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Acidanthera (Gladiolus callianthus) likes full sun, but will tolerate partial shade
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Delisle)  

Other species

Full sun

Species Height Spacing Planting depth  
Corn lily
Ixia cv.
45 cm 7 cm 7 cm Planting: end of May
Storage: September
Gardening tip: Treat corn lilies like gladioli.
Harvest brodiaea
Brodiaea coronaria
30 to 45 cm 10 to 15 cm 10 to 15 cm Planting: May
Storage: September
Persian buttercup
Ranunculus asiaticus cv.
30 cm 10 cm 5 cm Planting: end of May
Storage: September
Gardening tip: store Persian buttercup tubers in vermiculite.
Spider lily
Hymenocallis x festalis
40 cm 25 cm 15 cm Planting: end of May
Storage: September
Tiger flower
Tigridia pavonia
30 cm 10 to 15 cm 5 to 8 cm Planting: end of May
Storage: September
Gardening tip: treat tiger flowers like gladioli.
Wanderflower
Sparaxis tricolor
40 cm 7 cm 7 cm Planting: end of May
Storage: September

Full sun or partial shade

Species Height Spacing Planting depth  
Acidanthera
Gladiolus callianthus
(syn.= Acidanthera murielae)
60 cm 10 cm 15 cm Planting: June
Storage: October
Agapanthus
Agapanthus praecox and cultivars
50 to 90 cm 30 to 45 cm 5 cm Planting: April
Storage: October
Poppy anemone
Anemone coronaria
20 to 30 cm 10 to 15 cm 5 cm Planting: May
Storage: October
Gardening tip: let anemone tubers sit in water for 24 hours before planting.

Partial shade

Species Height Spacing Planting depth  
Florist’s calla
Zantedeschia cv.
60 to 50 cm 50 cm 5 to 10 cm Planting: April
Storage: September
Gardening tip: treat florist’s callas like tuberous begonias. However, calla tubers must be planted vertically.

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