Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gladiolus Flowers Delivery

Pictures of Red Gladiolus FlowersPictures of Red Gladiolus Flowers

Photos of Orange Gladiolus FlowersPhotos of Orange Gladiolus Flowers

The main hybrid groups have been obtained by crossing between four or five different species. Gladioli have been extensively hybridized to make a wide range of ornamental flower colours available. Gladioli are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species like the Large Yellow Underwing. .These flowers have various different colors like pink to reddish or light purple with white, contrasting markings, or white to cream or orange to red. The style has three filiform, spoon-shaped branches, each that expand towards the apex.

Pictures of Yellow Gladiolus FlowersPictures of Yellow Gladiolus Flowers

Photos of Purple Gladiolus FlowersPhotos of Purple Gladiolus Flowers

Pictures of Pink Gladiolus FlowersPictures of Pink Gladiolus Flowers

The sepals and the petals are almost identical in their appearance. Their stems are generally unbranched and produce 1 to 9 narrow, sword-shaped, longitudinal grooved leaves, enclosed in a sheath.The fragrant flower spikes are large one-sided, with secund, bisexual flowers, each subtended by 2 leathery, green bracts. They grow from rounded, symmetrical corms that are enveloped in many layers of brownish, fibrous tunics. These attractive, perennial herbs are semi hardy in the temperate climates. The species vary from very small to the spectacular and giant flower spikes in commerce.

Photos of White Gladiolus FlowersPhotos of White Gladiolus Flowers

Types of Gladiolus FlowersTypes of Gladiolus Flowers

There are about 160 species of Gladiolus endemic in southern Africa and 76 in tropical Africa. About 10 species are also native to Eurasia. The genus Gladiolus contains of about 260 species, of which 250 are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. Sometimes they are called the sword lily, the most widely-used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus. Gladiolus taken from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword, is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family known as Iridaceae.
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