• Gladiolus murielae in flower

    The White Stuff

    30th August 2012In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    japanese anempones in flower with a backdrop of fragrant Star Jasmine

    Some of the most successful plant combinations in the garden at this time of year are in shades of white and green.  The white Japanese anemones love it in the light soil in this garden as they flower their socks off against a backdrop of fragrant Star Jasmine.  On the other side of the path Gladiolus murielae (also known as Acidanthera) look gorgeous emerging from amongst the ornamental grasses.  I’ve previously tried planting them in the ground but they haven’t been very successful, so this year I’ve grown them in pots that I can tuck in with the grasses when they are in flower.  I will overwinter them undercover in the hope of getting them to flower again.

    Gladiolus murielae in flower