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Feb 28, 2016 11:03 PM CST
|I have had this in my garden for 30 years and was calling it acidanthera. 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?|
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.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Feb 29, 2016 12:15 PM CST
|It does look like Lucky Star.|
From Joan Wright New Zealand mid 1960’s. Eeen geurende grootbloemige.
From that, it appears a cross had been made with Gladiolus murielae and (Grootbloemige hybrid x Gladiolus murielae).
Grootbloemige doesn't translate, but it sounds like a great (large) blooming (flowering) hybrid.
@bonitin might be able to verify this.
Feb 29, 2016 2:56 PM CST
|"Grootbloemige" is literally translated: "Large flowered" You have translated it perfectly Janet!|
Feb 29, 2016 3:09 PM CST