped, pink flowers almost all year round.
The flower colour can vary from almost white to cerise. They attract pollinating insects. Use as a particularly attractive cut flower as well.
It is a lovely addition to a short grassland garden or planted in clumps in a rockery and it makes a truly beautiful container plant. It requires well-drained, compost-rich soil. Plant in full sun or semi-shade.
Size: 30 to 50cm