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Synonyms for gladiolus

any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers

the large central part of the breastbone

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BLOOMS Glendale Show's Nick Hargreave, Euan Gibson, Stuart Nelson, John Guiry and Robert Brown with gladioli
However, the varieties of gladioli you will find in Scottish flower shops will have been grown in Holland or in the UK, so you don't need to worry about the air miles.
Other varieties which are well suited to borders include crocosmia, gladioli and Asiatic lilies.
The test plants are the first gladioli to be engineered using a gene gun, a device that fires bits of antiviral DNA into cultures of gladiolus cells.
Delivery from March 2015, gladioli supplied as corms.
QWHY are my gladioli leaves, left, being stripped like lace curtains.
AN exquisite miniature flowering gladioli in a rainbow mixture of colours, the delicate flowers resemble the wings of a butterfly.
Order any items and you receive 50 dwarf butterfly gladioli, worth pounds 7.
99 OFFER 4: GLADIOLI X 50 Grow your own florist quality Gladioli stems with this great value, mixed colour selection.
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Planting summer-flowering bulbs, such as lilies and gladioli, can provide dramatic effects in summer, as they provide height, structure, colour and often fragrance all in one go, with little maintenance.
Gladioli will be forever associated with the land down under thanks to comedienne Dame Edna, who claimed them as her signature flowers, even though they originated in South Africa.
Gladioli can also be used to fill gaps in borders, especially the late-flowering types, which provide a burst of colour when many other flowering shrubs and perennials have faded.
And consider planting dahlias, gladioli and bare-root perennials such as hostas, day lilies, heuchera and many more while they are dormant.