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Gladiolus blandus x blandus

Gladiolus carneus var. blandus x Gladiolus carneus hybrid.  This hybrid was originally identified as ‘late flesh coloured’.  Two materially different strains of Gladiolus carneus were presumably used.  No description is extant although this plant must have looked very look the figure given here.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Not listed in any catalogues. The seeds of many hybrids, including this plant, were sent to Herbert at the same time as the bulbs in 1844.  These plants are not detailed in Macarthur’s notebooks or elsewhere.  See the individual entries for species gladioli and early hybrids for details of parent plants.  [MP A2948-3].


Published Oct 23, 2009 - 04:23 PM | Last updated Aug 16, 2011 - 03:18 PM

Figured are lance-shaped leaf and pale pink flowers with crimson spots.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.645, 1803.

Gladiolus carneus Delaroche | BM t.645/1803 as G. blandus | RBGS


Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

gaden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gladiolus blandus x blandus

Confidence level high