The gladiolus blooms range in color from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows with many outstanding bi-colours and shades. The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as Sword Flowers. The gladiolus flower symbolises Honour and Remembrance, Never Giving Up, Strength of Character, Faithfulness, Sincerity and Integrity.
There is something nostalgic about gladiolus flowers…Remember it’s was a tradition to bring this huge flowers for the first day of the school after the summer holidays. All kids were holding beautiful and bright coloured gladiolus bouquets in shades of classic deep red to white and violet. I was so small, that I could hide behind my opulent blooms. That’s why for me Gladiolus is a symbol of the end of the summer.
Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is also inspiring flower for many artists and painters. Even beloved Claude Monet was inspired by the beauty of gladiolus in his “Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs),” 1876. Vincent Van Gogh also was fascinated by impressive gorgeousness of gladiolus and painted in 1886 his famous “Vase with Gladioli”.
Stunning gladiolus is also famous for its decorative qualities. Gladiolus flowers can be placed in the simple glass vase and depends on the colour combination can make your interior or dinner table absolutely unforgettable and flashy.