I have always loved gladiolas-but I'd never tried to grown any. You can imagine how surprised we were when this one just appeared suddenly at our old house! All we could come up with is a squirrel "transplanted" it from someone else's garden, but we have no idea which one. Another plant I wish we would have brought with us when we moved, perhaps a trip to the garden center is in order to get a new one. I loved the colors of this one, something about the pink/lavender with the yellow really caught my eye.