August is Gladiolus Month!
Some fun facts about Glads are:
August born babies have Gladiolus as a birth flower
The Name Gladiolus came from the Latin word Gladius , which has the meaning of sword. Some times is nick named the sword lily.
This flower represents Strength,and remembrance .
They Grow from 2- 6 feet tall.
Gladiolus are in the Iris family (Iridaceae)
They take about 90 days to grow from bulb ( corm) to flower
Parts of the British and Mediterranean gladiolus plants, have been used to as medical treatments in the past to remove splinters and thorns. This is just a couple reasons to LOVE GLADS!!!!