identification help needed, if anyone can help that would be great.cheers

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by townieandbob, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. townieandbob

    townieandbob Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    london
    I have managed to research all the rest of the plants pictured in this photo but i cannot for the life of me find out what these white and red flowering plants are although i'm sure that they are common and im just being a bit dim this morning. many thanks to anyone who can help. cheers
    ollie
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Budapest, Hungary
    Gladiolus + Canna ...
     
  3. townieandbob

    townieandbob Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    london
    i dont suppose you could suggest which type of gladiolus it is?
     
  4. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,223
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    'White Friendship', perhaps.
     
  5. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

    Messages:
    2,707
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    philly, pa, usa 6b
    i don't think i've ever seen white glads!! absolutely lovely!!!! i've got to find some around here - they'd look really, really nice mixed in with the magenta glads i already have!!
     
  6. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,880
    Likes Received:
    256
    Location:
    PERTHSHIRE. SCOTLAND.UK
    In the background, left to right, you have.... Echinops, Crocosmia, Solidago(Golden rod),Verbena bonariensis. The dark black, grass like plant in the front is Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens, common name Lilyturf. Hope this helps!
     
  7. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

    Messages:
    20,668
    Likes Received:
    548
    Location:
    WA USA (Z8)
    Gladiolus cultivars are many in number, be careful about adopting a name.
     
  8. C8luvs2gardn

    C8luvs2gardn Active Member

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    I've never been fond of glads myself, (remind me too much of funerals, I think), but my neighbour has white glads and I must say they are pretty spectacular.
     
  9. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

    Messages:
    20,668
    Likes Received:
    548
    Location:
    WA USA (Z8)
    That's why they're called glads: after you plant them you are glad you did.

    Actually it appears the tendency for the spikes to snap over after some of the flowers have opened rules most of the large-flowered ones out as reliable plants for general purposes.
     

Share This Page