- Common Name: Byzantine gladiolus
- Synonyms: Gladiolus byzantinus, Gladiolus nanus 'Byzantinus'
- Position: Full sun, South-facing, West-facing, Sheltered
- Soil: Well-drained, Chalk, Loam, Sand, Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
- Flowers: Spring, Summer
- Flower Colour: Pink, Purple, Red
- Hardiness: H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters
- Habit: Deciduous, Columnar / Upright
- Height & Spread: 90cm × 10cm
Erect spikes of deep purple-magenta, funnel-shaped flowers from late spring into summer with sword-shaped leaves. This is a really bright plant to add accent, really easily grown in reasonably well drained soil in full sun.
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus