Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby' is a hardy glad with stunning, bright magenta red flowers.
Narrow, linear Iris-like foliage and tall wiry stems hold stunning, cupped, bright magenta red flowers with a darker red throat. Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby' is quite hardy and spreads by underground rhizomes and is well-placed in the mid to back border. Photo: Wikipedia
Common Name: Sword Lily
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-10
Light: Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Marshy ground, up to 2400 metres.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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