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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Acidanthera bicolor Acidanthera bicolor 'Murielae'
Acidanthera murielae Gladiolus bicolor 'Murielae' Gladiolus callianthus Gladiolus callianthus 'Murielae' Gladiolus 'Murieliae'
Gladiolus are cormous perennials with fans of sword-shaped or linear leaves and spikes of funnel-shaped flowers
G. murielae is a perennial to 1m, with long grassy leaves and erect stems each bearing several fragrant, hooded white flowers 5cm in width, carried on arching, slender tubes and prominently blotched purple in throat
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Plant 10 to 16cm deep on a bed of sharp sand in fertile, well-drained soil. Lift when foliage dies back, discard old corms and store new corms in a dry frost-free place until planting in the spring. In milder areas a thick dry winter mulch may suffice
Propagate by separating cormlets when dormant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to thrips, aphids and slugs
Susceptible to grey moulds and gladiolus corm rot
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