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Acidanthera bicolor ~ Peacock Orchid

Acidanthera bicolor calls for attention in the garden with its two toned fragrant flowers. The Peacock Orchid is sometimes called the Fragrant Gladiolus. Acidanthera bicolor requires decent drainage. The Peacock Orchid will grow two to three feet tall, as the plants tend to flop, some support helps. I like mixing bulbs with low groundcovers or shrubery to help keep the stalks from tipping. The bulbs of Acidanthera bicolor are tender and should be taken up if Winter temperatures are likely to dip below 25° F.

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Acidanthera bicolor, Peacock Orchid

Flowers of Acidanthera bicolor the Peacock Orchid, or Fragrant Gladiolus. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.