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Peacock Orchid

Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acidanthera)

Yesterday I noticed flowers had formed on the Peacock Orchids. This is the first year I’ve grown them so wasn’t sure what to expect. An Iris family member, the foliage is similar to gladiolus (unlike my glads these stalks stand quite erect).

Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acidanthera)

The first opened this morning revealing a gently nodding flower, white with tinges of pink on the tips of the petals and a dramatic maroon center. The flowers seem rather delicate, but I read they like hot afternoon sun so they should find themselves at home in this garden.

Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acidanthera)

Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus acidanthera)