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Gladiolus - The Birth Flower for August

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Gladiolus - The Birth Flower for August

August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny summer days and one that is particularly impressive, is the gladiolus. The birth flower for August, this tall spiky bloom is one of the most colourful, with flowers ranging from pink to light purple and white to orange. Unique in that its flowers grow from a tall spike fringed with sharp leaves, its nickname “sword lily” comes from its Latin name “gladius” meaning sword, and refers to the shape of its leaves. Legend has it that in Ancient Roman times, gladiators would fight in honour of the gladiolus flower. The victor...

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