This spring, I planted many, many more of these bulbs. The foliage is a great contrast to the roses in my garden.
I would plant them just for their foliage, but a bonus is their blooms. They are just now beginning to bloom in my garden. Unfortunately, there is a problem. The bulbs from last year didn't return. I don't know why. Peacock orchid is also known as Sword Lily, Abyssinian Gladiolus, or Gladiolus murielae, and is hardy in zones 7 though 11.
I'm hoping they will return next year. If not, I will have to make a decision: Either make do without their fabulous foliage and beautiful blooms. Or treat the bulbs as an annual.
But I don't have to decide right now. For now, I'll just enjoy. The blooms and the foliage.
I'm joining Pam at Digging for Foliage Follow-Up.