Where are flowers used

The gladiolus

A heroine in the world of flowers

Big and sweeping, that's the best way to describe the gladiolus. This impressive, heroic flower strives into higher spheres and shows its colors there from late spring to autumn. She also likes the grand entrance in a vase.

Colors and shapes

The gladiolus is noticeable because the flowers bloom on both sides of the long stem. So it gives twice the joy! The flowers come in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, cream and with several colors per flower.


The gladiolus has an extremely heroic meaning. The name comes from the Latin term "gladius", which stands for a Roman short sword. Thus the flower symbolizes strength, victory and pride. This meaning goes back to Roman times, when the gladiators literally fought for death or gladioli, because the winner of the fight was showered with gladioli. The term "death or gladioli" is still used today, in cycling and hiking tours, where hikers are greeted with gladioli at their destination.


Wonderful, a gladiolus bulb! The tuber, the summer flower originally from Africa, was valued there as a roasted specialty. However, the variants we know today are not suitable for consumption.

A magnificent bouquet of gladioli

These winners create enthusiasm everywhere. They are extremely long and draw attention to themselves. And they deserve it too. Nevertheless, they can be combined well with other flowers. Think of hydrangea, solidago and Sanguisorba officinalis. They make the gladiolus stand out even more. If the flower colors are reflected in the vase, then the picture is perfectly rounded! The florist will be happy to help you put together such a piece of jewelry.