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While there's been a fair amount of back and forth in recent years about the correct family to assign Peacock Orchids to, there's been no squabbling about their beauty and garden value. With a demure form, like a shy young girl with downwards cast eyes, the flowers bob on gently bent stems.
Peacock orchids prefer somewhat moist soil and hot afternoon sun, especially in zones 7 and 8. Provide these conditions and they'll flower late summer through fall, until frost.
|Botanical Name:||Acidanthera bicolor, Gladiolus murielae, Gladiolus callianthus|
|Common Name:||Peacock orchids, peacock gladiolus, Abyssinian gladiolus|
|Growing Zones:||7-10 outside, elsewhere treat as annuals|
|Flower Color:||Fragrant white flowers with wine throats|
|Bloom Timing:||Summer into fall|
|Pkg. Count:||10 bulbs|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Peacock Orchid Planting Guide|
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