Gladiolus has been dubbed the flower of the Gladiators. It represents strength of character, sincerity, generosity. In the Victorian age with its secret language of flowers it was said to represent “love at first sight”. Gladiolus derives its name from the latin word for sword and is sometimes called the sword lily. As a member of the iris family it contains about 260 species. Only about 10 are native to Europe the rest are native to southern Africa. The species vary from very small to the spectacular giant flower spikes you see in floral designs. The flower stalk of the Gladiolus contains an extended row of trumpet-shaped, fragrant flowers, all of which face in one direction. Their colors include pink to reddish or light purple with white, contrasting markings, or white to cream or orange to red.
Once upon a time Gladiolus were viewed as an upscale, highly sought after flower but fell into the sympathy arrangement niche. However, we’ve recently seen a resurgence of the Gladiolus in NYC. Many upscale restaurants and hotels in NYC have once again incorporated the Gladiolus in their floral decor.
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