Gladiolus The sword like stem and blossoms of the beautiful gladiolus are the reason for its name, the gladiolus was originally the flower given to victorious roman gladiators. Through the years the flower has come to represent strength of character.
Glorious Gladiolus! Loved mostly for use as cut flowers, because of the wide range of colors, sizes and flower types and delicate as an orchid. They can be a great complement in flower beds as the back of the border for bushier and shorter flowers. I love Glads!!