Plant ID forum: Gladiolus

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ozkoala33
Feb 28, 2016 11:03 PM CST
I have had this in my garden for 30 years and was calling it acidanthera. Big Grin Now I see I should be calling it gladiolus murielae but after looking at the photos and creamy colouring, I'm wondering if it is actually gladiolus Lucky Star. I am in Australia so it is flowering now and has a lovely perfume particularly in the evening. Does anyone recognise it?
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jmorth
Feb 29, 2016 12:03 AM CST
You're right on track; I think it got an official new name not long ago. It's still referred to as an Abyssinian Glad a/o Acidanthera. Gladiolus callianthus 'Murieae' is now used.
I don't think its Lucky Star (but then again, I don't even know what Lucky Star looks like without referring it)...no pics of Lucky Star in the db here.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Feb 29, 2016 12:15 PM CST
It does look like Lucky Star.

From Joan Wright New Zealand mid 1960’s. Eeen geurende grootbloemige.

G.callianthus Murialea (Acidanthera) X Grootbloemige hybrid X G.callianthus Murialea (Acidanthera).

From this old hybride we made a virusfree selection.

This variety speaks to the imagination of many hybridizers and gardenlovers.


http://www.gladiolus.nl/en/specials/124-lucky-star.html

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Gladiolus+Lucky+Star&biw=1...

From that, it appears a cross had been made with Gladiolus murielae and (Grootbloemige hybrid x Gladiolus murielae).

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-328667

Grootbloemige doesn't translate, but it sounds like a great (large) blooming (flowering) hybrid.

@bonitin might be able to verify this.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Feb 29, 2016 2:56 PM CST
"Grootbloemige" is literally translated: "Large flowered" You have translated it perfectly Janet! Thumbs up
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JRsbugs
Feb 29, 2016 3:09 PM CST
Thanks Myriam! nodding

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