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Gladiolus alatus

Family: Iridaceae

Native to: South Africa

Sentiment: you pierce my heart

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: erect, tufted

Max height: 1.20 feet

Max width: 1.20 feet

Flower

orange, red, secondary color present

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: hummingbird

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape use: flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular