I really had the same issues of true color with this gladiola as I did with this summers earlier pink flowers...not a tube of red mixes up to the exact shade that I wanted! Still, its close.
These are flowers that seem mis - understood...at least by me... are they fancy or common?
Old fashioned or ultra modern. They just grow out of several places in my garden...I didn't plant them. Oh, and Mary Elizabeth brought this one from her yard anyway. I like the way they bloom up the stem.