Puriri Lane | Gladiolus tristis

Gladiolus tristis

Regular price$15.00
Tax included.
perfect for pollinators

Also known as Marsh Afrikaner this cormus perennial has beautiful creamy white flowers that are flushed with green and pale yellow.  The flowers are about 6-8cm in diameter and have a sweet fragrance and are borne on willowy wirey stems.  
Flowers start to open progressively in spring and their sweet scent can be noticed in the evening so be sure to plant this lovely plant where you can smell it!

The scent has been described as almost carnation like with a bit of a mix between clove and almonds with others saying it is almost honeysuckle like.

These plants will go dormant in summer and they will easily spread by seed or their little cormlets.  It makes an excellent cut flower and it is very easily grown and will multiply readily.

To maximise this lovely plants flowering potential plant it in a full sun position in a well drained soil as it will of course go dormant in summer so you do not want the corms sitting in a poorly drained position.  This lovely plant is also an excellent candidate for a pot, gorgeous in a cottage garden as well as quite at home in a rock garden.

Drought tolerant once established and is also happy in most soils including sandy with drainage being the key.

Please note this plant is toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

Height of stems: 60-90cm

Plant size PB 2 : Equivalent 1.2 litres

 Please note this is a plant and is not sold as a corm

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a fully tracked service   
    • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
    • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
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    • Most NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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