Gladiolus communis, G. Italicus, G.segetum, Eastern gladiolus, Ħabb il-qamħ tal-blat 25 seeds

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Gladiolus communis, the eastern gladiolus, or common corn-flag, is a species of flowering plant in the family Iridaceae, native to temperate northern Africa, western Asia and southern Europe, from the Mediterranean to the Caucasus, and widely naturalized in frost-free locations elsewhere – such as coastal parts of the southwestern British Isles.[5]
It is a vigorous cormous herbaceous perennial growing to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall with linear leaves and bright pink flowers in spring.

Gladiolus communis can be easily mixed up with Gladiolus italicus, though they have different bulb shape and seeds vary in shape in appearance. According to the pictures from Pacific bulb society website I assumed the plants I collected the seeds from is indeed G. communis. Though both species grow on the Maltese islands and they could be misidentified.
Germination method
Sow the seeds in well draining compost in early autumn. Seeds could be sown as soon as harvested but will not germinate till October-November. Water moderately, only when required (naturally occurring rain might be just enough).