Acidanthera Murielae / Gladiolus callianthus Murielae

("Abyssinian gladiolus / Peacock flower")

Acidanthera Murielae / Gladiolus callianthus Murielae

Acidanthera's star-shaped flowers have a very pleasant fragrance and make beautiful cutflowers just like regular gladiolus do. The green leaves are sword-shaped and grow up to 24" (60 cm) tall. Each stem produces 7-12 flowers which bloom in succession. These tall flowers offer a pretty linear structure to the back of flower beds and will attract butterflies.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Late Summer - Early Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun

What Color Will the Flower Be?

White with a dark maroon-purple blotch in the center

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

3 in / 8 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

4 in / 10 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

30-40 in / 75-100 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?

With a bit of luck, yes.

How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

At the back of flower beds, in the center of large containers and excellent as cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

Species only.

About the Family

Acidanthera Family

Native to Ethiopia & Madagascar and a member of the iris family.

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