Gladiolus primulinus ( Mikado Gladiolus )

G. primulinus makes a corm 1 to 2 inches in diameter, has ribbed leaves and blooms in clear primrose-yellow flowers on 3 foot tall stems. Gladiolus are grown for their flowers that bloom on spikes 2 to 3 feet tall and need staking at times. The flowers being arranged along the spike all face the same way. Their leaves are formed in a sharp point and takes its name from the Latin gladius, meaning a sword. The cultivar, ‘Mikado’ blooms in salmon flaked with gray and marked with red in the throat.