Gladiolus tristis 'Moonlight'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Cormous perennial
Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southern Africa
California Native?:
Plant Size:
1-3 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Winter and spring
Flower Color:
Pale yellow
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Drought tolerant
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Grass-like 2 foot leaves appear in fall from tightly clustered corms. They are followed in early spring by slender 2-4 foot wands of moonlight yellow blossoms which are deliciously fragrant at night. Sun or light shade, most soils, little or no watering after the leaves wither. Hardy to 15 degrees F. or below.