Gladiolus

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF GLADIOLUS

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Yellow Gladiolus Flower

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF GLADIOLUS

Named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword – have a history than spans from Africa to the Mediterranean.  Symbolizing strength and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to a recipient that they pierce the giver’s heart with passion. The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia. The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide array of beautiful colors.

The Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance

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Gladiolus Flower

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.

Different type of Flowers

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  •  Aster     

     Aster
    Aster
  • Bluebell  

    Bluebell
    Bluebell
  • Bougainvillea  

     Bougainvillea
    Bougainvillea
  • Cactus

    Cactus
    Cactus
  • Carnation   

    Carnation
    Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum  

    Chrysanthemum Flower
    Chrysanthemum Flower
  •  Cockscomb    

    Cockscomb
    Cockscomb
  • Cosmos 

     Cosmos
    Cosmos
  •  Crown of  Thorns  

     Crown of Thorns
    Crown of Thorns
  • Dahlia 

    Dahlia Flower
    Dahlia Flower
  • Daisy 

    Daisy Flower
    Daisy Flower
  • Frangipani     

    Frangipani
    Frangipani
  •  Gladiolus 

    Gladiolus
    Gladiolus
  • Hibiscus  

     Hibiscus Flower
    Hibiscus Flower
  • Lily 

    Lily Flowers
    Lily Flowers
  • Lotus  

    Lotus
    Lotus
  • Magnolia

    Magnolia
    Magnolia
  • Mallow(Hollyhock) 

    Mallow Flower
    Mallow Flower
  • Pansy

    Pansy Flowers
    Pansy Flowers
  • Petunia 

    Petunia Flower
    Petunia Flower
  • Poppies  

    Poppies
    Poppies
  • Rose 

    Rose Flower
    Rose Flower
  • Sweet-William  

    Sweet-William Flower
    Sweet-William Flower
  • Small Flower      

    Small Flower
    Small Flower
  • Water Lily    

    Water - Lily
    Water – Lily
  • Zinnia

    Zinnia
    Zinnia