Gladiolus species hybrid 'Rougex' - 9cm pot
Another species hybrid that I’ve had identified by an overseas expert, as it has been sold under various names in NZ, including as the species G. cardinalis. Large, widely-shaped flowers in vibrant scarlet with a hint of soft orange, and a white streak on the lower 3 tepals, each one surrounded by a splash of hot pink which blends into deep red. Flowers late spring. Approx 2 large flowering size bulbs just coming into leaf.