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Gladiolus papilio 'Ruby


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

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


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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