From the pics you posted (particularly of splendens
).... how closely related are they to Chasmanthe aethopica var duckettii
? The flowers of the duckettii
look so much like the petal arrangement on your pic of the splendens
, and up until now they'd looked like nothing else I'd come across. The splendens
certainly resembles them more than it resembles any other Gladiolus? I know they're the same family, but they are just so similar, yet different genus? Or should I prepare for Chasmanthe
to become Gladiolus one of these days?