Gladiolus dalenii significantly reduced the levels of ACTH, corticosterone, but not the adrenal gland weight. Gladiolus dalenii significantly increased the level of BDNF in the hippocampus. In all parameters measured the effects of Gladiolus dalenii were significantly greater than those of fluoxetine. Gladiolus dalenii prefers an sunny well-drained position and well drained soil. It is easy to grow and rewarding. Protect the dormant bulbs from frost in winter by planting deeply (the corms can be up to 6" deep), and by applying a thick grit or bark mulch. Plants in pots should be kept frost-free in a garage or shed.

This wild gladiola gave me only foliage and no flowers for 2 years. But, in 2010 one stalk had lovely soft apricot flowers. In 2011, three stalks had flowers. Now (in May 2012) new growth has popped through the soil and I'm looking forward to more flowers this season. And, I ordered three more bulbs from Old House Gardens to round out the clump. - Study on three fractions of the bulbs of Gladiolus gregasius Baker showed that they all contained alcaloids, triterpenes, sterols, anthraquinones, glycosides and cardiac glycoside. (5) Parts used Corms, leaves. Uses Edibility • Corms of Gladiolus dalenii are used as food in Zaire. Starchy croms are boiled and leached in water before ...