Gladiolus is also commonly referred to by the name of its genus – Gladiolus, the plural form of which can be Gladiole, Gladioluses or Gladioli. Gladiolus is also known as the Sword Lily, due to its sword shaped leaves, or Corn Lily.The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she pierces the heart. It also stands for strength of character, faithfulness and honor.
Gladiolus are found in a variety of types that include both the species and hybrid glads. The different types of species represent the geographic and ecological range of the many species in this genus. The different combinations of species used to create the different hybrids has led to the establishment of several different types of hybrids as well.
- Types of Gladiolus:
- Winter blooming species and hybrids.
- Summer blooming species.
- Nanus or Butterfly glads.
- Modern Summer blooming hybrids.