www.edenflorist.com

 954-981-5515  800-966-3336

      Email Us:  flowers@edenflorist.com

Flowers of Davie, Hollywood Florist, Miramar Flower Shop

Flowers and Gifts
Shop by Occasion
Holidays
Shop by Products
Fruit and Gourmet Baskets
Funeral - Sympathy
Weddings
Search
    
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Featured more
Simply Sensational
Simply Sensational
$159.95 
Information
Delivery Areas
Information Pages->
About Us
Flower Care Tips
Testimonials
Weddings & Events
Press Room
VENDORS
Contact Us
Links more
Social Networking
Articles
All Articles (81)
Celebrate the Seasons (3)
Coloring Books & Ebooks
Decorating and Entertaining (1)
Design Tips (26)
Eden in The News (2)
Edible Flower Chart
Flower Arranging (1)
History of Flowers (14)
Holiday Tips and Ideas (6)
Language of Flowers (2)
Love and Romance (12)
Shopping and Gift Giving Tips (8)
Stress (1)
Videos (5)
Article Search
  
Search Articles Text
Example
Your Content Goes Here
   » Home » Design Tips » History of Gladiolus
History of Gladiolus by Heidi Richards Mooney

Meaning - Give me a break…I'm really sincere, Flower of the Gladiators.

The name "gladiolus" is derived from the Latin word gladius, meaning "sword," for the shape of its leaves. An ancient name for the gladiolus was "xiphium," from the Greek word xiphos, also meaning sword. African gladioli were imported in large quantities to Europe from South Africa during the 18th century.

The gladiolus flower represented the Roman gladiators. Before the African gladioli became popular in the West, the Mediterranean and British gladiolus flowers were used to treat physical ailments. The English used the gladiolus flower's stem base (corms) as a poultice and for drawing out thorns and splinters; powdered corms mixed with goat's milk was commonly used to soothe the symptoms of colic.

 

Click here to view our Gladioli Bouquets

 

 

This article was published on Monday 15 December, 2008.
Current Reviews: 0  Write Review 
Tell a friend
Tell a friend about this article:     
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Currencies
USD or Bitcoin
Your Account
Your Email Address
Your Password
  
Upcoming Events more
One of our Best Sellers!
01.Love
02.Sweet Thoughts
03.Extravagant Delight Gourmet Gift Basket
04.Fruit & Gourmet
05.Make A Wish
06.Amazing Grace
07.Because You’re Awesome
08.Brighten Your Day
09.Fruit Basket
10.White Rose Corsage
Wishlist more
My Wish List [+]
Wish List Help [?]